Funding for this site is provided by:
42°48'15.1", long 73°50'51.6" referenced to North
American Datum of 1983, Saratoga County, NY, Hydrologic Unit 02020004,
on right bank 180 ft upstream from Vischer Ferry Dam at Lock 7 on Erie
(Barge) Canal, 1.0 mi upstream from Stony Creek and Vischer Ferry, 7.0
mi downstream from Schenectady, and 12 mi upstream from mouth.
PERIOD OF RECORD.--
June 1913 to September 1919 (published in
1914 as "at Barge Canal lock 7"), October 1919 to January
1926 and November 2014 to current year (gage heights only).
Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 200.00 ft above
NGVD of 1929. Prior to November 2014, at different sites and
Considerable regulation of stage by Lock 7 on the Erie
(Barge) Canal and Vischer Ferry Dam hydroelectric facility. Water Years
2015-16: Records fair.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD.--
Maximum discharge, about 140,000
/s, March 28, 1914, caused by breakup of upstream ice
jam, gage height, 7.6 ft, datum then in use; maximum gage height, 13.60
ft, July 1, 2015; minimum gage height, 8.80 ft, Apr. 27, 2015.
Peak Flow and Stage Information
River Ice Jam Monitoring