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    ALL DATA ARE EASTERN STANDARD TIME

    USGS 04273500 SARANAC RIVER AT PLATTSBURGH NY

    PROVISIONAL DATA SUBJECT TO REVISION

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    This station is operated in cooperation with:
       National Weather Service
       U.S. Geological Survey


    LOCATION.--Lat 44°40'54", long 73°28'16" referenced to North American Datum of 1983, Clinton County, NY, Hydrologic Unit 02010006, on right bank at Plattsburgh, 600 ft downstream from dam, 3.0 mi upstream from mouth, and 5.5 mi downstream from Mead Brook.
    DRAINAGE AREA.--608 mi2.
    PERIOD OF RECORD.--March 1903 to September 1930, October 1943 to current year. Prior to October 1943, published as "near Plattsburgh".
    REVISED RECORDS.--WSP 345: Drainage area. WSP 384: 1909-10 (monthly discharge only). WSP 1387: 1907-8. WSP 1437: 1908 (minimum daily only).
    GAGE.--Water-stage recorder and crest-stage gage. Datum of gage is 155.74 ft above NGVD of 1929. Prior to Nov. 12, 1919, nonrecording gage, and Nov. 12, 1919 to Sept. 30, 1930, water-stage recorder, at site 1.5 mi upstream at different datum.
    REMARKS.--Records good except those for estimated daily discharges, which are poor. Considerable diurnal fluctuation caused by power and industrial operations. Slight regulation by storage in Upper and Lower Saranac Lakes. During the year, the city of Plattsburgh diverted an average of 3.36 ft3/s from Saranac River and Mead and West Brooks, tributaries upstream from station, for municipal supply. About 1 ft3/s diverted from Great Chazy River basin into Saranac River for water supply of State Institutions at Dannemora. Satellite and telephone gage-height telemeter at station.
    EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD.--Maximum discharge, 14,400 ft3/s, Nov. 9, 1996, gage height, 12.11 ft; minimum discharge not determined.
    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  2014-08-28
    00065 Gage height 2014-04-30  2014-08-28

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    Discharge, cubic feet per second

    Most recent instantaneous value: 432   08-28-2014  07:30 EST
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    Daily discharge, cubic feet per second -- statistics for Aug 28 based on 98 years of record more
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    (1987)
    25th
    percen-
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    Median Most Recent
    Instantaneous
    Value Aug 28
    Mean 75th
    percen-
    tile
    Max
    (2011)
    185 313 418 432 452 512 2010


    Gage height, feet

    Most recent instantaneous value: 3.20   08-28-2014  07:30 EST
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