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Unadilla River at Rockdale, NY (RCKN6)


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Inundation Levels
NAVD88 Stage

1,007.2*15.3*
Record Crest: 14.22 ft
1,005.914.0

Major Flooding Begins

1,004.913.0

Moderate Flooding Begins

1,003.912.0

Minor Flooding Begins

1,002.911.0
1,001.910.0
1,000.99.0

Near Flooding Begins

999.98.0
* = Extended rating
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4.9 ft at 06/28/2017 21:30:00 UTC
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 13
Moderate Flood Stage: 12
Flood Stage: 11
Action Stage: 8
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 14.22 ft on 09/08/2011
(2) 13.96 ft on 06/29/2006
(3) 12.98 ft on 12/31/1942
(4) 12.64 ft on 03/14/1977
(5) 12.62 ft on 03/26/1979
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 14.22 ft on 09/08/2011
(2) 13.96 ft on 06/29/2006
(3) 11.83 ft on 04/04/2005
(4) 11.04 ft on 04/10/2001
(5) 11.81 ft on 02/28/2000
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.

Graphical representation of flood inundation for NWS flood categories are based on steady state hydraulic modeling of water surface elevations for incremented discharges. Map shows approximate inundation areas for given water surface elevations and should not be used for navigation or permitting or other legal purposes, but strictly as a planning reference tool.

Site-specific information:
A report discussing the technical aspects of these maps can be found here. These maps represent unobstructed flow conditions and may be unrepresentative when ice jams and/or debris are in place.

Extended rating:
Rating Curve Extension - The Rating Curve Extension is calculated by using either a linear, logarithmic, or hydraulic technique to extend the rating curve above the currently established relationship between stage and flow.

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14.22 Record flood event of september 2011. Widespread and severe flood inundation occurred to residences and businesses along the river. Millions of dollars in damage were reported.
13.96 Flood level of June 2006. Flooding was widespread and severe with water several feet deep in many locations near the river along Route 8 from Mount Upton to Sidney.
13 Major flood stage. Much of Route 8 is flooded north and south of Rockdale including several residences and businesses. Flooding threatens residences in Mount Upton along Bridge Street. Damages at this stage are typically severe.
12.6 Numerous cellars along the river are flooded.
12 Moderate flood stage. Several homes and businesses are flooded in various spots along Route 8 between Rockwells Mills and Sidney. Flooding reaches properties and residences on County Route 1 at Rockdale. Hitching Post Lane floods. Residences on County Road 1B and the lower parts of Tall Pines Campground are flooded.
11 Flood stage. Widespread flooding of farmland occurs along the river. County Route 8 at the intersection of High Bridge Road is flooded.
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(1) looking upstream
(2) view of gagehouse
(3) looking downstream
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Graphical representation of flood inundation for NWS flood categories are based on steady state hydraulic modeling of water surface elevations for incremented discharges. Map shows approximate inundation areas for given water surface elevations and should not be used for navigation or permitting or other legal purposes, but strictly as a planning reference tool.