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Cattaraugas Creek at Gowanda Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 1.87 ft at 12:45AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 1.87 ft at 1:00AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 1.87 ft at 1:15AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 1.87 ft at 1:30AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 1.86 ft at 1:45AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 1.86 ft at 2:00AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 1.86 ft at 2:15AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 1.85 ft at 2:30AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 1.85 ft at 2:45AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 1.85 ft at 3:00AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 1.84 ft at 3:15AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 1.84 ft at 3:30AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 1.84 ft at 3:45AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 1.83 ft at 4:00AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 1.83 ft at 4:15AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 1.83 ft at 4:30AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 1.83 ft at 4:45AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 1.82 ft at 5:00AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 1.81 ft at 5:15AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 1.82 ft at 5:30AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 1.81 ft at 5:45AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 1.81 ft at 6:00AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 1.81 ft at 6:15AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 1.81 ft at 6:30AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 1.8 ft at 6:45AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 1.8 ft at 7:00AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 1.8 ft at 7:15AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 1.8 ft at 7:30AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 1.8 ft at 7:45AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 1.79 ft at 8:00AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 1.78 ft at 8:15AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 1.79 ft at 8:30AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 1.78 ft at 8:45AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 1.79 ft at 9:00AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 1.78 ft at 9:15AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 1.78 ft at 9:30AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 1.78 ft at 9:45AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 1.78 ft at 10:00AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 1.78 ft at 10:15AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 1.77 ft at 10:30AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 1.78 ft at 10:45AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 1.78 ft at 11:00AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 1.77 ft at 11:15AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 1.78 ft at 11:30AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 1.77 ft at 11:45AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 1.76 ft at 12:00PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 1.77 ft at 12:15PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 1.76 ft at 12:30PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 1.76 ft at 12:45PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 1.76 ft at 1:00PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 1.76 ft at 1:15PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 1.76 ft at 1:30PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 1.76 ft at 1:45PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 1.76 ft at 2:00PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 1.76 ft at 2:15PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 1.76 ft at 2:30PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 1.76 ft at 2:45PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 1.75 ft at 3:00PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 1.75 ft at 3:15PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 1.75 ft at 3:30PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 1.75 ft at 3:45PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 1.74 ft at 4:00PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 1.75 ft at 4:15PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 1.74 ft at 4:30PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 1.76 ft at 4:45PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 1.74 ft at 5:00PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 1.75 ft at 5:15PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 1.76 ft at 5:30PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 1.75 ft at 5:45PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 1.75 ft at 6:00PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 1.75 ft at 6:15PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 1.75 ft at 6:30PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 1.75 ft at 6:45PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 1.75 ft at 7:00PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 1.74 ft at 7:15PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 1.75 ft at 7:30PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 1.75 ft at 7:45PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 1.75 ft at 8:00PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 1.75 ft at 8:15PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 1.75 ft at 8:30PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 1.78 ft at 8:45PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 1.8 ft at 9:00PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 1.82 ft at 9:15PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 1.83 ft at 9:30PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 1.83 ft at 9:45PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 1.84 ft at 10:00PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 1.85 ft at 10:15PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 1.85 ft at 10:30PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 1.86 ft at 10:45PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 1.86 ft at 11:00PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 1.87 ft at 11:15PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 1.88 ft at 11:30PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 1.88 ft at 11:45PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 1.88 ft at 12:00AM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 1.88 ft at 12:15AM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 1.89 ft at 12:30AM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 1.9 ft at 12:45AM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 1.9 ft at 1:00AM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 1.91 ft at 1:15AM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 1.93 ft at 1:30AM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 1.94 ft at 1:45AM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 1.95 ft at 2:00AM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 1.97 ft at 