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Cattaraugas Creek at Gowanda Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 2 ft at 11:15PM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 2.01 ft at 11:30PM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 2.01 ft at 11:45PM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 2.03 ft at 12:00AM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 2.03 ft at 12:15AM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 2.02 ft at 12:30AM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 2.03 ft at 12:45AM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 2.04 ft at 1:00AM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 2.03 ft at 1:15AM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 2.02 ft at 1:30AM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 2.02 ft at 1:45AM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 2.02 ft at 2:00AM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 2.01 ft at 2:15AM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 2 ft at 2:30AM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 1.99 ft at 2:45AM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 1.99 ft at 3:00AM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 1.97 ft at 3:15AM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 1.97 ft at 3:30AM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 1.96 ft at 3:45AM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 1.95 ft at 4:00AM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 1.94 ft at 4:15AM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 1.93 ft at 4:30AM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 1.92 ft at 4:45AM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 1.91 ft at 5:00AM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 1.91 ft at 5:15AM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 1.9 ft at 5:30AM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 1.89 ft at 5:45AM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 1.88 ft at 6:00AM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 1.87 ft at 6:15AM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 1.87 ft at 6:30AM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 1.87 ft at 6:45AM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 1.86 ft at 7:00AM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 1.87 ft at 7:15AM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 1.87 ft at 7:30AM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 1.87 ft at 7:45AM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 1.88 ft at 8:00AM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 1.9 ft at 8:15AM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 1.9 ft at 8:30AM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 1.92 ft at 8:45AM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 1.94 ft at 9:00AM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 1.95 ft at 9:15AM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 1.97 ft at 9:30AM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 1.99 ft at 9:45AM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 2 ft at 10:00AM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 2 ft at 10:15AM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 2.01 ft at 10:30AM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 2.03 ft at 10:45AM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 2.04 ft at 11:00AM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 2.05 ft at 11:15AM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 2.07 ft at 11:30AM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 2.08 ft at 11:45AM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 2.08 ft at 12:00PM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 2.09 ft at 12:15PM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 2.09 ft at 12:30PM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 2.1 ft at 12:45PM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 2.11 ft at 1:00PM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 2.12 ft at 1:15PM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 2.13 ft at 1:30PM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 2.13 ft at 1:45PM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 2.14 ft at 2:00PM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 2.13 ft at 