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  • USGS 04260500 BLACK RIVER AT WATERTOWN NY

    PROVISIONAL DATA SUBJECT TO REVISION

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    This station is operated in cooperation with:
       Hudson River-Black River Regulating District


    LOCATION.--Lat 43°59'08", long 75°55'29" referenced to North American Datum of 1983, Jefferson County, NY, Hydrologic Unit 04150101, on right bank 200 ft downstream from Vanduzee Street bridge at Watertown, and 3.5 mi upstream from Philomel Creek.
    DRAINAGE AREA.--1,864 mi2.
    PERIOD OF RECORD.--July 1920 to current year.
    REVISED RECORDS.--WDR NY-77-1: 1974. WDR NY-85-1: Drainage area. WDR NY-93-1: 1955, 1958-60, 1962-64, 1969, 1971-72, 1974, 1976-77, 1979-82, 1984-87, 1989-92.
    GAGE.--Water-stage recorder and crest-stage gage. Datum of gage is 373.88 ft above NGVD of 1929. Prior to Sept. 3, 1921, nonrecording gage, and from Sept. 3, 1921 to Mar. 15, 1977, water-stage recorder, at site 200 ft upstream at datum 1.00 ft higher. Mar. 16, 1977 to June 12, 1992, at site 200 ft upstream at present datum.
    REMARKS.--Records good except those for estimated daily discharges, which are poor. Flow regulated by Stillwater Reservoir (station 04256500), Fulton Chain of Lakes, and other reservoirs. Extensive diurnal fluctuation at low and medium flow caused by mills and powerplants in and above Watertown. During canal season, water is diverted out of basin through Forestport feeder and Black River Canal (flowing south). Satellite and telephone gage-height and rain-gage telemeter and Hudson River-Black River Regulating District telephone gage-height telemeter at station.
    EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD.--Maximum discharge, 55,500 ft3/s, Jan. 10, 1998, gage height, 16.02 ft; minimum discharge, 10 ft3/s, Sept. 2, 1934, gage height, 0.81 ft, present datum.
    EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD.--Maximum discharge, about 39,700 ft3/s, Apr. 23, 1869 (from New York State Museum Bulletin 85).
    Derived from NY Annual Water-Data Report 2013

    Peak Flow and Stage Information
    This station managed by the NY Water Science Center, Troy.

    Available Parameters Available Period
    All 2 Available Parameters for this site
      
    00065 Gage height 2014-05-01  2014-08-29
    00060 Discharge 2007-10-01  2014-08-29

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    Gage height, feet

    Most recent instantaneous value: 3.31   08-29-2014  04:30 EST
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    Discharge, cubic feet per second

    Most recent instantaneous value: 1,870   08-29-2014  04:30 EST
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    Daily discharge, cubic feet per second -- statistics for Aug 29 based on 94 years of record more
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    (1998)
    495 1170 1380 1650 1870 1920 6260