This station is operated in cooperation
New York State Canals
Lat 42°55'45.3", long 74°37'58.4"
referenced to North American Datum of 1983, Montgomery County, NY,
Hydrologic Unit 02020004, on right bank at downstream side of bridge on
State Highway 80 at Fort Plain, and 0.8 mi upstream from mouth.
PERIOD OF RECORD.--
October 1949 to September 1989, July 2014 to
Water-stage recorder and crest-stage gage. Datum of gage
is 321.98 ft above NGVD of 1929. Oct. 1949 to Sept. 1989, at site 0.4
mi downstream. Prior to Oct. 1, 1973, at datum 18.82 ft lower, Oct. 1,
1973 to Sept. 30, 1986, at datum 19.82 ft lower, and Oct. 1, 1986 to
Sept. 30, 1989, at datum 20.82 ft lower.
Water Years 2015-16: Records fair except those for
estimated daily discharges, which are poor.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD.--
Maximum discharge, 10,400
/s, Oct. 28, 1981, gage height, 11.24 ft, site and datum
then in use, in gage well, 11.8 ft, site and datum then in use, from
floodmarks, from rating curve extended above 3,200 ft3
basis of contracted-opening measurement of peak flow at present site;
maximum gage height, at least 13.6 ft but less than 13.9 ft, site and
datum then in use, Jan. 26, 1989 (ice jam); minimum discharge, 0.6
/s, Nov. 30, 1964.
EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD.--
Flood of June 28, 2013,
reached a stage of 17.52 ft, present site and datum, from floodmarks,
19.60 ft, former site and datum, from floodmarks, discharge, 24,600
/s, on basis of runoff comparison of peak flow from
slope-area measurement at site 2.3 mi upstream.
Peak Flow and Stage Information