This station is operated in cooperation
Lat 44°59'46", long 73°21'37"
referenced to North American Datum of 1927, Clinton County, NY,
Hydrologic Unit 02010006, on left bank at outlet of Lake Champlain in
Rouses Point, and 1.0 mi south of Fort Montgomery ruins.
PERIOD OF RECORD.--
March 1871 to current year (daily gage
heights prior to October 1970, elevations thereafter: those for
1871-1907 published in WSP 894). Gage heights prior to Oct. 1, 1925,
published as "Richelieu River at Fort Montgomery, Rouses
Point". Maximum and minimum monthly gage heights for October 1863
to December 1870 at St. Johns, Quebec (published in WSP 97) are not
considered part of the current period of record since that location is
about 22 mi north of Rouses Point. Discharge records for January 1875
to September 1916 at "Chambly, Quebec," published in WSP 65,
82, 97, 129, 170, 206, 424, and 1307 have been found to be unreliable
and should not be used. Daily discharge record for "Richelieu
River at Fryers Rapids, Quebec," published in Water Survey of
Canada annual reports.
Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is NGVD of 1929.
Prior to May 1923, nonrecording gage located in Fort Montgomery, and
May 1923 to October 1938, nonrecording gage at present site. Prior to
October 1970, at datum 93.00 ft higher.
Area of lake surface about 490 mi2
volume below 92.5 ft elevation, reported by Lake Champlain Studies
Center, 902.2 bil ft3
. Satellite and telephone gage-height
telemeter at station.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD.--
Maximum elevation, 103.20 ft,
May 6, 2011; minimum elevation observed, 92.17 ft, Oct. 23, 1941.
EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD.--
Maximum elevation known
since at least 1827, 102.1 ft, May 4, 1869, from marks at railroad
bridge near present gage, according to data published on p. 428 of the
Report of the Board of Engineers on Deep Waterways, 1900: U.S. 56th
Cong., 2d sess. H. Doc. 149.
Peak Flow and Stage Information