LOCATION.--Lat 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.
DRAINAGE AREA.--126 mi².
PERIOD OF RECORD.--July 1908 to June 1909 (gage heights
only), February 1925 to current year.
REVISIONS HISTORY.--WSP 874: 1935-38. WSP 1912: Drainage
GAGE.--Water-stage recorder and concrete control. Datum
of gage is 795.13 ft above NGVD of 1929 and 794.52 ft above
NAVD of 1988. July 1908 to June 1909, nonrecording gage at
bridge 1.2 mi downstream at different datum.
REMARKS.--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 2014-20: Records good except those for estimated
daily discharges, which are fair.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD.--Maximum discharge, about
15,500 ft³/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/s,
Sept. 6, 7, 1999, gage height, 0.12 ft.