Chenango River

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Chenango River Levels

June 2 2023

1,770 ACRE-FT

Discharge Volume Today
-47.4 cfs (-5.04%) since yesterday
25.97% of normal Very Low

Total streamflow across the Chenango River was last observed at 893 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 1770 acre-ft of water today; about 26% of normal. River levels are low and may signify a drought. Average streamflow for this time of year is 3437 cfs, with recent peaks last observed at 64,910 cfs on 2011-09-08.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Chenango River Near Chenango Forks Ny reporting a streamflow rate of 574 cfs. This is also the deepest point on the Chenango River, with a gage stage of 2.93 ft. This river is monitored from 3 different streamgauging stations along the Chenango River, the highest being perched at an elevation of 1,039 ft, the Chenango River At Sherburne Ny.

River Summary: The Chenango River is a 90-mile-long river that flows through central New York, draining into the Susquehanna River. Its name is derived from the Oneida word "Chenangoh," meaning "beautiful river." The river played a significant role in the region's early history, serving as a transportation route for early settlers and later as a source of power for mills and factories. Today, the river is primarily used for recreational purposes, with popular activities including fishing, canoeing, and kayaking. Several reservoirs and dams are located along the river, including the Earlville Dam, the Chenango Canal Dam, and the Whitney Point Dam. These structures provide hydroelectric power and regulate water flow for flood control. The Chenango River also supports a variety of agricultural activities, including dairy and crop farming.

Last Updated 2023-06-01
Streamflow 892.6 cfs
Percent Normal 25.97%
Maximum 64,910.0 cfs

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