2:15PM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 2.13 ft at 2:30PM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 2.14 ft at 2:45PM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 2.14 ft at 3:00PM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 2.14 ft at 3:15PM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 2.14 ft at 3:30PM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 2.14 ft at 3:45PM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 2.14 ft at 4:00PM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 2.14 ft at 4:15PM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 2.13 ft at 4:30PM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 2.13 ft at 4:45PM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 2.13 ft at 5:00PM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 2.12 ft at 5:15PM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 2.12 ft at 5:30PM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 2.12 ft at 5:45PM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 2.11 ft at 6:00PM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 2.11 ft at 6:15PM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 2.11 ft at 6:30PM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 2.11 ft at 6:45PM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 2.11 ft at 7:00PM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 2.11 ft at 7:15PM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 2.11 ft at 7:30PM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 2.12 ft at 7:45PM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 2.12 ft at 8:00PM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 2.13 ft at 8:15PM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 2.13 ft at 8:30PM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 2.14 ft at 8:45PM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 2.14 ft at 9:00PM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 2.15 ft at 9:15PM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 2.15 ft at 9:30PM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 2.16 ft at 9:45PM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 2.15 ft at 10:00PM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 2.16 ft at 10:15PM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 2.17 ft at 10:30PM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 2.16 ft at 10:45PM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 2.17 ft at 11:00PM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 2.17 ft at 11:15PM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 2.16 ft at 11:30PM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 2.15 ft at 11:45PM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 2.16 ft at 12:00AM Jan 30, 2015Observed: 2.15 ft at 12:15AM Jan 30, 2015Observed: 2.15 ft at 12:30AM Jan 30, 2015Observed: 2.15 ft at 12:45AM Jan 30, 2015Observed: 2.14 ft at 1:00AM Jan 30, 2015Observed: 2.15 ft at 1:15AM Jan 30, 2015Observed: 2.14 ft at 1:30AM Jan 30, 2015Observed: 2.15 ft at 1:45AM Jan 30, 2015Observed: 2.14 ft at 2:00AM Jan 30, 2015Observed: 2.13 ft at 2:15AM Jan 30, 2015Observed: 2.13 ft at 2:30AM Jan 30, 2015Observed: 2.14 ft at 2:45AM Jan 30, 2015Observed: 2.14 ft at 3:00AM Jan 30, 2015Observed: 2.13 ft at 3:15AM Jan 30, 2015Observed: 2.13 ft at 3:30AM Jan 30, 2015Observed: 2.12 ft at 3:45AM Jan 30, 2015Observed: 2.12 ft at 4:00AM Jan 30, 2015Observed: 2.12 ft at 4:15AM Jan 30, 2015Observed: 2.11 ft at 4:30AM Jan 30, 2015Observed: 2.11 ft at 4:45AM Jan 30, 2015Observed: 2.12 ft at 5:00AM Jan 30, 2015Observed: 2.12 ft at 5:15AM Jan 30, 2015Observed: 2.12 ft at 5:30AM Jan 30, 2015Observed: 2.12 ft at 5:45AM Jan 30, 2015Observed: 2.12 ft at 6:00AM Jan 30, 2015Observed: 2.13 ft at 6:15AM Jan 30, 2015Observed: 2.12 ft at 6:30AM Jan 30, 2015Observed: 2.12 ft at 6:45AM Jan 30, 2015Observed: 2.13 ft at 7:00AM Jan 30, 2015Observed: 2.13 ft at 7:15AM Jan 30, 2015Observed: 2.14 ft at 7:30AM Jan 30, 2015Observed: 2.14 ft at 7:45AM Jan 30, 2015Observed: 2.15 ft at 8:00AM Jan 30, 2015Observed: 2.15 ft at 8:15AM Jan 30, 2015Observed: 2.16 ft at 8:30AM Jan 30, 2015Observed: 2.17 ft at 8:45AM Jan 30, 2015Observed: 2.18 ft at 9:00AM Jan 30, 2015Observed: 2.18 ft at 9:15AM Jan 30, 2015Observed: 2.2 ft at 9:30AM Jan 30, 2015Observed: 2.2 ft at 9:45AM Jan 30, 2015Observed: 2.22 ft at 10:00AM Jan 30, 2015Observed: 2.22 ft at 10:15AM Jan 30, 2015Observed: 