Skip Navigation Link weather.gov  
NOAA logo - Click to go to the NOAA homepage National Weather Service NWS logo - Click to go to the NWS homepage
Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service
Image background of Navigation bar Left
Bookmark and Share Navigation Bar End Cap

  
 
Hydrograph River at a Glance Download
Cayuga Creek at Lancaster Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 3.27 ft at 5:00AM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 3.26 ft at 5:15AM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 3.26 ft at 5:30AM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 3.27 ft at 5:45AM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 3.27 ft at 6:00AM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 3.27 ft at 6:15AM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 3.27 ft at 6:30AM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 3.27 ft at 6:45AM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 3.27 ft at 6:46AM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 3.27 ft at 7:00AM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 3.27 ft at 7:15AM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 3.27 ft at 7:30AM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 3.27 ft at 7:45AM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 3.27 ft at 8:00AM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 3.28 ft at 8:15AM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 3.28 ft at 8:30AM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 3.28 ft at 8:45AM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 3.28 ft at 9:00AM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 3.28 ft at 9:15AM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 3.28 ft at 9:30AM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 3.28 ft at 9:45AM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 3.29 ft at 10:00AM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 3.29 ft at 10:15AM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 3.3 ft at 10:30AM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 3.3 ft at 10:45AM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 3.31 ft at 11:00AM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 3.33 ft at 11:15AM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 3.35 ft at 11:30AM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 3.37 ft at 11:45AM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 3.39 ft at 12:00PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 3.42 ft at 12:15PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 3.44 ft at 12:30PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 3.46 ft at 12:45PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 3.48 ft at 1:00PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 3.5 ft at 1:15PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 3.51 ft at 1:30PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 3.52 ft at 1:45PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 3.54 ft at 2:00PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 3.56 ft at 2:15PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 3.58 ft at 2:30PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 3.59 ft at 2:45PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 3.59 ft at 2:46PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 3.61 ft at 3:00PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 3.63 ft at 3:15PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 3.65 ft at 3:30PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 3.68 ft at 3:45PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 3.71 ft at 4:00PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 3.75 ft at 4:15PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 3.78 ft at 4:30PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 3.82 ft at 4:45PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 3.86 ft at 5:00PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 3.89 ft at 5:15PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 3.92 ft at 5:30PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 3.95 ft at 5:45PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 3.97 ft at 6:00PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 4 ft at 6:15PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 4.02 ft at 6:30PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 4.04 ft at 6:45PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 4.07 ft at 7:00PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 4.09 ft at 7:15PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 4.1 ft at 7:30PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 4.11 ft at 7:45PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 4.12 ft at 8:00PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 4.13 ft at 8:15PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 4.13 ft at 8:30PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 4.13 ft at 8:45PM Oct 18, 2014Highest Observation: 4.14 ft at 9:00PM Oct 18, 2014Highest Observation: 4.14 ft at 9:15PM Oct 18, 2014Highest Observation: 4.14 ft at 9:30PM Oct 18, 2014Highest Observation: 4.14 ft at 9:45PM Oct 18, 2014Highest Observation: 4.14 ft at 10:00PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 4.13 ft at 10:15PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 4.13 ft at 10:30PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 4.13 ft at 10:45PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 4.13 ft at 11:00PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 4.12 ft at 11:15PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 4.13 ft at 11:30PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 4.13 ft at 11:45PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 4.13 ft at 12:00AM Oct 19, 2014Highest Observation: 4.14 ft at 12:15AM Oct 19, 2014Highest Observation: 4.14 ft at 12:30AM Oct 19, 2014Highest Observation: 4.14 ft at 12:45AM Oct 19, 2014Highest Observation: 4.14 ft at 1:00AM Oct 19, 2014Highest Observation: 4.14 ft at 1:15AM Oct 19, 2014Highest Observation: 4.14 ft at 1:30AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 4.13 ft at 1:45AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 4.13 ft at 2:00AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 4.12 ft at 2:15AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 4.12 ft at 2:30AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 4.11 ft at 2:45AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 4.1 ft at 3:00AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 4.09 ft at 3:15AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 4.09 ft at 3:30AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 4.08 ft at 3:45AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 4.07 ft at 4:00AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 4.06 ft at 4:15AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 4.06 ft at 4:30AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 4.05 ft at 4:45AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 4.04 ft at 5:00AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 4.04 ft at 5:15AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 4.03 ft at 5:30AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 4.02 ft at 5:45AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 4.02 ft at 6:00AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 4.01 ft at 6:15AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 4 ft at 6:30AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 3.99 ft at 6:45AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 3.98 ft at 7:00AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 3.98 ft at 7:15AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 3.97 ft at 7:30AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 3.96 ft at 7:45AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 3.95 ft at 8:00AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 3.94 ft at 8:15AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 3.93 ft at 8:30AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 3.92 ft at 8:45AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 3.91 ft at 9:00AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 3.9 ft at 9:15AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 3.89 ft at 9:30AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 3.88 ft at 9:45AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 3.87 ft at 10:00AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 3.86 ft at 10:15AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 3.85 ft at 10:30AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 3.84 ft at 10:45AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 3.83 ft at 11:00AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 3.82 ft at 11:15AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 3.81 ft at 11:30AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 3.8 ft at 11:45AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 3.8 ft at 12:00PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 3.78 ft at 12:15PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 3.78 ft at 12:30PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 3.77 ft at 12:45PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 3.76 ft at 1:00PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 3.75 ft at 1:15PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 3.74 ft at 1:30PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 3.74 ft at 1:45PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 3.72 ft at 2:00PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 3.72 ft at 2:15PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 3.71 ft at 2:30PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 3.7 ft at 2:45PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 3.7 ft at 3:00PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 3.69 ft at 3:15PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 3.68 ft at 3:30PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 3.67 ft at 3:45PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 3.66 ft at 4:00PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 3.66 ft at 4:15PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 3.65 ft at 4:30PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 3.64 ft at 4:45PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 3.64 ft at 5:00PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 3.63 ft at 5:15PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 3.62 ft at 5:30PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 3.62 ft at 5:45PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 3.61 ft at 6:00PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 