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NOTICE This site will be discontinued on October 1, 2019. Although historic data will remain accessible, no new data will be collected after this date 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.


LOCATION.--Lat 43°04'51", long 76°13'35" referenced to North American Datum of 1983, Onondaga County, NY, Hydrologic Unit 04140201, on left bank 30 ft downstream from bridge on State Highway 48 at Lakeland, 0.6 mi downstream from Geddes Brook, and 0.7 mi upstream from mouth.
DRAINAGE AREA.--115 mi².
PERIOD OF RECORD.--Occasional discharge measurements, water years 1959-70. November 1970 to September 1973, July 1975 to current year.
REVISIONS HISTORY.--WDR NY-83-3: 1972 (M), 1976 (M), 1979 (M), 1982 (M). WDR NY-97-3: 1976, 1978-80, 1982.
GAGE.--Acoustic velocity meter, water-stage recorder, and crest-stage gage. Acoustic velocity meter since October 2001. Datum of gage is 360.67 ft above NGVD of 1929 and 360.16 ft above NAVD of 1988 (VERTCON).
REMARKS.--Flow regulated by Otisco Lake from which water is diverted by Onondaga County Water Authority for water supply. Flow affected by backwater from Onondaga Lake (station 04240495) whenever lake level exceeds about 362.0 ft.
Water Years 2014-15, 2017-18: Records fair except those for estimated daily discharges, which are poor.
Water Year 2016: Records fair except those for Dec. 6-8, Feb. 16-17, 21-24, and estimated daily discharges, which are poor.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD.--Maximum discharge, 2,410 ft³/s, Sept. 26, 1975; maximum daily discharge, 2,110 ft³/s, June 23, 1972; maximum gage height, 9.63 ft, Apr. 27, 1993 (backwater from Onondaga Lake); minimum daily discharge, about 13 ft³/s, Aug. 18, 1985. Since water year 1976, maximum and minimum instantaneous discharges not determined.

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Available Parameters Available Period
1993-02-26  2019-10-16
2007-10-01  2019-10-16


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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.