LOCATION.--Lat 41°58'34", long
75°10'16" referenced to North American Datum of 1927,
Delaware County, NY, Hydrologic Unit 02040102, on left bank 450
ft upstream from Read Creek,0.87 mi upstream from bridge on
County Highway 28, at Fishs Eddy, 3.9 mi downstream from Beaver
Kill, and 11.3 mi upstream from the confluence of East and West
Branches near Hancock. Water-quality sampling site at discharge
DRAINAGE AREA.--766 mi².
PERIOD OF RECORD.--October 1912 to current year. Prior
to October 2001, published as East Branch Delaware River at
Fishs Eddy (01421000).
GAGE.--Water-stage recorder and crest-stage gage. Datum
of gage is 955.96 ft above NGVD of 1929. Prior to Sept. 27,
1928, nonrecording gage, Sept. 26, 1928 to Nov. 1, 1967,
water-stage recorder at site0.87 mi downstream at datum 5.0 ft
lower, and Nov. 2, 1967 to Sept. 30, 2001, water-stage recorder
0.30 mi downstream at same datum.
REMARKS.--Records good except those for estimated daily
discharges, which are poor. Subsequent to September 1954,
entire flow from 371 mi² of drainage area controlled by
Pepacton Reservoir (see Reservoirs in Delaware River Basin).
Part of flow diverted for New York City municipal supply.
Remainder of flow (except for conservation releases and spill)
impounded for release during periods of low flow in the lower
Delaware River basin, as directed by the Delaware River Master.
Satellite and telephone gage-height telemeter at station.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD.--Maximum discharge prior
to construction of Pepacton Reservoir, 53,300 ft³/s, Aug. 24,
1933, gage height, 20.60 ft, at former site and datum, from
rating curve extended above 22,000 ft³/s; maximum discharge
since construction of Pepacton Reservoir, 56,300 ft³/s, Sept.
18, 2004, gage height, 21.40 ft, from floodmark, from rating
curve extended above 22,000 ft³/s; minimum daily discharge
prior to construction of Pepacton Reservoir, 68 ft³/s, Aug. 28,
1949, minimum instantaneous discharge not determined; minimum
discharge since construction of Pepacton Reservoir, 52 ft³/s,
July 23, 1964, gage height, 1.16 ft, at former site and
EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD.--Flood of Oct. 9,
1903, reached a stage of 23.6 ft, at former site and datum,
from description obtained in April 1939, from local residents
who had experienced the flood (discharge, about 70,000 ft³/s,
from rating curve extended above 22,000 ft³/s).
PERIOD OF DAILY RECORD1.-- WATER
TEMPERATURES: October 2001 to current year.
satellite and telephone telemeter provides 15-minute-interval
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF DAILY RECORD1.--WATER
TEMPERATURES: Maximum (water years 2002-03), 28.5 °C, Aug. 1,
2002; minimum, 0.0 °C on many days during winter periods.
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