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West Canada Creek at Hinckley Dam Pool (ft)Observed: 1216.9 ft at 8:00AM Jan 19, 2017Observed: 1216.91 ft at 8:15AM Jan 19, 2017Observed: 1216.92 ft at 8:30AM Jan 19, 2017Observed: 1216.92 ft at 8:45AM Jan 19, 2017Observed: 1216.92 ft at 9:00AM Jan 19, 2017Observed: 1216.93 ft at 9:15AM Jan 19, 2017Observed: 1216.93 ft at 9:30AM Jan 19, 2017Observed: 1216.93 ft at 9:45AM Jan 19, 2017Observed: 1216.94 ft at 10:00AM Jan 19, 2017Observed: 1216.94 ft at 10:15AM Jan 19, 2017Observed: 1216.95 ft at 10:30AM Jan 19, 2017Observed: 1216.96 ft at 10:45AM Jan 19, 2017Observed: 1216.96 ft at 11:00AM Jan 19, 2017Observed: 1216.96 ft at 11:15AM Jan 19, 2017Observed: 1216.97 ft at 11:30AM Jan 19, 2017Observed: 1216.97 ft at 11:45AM Jan 19, 2017Observed: 1216.97 ft at 12:00PM Jan 19, 2017Observed: 1216.98 ft at 12:15PM Jan 19, 2017Observed: 1216.99 ft at 12:30PM Jan 19, 2017Observed: 1216.99 ft at 12:45PM Jan 19, 2017Observed: 1217 ft at 1:00PM Jan 19, 2017Observed: 1217 ft at 1:15PM Jan 19, 2017Observed: 1217.01 ft at 1:30PM Jan 19, 2017Observed: 1217.01 ft at 1:45PM Jan 19, 2017Observed: 1217.01 ft at 2:00PM Jan 19, 2017Observed: 1217.02 ft at 2:15PM Jan 19, 2017Observed: 1217.03 ft at 2:30PM Jan 19, 2017Observed: 1217.03 ft at 2:45PM Jan 19, 2017Observed: 1217.04 ft at 3:00PM Jan 19, 2017Observed: 1217.04 ft at 3:15PM Jan 19, 2017Observed: 1217.04 ft at 3:30PM Jan 19, 2017Observed: 1217.05 ft at 3:45PM Jan 19, 2017Observed: 1217.05 ft at 4:00PM Jan 19, 2017Observed: 1217.06 ft at 4:15PM Jan 19, 2017Observed: 1217.07 ft at 4:30PM Jan 19, 2017Observed: 1217.07 ft at 4:45PM Jan 19, 2017Observed: 1217.07 ft at 5:00PM Jan 19, 2017Observed: 1217.08 ft at 5:15PM Jan 19, 2017Observed: 1217.08 ft at 5:30PM Jan 19, 2017Observed: 1217.09 ft at 5:45PM Jan 19, 2017Observed: 1217.09 ft at 6:00PM Jan 19, 2017Observed: 1217.1 ft at 6:15PM Jan 19, 2017Observed: 1217.1 ft at 6:30PM Jan 19, 2017Observed: 1217.11 ft at 6:45PM Jan 19, 2017Observed: 1217.11 ft at 7:00PM Jan 19, 2017Observed: 1217.11 ft at 7:15PM Jan 19, 2017Observed: 1217.12 ft at 7:30PM Jan 19, 2017Observed: 1217.13 ft at 7:45PM Jan 19, 2017Observed: 1217.13 ft at 8:00PM Jan 19, 2017Observed: 1217.14 ft at 8:15PM Jan 19, 2017Observed: 1217.14 ft at 8:30PM Jan 19, 2017Observed: 1217.15 ft at 8:45PM Jan 19, 2017Observed: 1217.17 ft at 10:00PM Jan 19, 2017Observed: 1217.17 ft at 10:15PM Jan 19, 2017Observed: 1217.18 ft at 10:30PM Jan 19, 2017Observed: 1217.18 ft at 10:45PM Jan 19, 2017Observed: 1217.18 ft at 11:00PM Jan 19, 2017Observed: 1217.19 ft at 11:15PM Jan 19, 2017Observed: 1217.19 ft at 11:30PM Jan 19, 2017Observed: 1217.2 ft at 11:45PM Jan 19, 2017Observed: 1217.2 ft at 12:00AM Jan 20, 2017Observed: 1217.21 ft at 12:15AM Jan 20, 2017Observed: 1217.21 ft at 12:30AM Jan 20, 2017Observed: 1217.22 ft at 12:45AM Jan 20, 2017Observed: 1217.22 ft at 1:00AM Jan 20, 2017Observed: 1217.22 ft at 1:15AM Jan 20, 2017Observed: 1217.23 ft at 1:30AM Jan 20, 2017Observed: 1217.24 ft at 1:45AM Jan 20, 2017Observed: 1217.24 ft at 2:00AM Jan 20, 2017Observed: 1217.24 ft at 2:15AM Jan 20, 2017Observed: 1217.25 ft at 2:30AM Jan 20, 2017Observed: 1217.25 ft at 2:45AM Jan 20, 2017Observed: 1217.26 ft at 3:00AM Jan 20, 2017Observed: 1217.26 ft at 3:15AM Jan 20, 2017Observed: 1217.26 ft at 3:30AM Jan 20, 2017Observed: 1217.27 ft at 3:45AM Jan 20, 2017Observed: 1217.27 ft at 4:00AM Jan 20, 2017Observed: 1217.28 ft at 4:15AM Jan 20, 2017Observed: 1217.28 ft at 4:30AM Jan 20, 2017Observed: 1217.29 ft at 4:45AM Jan 20, 2017Observed: 1217.29 ft at 5:00AM Jan 20, 2017Observed: 1217.29 ft at 5:15AM Jan 20, 2017Observed: 1217.3 ft at 5:30AM Jan 20, 2017Observed: 1217.3 ft at 5:45AM Jan 20, 2017Observed: 1217.31 ft at 6:00AM Jan 20, 2017Observed: 1217.31 ft at 6:15AM Jan 20, 2017Observed: 1217.32 ft at 6:30AM Jan 20, 2017Observed: 1217.32 ft at 6:45AM Jan 20, 2017Observed: 1217.33 ft at 7:00AM Jan 20, 2017Observed: 1217.33 ft at 7:15AM Jan 20, 2017Observed: 1217.33 ft at 7:30AM Jan 20, 2017Observed: 1217.34 ft at 7:45AM Jan 20, 2017Observed: 1217.34 ft at 8:00AM Jan 20, 2017Observed: 1217.35 ft at 8:15AM Jan 20, 2017Observed: 1217.35 ft at 8:30AM Jan 20, 2017Observed: 1217.36 ft at 8:45AM Jan 20, 2017Observed: 1217.36 ft at 9:00AM Jan 20, 2017Observed: 1217.36 ft at 9:15AM Jan 20, 2017Observed: 1217.37 ft at 9:30AM Jan 20, 2017Observed: 1217.37 ft at 9:45AM Jan 20, 2017Observed: 1217.38 ft at 10:00AM Jan 20, 2017Observed: 1217.38 ft at 10:15AM Jan 20, 2017Observed: 1217.39 ft at 10:30AM Jan 20, 2017Observed: 1217.39 ft at 10:45AM Jan 20, 2017Observed: 1217.39 ft at 11:00AM Jan 20, 2017Observed: 1217.4 ft at 11:15AM Jan 20, 2017Observed: 1217.4 ft at 11:30AM Jan 20, 2017Observed: 1217.4 ft at 11:45AM Jan 20, 2017Observed: 1217.41 ft at 12:00PM Jan 20, 2017Observed: 1217.42 ft at 12:15PM Jan 20, 2017Observed: 1217.42 ft at 12:30PM Jan 20, 2017Observed: 1217.42 ft at 12:45PM Jan 20, 2017Observed: 1217.43 ft at 1:00PM Jan 20, 2017Observed: 1217.43 ft at 1:15PM Jan 20, 2017Observed: 1217.43 ft at 1:30PM Jan 20, 2017Observed: 1217.43 ft at 1:45PM Jan 20, 2017Observed: 1217.44 ft at 2:00PM Jan 20, 2017Observed: 1217.44 ft at 2:15PM Jan 20, 2017Highest Observation: 1217.45 ft at 2:30PM Jan 20, 2017Highest Observation: 1217.45 ft at 2:45PM Jan 20, 2017Forecast: 1217.7 ft 7:00PM Jan 21, 2017Forecast: 1217.7 ft 1:00AM Jan 22, 2017Forecast: 1217.7 ft 7:00AM Jan 22, 2017Forecast: 1217.7 ft 1:00PM Jan 22, 2017Forecast: 1217.7 ft 7:00PM Jan 22, 2017Highest Forecast: 1217.8 ft 1:00AM Jan 23, 2017Highest Forecast: 1217.8 ft 7:00AM Jan 23, 2017Highest Forecast: 1217.8 ft 1:00PM Jan 23, 2017Highest Forecast: 1217.8 ft 7:00PM Jan 23, 2017Highest Forecast: 1217.8 ft 1:00AM Jan 24, 2017Highest Forecast: 1217.8 ft 7:00AM Jan 24, 2017USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesHIKN6(plotting HPIRG) Graph Created (4:30PM Jan 21, 2017)ObservedForecast (issued 11:09AM Jan 21)Latest observed value: 1217.45 ft at 2:45 PM EST 20-Jan-2017. Flood Stage is 1227 ft
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NOTE: Gauge reading may be affected by ice. Forecast flows are unadjusted for ice.

