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LOCATION.--Lat 42°54'14", long 76°32'22" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, Cayuga County, NY, Hydrologic Unit 04140201, on right bank near downstream side of bridge in Emerson Park, 0.2 mi south of city limits of Auburn, and 1.0 mi upstream from State Dam.
DRAINAGE AREA.--205 mi².
PERIOD OF RECORD.--October 1967 to current year. Records since 1912 collected by, and in files of, City of Auburn.
GAGE.--Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is NGVD of 1929. To convert elevations to NAVD of 1988, subtract 0.49 ft. Prior to May 1, 1982, nonrecording gage read once daily by employees of City of Auburn Water Division at same site and datum.
COOPERATION.--Elevation record provided by City of Auburn until April 30, 1982.
REMARKS.--Lake elevation regulated by gates on outlet at State Dam. Area of water surface, 10.6 mi².
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD.--Maximum observed elevation, 716.48 ft, June 25, 1972; minimum recorded elevation, 708.45 ft, Mar. 22, 23, 1993.
EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD.--Maximum observed elevation since 1912, 716.91 ft, Mar. 23, 1936, Apr. 9, 1940.

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Lake or reservoir water surface elevation above NGVD 1929, feet

Most recent instantaneous value: 712.30 10-22-2018   23:45 EST
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