2.22 ft at 10:30AM Jan 30, 2015Observed: 2.22 ft at 10:45AM Jan 30, 2015Observed: 2.22 ft at 11:00AM Jan 30, 2015Observed: 2.23 ft at 11:15AM Jan 30, 2015Observed: 2.24 ft at 11:30AM Jan 30, 2015Observed: 2.23 ft at 11:45AM Jan 30, 2015Observed: 2.24 ft at 12:00PM Jan 30, 2015Observed: 2.23 ft at 12:15PM Jan 30, 2015Observed: 2.24 ft at 12:30PM Jan 30, 2015Observed: 2.23 ft at 12:45PM Jan 30, 2015Observed: 2.23 ft at 1:00PM Jan 30, 2015Observed: 2.23 ft at 1:15PM Jan 30, 2015Observed: 2.23 ft at 1:30PM Jan 30, 2015Observed: 2.23 ft at 1:45PM Jan 30, 2015Observed: 2.24 ft at 2:00PM Jan 30, 2015Observed: 2.24 ft at 2:15PM Jan 30, 2015Observed: 2.23 ft at 2:30PM Jan 30, 2015Observed: 2.24 ft at 2:45PM Jan 30, 2015Observed: 2.23 ft at 3:00PM Jan 30, 2015Observed: 2.24 ft at 3:15PM Jan 30, 2015Observed: 2.23 ft at 3:30PM Jan 30, 2015Observed: 2.24 ft at 3:45PM Jan 30, 2015Observed: 2.24 ft at 4:00PM Jan 30, 2015Highest Observation: 2.25 ft at 4:15PM Jan 30, 2015Highest Observation: 2.25 ft at 4:30PM Jan 30, 2015Observed: 2.24 ft at 4:45PM Jan 30, 2015Highest Observation: 2.25 ft at 5:00PM Jan 30, 2015Observed: 2.24 ft at 5:15PM Jan 30, 2015Observed: 2.24 ft at 5:30PM Jan 30, 2015Observed: 2.24 ft at 5:45PM Jan 30, 2015Observed: 2.23 ft at 6:00PM Jan 30, 2015Observed: 2.23 ft at 6:15PM Jan 30, 2015Observed: 2.23 ft at 6:30PM Jan 30, 2015Observed: 2.22 ft at 6:45PM Jan 30, 2015Observed: 2.22 ft at 7:00PM Jan 30, 2015Observed: 2.22 ft at 7:15PM Jan 30, 2015Observed: 2.21 ft at 7:30PM Jan 30, 2015Observed: 2.21 ft at 7:45PM Jan 30, 2015Observed: 2.21 ft at 8:00PM Jan 30, 2015Observed: 2.21 ft at 8:15PM Jan 30, 2015Observed: 2.2 ft at 8:30PM Jan 30, 2015Observed: 2.2 ft at 8:45PM Jan 30, 2015Observed: 2.21 ft at 9:00PM Jan 30, 2015Observed: 2.21 ft at 9:15PM Jan 30, 2015Observed: 2.22 ft at 9:30PM Jan 30, 2015Observed: 2.22 ft at 9:45PM Jan 30, 2015Observed: 2.23 ft at 10:00PM Jan 30, 2015Observed: 2.23 ft at 10:15PM Jan 30, 2015Observed: 2.24 ft at 10:30PM Jan 30, 2015Observed: 2.23 ft at 10:45PM Jan 30, 2015Observed: 2.24 ft at 11:00PM Jan 30, 2015Observed: 2.23 ft at 11:15PM Jan 30, 2015Observed: 2.22 ft at 11:30PM Jan 30, 2015Observed: 2.21 ft at 11:45PM Jan 30, 2015Observed: 2.2 ft at 12:00AM Jan 31, 2015Observed: 2.19 ft at 12:15AM Jan 31, 2015Observed: 2.18 ft at 12:30AM Jan 31, 2015Observed: 2.18 ft at 12:45AM Jan 31, 2015Observed: 2.17 ft at 1:00AM Jan 31, 2015Observed: 2.17 ft at 1:15AM Jan 31, 2015Observed: 2.16 ft at 1:30AM Jan 31, 2015Observed: 2.16 ft at 1:45AM Jan 31, 2015Observed: 2.15 ft at 2:00AM Jan 31, 2015Observed: 2.14 ft at 2:15AM Jan 31, 2015Observed: 2.14 ft at 2:30AM Jan 31, 2015Observed: 2.14 ft at 2:45AM Jan 31, 2015Observed: 2.13 ft at 3:00AM Jan 31, 2015Observed: 2.12 ft at 3:15AM Jan 31, 2015Observed: 2.12 ft at 3:30AM Jan 31, 2015Observed: 2.12 ft at 3:45AM Jan 31, 2015Observed: 2.12 ft at 4:00AM Jan 31, 2015Observed: 2.11 ft at 4:15AM Jan 31, 2015Observed: 2.11 ft at 4:30AM Jan 31, 2015Observed: 2.11 ft at 4:45AM Jan 31, 2015Observed: 2.11 ft at 5:00AM Jan 31, 2015Observed: 2.11 ft at 5:15AM Jan 31, 2015Observed: 2.11 ft at 5:30AM Jan 31, 2015Observed: 2.1 ft at 5:45AM Jan 31, 2015Observed: 2.1 ft at 6:00AM Jan 31, 2015Observed: 2.1 ft at 6:15AM Jan 31, 2015Observed: 2.1 ft at 6:30AM Jan 31, 2015Observed: 2.1 ft at 6:45AM Jan 31, 2015Observed: 2.1 ft at 7:00AM Jan 31, 2015Observed: 2.1 ft at 7:15AM Jan 31, 2015Observed: 2.1 ft at 7:30AM Jan 31, 2015Observed: 2.1 ft at 7:45AM Jan 31, 2015Observed: 2.1 ft at 8:00AM Jan 31, 2015Observed: 2.1 ft at 8:15AM Jan 31, 2015Observed: 2.1 ft at 8:30AM Jan 31, 2015Observed: 2.11 ft at 8:45AM Jan 31, 2015Observed: 2.11 ft at 9:00AM Jan 31, 2015Observed: 2.11 ft at 9:15AM Jan 31, 2015Observed: 2.12 ft at 9:30AM Jan 31, 2015Observed: 2.12 ft at 9:45AM Jan 31, 2015Observed: 2.12 ft at 10:00AM Jan 31, 2015Observed: 2.12 ft at 10:15AM Jan 31, 2015Observed: 2.13 ft at 10:30AM Jan 31, 2015Observed: 2.13 ft at 10:45AM Jan 31, 2015Observed: 2.13 ft at 11:00AM Jan 31, 2015Observed: 2.12 ft at 11:15AM Jan 31, 2015Observed: 2.13 ft at 11:30AM Jan 31, 2015Observed: 2.12 ft at 11:45AM Jan 31, 2015Observed: 2.12 ft at 12:00PM Jan 31, 2015Observed: 2.12 ft at 12:15PM Jan 31, 2015Observed: 2.12 ft at 12:30PM Jan 31, 2015Observed: 2.12 ft at 12:45PM Jan 31, 2015Observed: 2.11 ft at 1:00PM Jan 31, 2015Observed: 2.11 ft at 1:15PM Jan 31, 2015Observed: 2.11 ft at 1:30PM Jan 31, 2015Observed: 2.11 ft at 1:45PM