NOTE: Forecasts for the West Canada Creek at Hinckley Dam are issued routinely year-round.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 1230
Moderate Flood Stage: 1228
Flood Stage: 1227
Action Stage: 1225
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 1,230.73 ft on 04/28/2011
(2) 1,230.20 ft on 10/02/1945
(3) 1,229.85 ft on 06/29/2006
(4) 1,229.05 ft on 04/16/2014
(5) 1,228.70 ft on 05/04/1972
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 1,227.06 ft on 04/22/2015 (P)
(2) 1,229.05 ft on 04/16/2014
(3) 1,228.02 ft on 07/03/2013
(4) 1,227.23 ft on 06/29/2013
(5) 1,227.49 ft on 04/20/2013
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

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Currently none available.

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1230 Major flood stage.
1228 Moderate flood stage. Three feet of water are spilling over and there is widespread flooding downstream between Hinckley and Herkimer.
1227 Minor flood stage with two feet of water flowing over the spillway. The river overflows its banks downstream.
1226 One foot of water is flowing over the spillway.
1225.5 Six inches of water are flowing over the spillway.
1225 Action stage as water reaches the spillway and begins to flow over.
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Latitude: 43.311389° N, Longitude: 75.108333° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 1227 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
Vertical Datum Elevation
(gauge height = 0)
Elevation
(gauge height = flood stage)
Elevation information source
NAVD88 Not Available Not Available Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 0 ft 1227 ft Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
MSL Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
Other Not Available Not Available  

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