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This station is operated in cooperation with:
   U.S. Geological Survey

LOCATION.--Lat 42°36'10", long 76°09'34" referenced to North American Datum of 1983, Cortland County, NY, Hydrologic Unit 02050102, on right bank at east end of Elm Street at Cortland, 0.4 mi downstream from confluence of East and West Branches.
DRAINAGE AREA.--292 mi2, including 14.0 mi2, the flow from which may be diverted into DeRuyter Reservoir in Oswego River basin.
PERIOD OF RECORD.--May 1938 to current year.
REVISED RECORDS.--WSP 2103: Drainage area. WDR NY-74-1: 1973.
GAGE.--Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 1,084.92 ft above NGVD of 1929. Prior to Oct. 1, 1939, at datum 4.00 ft higher. Oct. 1, 1939 to Sept. 30, 1963, at datum 3.00 ft higher.
REMARKS.--Records good except those for estimated daily discharges, which are fair. Diurnal fluctuation at low and medium flow caused by powerplants in mills on West Branch. Slight diversion from East Branch for operation of Erie (Barge) Canal. Slight diversion from Gate House Pond on West Branch 17 mi upstream from station into Onondaga Creek basin (St. Lawrence River basin) for manufacturing purposes by Linden Chlorine Process Co. Telephone and satellite gage-height telemeters at station.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD.--Maximum discharge, 14,200 ft3/s, Apr. 3, 2005, gage height, 14.07 ft; minimum discharge, 9.8 ft3/s, Sept. 20, 1939, Sept. 29, 1959.
Derived from NY Annual Water-Data Report 2013

Peak Flow and Stage Information
This station managed by the NY Water Science Center, Ithaca.

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00060 Discharge 2007-10-01  2015-10-13
00065 Gage height 2015-06-15  2015-10-13

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Most recent instantaneous value: 106   10-13-2015  16:00 EST
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Daily discharge, cubic feet per second -- statistics for Oct 13 based on 75 years of record more
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30 62 106 114 198 210 1090

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Most recent instantaneous value: 2.99   10-13-2015  16:00 EST
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