Funding for this site is provided by:
42°27'12", long 76°28'22" referenced to North
American Datum of 1983, Tompkins County, NY, Hydrologic Unit 04140201,
on left bank 0.18 mi downstream from bridge on Forest Home Drive, 0.2
mi upstream of Beebe Lake dam, 2.0 mi northeast of Ithaca, and 2.2 mi
upstream from mouth.
PERIOD OF RECORD.--
July 1908 to June 1909 (gage heights only),
February 1925 to current year.
WSP 874: 1935-38. WSP 1912: Drainage
Water-stage recorder and concrete control. Datum of gage
is 795.13 ft above NGVD of 1929 and 794.55 ft above NAVD of 1988
(VERTCON). July 1908 to June 1909, nonrecording gage at bridge 1.2 mi
downstream at different datum.
Diversion from point about 1 mi upstream from station
by Cornell University for water supply and at several sites for
irrigation purposes. Records of diversion from Fall Creek are in files
of Cornell University. Water Years 2014-16: Records good except those
for estimated daily discharges, which are fair.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD.--
Maximum discharge, about 15,500
/s, July 8, 1935, gage height, 9.52 ft, from rating
curved extended above 5,500 ft3
/s on basis of computation of
average of peak flow over four dams; maximum gage height, 11.16 ft,
Feb. 21, 1971 (ice jam); minimum discharge, 2.1 ft3
6, 7, 1999, gage height, 0.12 ft.
Peak Flow and Stage Information