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Chemung River at Elmira Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 1.34 ft at 3:15PM Sep 17, 2019Highest Observation: 1.35 ft at 3:30PM Sep 17, 2019Observed: 1.34 ft at 3:45PM Sep 17, 2019Highest Observation: 1.35 ft at 4:00PM Sep 17, 2019Observed: 1.34 ft at 4:15PM Sep 17, 2019Highest Observation: 1.35 ft at 4:30PM Sep 17, 2019Observed: 1.34 ft at 4:45PM Sep 17, 2019Observed: 1.34 ft at 5:00PM Sep 17, 2019Observed: 1.34 ft at 5:15PM Sep 17, 2019Observed: 1.34 ft at 5:30PM Sep 17, 2019Observed: 1.33 ft at 5:45PM Sep 17, 2019Observed: 1.33 ft at 6:00PM Sep 17, 2019Observed: 1.33 ft at 6:15PM Sep 17, 2019Observed: 1.34 ft at 6:30PM Sep 17, 2019Observed: 1.33 ft at 6:45PM Sep 17, 2019Observed: 1.34 ft at 7:00PM Sep 17, 2019Observed: 1.33 ft at 7:15PM Sep 17, 2019Observed: 1.33 ft at 7:30PM Sep 17, 2019Observed: 1.33 ft at 7:45PM Sep 17, 2019Observed: 1.33 ft at 8:00PM Sep 17, 2019Observed: 1.33 ft at 8:15PM Sep 17, 2019Observed: 1.33 ft at 8:30PM Sep 17, 2019Observed: 1.33 ft at 8:45PM Sep 17, 2019Observed: 1.33 ft at 9:00PM Sep 17, 2019Observed: 1.33 ft at 9:15PM Sep 17, 2019Observed: 1.33 ft at 9:30PM Sep 17, 2019Observed: 1.33 ft at 9:45PM Sep 17, 2019Observed: 1.33 ft at 10:00PM Sep 17, 2019Observed: 1.33 ft at 10:15PM Sep 17, 2019Observed: 1.33 ft at 10:30PM Sep 17, 2019Observed: 1.33 ft at 10:45PM Sep 17, 2019Observed: 1.33 ft at 11:00PM Sep 17, 2019Observed: 1.33 ft at 11:15PM Sep 17, 2019Observed: 1.33 ft at 11:30PM Sep 17, 2019Observed: 1.33 ft at 11:45PM Sep 17, 2019Observed: 1.33 ft at 12:00AM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.33 ft at 12:15AM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.33 ft at 12:30AM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.33 ft at 12:45AM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.33 ft at 1:00AM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.32 ft at 1:15AM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.32 ft at 1:30AM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.32 ft at 1:45AM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.33 ft at 2:00AM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.33 ft at 2:15AM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.33 ft at 2:30AM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.32 ft at 2:45AM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.32 ft at 3:00AM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.32 ft at 3:15AM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.32 ft at 3:30AM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.32 ft at 4:45AM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.32 ft at 5:00AM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.32 ft at 5:15AM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.32 ft at 5:30AM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.32 ft at 5:45AM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.32 ft at 6:00AM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.32 ft at 6:15AM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.32 ft at 6:30AM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.32 ft at 6:45AM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.32 ft at 7:00AM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.32 ft at 7:15AM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.32 ft at 7:30AM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.32 ft at 7:45AM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.32 ft at 8:00AM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.32 ft at 8:15AM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.32 ft at 8:30AM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.32 ft at 8:45AM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.32 ft at 9:00AM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.31 ft at 9:15AM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.31 ft at 9:30AM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.31 ft at 9:45AM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.31 ft at 10:00AM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.31 ft at 10:15AM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.31 ft at 10:30AM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.31 ft at 10:45AM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.31 ft at 11:00AM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.31 ft at 11:15AM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.31 ft at 11:30AM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.31 ft at 11:45AM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.31 ft at 12:00PM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.31 ft at 12:15PM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.32 ft at 12:30PM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.32 ft at 12:45PM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.31 ft at 1:00PM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.31 ft at 1:15PM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.31 ft at 1:30PM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.31 ft at 1:45PM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.31 ft at 2:00PM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.31 ft at 2:15PM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.31 ft at 2:30PM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.3 ft at 2:45PM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.31 ft at 3:00PM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.3 ft at 3:15PM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.31 ft at 3:30PM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.3 ft at 3:45PM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.3 ft at 4:00PM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.31 ft at 4:15PM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.31 ft at 4:30PM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.31 ft at 4:45PM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.31 ft at 5:00PM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.31 ft at 5:15PM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.31 ft at 5:30PM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.31 ft at 5:45PM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.31 ft at 6:00PM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.31 ft at 6:15PM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.31 ft at 6:30PM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.3 ft at 6:45PM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.3 ft at 7:00PM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.3 ft at 7:15PM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.31 ft at 7:30PM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.31 ft at 7:45PM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.3 ft at 8:00PM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.3 ft at 8:15PM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.3 ft at 8:30PM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.3 ft at 8:45PM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.3 ft at 9:00PM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.29 ft at 9:15PM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.3 ft at 9:30PM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.3 ft at 9:45PM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.3 ft at 10:00PM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.3 ft at 10:15PM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.3 ft at 10:30PM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.3 