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ALL DATA ARE EASTERN STANDARD TIME
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USGS 04232730 SENECA RIVER NEAR SENECA FALLS NY

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LOCATION.--Lat 42°56'20", long 76°45'40" referenced to North American Datum of 1983, Seneca County, NY, Hydrologic Unit 04140201, on right bank, 30 ft upstream from bridge on State Highway 89, 1.1 mi upstream from Cayuga Lake, and about 2.5 mi downstream from Lock 2 of the Cayuga-Seneca Canal in Seneca Falls.
DRAINAGE AREA.--785 mi2.
PERIOD OF RECORD.--October 2005 to current year.
GAGE.--Acoustic velocity meter and water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is NGVD of 1929.
REMARKS.--Flow regulated by Cayuga-Seneca Canal Locks 2 and 3, and Seneca Falls Power Project. Flow affected by backwater from Cayuga Lake. From 1931-98, a large part of flow from 45.5 mi2 of Mud Creek drainage area (Susquehanna River basin) had been diverted into Keuka Lake (Oswego River basin) for power generation. Water Years 2014-15: Records good except estimated daily discharges, which are fair.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD.--Maximum daily discharge, 3,290 ft3/s, May 4, 2011; minimum daily discharge, 31 ft3/s, Mar. 18, 2006. Maximum and minimum instantaneous discharges not determined.

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All 2 Available Parameters for this site
  
00060 Discharge 2007-10-01  2017-01-21
00065 Gage height 2016-09-23  2017-01-21

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Discharge, cubic feet per second

Most recent instantaneous value: 1600 01-21-2017   15:45 EST
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Daily discharge, cubic feet per second -- statistics for Jan 21 based on 11 years of record more
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251 350 748 997 1540 1600 2290


Gage height, feet

Most recent instantaneous value: 379.83 01-21-2017   16:45 EST
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