Chenango River Levels
June 2 2023
Discharge Volume Today-47.4 cfs (-5.04%) since yesterday
25.97% of normal • Very Low
Total streamflow across the
was last observed at
cfs, and is expected to yield approximately
acre-ft of water today; about 26%
River levels are low and may signify a drought.
Average streamflow for this time of year is
with recent peaks last observed at
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.