Funding for this site is provided by:
43°21'10", long 74°16'13" referenced to North
American Datum of 1983, Hamilton County, NY, Hydrologic Unit 02020002,
on left bank 1.5 mi downstream from West Branch Sacandaga River, on
State Highway 30, and 4.5 mi upstream from Hope.
PERIOD OF RECORD.--
September 1911 to current year.
WSP 711: Drainage area.
Water-stage recorder and crest-stage gage. Datum of gage
is 881.31 ft above NGVD of 1929 and 880.91 ft above NAVD of 1988
(VERTCON). Prior to July 24, 1929, nonrecording gage at site 300 ft
upstream at same datum.
Some seasonal regulation on West Branch Sacandaga
River at Piseco Lake Outlet, about 17 mi upstream, and, since 1959,
diurnal fluctuation caused by powerplant 4 mi upstream from station at
Lake Algonquin. Minor fluctuations caused by mill upstream.
Water Years 2014-18: Records good except those for estimated daily
discharges, which are poor.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD.--
Maximum discharge, 32,000 ft³/s,
Mar. 27, 1913, gage height, 11.0 ft, from floodmarks at site then in
use; maximum gage height, 13.32 ft, Mar. 1, 1955 (ice jam); minimum
discharge, about 16 ft³/s, Sept. 30, 1913, gage height, 1.17 ft;
minimum gage height, 1.03 ft, Sept. 1, 1999.
Peak Flow and Stage Information