LOCATION.--Lat 42°58'40", long
78°45'49" referenced to North American Datum of 1983,
Erie County, NY, Hydrologic Unit 04120104, on right bank 15 ft
upstream from bridge on State Highway 324 (Sheridan Drive), 0.8
mi upstream from sewage treatment plant, 1.4 mi northwest of
Williamsville, and 10.8 mi upstream from mouth.
DRAINAGE AREA.--81.6 mi².
PERIOD OF RECORD.--October 1972 to current year.
REVISIONS HISTORY.--WDR NY-82-3: Drainage area.
GAGE.--Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 586.41 ft
above NGVD of 1929 and 585.95 ft above NAVD of 1988.
REMARKS.--Regulation by seasonal manipulation of dam at
Island Park 2.4 mi upstream by Village of Williamsville and by
intermittent pumping from stone quarries into stream upstream
from station. Records at medium and high flows may be
comparable with those published as Ellicott Creek at
Williamsville (station 04218500) at site 2.2 mi upstream
between October 1955 and September 1972.
Water Years 2014-20: Records good except those for estimated
daily discharges, which are fair.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD.--Maximum discharge, 3,640
ft³/s, Feb. 25, 1985, gage height, 11.19 ft; no flow for part
of Jul. 27, 1976, gage height, 0.73 ft, result of pipeline
EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD.--Flood of March 17,
1936, reached a discharge of about 6,800 ft³/s.