This station is operated in cooperation
National Weather Service
U.S. Geological Survey
Lat 44°40'54", long 73°28'16"
referenced to North American Datum of 1983, Clinton County, NY,
Hydrologic Unit 02010006, on right bank at Plattsburgh, 600 ft
downstream from dam, 3.0 mi upstream from mouth, and 5.5 mi downstream
from Mead Brook.
PERIOD OF RECORD.--
March 1903 to September 1930, October 1943 to
current year. Prior to October 1943, published as "near
WSP 345: Drainage area. WSP 384: 1909-10
(monthly discharge only). WSP 1387: 1907-8. WSP 1437: 1908 (minimum
Water-stage recorder and crest-stage gage. Datum of gage
is 155.74 ft above NGVD of 1929. Prior to Nov. 12, 1919, nonrecording
gage, and Nov. 12, 1919 to Sept. 30, 1930, water-stage recorder, at
site 1.5 mi upstream at different datum.
Records good except those for estimated daily
discharges, which are poor. Considerable diurnal fluctuation caused by
power and industrial operations. Slight regulation by storage in Upper
and Lower Saranac Lakes. During the year, the city of Plattsburgh
diverted an average of 3.36 ft3
/s from Saranac River and
Mead and West Brooks, tributaries upstream from station, for municipal
supply. About 1 ft3
/s diverted from Great Chazy River basin
into Saranac River for water supply of State Institutions at Dannemora.
Satellite and telephone gage-height telemeter at station.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD.--
Maximum discharge, 14,400
/s, Nov. 9, 1996, gage height, 12.11 ft; minimum
discharge not determined.
Peak Flow and Stage Information