This station is operated in cooperation
NYS Department of Environmental
Lat 44°21'30", long 73°23'40"
referenced to North American Datum of 1983, Essex County, NY,
Hydrologic Unit 02010004, on right bank 0.5 mi upstream from bridge on
State Highway 22, 2.5 mi downstream from North Branch Bouquet River,
and 3.0 mi upstream from mouth, at Willsboro.
PERIOD OF RECORD.--
August to September 1904 and August to
November 1908 (gage heights and discharge measurements only), July 1923
to September 1968, annual maximum only--1980, 1985, 1987-89, March 1990
to current year.
Water-stage recorder and crest-stage gage. Datum of gage
is 150.88 ft above NGVD of 1929. Prior to July 1923, nonrecording gages
at site 0.75 mi downstream at various datums. July 23 to Aug. 28, 1923,
nonrecording gage at site 600 ft downstream at present datum.
Records good except those for estimated daily
discharges, which are poor. Occasional diurnal fluctuation at low flow
caused by powerplant at Wadhams. Slight regulation by Lincoln Pond on
Black River. Satellite and telephone gage-height telemeter at
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD.--
Maximum discharge, 16,000
/s, Aug. 29, 2011, gage height, 12.35 ft, from floodmark
in gage house; minimum discharge, 8.8 ft3
/s, Sept. 20, 1957,
gage height, 1.84 ft.
Peak Flow and Stage Information