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Schoharie Creek at Burtonsville Stage (ft)Flow (cfs)Forecast: 1.8 ft 7:00PM Feb 16, 2020Forecast: 1.8 ft 1:00AM Feb 17, 2020Forecast: 1.8 ft 7:00AM Feb 17, 2020Forecast: 1.8 ft 1:00PM Feb 17, 2020Forecast: 1.8 ft 7:00PM Feb 17, 2020Forecast: 1.8 ft 1:00AM Feb 18, 2020Forecast: 1.7 ft 7:00AM Feb 18, 2020Forecast: 1.7 ft 1:00PM Feb 18, 2020Forecast: 1.7 ft 7:00PM Feb 18, 2020Forecast: 1.8 ft 1:00AM Feb 19, 2020Highest Forecast: 2 ft 7:00AM Feb 19, 2020USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesBRTN6(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (5:00PM Feb 16, 2020)ObservedForecast (issued 10:46AM Feb 16)Latest observed value: 0.94 ft at 6:00 AM EST 13-Feb-2020. Flood Stage is 6 ft
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NOTE: Gauge reading may be affected by ice. Forecast flows are unadjusted for ice.

NOTE: Forecasts for the Schoharie Creek at Burtonsville are issued routinely year-round.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 10
Moderate Flood Stage: 8
Flood Stage: 6
Action Stage: 4.5
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 17.46 ft on 08/29/2011
(2) 12.88 ft on 01/20/1996
(3) 12.39 ft on 10/16/1955
(4) 11.23 ft on 04/05/1987
(5) 10.50 ft on 03/19/1936
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 6.20 ft on 06/14/2013
(2) 9.33 ft on 09/08/2011
(3) 17.46 ft on 08/29/2011
(4) 7.92 ft on 03/12/2011
(5) 7.71 ft on 03/31/2010
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 0.30 ft on 09/24/1964

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17.46 New record flood with Tropical Storm Irene in August 2011. Widespread flooding in the region.
10 Major flood stage.
8 Moderate flood stage. Water reaches homes in Lost Valley.
7 Water reaches Priddle Camp Road.
6 Minor flood stage. Water reaches lowest houses in Burtonsville.
5 The river is nearly bankfull and the road to Lost Valley is under water.
4.5 Action stage. Water threatens access road to Lost Valley.
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Latitude: 42.800000° N, Longitude: 74.263333° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 6 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
Vertical Datum Elevation
(gauge height = 0)
(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 29 507.98 ft 513.98 ft Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
MSL Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
Other Not Available Not Available  

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