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Ellicott Creek below Williamsville Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 2.71 ft at 3:15PM Mar 24, 2015Observed: 2.71 ft at 3:30PM Mar 24, 2015Observed: 2.7 ft at 3:45PM Mar 24, 2015Observed: 2.7 ft at 4:00PM Mar 24, 2015Observed: 2.69 ft at 4:15PM Mar 24, 2015Observed: 2.68 ft at 4:30PM Mar 24, 2015Observed: 2.68 ft at 4:45PM Mar 24, 2015Observed: 2.68 ft at 5:00PM Mar 24, 2015Observed: 2.67 ft at 5:15PM Mar 24, 2015Observed: 2.67 ft at 5:30PM Mar 24, 2015Observed: 2.67 ft at 5:45PM Mar 24, 2015Observed: 2.67 ft at 6:00PM Mar 24, 2015Observed: 2.66 ft at 6:15PM Mar 24, 2015Observed: 2.66 ft at 6:30PM Mar 24, 2015Observed: 2.66 ft at 6:45PM Mar 24, 2015Observed: 2.66 ft at 7:00PM Mar 24, 2015Observed: 2.66 ft at 7:15PM Mar 24, 2015Observed: 2.66 ft at 7:30PM Mar 24, 2015Observed: 2.65 ft at 7:45PM Mar 24, 2015Observed: 2.65 ft at 8:00PM Mar 24, 2015Observed: 2.65 ft at 8:15PM Mar 24, 2015Observed: 2.64 ft at 8:30PM Mar 24, 2015Observed: 2.64 ft at 8:45PM Mar 24, 2015Observed: 2.64 ft at 9:00PM Mar 24, 2015Observed: 2.63 ft at 9:15PM Mar 24, 2015Observed: 2.63 ft at 9:30PM Mar 24, 2015Observed: 2.62 ft at 9:45PM Mar 24, 2015Observed: 2.62 ft at 10:00PM Mar 24, 2015Observed: 2.61 ft at 10:15PM Mar 24, 2015Observed: 2.61 ft at 10:30PM Mar 24, 2015Observed: 2.6 ft at 10:45PM Mar 24, 2015Observed: 2.6 ft at 11:00PM Mar 24, 2015Observed: 2.6 ft at 11:15PM Mar 24, 2015Observed: 2.59 ft at 11:30PM Mar 24, 2015Observed: 2.59 ft at 11:45PM Mar 24, 2015Observed: 2.59 ft at 12:00AM Mar 25, 2015Observed: 2.59 ft at 12:15AM Mar 25, 2015Observed: 2.58 ft at 12:30AM Mar 25, 2015Observed: 2.58 ft at 12:45AM Mar 25, 2015Observed: 2.58 ft at 1:00AM Mar 25, 2015Observed: 2.58 ft at 1:15AM Mar 25, 2015Observed: 2.59 ft at 1:30AM Mar 25, 2015Observed: 2.59 ft at 1:45AM Mar 25, 2015Observed: 2.59 ft at 2:00AM Mar 25, 2015Observed: 2.6 ft at 2:15AM Mar 25, 2015Observed: 2.6 ft at 2:30AM Mar 25, 2015Observed: 2.61 ft at 2:45AM Mar 25, 2015Observed: 2.61 ft at 3:00AM Mar 25, 2015Observed: 2.62 ft at 3:15AM Mar 25, 2015Observed: 2.63 ft at 3:30AM Mar 25, 2015Observed: 2.63 ft at 3:45AM Mar 25, 2015Observed: 2.64 ft at 4:00AM Mar 25, 2015Observed: 2.64 ft at 4:15AM Mar 25, 2015Observed: 2.65 ft at 4:30AM Mar 25, 2015Observed: 2.66 ft at 4:45AM Mar 25, 2015Observed: 2.66 ft at 5:00AM Mar 25, 2015Observed: 2.67 ft at 5:15AM Mar 25, 2015Observed: 2.68 ft at 5:30AM Mar 25, 2015Observed: 2.68 ft at 5:45AM Mar 25, 2015Observed: 2.69 ft at 6:00AM Mar 25, 2015Observed: 2.69 ft at 6:15AM Mar 25, 2015Observed: 2.7 ft at 6:30AM Mar 25, 2015Observed: 2.7 ft at 6:45AM Mar 25, 2015Observed: 2.71 ft at 7:00AM Mar 25, 2015Observed: 2.71 ft at 7:15AM Mar 25, 2015Observed: 2.71 ft at 7:30AM Mar 25, 2015Observed: 2.72 ft at 7:45AM Mar 25, 2015Observed: 2.72 ft at 8:00AM Mar 25, 2015Observed: 2.72 ft at 8:15AM Mar 25, 2015Observed: 2.72 ft at 8:30AM Mar 