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This station is operated in cooperation with:
   National Weather Service
   New York General Services Administration
   NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
   U.S. Geological Survey

LOCATION.--Lat 42°38'46", long 73°44'51" referenced to North American Datum of 1983, Albany County, NY, Hydrologic Unit 02020006, on right bank 0.1 mi upstream from bridge on U.S. Highways 9 and 20 in Albany, and 0.7 mi downstream from railroad bridge. Water-quality sampling site at elevation station.
DRAINAGE AREA.--8,288 mi2.
PERIOD OF RECORD.--October 1972 to September 1976, April 1981 to current year.
REVISED RECORDS.--WDR NY-90-1: Drainage area.
GAGE.--Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is NGVD of 1929. Prior to Feb. 27, 2002, at site 1,000 ft upstream at datum 10.00 ft lower.
REMARKS.--Prior to October 2002 published as maximum, minimum, and mean elevation. Blanks in tables are the result of only one high or low tide during a day or interruption of record. Satellite and telephone elevation and temperature telemeter at station.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD.--Maximum elevation, 15.49 ft, present datum, Jan. 20, 1996; minimum elevation, -4.50 ft, present datum, Mar. 8, 1986.
EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD.--Flood of Feb. 9, 1857, reached an elevation of 21.71 ft, result of ice jam, from information provided by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Flood of Mar. 28, 1913, reached an elevation of 21.45 ft, discharge, 240,000 ft3/s (estimated, tide affected) from information provided by Board of Hudson River-Black River Regulating District.
PERIOD OF DAILY RECORD1.--WATER TEMPERATURE: February 2002 to current year.
INSTRUMENTATION1.--Water-temperature satellite and telephone telemeter provides 15-minute-interval readings.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF DAILY RECORD1.--WATER TEMPERATURE: Prior to Oct. 1, 2007--Maximum, 28.5 °C, Aug. 18, 19, 21, 2002, several days during 2005 summer period, Aug. 3, 4, 5, 2007; minimum (water years 2003-07), 0.0 °C on many days during winter period.
WATER TEMPERATURE: After Oct. 1, 2007--Maximum, 29.4 °C, July 23, 2011; minimum, -0.3 °C, Mar. 3, 2009.
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This station managed by the NY Water Science Center, Troy.

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00010 Temperature, water 2007-10-01  2015-08-03
62619 Est/ocean elev, NGVD 2007-10-01  2015-08-03

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Temperature, water, degrees Celsius

Most recent instantaneous value: 26.9   08-03-2015  04:30 EST
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Estuary or ocean water surface elevation above NGVD 1929, feet

Most recent instantaneous value: 4.29   08-03-2015  04:30 EST
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