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USGS 04273500 SARANAC RIVER AT PLATTSBURGH NY

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LOCATION.--Lat 44°40'54", long 73°28'16" referenced to North American Datum of 1983, Clinton County, NY, Hydrologic Unit 04150406, 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.--Considerable diurnal fluctuation caused by power and industrial operations. Slight regulation by storage in Upper and Lower Saranac Lakes. The city of Plattsburgh diverts annually an average of less than 10 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. Water Years 2014-15: Records good except those for estimated daily discharges, which are poor.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD.--Maximum discharge, 14,400 ft3/s, Nov. 9, 1996, gage height, 12.11 ft; maximum gage height, 12.80 ft, Apr. 8, 1928, present datum, from floodmark on right bank 560 ft upstream from gage; minimum discharge not determined.

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00060 Discharge 2007-10-01  2016-12-06
00065 Gage height 2016-08-08  2016-12-06

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Discharge, cubic feet per second

Most recent instantaneous value: 976   12-06-2016   02:30 EST
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Daily discharge, cubic feet per second -- statistics for Dec 6 based on 99 years of record more
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(1909)
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Max
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140 515 740 794 976 1010 2460


Gage height, feet

Most recent instantaneous value: 4.06   12-06-2016   02:30 EST
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