Chemung River

Streamflow Hydrology Weather

Chemung River Levels

October 4 2023

2,329 ACRE-FT

Discharge Volume Today
-81.0 cfs (-6.45%) since yesterday
28.76% of normal Very Low

Total streamflow across the Chemung River was last observed at 1,174 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 2,329 acre-ft of water today; about 29% of normal. River levels are low and may signify a drought. Average streamflow for this time of year is 4,083 cfs, with recent peaks last observed on 2014-05-17 when daily discharge volume was observed at 106,400 cfs.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Chemung River At Chemung Ny reporting a streamflow rate of 421 cfs. However, the streamgauge with the highest stage along the river is the Chemung River At Corning Ny with a gauge stage of 14.81 ft. This river is monitored from 3 different streamgauging stations along the Chemung River, the highest being situated at an altitude of 916 ft, the Chemung River At Corning Ny.

Last Updated 2023-10-04
Streamflow 1,174.0 cfs
Percent of Normal 28.76%
Maximum 106,400.0 cfs

About the chemung river

The Chemung River is a 45-mile-long tributary of the Susquehanna River in New York and Pennsylvania. It has served as an important transportation route for Native American tribes and later, European settlers. The river flows through the cities of Elmira and Corning, and is used for recreational activities such as fishing, boating, and kayaking. The river's watershed covers 2,600 square miles and includes several reservoirs and dams, including the Chemung River Dam and the Harris Hill Dam. These structures help regulate the river's flow and provide water for agricultural purposes. In recent years, the Chemung River has seen improvements in water quality and wildlife habitat due to conservation efforts by local organizations.

Streamgauge Streamflow Gauge Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Chemung River At Corning Ny
USGS 01529950
341 cfs 14.81 ft -8.82
Chemung River At Elmira Ny
USGS 01530332
412 cfs 1.16 ft -7.21
Chemung River At Chemung Ny
USGS 01531000
421 cfs 3.12 ft -3.66

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Chemung River Maximum Total Discharge

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Chemung River Year Over Year Discharge

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