Chenango River

Streamflow Hydrology Weather

Chenango River Levels

May 21 2024

3,955 ACRE-FT

Discharge Volume Today
-328.0 cfs (-14.13%) since yesterday
53.59% of normal Low

Total streamflow across the Chenango River was last observed at 1,994 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 3,955 acre-ft of water today; about 54% of normal. River levels are low and may signify a drought. Average streamflow for this time of year is 3,721 cfs, with recent peaks last observed on 2011-09-08 when daily discharge volume was observed at 64,910 cfs.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Chenango River Near Chenango Forks Ny reporting a streamflow rate of 1,280 cfs. This is also the highest stage along the Chenango River, with a gauge stage of 3.54 ft at this location. This river is monitored from 3 different streamgauging stations along the Chenango River, the highest being situated at an altitude of 1,039 ft, the Chenango River At Sherburne Ny.

Last Updated 2024-05-21
Streamflow 1,994.0 cfs
Percent of Normal 53.59%
Maximum 64,910.0 cfs

About the chenango river

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.

Streamgauge Streamflow Gauge Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Chenango River At Sherburne Ny
USGS 01505000
222 cfs 2.32 ft -6.72
Chenango River At Greene Ny
USGS 01507000
492 cfs 3.11 ft -9.56
Chenango River Near Chenango Forks Ny
USGS 01512500
1280 cfs 3.54 ft -16.88

Peak Annual Discharge

Chenango River Maximum Total Discharge

Seasonal Comparison

Chenango River Year Over Year Discharge

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