2:15AM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 2.01 ft at 2:30AM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 2.09 ft at 2:45AM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 2.17 ft at 3:00AM Jul 31, 2014Highest Observation: 2.19 ft at 3:15AM Jul 31, 2014Highest Observation: 2.19 ft at 3:30AM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 2.18 ft at 3:45AM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 2.16 ft at 4:00AM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 2.18 ft at 4:15AM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 2.13 ft at 4:30AM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 2.13 ft at 4:45AM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 2.12 ft at 5:00AM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 2.08 ft at 5:15AM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 2.06 ft at 5:30AM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 2.04 ft at 5:45AM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 2.03 ft at 6:00AM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 2.02 ft at 6:15AM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 2 ft at 6:30AM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 1.99 ft at 6:45AM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 1.98 ft at 7:00AM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 1.97 ft at 7:15AM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 1.96 ft at 7:30AM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 1.96 ft at 7:45AM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 1.95 ft at 8:00AM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 1.94 ft at 8:15AM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 1.93 ft at 8:30AM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 1.93 ft at 8:45AM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 1.92 ft at 9:00AM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 1.92 ft at 9:15AM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 1.91 ft at 9:30AM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 1.9 ft at 9:45AM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 1.89 ft at 10:00AM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 1.89 ft at 10:15AM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 1.89 ft at 10:30AM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 1.88 ft at 10:45AM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 1.89 ft at 11:00AM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 1.88 ft at 11:15AM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 1.88 ft at 11:30AM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 1.87 ft at 11:45AM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 1.88 ft at 12:00PM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 1.87 ft at 12:15PM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 1.87 ft at 12:30PM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 1.87 ft at 12:45PM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 1.87 ft at 1:00PM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 1.88 ft at 1:15PM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 1.88 ft at 1:30PM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 1.88 ft at 1:45PM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 1.89 ft at 2:00PM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 1.89 ft at 2:15PM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 1.89 ft at 2:30PM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 1.9 ft at 2:45PM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 1.9 ft at 3:00PM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 1.9 ft at 3:15PM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 1.91 ft at 3:30PM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 1.91 ft at 3:45PM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 1.92 ft at 4:00PM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 1.93 ft at 4:15PM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 1.95 ft at 4:30PM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 1.96 ft at 4:45PM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 1.97 ft at 5:00PM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 1.97 ft at 5:15PM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 1.97 ft at 5:30PM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 1.97 ft at 5:45PM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 1.97 ft at 6:00PM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 1.97 ft at 6:15PM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 1.98 ft at 6:30PM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 1.97 ft at 6:45PM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 1.98 ft at 7:00PM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 1.98 ft at 7:15PM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 1.97 ft at 7:30PM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 1.97 ft at 7:45PM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 1.97 ft at 8:00PM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 1.97 ft at 8:15PM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 1.97 ft at 8:30PM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 1.97 ft at 8:45PM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 1.96 ft at 9:00PM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 1.96 ft at 9:15PM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 1.96 ft at 9:30PM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 1.96 ft at 9:45PM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 1.95 ft at 10:00PM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 1.95 ft at 10:15PM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 1.95 ft at 10:30PM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 1.94 ft at 10:45PM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 1.94 ft at 11:00PM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 1.94 ft at 11:15PM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 1.94 ft at 11:30PM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 1.93 ft at 11:45PM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 1.93 ft at 12:00AM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 1.93 ft at 12:15AM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 1.92 ft at 12:30AM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 1.92 ft at 12:45AM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 1.92 ft at 1:00AM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 1.92 ft at 1:15AM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 1.93 ft at 1:30AM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 1.93 ft at 1:45AM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 1.93 ft at 2:00AM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 1.94 ft at 2:15AM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 1.95 ft at 2:30AM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 1.95 ft at 2:45AM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 1.95 ft at 3:00AM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 1.96 ft at 3:15AM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 1.96 ft at 3:30AM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 1.96 ft at 3:45AM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 1.96 ft at 4:00AM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 1.96 