This station is operated in cooperation
New York Power Authority
NYS Department of Environmental
LOCATION.--Lat 43°18'41", long 75°06'30"
referenced to North American Datum of 1927, Oneida County, NY,
Hydrologic Unit 02020004, on south side of north gatehouse at Hinckley
Dam on West Canada Creek at Hinckley, and 2.2 mi east of
DRAINAGE AREA.--372 mi2.
PERIOD OF RECORD.--March 1914 to current year. Prior to October
2007, published month-end contents only. In 2008 water year, daily
values for April 1996 through September 2008 published.
REVISED RECORDS.--WDR NY-85-1: Drainage area.
GAGE.--Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is Barge Canal datum.
To convert elevations to NGVD of 1929, subtract 1.04 ft.
REMARKS.--Reservoir is formed by earth and concrete dam; storage
began March 1914. Usable capacity 3,320 mil ft3 between
elevation 1,173.5 and 1,225.0 ft. Elevation of inverts of four 60-inch
discharge pipes at north end of spillway is 1,169.5 ft, and elevation
of inverts of two 42-inch pipes at south end for diverting water to
city of Utica is 1,164.25 ft. Crest of ogee spillway is at elevation
1,225.0 ft. Length of spillway is 400 ft. Area of water surface at
crest elevation is 4.46 mi2. Diversion for municipal supply
of Utica began prior to 1921. Diversion records (01343899) provided by
Mohawk Valley Water Authority. Satellite and telephone gage-height
telemeter at station.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD.--Maximum contents, 4,124 mil
ft3, Apr. 28, 2011, elevation, 1,230.74 ft; minimum contents
observed, 25 mil ft3, Nov. 17, 1964, elevation, 1,174.9 ft
(from Report to the Governor by the Hinckley Reservoir Working Group,
Derived from NY Annual Water-Data Report 2011
Peak Flow and Stage Information
This station managed by the NY Water Science Center, Troy.