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Total streamflow across the Chemung River was last observed at 1,040 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 2,063 acre-ft of water today; about 55% of normal. River levels are low and may signify a drought. Average streamflow for this time of year is 1,883 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 389 cfs. However, the streamgauge with the highest stage along the river is the Chemung River At Corning Ny with a gauge stage of 14.69 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.

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.

July 21, 2024







Last Updated 2024-07-21
Discharge Volume 2,063 ACRE-FT
Streamflow 1,040.0 cfs
-96.0 cfs (-8.45%)
Percent of Normal 55.24%
Maximum 106,400.0 cfs
Seasonal Avg 1,883 cfs
Streamgauge Streamflow Gauge Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Chemung River At Corning Ny
USGS 01529950
309 cfs 14.69 ft -7.49
Chemung River At Elmira Ny
USGS 01530332
342 cfs 1.1 ft -10.24
Chemung River At Chemung Ny
USGS 01531000
389 cfs 2.97 ft -7.6

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The Chemung River ( shə-MUNG) is a tributary of the Susquehanna River, approximately 46.4 miles (74.7 km) long, in south central New York and northern Pennsylvania in the United States. It drains a mountainous region of the northern Allegheny Plateau in the Southern Tier of New York. The valley of the river has long been an important manufacturing center in the region but has suffered a decline in the late 20th century.

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