Watershed Profile: Sing Sing Creek near Big Flats, NY

Watershed Overview
Sing Sing Creek flows south into the Chemung River, near Big Flats, NY. The entire watershed is contained within western Chemung County, NY. The monitoring station is located south of Big Flats, NY near the confluence with the Chemung River.
Drainage Characteristics
  • Drainage Area (square miles): 35.16
  • Total Stream Length (miles): 65.7
  • Average Annual Flow at Station (NHD) (cfs): 37.2
  • Population (2020): 5,456
Stream Classifications (New York)
Classification Use Miles
Class C Support Fisheries (Non-Contact) 57.13
Class C (T) Support Fisheries, Non-Contact With Trout Population 5.39
Class C (TS) Support Fisheries, Non-Contact With Trout Spawning 2.15
Class D Fishing, But Does Not Support Fish Propagation 1.06
Total 65.73
  • Land Use
  • Description Percentage
    Water 0.21
    Developed Open Space 7.19
    Low Urban 4.41
    Medium Urban 2.62
    High Urban 1.81
    Barren 0.13
    Deciduous Forest 40.92
    Coniferous Forest 1.21
    Mixed Forest 16.87
    Shrub Scrub 0.75
    Grassland Herbaceous 0.40
    Pasture/Hay 17.21
    Cropland 4.66
    Wetlands 1.59
Underlying Geology
Rock Type Percentage
Shale 99.99
Recent Results
Sample Time 4/24/2024 6:00:00 AM
Temperature  (C) 10.96
Specific Conductivity  (mS/cm) 0.021
PH 7.81
Turbidity  (NTU+) 6.3
Dissolved Oxygen  (mg/L) 9.29
Dissolved Oxygen (last month of readings)
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Natural Gas
  • Natural Gas Pads 0
  • Natural Gas Water Withdrawals 0
Public Water Supply Withdrawals
  • Groundwater 12
  • Surface Water 0
NPDES Discharges
Description Count
Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation 0
Mining/Quarry 0
Stormwater 5
Wastewater Treatment Plant/Sewage Treatment Plant 0
Other 1