25, 2015Observed: 2.73 ft at 8:45AM Mar 25, 2015Observed: 2.73 ft at 9:00AM Mar 25, 2015Observed: 2.73 ft at 9:15AM Mar 25, 2015Observed: 2.73 ft at 9:30AM Mar 25, 2015Observed: 2.73 ft at 9:31AM Mar 25, 2015Observed: 2.74 ft at 9:45AM Mar 25, 2015Observed: 2.74 ft at 10:00AM Mar 25, 2015Observed: 2.74 ft at 10:15AM Mar 25, 2015Observed: 2.74 ft at 10:30AM Mar 25, 2015Observed: 2.74 ft at 10:45AM Mar 25, 2015Observed: 2.74 ft at 11:00AM Mar 25, 2015Observed: 2.74 ft at 11:15AM Mar 25, 2015Observed: 2.75 ft at 11:30AM Mar 25, 2015Observed: 2.75 ft at 11:45AM Mar 25, 2015Observed: 2.75 ft at 12:00PM Mar 25, 2015Observed: 2.75 ft at 12:15PM Mar 25, 2015Observed: 2.74 ft at 12:30PM Mar 25, 2015Observed: 2.74 ft at 12:45PM Mar 25, 2015Observed: 2.74 ft at 1:00PM Mar 25, 2015Observed: 2.75 ft at 1:15PM Mar 25, 2015Observed: 2.75 ft at 1:30PM Mar 25, 2015Observed: 2.75 ft at 1:45PM Mar 25, 2015Observed: 2.76 ft at 2:00PM Mar 25, 2015Observed: 2.76 ft at 2:15PM Mar 25, 2015Observed: 2.77 ft at 2:30PM Mar 25, 2015Observed: 2.77 ft at 2:45PM Mar 25, 2015Observed: 2.77 ft at 3:00PM Mar 25, 2015Observed: 2.77 ft at 3:15PM Mar 25, 2015Observed: 2.77 ft at 3:30PM Mar 25, 2015Observed: 2.77 ft at 3:45PM Mar 25, 2015Observed: 2.77 ft at 4:00PM Mar 25, 2015Observed: 2.77 ft at 4:15PM Mar 25, 2015Observed: 2.77 ft at 4:30PM Mar 25, 2015Observed: 2.77 ft at 4:45PM Mar 25, 2015Observed: 2.77 ft at 5:00PM Mar 25, 2015Observed: 2.77 ft at 5:15PM Mar 25, 2015Observed: 2.77 ft at 5:30PM Mar 25, 2015Observed: 2.77 ft at 5:45PM Mar 25, 2015Observed: 2.77 ft at 6:00PM Mar 25, 2015Observed: 2.77 ft at 6:15PM Mar 25, 2015Observed: 2.77 ft at 6:30PM Mar 25, 2015Observed: 2.78 ft at 6:45PM Mar 25, 2015Observed: 2.78 ft at 7:00PM Mar 25, 2015Observed: 2.79 ft at 7:15PM Mar 25, 2015Observed: 2.79 ft at 7:30PM Mar 25, 2015Observed: 2.8 ft at 7:45PM Mar 25, 2015Observed: 2.8 ft at 8:00PM Mar 25, 2015Observed: 2.8 ft at 8:15PM Mar 25, 2015Observed: 2.8 ft at 8:30PM Mar 25, 2015Observed: 2.8 ft at 8:45PM Mar 25, 2015Observed: 2.81 ft at 9:00PM Mar 25, 2015Observed: 2.81 ft at 9:15PM Mar 25, 2015Observed: 2.81 ft at 9:30PM Mar 25, 2015Observed: 2.81 ft at 9:31PM Mar 25, 2015Observed: 2.82 ft at 9:45PM Mar 25, 2015Observed: 2.82 ft at 10:00PM Mar 25, 2015Observed: 2.82 ft at 10:15PM Mar 25, 2015Observed: 2.82 ft at 10:30PM Mar 25, 2015Observed: 2.83 ft at 10:45PM Mar 25, 2015Observed: 2.83 ft at 11:00PM Mar 25, 2015Observed: 2.83 ft at 11:15PM Mar 25, 2015Observed: 2.83 ft at 11:30PM Mar 25, 2015Observed: 2.84 ft at 11:45PM Mar 25, 2015Observed: 2.84 ft at 12:00AM Mar 26, 2015Observed: 2.85 ft at 12:15AM Mar 26, 2015Observed: 2.85 ft at 12:30AM Mar 26, 2015Observed: 2.86 ft at 12:45AM Mar 26, 2015Observed: 2.87 ft at 1:00AM Mar 26, 2015Observed: 2.87 ft at 1:15AM Mar 26, 2015Observed: 2.88 ft at 1:30AM Mar 26, 2015Observed: 2.89 ft at 1:45AM Mar 26, 2015Observed: 2.9 ft at 2:00AM Mar 26, 2015Observed: 2.91 ft