Funding for this site is provided by:
42°49'41.37", long 73°59'25.34" referenced to North
American Datum of 1983, Schenectady County, NY, Hydrologic Unit
02020004, on right bank 330 ft downstream of Lock 8 on the Erie (Barge)
Canal, 2.9 mi west of Schenectady.
PERIOD OF RECORD.--
December 2011 to current year (gage heights
Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 200.00 ft above
NGVD of 1929. Prior to Oct. 1, 2013, datum of gage was 199.61 ft above
NGVD of 1929, not 200.00 ft above NGVD of 1929 as previously
Considerable regulation of stage by Lock 8 on the Erie
(Barge) Canal about 330 ft upstream and Vischer Ferry Dam hydroelectric
facility about 10.7 mi downstream.
Water Years 2014-16: Records fair.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD.--
Maximum gage height, 24.22 ft,
Jan. 13, 2014 (ice jam); minimum gage height, 8.64 ft, Apr. 27,
EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD.--
Flood of Aug. 29, 2011,
reached a stage of 33.02 ft, from floodmarks in downstream cabin of
Lock 8 about 350 ft upstream, from information provided by New York
State Canal Corporation.
Peak Flow and Stage Information
River Ice Jam Monitoring