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Mohawk River at Utica Stage (ft)UCAN6(plotting HPIRZ) Graph Created (1:00PM Apr 20, 2024)Flood Stage is 403 ft
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NOTE: Stage measured manually and reported by river observer. No automated gauge on-site.

NOTE: Forecasts for the Mohawk River at Utica are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 407
Moderate Flood Stage: 405
Flood Stage: 403
Action Stage: 401
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 411.11 ft on 01/04/1907
(2) 408.90 ft on 03/14/1977
(3) 408.00 ft on 09/09/2011
(4) 408.00 ft on 03/05/1979
(5) 407.85 ft on 01/09/1998
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 403.10 ft on 02/26/2016
(2) 403.45 ft on 04/04/2015
(3) 403.00 ft on 10/17/2014
(4) 404.30 ft on 05/17/2014
(5) 405.35 ft on 03/31/2014
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

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407 Major flood stage. Water gets onto North Gennesee Street between downtown Utica and the Thruway connector.
406 Water gets onto Leland and Wurtz Avenues and reaches Canal Corp building. Part of Canal Corp parking lot is flooded.
405 Moderate flood stage.
404 Water overflows onto the wharf at the Utica Canal terminal. River Street in Oriskany is also flooded.
403 Minor flood stage. Water reaches roads that cross the flats including River Street in Oriskany.
402 Water is two feet from the top of the wall at the Canal terminal.
401 Action stage.
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Latitude: 43.108611° N, Longitude: 75.222222° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
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Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 403 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 0 ft 403 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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