Jan 31, 2015Observed: 2.11 ft at 2:00PM Jan 31, 2015Observed: 2.12 ft at 2:15PM Jan 31, 2015Observed: 2.12 ft at 2:30PM Jan 31, 2015Observed: 2.11 ft at 2:45PM Jan 31, 2015Observed: 2.11 ft at 3:00PM Jan 31, 2015Observed: 2.1 ft at 3:15PM Jan 31, 2015Observed: 2.1 ft at 3:30PM Jan 31, 2015Observed: 2.09 ft at 3:45PM Jan 31, 2015Observed: 2.08 ft at 4:00PM Jan 31, 2015Observed: 2.08 ft at 4:15PM Jan 31, 2015Observed: 2.07 ft at 4:30PM Jan 31, 2015Observed: 2.06 ft at 4:45PM Jan 31, 2015Observed: 2.05 ft at 5:00PM Jan 31, 2015Observed: 2.05 ft at 5:15PM Jan 31, 2015Observed: 2.06 ft at 5:30PM Jan 31, 2015Observed: 2.05 ft at 5:45PM Jan 31, 2015Observed: 2.06 ft at 6:00PM Jan 31, 2015Observed: 2.06 ft at 6:15PM Jan 31, 2015Observed: 2.07 ft at 6:30PM Jan 31, 2015Observed: 2.08 ft at 6:45PM Jan 31, 2015Observed: 2.08 ft at 7:00PM Jan 31, 2015Observed: 2.08 ft at 7:15PM Jan 31, 2015Observed: 2.08 ft at 7:30PM Jan 31, 2015Observed: 2.08 ft at 7:45PM Jan 31, 2015Observed: 2.09 ft at 8:00PM Jan 31, 2015Observed: 2.09 ft at 8:15PM Jan 31, 2015Observed: 2.1 ft at 8:30PM Jan 31, 2015Observed: 2.1 ft at 8:45PM Jan 31, 2015Observed: 2.11 ft at 9:00PM Jan 31, 2015Observed: 2.11 ft at 9:15PM Jan 31, 2015Observed: 2.12 ft at 9:30PM Jan 31, 2015Observed: 2.12 ft at 9:45PM Jan 31, 2015Observed: 2.12 ft at 10:00PM Jan 31, 2015Observed: 2.12 ft at 10:15PM Jan 31, 2015Highest Forecast: 1.8 ft 1:00AM Feb 01, 2015Highest Forecast: 1.8 ft 7:00AM Feb 01, 2015Forecast: 1.7 ft 1:00PM Feb 01, 2015Forecast: 1.7 ft 7:00PM Feb 01, 2015Forecast: 1.7 ft 1:00AM Feb 02, 2015Forecast: 1.7 ft 7:00AM Feb 02, 2015Forecast: 1.7 ft 1:00PM Feb 02, 2015Forecast: 1.7 ft 7:00PM Feb 02, 2015Forecast: 1.7 ft 1:00AM Feb 03, 2015Forecast: 1.7 ft 7:00AM Feb 03, 2015USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesGOWN6(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (11:00PM Jan 31, 2015)ObservedForecast (issued 11:12AM Jan 31)Latest observed value: 2.12 ft at 10:15 PM EST 31-Jan-2015. Flood Stage is 10 ft
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NOTE: Impact statements listed below may not be representative during times of ice jam flooding.

NOTE: Please report ice jams to local authorities.

NOTE: Forecasts for the Cattaraugas Creek at Gowanda are issued routinely year-round.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 14
Moderate Flood Stage: 12
Flood Stage: 10
Action Stage: 8
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 14.14 ft on 03/07/1956
(2) 13.99 ft on 09/14/1979
(3) 13.62 ft on 03/17/1942
(4) 13.47 ft on 08/10/2009
(5) 13.02 ft on 01/19/1996
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 11.54 ft on 12/21/2013
(2) 13.47 ft on 08/10/2009
(3) 10.41 ft on 03/15/2007
(4) 12.02 ft on 06/26/1998
(5) 13.02 ft on 01/19/1996
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 1.00 ft on 10/23/1963
(2) 1.30 ft on 08/03/1999
(3) 1.50 ft on 08/15/1995
(4) 1.60 ft on 06/25/1999

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14 Major flood, extreme residential and commercial flooding downstream from gowanda. Also some flooding 1 to 2 miles upstream. Serious flooding possible near thatcher brook in gowanda and sunset bay near lake erie.
12 Moderate flood, residential flooding begins downstream of gowanda, especially on the right bank. Flooding also possible at sunset bay on lake erie and along thatcher brook in gowanda.
10 Flood stage, flooding along right bank a half mile to a mile downstream from gowanda, mostly in industrial and commercial areas. Watch for developing problems along thatcher creek in gowanda and at sunset bay at the mouth near lake erie.
8 Action stage, water begins to spill over right bank near the sewage disposal plant, about 1 mile downstream from gowanda.
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Latitude: 42.463889° N, Longitude: 78.935278° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

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Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 10 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
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(gauge height = flood stage)
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NAVD88 Not Available Not Available Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
MSL Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
Other 738.83 ft 748.83 ft  

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