This station is operated in cooperation
Hudson River-Black River Regulating
Lat 43°21'10", long 74°16'13"
referenced to North American Datum of 1983, Hamilton County, NY,
Hydrologic Unit 02020002, on left bank 1.5 mi downstream from West
Branch Sacandaga River, on State Highway 30, and 4.5 mi upstream from
PERIOD OF RECORD.--
September 1911 to current year.
Water-stage recorder and crest-stage gage. Datum of gage
is 881.31 ft above NGVD of 1929. Prior to July 24, 1929, nonrecording
gage at site 300 ft upstream at same datum.
Records good except those for estimated daily
discharges, which are poor. Some seasonal regulation on West Branch
Sacandaga River at Piseco Lake Outlet, about 17 mi upstream, and, since
1959, diurnal fluctuation caused by powerplant 4 mi upstream from
station at Lake Algonquin. Minor fluctuations caused by mill upstream.
Satellite and telephone gage-height telemeter at station.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD.--
Maximum discharge, 32,000
/s, Mar. 27, 1913, gage height, 11.0 ft, from floodmarks
at site then in use; maximum gage height, 13.32 ft, Mar. 1, 1955 (ice
jam); minimum discharge, about 16 ft3
/s, Sept. 30, 1913,
gage height, 1.17 ft; minimum gage height, 1.03 ft, Sept. 1,
Derived from NY Annual Water-Data Report 2013
Peak Flow and Stage Information