This station is operated in cooperation
NYS Department of Environmental
Lat 43°16'10", long 73°35'45"
referenced to North American Datum of 1983, Washington County, NY,
Hydrologic Unit 02020003, on left bank 40 ft upstream from Irving Paper
Mill, 150 ft south of River Street in Fort Edward, and 0.4 mi upstream
from bridge on State Highway 197.
PERIOD OF RECORD.--
January 1899 to December 1908, December 1976
to current year.
Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 100.00 ft above
NGVD of 1929. Prior to December 1976, nonrecording gage at different
site and datum.
Records good except those for estimated daily
discharges, which are poor. Flow regulated appreciably by Great
Sacandaga Lake since March 1930 (see station 01323500) and Indian Lake
since 1898 (see station 01314500). Diurnal fluctuation caused by
powerplants upstream from station. Water is diverted into St. Lawrence
River basin through Glens Falls feeder, Bond Creek, and Champlain
(Barge) Canal, and occasionally may be received from that basin through
summit level of Champlain (Barge) Canal at Dunham Basin. Satellite and
telephone gage-height telemeter at station.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD.--
(December 1976 to current year)
Maximum discharge, 48,800 ft3
/s, Apr. 29, 2011, gage height,
31.34 ft; minimum discharge, 234 ft3
/s, July 25, 1983;
minimum gage height, 19.33 ft, Sept. 4, 1978.
EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD.--
Maximum discharge, 89,100
/s, Mar. 28, 1913, at site about 14 mi upstream (drainage
area, 2,779 mi2
Derived from NY Annual Water-Data Report 2012
Peak Flow and Stage Information