This station is operated in cooperation
Brookfield Renewable Power
Lat 44°14'05", long 74°34'19"
referenced to North American Datum of 1983, St. Lawrence County, NY,
Hydrologic Unit 04150305, on left bank 0.5 mi downstream from
powerplant at Piercefield, and 1.5 mi upstream from Dead Creek.
PERIOD OF RECORD.--
August 1908 to current year.
WSP 604: 1924. WSP 1387: 1910, 1913, 1914(M),
1916, 1921. WDR NY-82-1: Drainage area.
Water-stage recorder and crest-stage gage. Datum of gage
is 1,502.12 ft above NGVD of 1929. Prior to Jan. 1, 1911, nonrecording
gage at present site at datum 2.00 ft higher, and Jan. 1, 1911 to Oct.
21, 1912, nonrecording gage at present site and datum.
No estimated daily discharges. Records good. Seasonal
distribution of flow modified by natural storage in lakes and ponds
upstream from station and by regulation of Forked Lake, Round Lake,
Lows Lake, and Raquette Pond (Tupper Lake) at Setting Pole Dam.
Extensive diurnal fluctuation caused by powerplant at Piercefield.
Satellite and telephone gage-height telemeter at station.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD.--
Maximum discharge, 10,400
/s, May 1, 2011, gage height, 13.40 ft; minimum discharge
EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD.--
Maximum discharge, about
/s, May 1, 1900 (from New York State Museum
Peak Flow and Stage Information