3.6 ft at 6:15PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 3.6 ft at 6:30PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 3.59 ft at 6:45PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 3.59 ft at 7:00PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 3.58 ft at 7:15PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 3.58 ft at 7:30PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 3.57 ft at 7:45PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 3.57 ft at 8:00PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 3.56 ft at 8:15PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 3.55 ft at 8:30PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 3.55 ft at 8:45PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 3.54 ft at 9:00PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 3.53 ft at 9:15PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 3.53 ft at 9:30PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 3.52 ft at 9:45PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 3.52 ft at 10:00PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 3.51 ft at 10:15PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 3.51 ft at 10:30PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 3.5 ft at 10:45PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 3.5 ft at 10:46PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 3.5 ft at 11:00PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 3.49 ft at 11:15PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 3.49 ft at 11:30PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 3.48 ft at 11:45PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 3.48 ft at 12:00AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 3.48 ft at 12:15AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 3.47 ft at 12:30AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 3.47 ft at 12:45AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 3.46 ft at 1:00AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 3.46 ft at 1:15AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 3.46 ft at 1:30AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 3.45 ft at 1:45AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 3.45 ft at 2:00AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 3.44 ft at 2:15AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 3.44 ft at 2:30AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 3.44 ft at 2:45AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 3.43 ft at 3:00AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 3.43 ft at 3:15AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 3.42 ft at 3:30AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 3.42 ft at 3:45AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 3.42 ft at 4:00AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 3.41 ft at 4:15AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 3.41 ft at 4:30AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 3.41 ft at 4:45AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 3.4 ft at 5:00AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 3.4 ft at 5:15AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 3.4 ft at 5:30AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 3.39 ft at 5:45AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 3.39 ft at 6:00AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 3.39 ft at 6:15AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 3.38 ft at 6:30AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 3.38 ft at 6:45AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 3.38 ft at 6:46AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 3.38 ft at 7:00AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 3.37 ft at 7:15AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 3.37 ft at 7:30AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 3.36 ft at 7:45AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 3.36 ft at 8:00AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 3.36 ft at 8:15AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 3.36 ft at 8:30AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 3.35 ft at 8:45AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 3.35 ft at 9:00AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 3.34 ft at 9:15AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 3.34 ft at 9:30AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 3.34 ft at 9:45AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 3.34 ft at 10:00AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 3.33 ft at 10:15AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 3.33 ft at 10:30AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 3.33 ft at 10:45AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 3.33 ft at 11:00AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 3.32 ft at 11:15AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 3.32 ft at 11:30AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 3.32 ft at 11:45AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 3.32 ft at 12:00PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 3.31 ft at 12:15PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 3.31 ft at 12:30PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 3.31 ft at 12:45PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 3.3 ft at 1:00PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 3.3 ft at 1:15PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 3.3 ft at 1:30PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 3.29 ft at 1:45PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 3.29 ft at 2:00PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 3.29 ft at 2:15PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 3.29 ft at 2:30PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 3.29 ft at 2:45PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 3.28 ft at 3:00PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 3.28 ft at 3:15PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 3.28 ft at 3:30PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 3.28 ft at 3:45PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 3.27 ft at 4:00PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 3.27 ft at 4:15PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 3.27 ft at 4:30PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 3.27 ft at 4:45PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 3.27 ft at 5:00PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 3.26 ft at 5:15PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 3.26 ft at 5:30PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 3.26 ft at 5:45PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 3.26 ft at 6:00PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 3.26 ft at 6:15PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 3.25 ft at 6:30PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 3.26 ft at 6:45PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 3.26 ft at 7:00PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 3.25 ft at 7:15PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 3.25 ft at 7:30PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 3.25 ft at 7:45PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 3.25 ft at 8:00PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 3.25 ft at 8:15PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 3.24 ft at 8:30PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 3.24 ft at 8:45PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 3.24 ft at 9:00PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 3.24 ft at 9:15PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 3.24 ft at 9:30PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 3.24 ft at 9:45PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 3.24 ft at 10:00PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 3.24 ft at 10:15PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 3.24 ft at 10:30PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 3.24 ft at 10:45PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 3.24 ft at 10:46PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 3.23 ft at 11:00PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 3.23 ft at 11:15PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 3.23 ft at 11:30PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 3.23 ft at 11:45PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 3.23 ft at 12:00AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 3.23 ft at 12:15AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 3.23 ft at 12:30AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 3.23 ft at 12:45AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 3.23 ft at 1:00AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 3.23 ft at 1:15AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 3.23 ft at 1:30AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 3.23 ft at 1:45AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 3.23 ft at 2:00AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 3.23 ft at 2:15AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 3.23 ft at 2:30AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 3.23 ft at 2:45AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 3.24 ft at 3:00AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 3.24 ft at 3:15AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 3.23 ft at 3:30AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 3.24 ft at 3:45AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 3.24 ft at 4:00AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 3.24 ft at 4:15AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 3.24 ft at 4:30AM Oct 21, 2014Forecast: 3.4 ft 8:00AM Oct 21, 2014Forecast: 3.7 ft 2:00PM Oct 21, 2014Forecast: 4 ft 8:00PM Oct 21, 2014Forecast: 4.3 ft 2:00AM Oct 22, 2014Highest Forecast: 4.4 ft 8:00AM Oct 22, 2014Forecast: 4.3 ft 2:00PM Oct 22, 2014Forecast: 3.9 ft 8:00PM Oct 22, 2014Forecast: 3.6 ft 2:00AM Oct 23, 2014Forecast: 3.4 ft 8:00AM Oct 23, 2014USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesLCSN6(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (4:46AM Oct 21, 2014)ObservedForecast (issued 11:26AM Oct 20)Latest observed value: 3.24 ft at 4:30 AM EDT 21-Oct-2014. Flood Stage is 8 ft
Printable Image
About this graph
Tabular Data (UTC)
Tabular Data (EDT)
XML Data
RSS Files
Datum: Not Available
Metadata
NOTE: Forecasts for the Cayuga Creek at Lancaster are issued routinely year-round.
Return to Area Map
Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage:12
Moderate Flood Stage:10
Flood Stage:8
Action Stage:6

