This station is operated in cooperation
NYS Department of Environmental
Lat 45°00'00", long 73°30'03"
referenced to North American Datum of 1983, Clinton County, NY,
Hydrologic Unit 02010006, on left bank 500 ft upstream from bridge on
Creek Road at Perry Mills, and 7.5 mi upstream from Corbeau
PERIOD OF RECORD.--
September 1928 to September 1968, annual
maximum only--1985, 1987-89, March 1990 to current year.
Water-stage recorder and crest-stage gage. Datum of gage
is 164.93 ft above NGVD of 1929.
Records good except those for estimated daily
discharges, which are poor. At flows greater than about 2,000
/s, significant undetermined amounts of flow bypass the
gage. Records prior to October 1968 affected by diurnal fluctuation at
low and medium flow by sawmill immediately upstream. Occasional
regulation by Chazy Lake (usable capacity, about 765 mil
) and from which the Clinton Correctional Facility at
Dannemora (Saranac River basin) obtains its water supply (about 1
/s). Satellite and telephone gage-height telemeter at
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD.--
Maximum discharge, 9,700
/s, Nov. 9, 1996, gage height, 12.24 ft; maximum gage
height, 12.91 ft, from floodmark in gage house, Feb. 28, 2000 (ice
jam); minimum discharge, about 0.8 ft3
/s, Sept. 18, 1932;
minimum gage height, 1.22 ft, Sept. 6, 14, 1999.
Peak Flow and Stage Information