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River Levels

Safe river levels for boating & current water level conditions and forecasts.

River gauges measure water level and water flow. This information can be used to determine the safety and comfort level of paddling at a given time. The hydrological predictive resources provide current and projected water levels for up to three days based on predicted weather conditions.

The information below presents different sites along the Chemung River, the recommended levels for paddling, and the real-time river level for that site. Please refresh the page to see the latest live river level data. The USGS updates these charts hourly. Remember, though, that all rivers in the Chemung Basin are subject to rapid fluctuations and can rise or fall several feet in a matter of hours.

You can find maps and more here.

Go to: [Elmira] [Chemung] [Corning] [Campbell] [West Cameron] [Lindley]

Chemung River at Elmira

Recommended Levels: 1 - 4 Feet
USGS Water Data Graph for Chemung River at Elmira

Chemung River at Chemung

Recommended Levels: 3 - 6 Feet
USGS Water Data Graph for Chemung River at Chemung

Chemung River at Corning

Recommended Levels: 15 - 17 Feet
USGS Water Data Graph for Chemung River at Corning

Cohocton River Near Campbell

Recommended Levels: 2 - 3 Feet
USGS Water Data Graph for Cohocton River Near Campbell

Canisteo River at West Cameron

Recommended Levels: 5 - 7 Feet
Warning! Levels on this river can change rapidly due to upstream dam operations.
USGS Water Data Graph for Canisteo River at West Cameron

Tioga River at Lindley

Recommended Levels: 4 - 7 Feet
Warning! Levels on this river can change rapidly due to upstream dam operations.
USGS Water Data Graph for Tioga River at Lindley

Additional Data & Forecast Maps

Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service
Daily River Forecast: Chemung/Susquehanna Basins
Middle Atlantic River Forecast Center (select NY & point to gauges)