Historical Crests
(1) 12.36 ft on 03/09/1942
(2) 12.00 ft on 03/24/1941
(3) 11.74 ft on 03/21/1978
(4) 11.65 ft on 02/19/1948
(5) 11.01 ft on 03/03/1945
Show More Historical Crests

(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 2.40 ft on 08/03/1999
(2) 2.50 ft on 07/24/1979
(3) 2.50 ft on 08/30/1995
(4) 2.56 ft on 06/25/1999
(5) 2.80 ft on 09/01/1998
Zoom Level:16
KML Image
Gauge LocationGauge Map Marker
Disclaimer
Latitude/Longitude Disclaimer: The gauge location shown in the above map is the approximate location based on the latitude/longitude coordinates provided to the NWS by the gauge owner.
Flood Impacts & Photos Collapse
If you notice any errors in the below information, please contact our Webmaster
12 Major flood, protective dikes in town of Lancaster are topped. Major damages to commercial and residential areas in village of Lancaster. Widespread flooding in Alden, Marilla, and Cheektowaga, especially near Bowen Road, Transit Road, and Union Road including Williamstowne apartments.
10 Moderate flood, flooding of backyards, basements and streets in Village of Lancaster. Some flooding of low lying areas in Alden, Marilla, and Cheektowaga, especially near Bowen Road and Transit Road. Some flooding possible near Union Road too.
8 Flood stage, minor flooding in lowlying areas of Lancaster and Alden.
6 Action stage, high flows. No flooding.
About This Location Collapse

Latitude: 42.890000° N, Longitude: 78.645278° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 8 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 Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
MSL Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
Other 672.02 ft 680.02 ft  

Current/Historical Observations:

Additional Information Collapse
Observations courtesy of the U.S. Geological Survey.
Resources Collapse
Hydrologic Resources Additional Resources
Collaborative Agencies Collapse
The National Weather Service prepares its forecasts and other services in collaboration with agencies like the US Geological Survey, US Bureau of Reclamation, US Army Corps of Engineers, Natural Resource Conservation Service, National Park Service, ALERT Users Group, Bureau of Indian Affairs, and many state and local emergency managers across the country. For details, please click here.
NWS Information
National Weather Service
Buffalo Weather Forecast Office
587 Aero Drive
Buffalo, NY 14225-1405
(716) 565-0204
Ask Questions/Webmaster
Page last modified: 5-Aug-2014 6:39 PM
Disclaimer
Credits
Glossary
Privacy Policy
About Us
Career Opportunities