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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Middle Atlantic River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Chemung River at Elmira are issued routinely year-round.
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Upstream Gauge - at Corning Upstream Gauge Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - at Chemung
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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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Latitude/Longitude Disclaimer: The gauge location shown in the above map is the approximate location based on the latitude/longitude coordinates provided to the NWS by the gauge owner.
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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.
(1) looking upstream
(2) view of gagehouse
(3) looking downstream

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Potential River Levels - Used to
Potential River Levels
Used to Estimate the Chance of Flooding and the Range of Possible River Levels
10 Day (HEFS) 7 Day (NAEFS) 7 Day (GEFS)
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Note: Use the official hydrograph at the top of this web page for river levels within the next 72 hours.

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