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The 15-minute precipitation data for this station are temporary and will only be displayed for 120 days. Although the instrumentation is calibrated at least once/year, the temporary classification means that documented routine inspections and other quality assurance measures are not performed that would make the data acceptable for archival, retrieval, or future use in general scientific or interpretive studies.

NOTICE (08/01/2017) -- This station is unfunded as of October 1, 2017. Although historic data will remain accessible, no new data will be collected unless one or more new funding partners are found. Users who are willing to contribute funding to continue operation of this streamgage should contact Rob Breault of the USGS New York Water Science Center at 518-285-5600 or dc_ny@usgs.gov.

This station is operated in cooperation with:
   Onondaga County, Dept. of Water Environment Protection

LOCATION.--Lat 42°54'00", long 76°10'09" referenced to North American Datum of 1983, Onondaga County, NY, Hydrologic Unit 04140201, on left bank 10 ft upstream from bridge on State Highway 20, 0.7 mi west of Tully Farms Road, 1.6 mi northwest of Cardiff, and 2.2 mi upstream from Onondaga Reservoir.
DRAINAGE AREA.--33.9 mi².
PERIOD OF RECORD.--October 2001 to September 2017 (discontinued).
GAGE.--Acoustic velocity meter, water-stage recorder and crest-stage gage. Datum of gage is 486.62 ft above NAVD of 1988. From Apr. 9, 2004 to May 13, 2005, at site 1.1 mi upstream at datum about 15 ft higher, from topographic map.
REMARKS.--Water Years 2014-17: Records fair except those for estimated daily discharges, which are poor.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD.--Maximum daily discharge, about 1,070 ft³/s, Apr. 3, 2005; maximum gage height, 8.85 ft, Aug. 30, 2004, from floodmark, site and datum then in use; minimum daily discharge, 3.8 ft³/s, Sept. 14, 2002. Maximum and minimum instantaneous discharges not determined.

Peak Flow and Stage Information

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This station managed by the NY Water Science Center Ithaca.

Available Parameters Available Period
2001-10-12  2017-10-02
2007-10-01  2017-10-02


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Summary of all available data for this site
Instantaneous-data availability statement
*** There are no data available on the Waterdata system for the time period specified,
    although data may be available in the files of the local USGS office operating the station.