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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.

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LOCATION.--Lat 42°20'56", long 77°42'10" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, Steuben County, NY, Hydrologic Unit 02050104, at Almond Dam on Canacadea Creek, 2.0 mi northeast of Almond, and 3.0 mi upstream from mouth. Located adjacent to State Highway 21, between Hornell and Almond.
DRAINAGE AREA.--55.8 mi2.
PERIOD OF RECORD.--July 1949 to September 1952 (month-end elevations and contents), October 1952 to September 1985 (daily mean elevations and month-end contents), October 1985 to September 2013 (month-end elevations and contents), October 2013 to current year (daily mean elevations). Prior to October 1970, published as "Almond Reservoir near Almond."
REVISED RECORDS.--WSP 2103: Drainage area.
GAGE.--Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is NGVD of 1929 (levels by Corps of Engineers).
COOPERATION.--Capacity table provided by Corps of Engineers, 1952.
REMARKS.--Lake is formed by earthfill dam with concrete spillway, completed by Corps of Engineers in June 1949 for flood control; first used for flood regulation on Mar. 28, 1950. Usable capacity, 14,800 acre-ft between elevations 1,229.0 ft (sill of gates) and 1,300.0 ft (crest of spillway). No dead storage. Figures given herein represent usable contents. Discharge is controlled by the operation of three gates. Water is stored during high flows and released when downstream conditions warrant. Lake is used for flood control and recreation.
Capacity table (elevation, in feet, and usable contents, in acre-feet) Elevation Contents Elevation Contents Elevation Contents 1,230.0 0 1,265.0 2,650 1,300.0 14,800 1,235.0 10 1,270.0 3,750 1,305.0 17,300 1,240.0 80 1,275.0 5,050 1,310.0 19,900 1,245.0 230 1,280.0 6,570 1,315.0 22,900 1,250.0 570 1,285.0 8,320 1,320.0 25,900 1,255.0 1,080 1,290.0 10,300 1,260.0 1,750 1,295.0 12,300

EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD.--Maximum contents, 14,100 acre-ft, June 23, 1972, elevation, 1,298.58 ft; no contents for many days each year 1949-65.

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00045 Precipitation 2017-01-23  2017-05-23
62614 Elevation, lake/res, 2007-10-01  2017-05-23

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Lake or reservoir water surface elevation above NGVD 1929, feet

Most recent instantaneous value: 1260.22 05-23-2017   10:00 EST
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