The citizens' not-for-profit advocacy group for the Gilboa Dam and Schoharie Reservoir

Water Flow Data

The U.S. Geological Service provides Real-Time Water Flow Data or "Live" sites that "transmit water flow data to the web database, every 1 to 4 hours". Water Flow Data informaton includes; Discharge, cubic feet per second, Gage height and feet information ( terms and sample graphs ).

Spend some time monitoring the USGS Live Water Flow Gauge Stations. If the cfs at Gilboa is 11,00' and rising, the creek just beginning to flood and you should stay tuned to local authorities for advice regarding what to do if there is a possible need to evacuate.

USGS Stream flow main page:

USGS Live Water Flow Gauge Stations in order, Hudson River Basin:

Schoharie and New York City Current Reservoir Levels

To view the current water input into the Schoharie Reservoir use the USGS Real-time links above or go to USGS Real Time Data for New York: Streamflow and bookmark it for quick reference.

To use the information, find the Hudson River Basin heading, scroll to #01350000 (Schoharie Creek at Prattsville NY) for the amount of water going into the Schoharie Reservoir at the southern end, remember the Schoharie Creek flows northward; it indicated input of 426 cubic feet / second going in at 5:15 this a.m. Scroll to #01362230-Diversion from the Schoharie Reservoir (Shandaken Tunnel) the amount of water flowing out of the Schoharie Reservoir; 546 cfs at 5:15 this a.m.

As you can see, more water was going out of the reservoir than was coming in at the 5:15 a.m. reading. This site also shows all the monitoring sites along the Schoharie Creek from Gilboa to Burtonsville. Some steams do not have USGS monitoring sites, i.e. Cobleskill Creek or Fox Creek.

The DEP ( Department of Environmental Protection ) website displays a Current Reservoir Levels map for the New York City Water Supply System. This map allows you to check "the latest reservoir levels, consumption data and overall watershed precipitation". Data is included for the following Reservoirs; Cannonsville, Schoharie, Ashokan, Pepacton, Rondout, Neversink Reservoir, and Croton System.

DCC Inc hopes that this will help answer questions you might have about potential flooding. If you have further questions feel free to e-mail us by using the "Contact Us" link to your left.