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ALL DATA ARE EASTERN STANDARD TIME

USGS 04266500 RAQUETTE RIVER AT PIERCEFIELD NY

PROVISIONAL DATA SUBJECT TO REVISION

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This station is operated in cooperation with:
   Brookfield Renewable Power


LOCATION.--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.
DRAINAGE AREA.--721 mi2.
PERIOD OF RECORD.--August 1908 to current year.
REVISED RECORDS.--WSP 604: 1924. WSP 1387: 1910, 1913, 1914(M), 1916, 1921. WDR NY-82-1: Drainage area.
GAGE.--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.
REMARKS.--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 ft3/s, May 1, 2011, gage height, 13.40 ft; minimum discharge not determined.
EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD.--Maximum discharge, about 7,000 ft3/s, May 1, 1900 (from New York State Museum Bulletin 85).
Derived from NY Annual Water-Data Report 2013

Peak Flow and Stage Information
This station managed by the NY Water Science Center, Troy.

Available Parameters Available Period
All 2 Available Parameters for this site
  
00060 Discharge 2007-10-01  2014-10-01
00065 Gage height 2014-06-03  2014-10-01

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Discharge, cubic feet per second

Most recent instantaneous value: 336   10-01-2014  14:45 EST
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Daily discharge, cubic feet per second -- statistics for Oct 1 based on 105 years of record more
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(1912)
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Value Oct 1
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Median Mean 75th
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Max
(1939)
28 336 406 555 769 902 3210


Gage height, feet

Most recent instantaneous value: 3.53   10-01-2014  14:45 EST
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