This station is operated in cooperation
NYS Department of Environmental
Lat 42°49'41.37", long 73°59'25.34"
referenced to North American Datum of 1983, Schenectady County, NY,
Hydrologic Unit 02020004, on right bank 330 ft downstream of Lock 8 of
the Erie (Barge) Canal, 2.9 mi west of Schenectady.
PERIOD OF RECORD.--
December 2011 to current year.
Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 200.00 ft above
NGVD of 1929. Prior to Oct. 1, 2013, at same site at datum 0.50 ft
Records fair. Considerable regulation of stage by Lock
8 of the Erie (Barge) Canal 330 ft upstream and Vischer's Ferry Dam
hydroelectric facility about 10.6 mi downstream. Telephone gage-height
telemeter at station.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD.--
Maximum gage height, 24.22 ft,
Jan. 13, 2014, from ice jam; minimum gage height, 9.35 ft, Sept. 12,
EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD.--
Flood of Aug. 29, 2011,
reached a stage of 33.02 ft, from floodmarks in downstream cabin of
Lock 8 about 350 ft upstream, from information provided by New York
State Canal Corporation.
Peak Flow and Stage Information