Funding for this site is provided by:
41°58'23", long 75°10'27" referenced to North
American Datum of 1983, Delaware County, NY, Hydrologic Unit 02040102,
on right bank 3,000 ft upstream from bridge on County Highway 28 at
Fishs Eddy, 0.6 mi upstream from Fish Creek, 4.2 mi downstream from
Beaver Kill, and 11 mi upstream from the confluence of East and West
Branches near Hancock.
PERIOD OF RECORD.--
October 1912 to current year. October 2001
through September 2004 published as East Branch Delaware River above
Read Creek at Fishs Eddy (station 01420980). Monthly discharge only for
some periods, published in WSP 1302.
WDR NY-82-1: Drainage area.
Water-stage recorder and crest-stage gage. Datum of gage
is 955.96 ft above NGVD of 1929. Prior to Sept. 27, 1928, nonrecording
gage, and Sept. 28, 1928 to Nov. 1, 1967, water-stage recorder, at site
3,000 ft downstream at datum 5.0 ft lower. Nov. 2, 1967 to Sept. 30,
2001, at site on left bank at same datum, and Oct. 1, 2001 to Sept. 30,
2004, at site 0.30 mi upstream at same datum.
Subsequent to September 1954, entire flow from 371
of drainage area controlled by Pepacton Reservoir
(station 01416900). Part of flow diverted for New York City municipal
supply. Remainder of flow (except for conservation releases and spill)
impounded for release during periods of low flow in the lower Delaware
River basin, as directed by the Delaware River Master. Water Year 2014:
Records fair except those for estimated daily discharges, which are
Water Year 2015: Records poor.
Water Year 2016: Records fair except those for estimated daily
discharges and those prior to June 22, which are poor.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD.--
Maximum discharge, since
construction of Pepacton Reservoir in 1954, 77,400 ft3
June 28, 2006, gage height, 21.43 ft, from rating curve extended above
/s; minimum discharge, 52 ft3
23, 1964, gage height, 1.16 ft, site and datum then in use.
EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD.--
Flood of Oct. 9, 1903,
reached a stage of 23.6 ft, at site 3,000 ft downstream at datum 5.0 ft
lower, from description obtained in April 1939, from local residents
who had experienced the flood (discharge, about 70,000
/s, from rating curve extended above 22,000
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD PRIOR TO REGULATION.--
prior to construction of Pepacton Reservoir in 1954, 53,300
/s, Aug. 24, 1933, gage height, 20.60 ft, site and datum
then in use, from rating curve extended above 22,000 ft3
minimum daily discharge, 68 ft3
/s, Aug. 28, 1949; minimum
instantaneous discharge not determined.
PERIOD OF DAILY RECORD1.--
WATER TEMPERATURE: November
1967 to current year. From October 2001 to September 2004, published as
East Branch Delaware River above Read Creek at Fishs Eddy (station
Water-temperature satellite and
telephone telemeter provides 15-minute-interval readings. From October
1975 to June 1993, water-temperature recorder provided
one-hour-interval readings. Prior to October 1975, water-temperature
recorder provided continuous recordings.
Temperature readings prior to Oct. 1,
2007, rounded to the nearest 0.5 °C. Water temperature is affected by
release of water from upstream reservoir.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF DAILY RECORD1.--
TEMPERATURE: Prior to Oct. 1, 2007--Maximum (water years 1968-75, 1978,
1980-82, 1984, 1986-95, 1999-2003, 2005-07), 31.5 °C, Aug. 2, 1975;
minimum (water years 1968-76, 1978-79, 1981-2007), 0.0 °C on many days
during winter periods, except 1978.
WATER TEMPERATURE: After Oct. 1, 2007--Maximum, 27.6 °C, July 18, 2013;
minimum, -0.1 °C, Jan. 2, 3, 2013.
1 Water-Quality Records
Peak Flow and Stage Information