at 2:15AM Mar 26, 2015Observed: 2.92 ft at 2:30AM Mar 26, 2015Observed: 2.93 ft at 2:45AM Mar 26, 2015Observed: 2.94 ft at 3:00AM Mar 26, 2015Observed: 2.95 ft at 3:15AM Mar 26, 2015Observed: 2.96 ft at 3:30AM Mar 26, 2015Observed: 2.97 ft at 3:45AM Mar 26, 2015Observed: 2.98 ft at 4:00AM Mar 26, 2015Observed: 2.99 ft at 4:15AM Mar 26, 2015Observed: 3 ft at 4:30AM Mar 26, 2015Observed: 3 ft at 4:45AM Mar 26, 2015Observed: 3.01 ft at 5:00AM Mar 26, 2015Observed: 3.02 ft at 5:15AM Mar 26, 2015Observed: 3.04 ft at 5:30AM Mar 26, 2015Observed: 3.05 ft at 5:45AM Mar 26, 2015Observed: 3.06 ft at 6:00AM Mar 26, 2015Observed: 3.07 ft at 6:15AM Mar 26, 2015Observed: 3.08 ft at 6:30AM Mar 26, 2015Observed: 3.09 ft at 6:45AM Mar 26, 2015Observed: 3.1 ft at 7:00AM Mar 26, 2015Observed: 3.12 ft at 7:15AM Mar 26, 2015Observed: 3.12 ft at 7:30AM Mar 26, 2015Observed: 3.13 ft at 7:45AM Mar 26, 2015Observed: 3.14 ft at 8:00AM Mar 26, 2015Observed: 3.15 ft at 8:15AM Mar 26, 2015Observed: 3.16 ft at 8:30AM Mar 26, 2015Observed: 3.17 ft at 8:45AM Mar 26, 2015Observed: 3.18 ft at 9:00AM Mar 26, 2015Observed: 3.19 ft at 9:15AM Mar 26, 2015Observed: 3.2 ft at 9:30AM Mar 26, 2015Observed: 3.2 ft at 9:31AM Mar 26, 2015Observed: 3.21 ft at 9:45AM Mar 26, 2015Observed: 3.22 ft at 10:00AM Mar 26, 2015Observed: 3.24 ft at 10:15AM Mar 26, 2015Observed: 3.26 ft at 10:30AM Mar 26, 2015Observed: 3.28 ft at 10:45AM Mar 26, 2015Observed: 3.31 ft at 11:00AM Mar 26, 2015Observed: 3.34 ft at 11:15AM Mar 26, 2015Observed: 3.37 ft at 11:30AM Mar 26, 2015Observed: 3.4 ft at 11:45AM Mar 26, 2015Observed: 3.42 ft at 12:00PM Mar 26, 2015Observed: 3.44 ft at 12:15PM Mar 26, 2015Observed: 3.46 ft at 12:30PM Mar 26, 2015Observed: 3.47 ft at 12:45PM Mar 26, 2015Observed: 3.48 ft at 1:00PM Mar 26, 2015Observed: 3.5 ft at 1:15PM Mar 26, 2015Observed: 3.52 ft at 1:30PM Mar 26, 2015Observed: 3.55 ft at 1:45PM Mar 26, 2015Observed: 3.58 ft at 2:00PM Mar 26, 2015Observed: 3.6 ft at 2:15PM Mar 26, 2015Observed: 3.62 ft at 2:30PM Mar 26, 2015Observed: 3.65 ft at 2:45PM Mar 26, 2015Observed: 3.67 ft at 3:00PM Mar 26, 2015Observed: 3.69 ft at 3:15PM Mar 26, 2015Observed: 3.71 ft at 3:30PM Mar 26, 2015Observed: 3.73 ft at 3:45PM Mar 26, 2015Observed: 3.74 ft at 4:00PM Mar 26, 2015Observed: 3.76 ft at 4:15PM Mar 26, 2015Observed: 3.79 ft at 4:30PM Mar 26, 2015Observed: 3.81 ft at 4:45PM Mar 26, 2015Observed: 3.82 ft at 5:00PM Mar 26, 2015Observed: 3.84 ft at 5:15PM Mar 26, 2015Observed: 3.86 ft at 5:30PM Mar 26, 2015Observed: 3.88 ft at 5:45PM Mar 26, 2015Observed: 3.9 ft at 6:00PM Mar 26, 2015Observed: 3.92 ft at 6:15PM Mar 26, 2015Observed: 3.94 ft at 6:30PM Mar 26, 2015Observed: 3.96 ft at 6:45PM Mar 26, 2015Observed: 3.98 ft at 7:00PM Mar 26, 2015Observed: 4 ft at 7:15PM Mar 26, 2015Observed: 4.02 ft at 7:30PM Mar 26, 2015Observed: 4.04 ft at 7:45PM Mar 26, 2015Observed: 4.05 ft at 8:00PM Mar 26, 2015Observed: 4.07 ft at 8:15PM