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Water-Year Summary for Site 01196500
Water-stage recorder and crest-stage gage. Datum of gage is 18.24 ft above North American Vertical Datum of 1988 (19.24 ft above National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929). Prior to Jan. 27, 1965, at datum 1.00 ft higher. Satellite telemetry at station.
Water Year 2018: Records good except for periods of estimated discharges, which are poor.
Water Years 2014-2017: Records good except for periods of estimated daily discharges, which are fair. The natural flow of the Quinnipiac River has been altered by numerous flow diversions. Flow regulated by Wolcott Reservoir, Broad Brook Reservoir, and by mills upstream. Diversion from Wolcott Reservoir for municipal supply of New Britain and diversion into the basin from Merimere and Elmere Reservoirs for municipal supply of Meriden.