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Chenango River near Chenango Forks Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 5.88 ft at 9:30PM Oct 25, 2021Observed: 5.88 ft at 9:45PM Oct 25, 2021Observed: 5.88 ft at 10:00PM Oct 25, 2021Observed: 5.87 ft at 10:30PM Oct 25, 2021Observed: 5.88 ft at 10:45PM Oct 25, 2021Observed: 5.88 ft at 11:00PM Oct 25, 2021Observed: 5.87 ft at 11:30PM Oct 25, 2021Observed: 5.87 ft at 11:45PM Oct 25, 2021Observed: 5.87 ft at 12:00AM Oct 26, 2021Observed: 5.87 ft at 12:30AM Oct 26, 2021Observed: 5.87 ft at 12:45AM Oct 26, 2021Observed: 5.87 ft at 1:00AM Oct 26, 2021Observed: 5.88 ft at 1:30AM Oct 26, 2021Observed: 5.88 ft at 1:45AM Oct 26, 2021Observed: 5.88 ft at 2:00AM Oct 26, 2021Observed: 5.88 ft at 2:30AM Oct 26, 2021Observed: 5.89 ft at 2:45AM Oct 26, 2021Observed: 5.89 ft at 3:00AM Oct 26, 2021Observed: 5.89 ft at 3:30AM Oct 26, 2021Observed: 5.9 ft at 3:45AM Oct 26, 2021Observed: 5.9 ft at 4:00AM Oct 26, 2021Observed: 5.91 ft at 4:30AM Oct 26, 2021Observed: 5.91 ft at 4:45AM Oct 26, 2021Observed: 5.92 ft at 5:00AM Oct 26, 2021Observed: 5.93 ft at 5:30AM Oct 26, 2021Observed: 5.94 ft at 5:45AM Oct 26, 2021Observed: 5.94 ft at 6:00AM Oct 26, 2021Observed: 5.97 ft at 6:30AM Oct 26, 2021Observed: 5.99 ft at 6:45AM Oct 26, 2021Observed: 6 ft at 7:00AM Oct 26, 2021Observed: 6.03 ft at 7:30AM Oct 26, 2021Observed: 6.05 ft at 7:45AM Oct 26, 2021Observed: 6.06 ft at 8:00AM Oct 26, 2021Observed: 6.09 ft at 8:30AM Oct 26, 2021Observed: 6.1 ft at 8:45AM Oct 26, 2021Observed: 6.11 ft at 9:00AM Oct 26, 2021Observed: 6.14 ft at 9:30AM Oct 26, 2021Observed: 6.16 ft at 9:45AM Oct 26, 2021Observed: 6.18 ft at 10:00AM Oct 26, 2021Observed: 6.22 ft at 10:30AM Oct 26, 2021Observed: 6.24 ft at 10:45AM Oct 26, 2021Observed: 6.26 ft at 11:00AM Oct 26, 2021Observed: 6.33 ft at 11:30AM Oct 26, 2021Observed: 6.38 ft at 11:45AM Oct 26, 2021Observed: 6.42 ft at 12:00PM Oct 26, 2021Observed: 6.54 ft at 12:30PM Oct 26, 2021Observed: 6.6 ft at 12:45PM Oct 26, 2021Observed: 6.67 ft at 1:00PM Oct 26, 2021Observed: 6.84 ft at 1:30PM Oct 26, 2021Observed: 6.94 ft at 1:45PM Oct 26, 2021Observed: 7.05 ft at 2:00PM Oct 26, 2021Observed: 7.29 ft at 2:30PM Oct 26, 2021Observed: 7.42 ft at 2:45PM Oct 26, 2021Observed: 7.57 ft at 3:00PM Oct 26, 2021Observed: 7.87 ft at 3:30PM Oct 26, 2021Observed: 8.04 ft at 3:45PM Oct 26, 2021Observed: 8.21 ft at 4:00PM Oct 26, 2021Observed: 8.52 ft at 4:30PM Oct 26, 2021Observed: 8.66 ft at 4:45PM Oct 26, 2021Observed: 8.79 ft at 5:00PM Oct 26, 2021Observed: 9.04 ft at 5:30PM Oct 26, 2021Observed: 9.15 ft at 5:45PM Oct 26, 2021Observed: 9.26 ft at 6:00PM Oct 26, 2021Observed: 9.46 ft at 6:30PM Oct 26, 2021Observed: 9.56 ft at 6:45PM Oct 26, 2021Observed: 9.65 ft at 7:00PM Oct 26, 2021Observed: 9.82 ft at 7:30PM Oct 26, 2021Observed: 9.9 ft at 7:45PM Oct 26, 2021Observed: 9.97 ft at 8:00PM Oct 26, 2021Observed: 10.04 ft at 8:15PM Oct 26, 2021Observed: 10.1 ft at 8:30PM Oct 26, 2021Observed: 10.17 ft at 8:45PM Oct 26, 2021Observed: 10.21 ft at 9:00PM Oct 26, 2021Observed: 10.26 ft at 9:15PM Oct 26, 2021Observed: 10.3 ft at 9:30PM Oct 26, 2021Observed: 10.35 ft at 9:45PM Oct 26, 2021Observed: 10.39 ft at 10:00PM Oct 26, 2021Observed: 10.39 ft at 10:15PM Oct 26, 2021Observed: 10.45 ft at 10:30PM Oct 26, 2021Observed: 10.48 ft at 10:45PM Oct 26, 2021Observed: 10.5 ft at 11:00PM Oct 26, 2021Observed: 10.54 ft at 11:15PM Oct 26, 2021Observed: 10.56 ft at 11:30PM Oct 26, 2021Observed: 10.58 ft at 11:45PM Oct 26, 2021Observed: 10.59 ft at 12:00AM Oct 27, 2021Observed: 10.6 ft at 12:15AM Oct 27, 2021Observed: 10.61 ft at 12:30AM Oct 27, 