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Available Parameters
00010 Temperature, water(Max.,Min.,Mean)  
62619 Elevation, ocean/est, NGVD29(Mean,Tid.,Tid.,Tid.,Tid.)  

Water year 2019: 2018-10-01 to 2019-09-30
 

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2019
01359139 HUDSON RIVER AT ALBANY, NY
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.
REVISIONS HISTORY - WDR NY-90-1: Drainage area.
SURFACE-WATER RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - October 1972 to September 1976 and April 1981 to September 1999 (monthly maximum, minimum, and mean elevations), October 1999 to September 2002 (daily high, low, and mean elevations), October 2002 to current year.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is NGVD of 1929. To convert elevations to NAVD of 1988, subtract 0.76 ft. Prior to Feb. 27, 2002, at site 1,000 ft upstream at datum 10.00 ft lower.
REMARKS - Blanks in tables are the result of only one high or low tide during a day or interruption of record.
EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD - Flood of Feb. 9, 1857, reached an elevation of 21.71 ft, present datum, 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, present datum, discharge, 240,000 ft³/s (estimated, tide affected) from information provided by Board of Hudson River-Black River Regulating District.
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.
WATER-QUALITY RECORDS
PERIOD OF DAILY RECORD - WATER TEMPERATURE: February 2002 to current year.
INSTRUMENTATION - Water-temperature satellite and telephone telemeter provides 15-minute-interval readings.
REMARKS - Temperature readings prior to Oct. 1, 2007, rounded to nearest 0.5 °C. Interruption of record was due to malfunction of recording instrument.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF DAILY RECORD - 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.