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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Middle Atlantic River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Canisteo River at West Cameron are issued routinely year-round.

Vertical datum height surveyed by the USGS

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 21
Moderate Flood Stage: 18
Flood Stage: 17
Action Stage: 11
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 23.48 ft on 06/23/1972
(2) 22.40 ft on 07/08/1935
(3) 20.91 ft on 01/19/1996
(4) 18.09 ft on 05/28/1946
(5) 17.55 ft on 09/26/1975
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 17.20 ft on 08/19/2021
(2) 20.91 ft on 01/19/1996
(3) 17.55 ft on 09/26/1975
(4) 23.48 ft on 06/23/1972
(5) 17.19 ft on 03/07/1956
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 3.27 ft on 09/03/1939
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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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23.48 This level represents the June 1972 record flood. Widespread catastrophic flooding occurs throughout the river basin.
21 Water covers most of the railroad tracks along the river. Railroad Street and the lower part of Bath Street in the Village of Cameron are likely inundated. Many parts of Canisteo-River Road (CR-119) are flooded at this level.
20.9 This level was the flood crest from the January 19, 1996 flood. FEMA flood insurance risk maps indicate that this also approximately marks the 100 year (1 percent) floodplain. Your property is at risk for flooding during a moderate to major flood event. A 100 year flood is a flood that has a 1 percent chance of occurring in any year.
18 Portions of Canisteo-River Road (CR-119) are flooded near the bridge west of the Village of Cameron. A few farms nearest the river are isolated by flood waters.
17 Flooding spreads in to the agricultural areas along the river from West Cameron to the Village of Cameron.
(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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