2021Observed: 10.62 ft at 12:45AM Oct 27, 2021Observed: 10.62 ft at 1:00AM Oct 27, 2021Highest Observation: 10.63 ft at 1:15AM Oct 27, 2021Highest Observation: 10.63 ft at 1:30AM Oct 27, 2021Observed: 10.62 ft at 1:45AM Oct 27, 2021Observed: 10.61 ft at 2:00AM Oct 27, 2021Observed: 10.6 ft at 2:15AM Oct 27, 2021Observed: 10.58 ft at 2:30AM Oct 27, 2021Observed: 10.57 ft at 2:45AM Oct 27, 2021Observed: 10.54 ft at 3:00AM Oct 27, 2021Observed: 10.52 ft at 3:15AM Oct 27, 2021Observed: 10.51 ft at 3:30AM Oct 27, 2021Observed: 10.51 ft at 3:45AM Oct 27, 2021Observed: 10.47 ft at 4:00AM Oct 27, 2021Observed: 10.44 ft at 4:15AM Oct 27, 2021Observed: 10.42 ft at 4:30AM Oct 27, 2021Observed: 10.41 ft at 4:45AM Oct 27, 2021Observed: 10.38 ft at 5:00AM Oct 27, 2021Observed: 10.37 ft at 5:15AM Oct 27, 2021Observed: 10.36 ft at 5:30AM Oct 27, 2021Observed: 10.34 ft at 5:45AM Oct 27, 2021Observed: 10.33 ft at 6:00AM Oct 27, 2021Observed: 10.3 ft at 6:15AM Oct 27, 2021Observed: 10.3 ft at 6:30AM Oct 27, 2021Observed: 10.27 ft at 6:45AM Oct 27, 2021Observed: 10.26 ft at 7:00AM Oct 27, 2021Observed: 10.24 ft at 7:15AM Oct 27, 2021Observed: 10.23 ft at 7:30AM Oct 27, 2021Observed: 10.2 ft at 7:45AM Oct 27, 2021Observed: 10.19 ft at 8:00AM Oct 27, 2021Observed: 10.17 ft at 8:15AM Oct 27, 2021Observed: 10.14 ft at 8:30AM Oct 27, 2021Observed: 10.13 ft at 8:45AM Oct 27, 2021Observed: 10.11 ft at 9:00AM Oct 27, 2021Observed: 10.08 ft at 9:30AM Oct 27, 2021Observed: 10.03 ft at 9:45AM Oct 27, 2021Observed: 10 ft at 10:00AM Oct 27, 2021Observed: 9.99 ft at 10:15AM Oct 27, 2021Observed: 9.95 ft at 10:30AM Oct 27, 2021Observed: 9.92 ft at 10:45AM Oct 27, 2021Observed: 9.89 ft at 11:00AM Oct 27, 2021Observed: 9.83 ft at 11:30AM Oct 27, 2021Observed: 9.81 ft at 11:45AM Oct 27, 2021Observed: 9.77 ft at 12:00PM Oct 27, 2021Observed: 9.71 ft at 12:30PM Oct 27, 2021Observed: 9.69 ft at 12:45PM Oct 27, 2021Observed: 9.66 ft at 1:00PM Oct 27, 2021Observed: 9.61 ft at 1:30PM Oct 27, 2021Observed: 9.58 ft at 1:45PM Oct 27, 2021Observed: 9.55 ft at 2:00PM Oct 27, 2021Observed: 9.49 ft at 2:30PM Oct 27, 2021Observed: 9.46 ft at 2:45PM Oct 27, 2021Observed: 9.44 ft at 3:00PM Oct 27, 2021Observed: 9.4 ft at 3:30PM Oct 27, 2021Observed: 9.37 ft at 3:45PM Oct 27, 2021Observed: 9.35 ft at 4:00PM Oct 27, 2021Observed: 9.3 ft at 4:30PM Oct 27, 2021Observed: 9.29 ft at 4:45PM Oct 27, 2021Observed: 9.26 ft at 5:00PM Oct 27, 2021Observed: 9.22 ft at 5:30PM Oct 27, 2021Observed: 9.21 ft at 5:45PM Oct 27, 2021Observed: 9.19 ft at 6:00PM Oct 27, 2021Observed: 9.15 ft at 6:30PM Oct 27, 2021Observed: 9.14 ft at 6:45PM Oct 27, 2021Observed: 9.13 ft at 7:00PM Oct 27, 2021Observed: 9.1 ft at 7:30PM Oct 27, 2021Observed: 9.09 ft at 7:45PM Oct 27, 2021Observed: 9.07 ft at 8:00PM Oct 27, 2021Highest Forecast: 9.1 ft 2:00AM Oct 28, 2021Forecast: 9 ft 8:00AM Oct 28, 2021Forecast: 8.8 ft 2:00PM Oct 28, 2021Forecast: 8.6 ft 8:00PM Oct 28, 2021Forecast: 8.3 ft 2:00AM Oct 29, 2021Forecast: 8 ft 8:00AM Oct 29, 2021Forecast: 7.7 ft 2:00PM Oct 29, 2021Forecast: 7.4 ft 8:00PM Oct 29, 2021Forecast: 7.4 ft 2:00AM Oct 30, 2021Forecast: 7.8 ft 8:00AM Oct 30, 2021Forecast: 8.2 ft 2:00PM Oct 30, 2021USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesCNON6(plotting HGIRZ) Graph Created (9:15PM Oct 27, 2021)ObservedForecast (issued 2:59PM Oct 27)Latest observed value: 9.07 ft at 8:00 PM EDT 27-Oct-2021. Flood Stage is 10 ft
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Datum: NAVD88
NOTE: Forecasts for the Chenango River near Chenango Forks are issued routinely year-round.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 14
Moderate Flood Stage: 12.6
