This station is operated in cooperation
National Weather Service
NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
U.S. Geological Survey
Lat 42°48'00", long 74°15'46"
referenced to North American Datum of 1983, Schenectady County, NY,
Hydrologic Unit 02020005, on right bank 0.4 mi south of Burtonsville,
3.3 mi north of Esperance, and about 15 mi upstream from mouth.
PERIOD OF RECORD.--
October 1939 to current year.
WDR NY-82-1: 1981(average discharge). WDR
NY-90-1: Drainage area.
Water-stage recorder and crest-stage gage. Datum of gage
is 507.98 ft above NGVD of 1929.
Records fair except those for estimated daily
discharges, which are poor. Flow regulated to some extent by
Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Project about 37 mi upstream. Entire
flow, runoff from 315 mi2
, except for periods of spill,
diverted from Schoharie Reservoir through Shandaken Tunnel into Esopus
Creek upstream from Ashokan Reservoir for water supply of City of New
York. For days of reservoir outflow greater than 10 ft3
see station 01350101. Satellite and telephone gage-height telemeter at
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD.--
Maximum discharge, 128,000
/s, Aug. 29, 2011, gage height, 17.46 ft, from floodmark
in gage house, from rating curve extended above 75,000 ft3
on basis of runoff comparison of peak flows from contracted-opening and
flow-over-road measurement and slope-area measurement at site 3.3 mi
upstream; minimum discharge, 2.4 ft3
/s, Sept. 24, 25, 1964,
gage height, 0.30 ft.
EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD.--
Floods of March 1936 and
September 1938 reached stages of 10.5 and 10.2 ft, respectively, from
information provided by local resident. However, flood of October 1903
is known to have reached a higher stage than the 1936 or 1938
PERIOD OF DAILY RECORD1.--
DISCHARGE: October 2012 to current year.
1 Water-Quality Records
Peak Flow and Stage Information