Mar 26, 2015Observed: 4.08 ft at 8:30PM Mar 26, 2015Observed: 4.1 ft at 8:45PM Mar 26, 2015Observed: 4.11 ft at 9:00PM Mar 26, 2015Observed: 4.12 ft at 9:15PM Mar 26, 2015Observed: 4.12 ft at 9:30PM Mar 26, 2015Observed: 4.12 ft at 9:31PM Mar 26, 2015Observed: 4.13 ft at 9:45PM Mar 26, 2015Observed: 4.14 ft at 10:00PM Mar 26, 2015Observed: 4.15 ft at 10:15PM Mar 26, 2015Observed: 4.16 ft at 10:30PM Mar 26, 2015Observed: 4.16 ft at 10:45PM Mar 26, 2015Observed: 4.16 ft at 11:00PM Mar 26, 2015Observed: 4.17 ft at 11:15PM Mar 26, 2015Observed: 4.18 ft at 11:30PM Mar 26, 2015Observed: 4.18 ft at 11:45PM Mar 26, 2015Observed: 4.18 ft at 12:00AM Mar 27, 2015Observed: 4.18 ft at 12:15AM Mar 27, 2015Observed: 4.19 ft at 12:30AM Mar 27, 2015Observed: 4.19 ft at 12:45AM Mar 27, 2015Observed: 4.19 ft at 1:00AM Mar 27, 2015Observed: 4.2 ft at 1:15AM Mar 27, 2015Observed: 4.2 ft at 1:30AM Mar 27, 2015Observed: 4.2 ft at 1:45AM Mar 27, 2015Observed: 4.2 ft at 2:00AM Mar 27, 2015Observed: 4.2 ft at 2:15AM Mar 27, 2015Observed: 4.21 ft at 2:30AM Mar 27, 2015Observed: 4.22 ft at 2:45AM Mar 27, 2015Observed: 4.22 ft at 3:00AM Mar 27, 2015Observed: 4.22 ft at 3:15AM Mar 27, 2015Observed: 4.23 ft at 3:30AM Mar 27, 2015Observed: 4.23 ft at 3:45AM Mar 27, 2015Observed: 4.23 ft at 4:00AM Mar 27, 2015Observed: 4.24 ft at 4:15AM Mar 27, 2015Observed: 4.25 ft at 4:30AM Mar 27, 2015Observed: 4.25 ft at 4:45AM Mar 27, 2015Observed: 4.25 ft at 5:00AM Mar 27, 2015Observed: 4.26 ft at 5:15AM Mar 27, 2015Observed: 4.26 ft at 5:30AM Mar 27, 2015Observed: 4.27 ft at 5:45AM Mar 27, 2015Observed: 4.27 ft at 6:00AM Mar 27, 2015Observed: 4.28 ft at 6:15AM Mar 27, 2015Observed: 4.28 ft at 6:30AM Mar 27, 2015Observed: 4.28 ft at 6:45AM Mar 27, 2015Observed: 4.29 ft at 7:00AM Mar 27, 2015Observed: 4.29 ft at 7:15AM Mar 27, 2015Observed: 4.3 ft at 7:30AM Mar 27, 2015Observed: 4.3 ft at 7:45AM Mar 27, 2015Observed: 4.31 ft at 8:00AM Mar 27, 2015Observed: 4.31 ft at 8:15AM Mar 27, 2015Observed: 4.32 ft at 8:30AM Mar 27, 2015Observed: 4.32 ft at 8:45AM Mar 27, 2015Observed: 4.32 ft at 9:00AM Mar 27, 2015Observed: 4.32 ft at 9:15AM Mar 27, 2015Observed: 4.33 ft at 9:30AM Mar 27, 2015Observed: 4.33 ft at 9:31AM Mar 27, 2015Observed: 4.33 ft at 9:45AM Mar 27, 2015Observed: 4.33 ft at 10:00AM Mar 27, 2015Observed: 4.33 ft at 10:15AM Mar 27, 2015Highest Observation: 4.34 ft at 10:30AM Mar 27, 2015Highest Observation: 4.34 ft at 10:45AM Mar 27, 2015Highest Observation: 4.34 ft at 11:00AM Mar 27, 2015Highest Observation: 4.34 ft at 11:15AM Mar 27, 2015Highest Observation: 4.34 ft at 11:30AM Mar 27, 2015Highest Observation: 4.34 ft at 11:45AM Mar 27, 2015Highest Observation: 4.34 ft at 12:00PM Mar 27, 2015Highest Observation: 4.34 ft at 12:15PM Mar 27, 2015Highest Observation: 4.34 ft at 12:30PM Mar 27, 2015Highest Observation: 4.34 ft at 12:45PM Mar 27, 2015Highest Observation: 4.34 ft at 1:00PM Mar 27, 2015Highest Observation: 