Funding for this site is provided by:
42°53'24", long 78°38'42" referenced to North
American Datum of 1983, Erie County, NY, Hydrologic Unit 04120103, on
right bank 150 ft upstream from low dam in Como Lake Park, 700 ft
downstream from bridge on Bowen Road, 800 ft downstream from Little
Buffalo Creek, 2.0 mi southeast of Lancaster, and 8.7 mi upstream from
PERIOD OF RECORD.--
September 1938 to September 1968, annual
maximum only--1971-74, May 1974 to current year.
WDR NY-82-3: Drainage area.
Water-stage recorder and low concrete dam as control.
Datum of gage is 672.02 ft above NGVD of 1929 and 671.51 ft above NAVD
of 1988 (VERTCON).
Since August 1962, undetermined amount of flow
diverted by Lancaster Country Club for irrigation upstream from
station. Concrete dam configuration modified in September 1974
resulting in a lower point of zero flow. Water Year 2014-16: Records
good except those for estimated daily discharges, which are fair.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD.--
Maximum discharge, 9,440
/s, Sept. 14, 1979, gage height, 10.48 ft; maximum gage
height, 13.35 ft, Jan. 23, 1999 (ice jam); practically no flow part of
Aug. 8, 9, 1939, when stop logs were installed in the dam.
EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD.--
Maximum discharge, 18,000
/s, sometime in June 1937, provided by the U.S. Army
Corps of Engineers.
Peak Flow and Stage Information