ft at 4:15AM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 1.97 ft at 4:30AM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 1.97 ft at 4:45AM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 1.97 ft at 5:00AM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 1.97 ft at 5:15AM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 1.96 ft at 5:30AM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 1.96 ft at 5:45AM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 1.96 ft at 6:00AM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 1.96 ft at 6:15AM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 1.96 ft at 6:30AM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 1.95 ft at 6:45AM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 1.95 ft at 7:00AM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 1.94 ft at 7:15AM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 1.94 ft at 7:30AM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 1.95 ft at 7:45AM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 1.94 ft at 8:00AM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 1.94 ft at 8:15AM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 1.93 ft at 8:30AM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 1.92 ft at 8:45AM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 1.92 ft at 9:00AM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 1.92 ft at 9:15AM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 1.91 ft at 9:30AM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 1.91 ft at 9:45AM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 1.91 ft at 10:00AM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 1.91 ft at 10:15AM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 1.91 ft at 10:30AM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 1.9 ft at 10:45AM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 1.9 ft at 11:00AM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 1.9 ft at 11:15AM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 1.9 ft at 11:30AM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 1.89 ft at 11:45AM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 1.89 ft at 12:00PM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 1.88 ft at 12:15PM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 1.88 ft at 12:30PM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 1.87 ft at 12:45PM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 1.87 ft at 1:00PM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 1.87 ft at 1:15PM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 1.86 ft at 1:30PM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 1.86 ft at 1:45PM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 1.86 ft at 2:00PM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 1.86 ft at 2:15PM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 1.85 ft at 2:30PM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 1.85 ft at 2:45PM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 1.85 ft at 3:00PM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 1.85 ft at 3:15PM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 1.85 ft at 3:30PM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 1.86 ft at 3:45PM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 1.86 ft at 4:00PM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 1.85 ft at 4:15PM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 1.85 ft at 4:30PM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 1.84 ft at 4:45PM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 1.84 ft at 5:00PM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 1.83 ft at 5:15PM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 1.82 ft at 5:30PM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 1.82 ft at 5:45PM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 1.82 ft at 6:00PM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 1.82 ft at 6:15PM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 1.81 ft at 6:30PM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 1.81 ft at 6:45PM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 1.81 ft at 7:00PM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 1.8 ft at 7:15PM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 1.8 ft at 7:30PM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 1.8 ft at 7:45PM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 1.8 ft at 8:00PM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 1.79 ft at 8:15PM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 1.79 ft at 8:30PM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 1.79 ft at 8:45PM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 1.79 ft at 9:00PM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 1.78 ft at 9:15PM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 1.78 ft at 9:30PM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 1.78 ft at 9:45PM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 1.77 ft at 10:00PM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 1.77 ft at 10:15PM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 1.77 ft at 10:30PM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 1.77 ft at 10:45PM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 1.77 ft at 11:00PM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 1.77 ft at 11:15PM Aug 01, 2014Forecast: 1.6 ft 2:00AM Aug 02, 2014Forecast: 1.6 ft 8:00AM Aug 02, 2014Forecast: 1.7 ft 2:00PM Aug 02, 2014Highest Forecast: 1.8 ft 8:00PM Aug 02, 2014Forecast: 1.7 ft 2:00AM Aug 03, 2014Forecast: 1.7 ft 8:00AM Aug 03, 2014Forecast: 1.6 ft 2:00PM Aug 03, 2014Forecast: 1.6 ft 8:00PM Aug 03, 2014Forecast: 1.5 ft 2:00AM Aug 04, 2014Forecast: 1.5 ft 8:00AM Aug 04, 2014USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesGOWN6(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (12:30AM Aug 2, 2014)ObservedForecast (issued 11:13AM Aug 1)Latest observed value: 1.77 ft at 11:15 PM EDT 1-Aug-2014. Flood Stage is 10 ft
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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

Historical 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) 13.10 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 ALONG LEFT BANK 0.5 TO 1 MILE DOWNSTREAM FROM GOWANDA. ALSO SOME FLOODING 1 TO 2 MILES UPSTREAM. THATCHER BROOK CAN COMPLICATE THE SITUATION IN GOWANDA. SERIOUS FLOODING IS POSSIBLE AT SUNSET BAY NEAR LAKE ERIE.
12 MODERATE FLOOD...CREEK OVERFLOWS LEFT BANK 0.5 TO 1 MILE DOWNSTREAM FROM GOWANDA...SOME RESIDENTIAL AREAS BEGIN TO FLOOD. CONTINUED FLOODING ON RIGHT BANK. FLOODING ALSO POSSIBLE IN ARCADE, AT SUNSET BAY ON LAKE ERIE, AND ALONG THATCHER BROOK IN GOWANDA.
10 FLOOD STAGE...FLOODING PROBLEMS ALONG RIGHT BANK 0.5 TO 1.0 MILE DOWNSTREAM FROM GOWANDA, MOSTLY IN INDUSTRIAL AND COMMERCIAL AREAS. WATCH FOR DEVELOPING PROBLEMS ALONG THATCHER CREEK IN GOWANDA, IN TRAILER COURTS IN THE VILLAGE OF ARCADE, 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. NO OTHER FLOODING.
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Latitude: 42.463889° N, Longitude: 78.935278° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
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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