4.34 ft at 1:15PM Mar 27, 2015Highest Observation: 4.34 ft at 1:30PM Mar 27, 2015Observed: 4.33 ft at 1:45PM Mar 27, 2015Observed: 4.33 ft at 2:00PM Mar 27, 2015Observed: 4.33 ft at 2:15PM Mar 27, 2015Highest Forecast: 4.2 ft 8:00PM Mar 27, 2015Forecast: 4.1 ft 2:00AM Mar 28, 2015Forecast: 3.9 ft 8:00AM Mar 28, 2015Forecast: 3.6 ft 2:00PM Mar 28, 2015Forecast: 3.4 ft 8:00PM Mar 28, 2015Forecast: 3.3 ft 2:00AM Mar 29, 2015Forecast: 3.2 ft 8:00AM Mar 29, 2015Forecast: 3 ft 2:00PM Mar 29, 2015Forecast: 2.9 ft 8:00PM Mar 29, 2015Forecast: 2.8 ft 2:00AM Mar 30, 2015Forecast: 2.8 ft 8:00AM Mar 30, 2015USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesWILN6(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (3:01PM Mar 27, 2015)ObservedForecast (issued 11:14AM Mar 27)Latest observed value: 4.33 ft at 2:15 PM EDT 27-Mar-2015. Flood Stage is 8 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 Ellicott Creek below Williamsville are issued routinely year-round.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 12
Moderate Flood Stage: 10
Flood Stage: 8
Action Stage: 6
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 11.59 ft on 03/31/1960
(2) 11.19 ft on 02/25/1985
(3) 10.35 ft on 12/29/2008
(4) 10.10 ft on 01/09/1998
(5) 9.94 ft on 01/25/1999
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 9.07 ft on 11/26/2014
(2) 9.68 ft on 12/23/2013
(3) 8.04 ft on 03/09/2009
(4) 8.30 ft on 02/13/2009
(5) 10.35 ft on 12/29/2008
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 1.60 ft on 09/01/1998
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12 Major flood, widespread residential flooding. In Amherst, North Forest to Hopkins, Maple to French including Getzville. In Williamsville, Lehn Springs Drive. In Tonawanda, Ellicott Creek Road to Interstate 290, Colvin to Niagara Falls Blvd. In Cheektowaga and Lancaster, Aero Drive area, Bowmansville Fire Atation area. UB bike path flooded.
10 Moderate flood, extensive flooding in Ellicott Creek Park and minor flooding in surrounding neighborhoods in Tonawanda. UB bike path flooded and closed. Aero Drive, Holtz to Transit Roads in Cheektowaga closed. Flooding around Bowmansville Fire Hall. Areas east of North Forest from Maple to French Roads subject to sewer backups.
8 Flood stage, some flooding begins along Aero Drive from Holtz to Transit Roads in Cheektowaga. Also some flooding along the flood control project area in Amherst such as the bike path and golf course. Minor flooding in Ellicott Creek Park. Little or no overall damage.
6 Action stage, high flows. No flooding.
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Latitude: 42.977778° N, Longitude: 78.763889° 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
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Elevation
(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 586.41 ft 594.41 ft  

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