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This station is operated in cooperation with:
   New York City Department of Environmental Protection
   NYS Department of Environmental Conservation

LOCATION.--Lat 42°06'52", long 74°21'51" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, Ulster County, NY, Hydrologic Unit 02020006, on left bank at outlet of Shandaken tunnel on Esopus Creek, 70 ft upstream from State Highway 28 bridge, and 3.3 mi northwest of Phoenicia. Water-quality sampling site at discharge station.
PERIOD OF RECORD.--February 1924 to September 1950 and October 1960 to September 1996 (monthly and yearly discharge only), December 1996 to current year. (Prior to October 1950, published in WSP 1302, October 1960 to September 1970, in WSP 2102). Records for October 1950 to September 1960 are unpublished and available in files of the Geological Survey.
REVISED RECORDS.--WDR NY-04-1: 1998-99, 2001, 2003.
GAGE.--Water-stage recorder. Concrete control since May 8, 1998. Datum of gage is 965.7 ft above NGVD of 1929 (from levels by New York State Department of Transportation).
REMARKS.--Records good except those for estimated daily discharges, which are poor. Flow completely regulated by Schoharie Reservoir. Stage-discharge relation affected by backwater during high flows along Esopus Creek. Records prior to October 1996 provided by Department of Environmental Protection, City of New York. Satellite gage-height and temperature telemeter at station.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD.--Maximum discharge, 933 ft3/s, Apr. 22, 23, 24, 25, 1999, gage height, 5.58 ft; maximum gage height, 10.85 ft, Aug. 28, 2011, affected by backwater; minimum discharge, 0.04 ft3/s, Sept. 24, 2012; minimum gage height since concrete control, 1.71 ft, Sept. 24, 2012.
PERIOD OF RECORD1.--PESTICIDE DATA: 1999-2011 (b), 2012 (a).
INSTRUMENTATION1.--Water-temperature satellite telemeter provides 15-minute-interval readings.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF DAILY RECORD1.--WATER TEMPERATURE: Prior to Oct. 1, 2007--Maximum, 25.5°C, Aug. 4, 5, 2006; minimum (water years 1998-99, 2002-07), 0.0°C, Jan. 19, 1999, and may have also occurred during period of missing record January 1999.
WATER TEMPERATURE: After Oct. 1, 2007--Maximum recorded, 23.7°C, Sept. 1, 2012, but may have been higher during period of instrument malfunction in Aug. 2010; minimum, 1.1°C, Mar. 4, 2008.
1 Water-Quality Records
Derived from NY Annual Water-Data Report 2012

Peak Flow and Stage Information

Stage-discharge relation may be affected by backwater when flow exceeds 2,000 ft3/s at Esopus Creek at Allaben, NY (01362200)
This station managed by the NY Water Science Center, Troy.

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00060 Discharge 2007-10-01  2014-07-23
00065 Gage height 2014-03-25  2014-07-23
00010 Temperature, water 2007-10-01  2014-07-23

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Discharge, cubic feet per second

Most recent instantaneous value: 97   07-23-2014  08:30 EST
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97 98 152 210. 243 265 769

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Most recent instantaneous value: 3.24   07-23-2014  08:30 EST
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