Flood Stage: 10
Action Stage: 8
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 20.30 ft on 07/08/1935
(2) 15.26 ft on 03/18/1936
(3) 14.99 ft on 02/04/1982
(4) 14.93 ft on 09/08/2011
(5) 14.34 ft on 04/03/2005
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 11.88 ft on 12/25/2020 (P)
(2) 10.93 ft on 09/18/2018
(3) 10.48 ft on 08/09/2013
(4) 14.93 ft on 09/08/2011
(5) 10.96 ft on 04/28/2011
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

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20.3 Widespread and devastating flooding occurred throughout Chenango Bridge, Port Crane, Dickinson and northern sections of the City of Binghamton along the Chenango River. Interstate 81 would become impassable between Exits 5 and 6.
18 Widespread and catastrophic flooding increases in homes and businesses on Chenango Bridge Road, River Road, and Upper Front Street down to the Binghamton flood wall protection area.
14.9 Flood of Sepember 2011. Widespread severe flooding of homes and businesses from the Route 79 bridge at Chenango Forks to the City of Binghamton confluence. Parts of Interstate 88 between Exits 1 and 2 become flooded and impassable. Upper Front Street and Route 11 closed due to flooding.
14.5 Severe flooding expands as backwater along Castle Creek floods low spots of the Northgate and Nimmonsburg plazas on Upper Front Street. Backwater flooding also spreads across Front Street near Broome Community College from the Fairfield Inn to Forest Hills Boulevard. Front Street/Route 11 closed in many areas.
14 Major flood stage. Widespread inundation in the Town of Chenango Broad Acres area. Flooding expands across carmichael and Bishop Roads to Upper Front Street/Route 12. Chenango Ice Rink floods. River Road between Airport and Teeburn Boulevard floods.
13.7 Severe first floor flooding of homes in the Broad Acres area between Carmichael Road, Jacobs Highway and Edwards Lane.
13.3 Flood of March 1964. Flooding of up to 100 homes occurred in the Broad Acres area affecting Edwards Lane, Merrill Road, Bishop Road and Jacobs Highway.
12.6 Moderate flood stage. Flood of March 1979. Approximately 25 homes in the Broad Acres area experienced basement to first floor flooding, including Edwards Lane, Jacobs Highway, Carmichael Road, Bishop Road and Peninsula Drive. Boland Pond marsh is inundated and Thomas Creek backs up flooding portions of Woodland Road and businesses on the north side of Route 12a. Fallon Road cut off by flood water.
12.3 Flood of December 1983. About 15 homes had flooded basements on Edwards Lane and Jacobs Highway in the Broad Acres area. A few homes on Cards Road in Chenango Forks also flooded.
12 The Chenango Bridge golf course and the Chenango Bridge Sports park become inundated. Otsiningo and Port Dickinson Parks become inundated. Flood waters approach Mcgirks Tavern.
11 The soccer fields and low lying trails at Otsiningo Park North flood.
10.3 Water flows over the Otsiningo Park southern walkways.
10 Flood stage. Flooding of lowlands near the river occurs in the Towns of Chenango and Fenton. The Chenango Bridge Sports Park begins to flood. Parts of Port Dickinson Park begin to flood.
(1) looking upstream
(2) view of gagehouse
(3) looking downstream
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Latitude: 42.218056° N, Longitude: 75.848611° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 10 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 871.18 ft 881.18 ft Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 871.63 ft 881.63 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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