ft at 10:45PM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.29 ft at 11:00PM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.3 ft at 11:15PM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.3 ft at 11:30PM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.3 ft at 11:45PM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.3 ft at 12:00AM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 1.3 ft at 12:15AM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 1.29 ft at 12:30AM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 1.29 ft at 12:45AM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 1.29 ft at 1:00AM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 1.29 ft at 1:15AM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 1.29 ft at 1:30AM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 1.29 ft at 1:45AM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 1.29 ft at 2:00AM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 1.29 ft at 2:15AM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 1.29 ft at 2:30AM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 1.28 ft at 2:45AM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 1.28 ft at 3:00AM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 1.28 ft at 3:15AM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 1.29 ft at 3:30AM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 1.28 ft at 3:45AM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 1.28 ft at 4:00AM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 1.28 ft at 4:15AM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 1.28 ft at 4:30AM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 1.28 ft at 4:45AM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 1.28 ft at 5:00AM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 1.27 ft at 5:15AM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 1.27 ft at 5:30AM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 1.27 ft at 5:45AM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 1.27 ft at 6:00AM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 1.27 ft at 6:15AM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 1.27 ft at 6:30AM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 1.27 ft at 6:45AM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 1.27 ft at 7:00AM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 1.27 ft at 7:15AM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 1.27 ft at 7:30AM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 1.26 ft at 7:45AM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 1.26 ft at 8:00AM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 1.26 ft at 8:15AM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 1.26 ft at 8:30AM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 1.26 ft at 8:45AM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 1.26 ft at 9:00AM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 1.26 ft at 9:15AM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 1.26 ft at 9:30AM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 1.26 ft at 9:45AM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 1.26 ft at 10:00AM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 1.26 ft at 10:15AM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 1.26 ft at 10:30AM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 1.25 ft at 10:45AM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 1.26 ft at 11:00AM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 1.25 ft at 11:15AM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 1.25 ft at 11:30AM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 1.24 ft at 11:45AM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 1.24 ft at 12:00PM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 1.25 ft at 12:15PM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 1.24 ft at 12:30PM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 1.24 ft at 12:45PM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 1.25 ft at 1:00PM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 1.25 ft at 1:15PM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 1.25 ft at 1:30PM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 1.24 ft at 1:45PM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 1.24 ft at 2:00PM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 1.24 ft at 2:15PM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 1.24 ft at 2:30PM Sep 19, 2019Highest Forecast: 1.2 ft 8:00PM Sep 19, 2019Highest Forecast: 1.2 ft 2:00AM Sep 20, 2019Highest Forecast: 1.2 ft 8:00AM Sep 20, 2019Highest Forecast: 1.2 ft 2:00PM Sep 20, 2019Highest Forecast: 1.2 ft 8:00PM Sep 20, 2019Highest Forecast: 1.2 ft 2:00AM Sep 21, 2019Highest Forecast: 1.2 ft 8:00AM Sep 21, 2019Highest Forecast: 1.2 ft 2:00PM Sep 21, 2019Highest Forecast: 1.2 ft 8:00PM Sep 21, 2019Highest Forecast: 1.2 ft 2:00AM Sep 22, 2019Highest Forecast: 1.2 ft 8:00AM Sep 22, 2019USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesCHEN6(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (3:00PM Sep 19, 2019)ObservedForecast (issued 9:27AM Sep 19)Latest observed value: 1.24 ft at 2:30 PM EDT 19-Sep-2019. Flood Stage is 12 ft
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NOTE: Forecasts for the Chemung River at Elmira are issued routinely year-round.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 19
Moderate Flood Stage: 15
Flood Stage: 12
Action Stage: 10
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 25.20 ft on 06/23/1972
(2) 21.20 ft on 05/28/1946
(3) 19.70 ft on 09/26/1975
(4) 18.51 ft on 01/19/1996
(5) 18.30 ft on 07/09/1935
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 12.16 ft on 05/16/2014
(2) 12.19 ft on 09/03/2006
(3) 12.47 ft on 11/30/2005
(4) 13.17 ft on 04/03/2005
(5) 13.55 ft on 09/18/2004
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.

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25.46 Top of flood wall in Elmira, at 25.46 feet the highest point of the levees is reached. To be conservative 25.0 ft is used in flood warnings.
25 Water overtops the Lake Street bridge. The city of Elmira is protected by levees up to 25 feet.
23 North bank of Chemung river at Madison Avenue and Lake Street in Elmira will run over the top. Water enters Hickling Steam Station and pumps must be operated. The city is protected by levees up to 25 feet.
20 In the City of Elmira, evacuations began during the flood of 1972 caused by remnants of Hurricane Agnes. The city is protected by levees to 25 feet.
19 Major flooding begins. Homes on Morningside Drive and Country Club Drive have water on first floor. Flooding closes state route 225 and 352 near Fitch's Bridge. The city of Elmira is protected by levees up to 25 feet.
15 The City of Elmira is protected to 25 feet by levees. Moderate flooding begins in area outside of the flood protection, such as areas in and around Big Flats.
12 Minor flooding begins for areas without protective levees. Note: the City of Elmira is protected by levees to 25 feet.
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(1) looking upstream
(2) view of gagehouse
(3) looking downstream
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Latitude: 42.086389° N, Longitude: 76.801389° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 12 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 29 833.65 ft 845.65 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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