This station is operated in cooperation
NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
U.S. Geological Survey
LOCATION.--Lat 43°15'52", long 75°26'11"
referenced to North American Datum of 1983, Oneida County, NY,
Hydrologic Unit 02020004, on right bank at Rome Fish Hatchery, 1.0 mi
downstream from Delta Dam, and 4.0 mi north of Rome.
DRAINAGE AREA.--152 mi2.
PERIOD OF RECORD.--July 1921 to September 1927 (monthly
discharges only, published in WSP 1302), October 1927 to current
REVISED RECORDS.--WDR NY-85-1: Drainage area.
GAGE.--Water-stage recorder and crest-stage gage. Datum of gage
is 472.85 ft above NGVD of 1929. Prior to Jan. 24, 1937, nonrecording
gage at site 200 ft downstream at same datum.
REMARKS.--No estimated daily discharges. Records good. During
canal navigation season, water is diverted from Black River through
Forestport feeder and Black River Canal (flowing south) into basin
above Delta Reservoir. Flow regulated by Delta Reservoir (usable
capacity, 2,800 mil ft3). Small quantity of water diverted
from Delta Reservoir for fish hatchery use and later returned to river,
part upstream and part downstream from station. Satellite gage-height
telemeter at station.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD.--Maximum discharge, 8,560
ft3/s, Oct. 2, 1945, gage height, 11.18 ft, from rating
curve extended above 6,100 ft3/s on basis of flow-over-dam
measurement of peak flow; minimum discharge, 15 ft3/s, Mar.
26, Oct. 1, 24, Nov. 8, 2002; minimum gage height, 0.63 ft, Oct. 24,
Derived from NY Annual Water-Data Report 2012
Peak Flow and Stage Information
This station managed by the NY Water Science Center, Troy.