Funding for this site is provided by:
44°14'05", long 74°34'19" referenced to North
American Datum of 1983, St. Lawrence County, NY, Hydrologic Unit
04150305, on left bank 0.5 mi downstream from powerplant at
Piercefield, and 1.5 mi upstream from Dead Creek.
PERIOD OF RECORD.--
August 1908 to current year.
WSP 604: 1924. WSP 1387: 1910, 1913,
1914(M), 1916, 1921. WDR NY-82-1: Drainage area.
Water-stage recorder and crest-stage gage. Datum of gage
is 1,502.12 ft above NGVD of 1929 and 1,502.03 ft above NAVD of 1988.
Prior to Jan. 1, 1911, nonrecording gage at present site at datum 2.00
ft higher, and Jan. 1, 1911 to Oct. 21, 1912, nonrecording gage at
present site and datum.
Seasonal distribution of flow modified by natural
storage in lakes and ponds upstream from station and by regulation of
Forked Lake, Round Lake, Lows Lake, and Raquette Pond (Tupper Lake) at
Setting Pole Dam. Extensive diurnal fluctuation caused by powerplant at
Water Years 2014-18: Records good.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD.--
Maximum discharge, 10,400 ft³/s,
May 1, 2011, gage height, 13.40 ft; minimum discharge not
EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD.--
Maximum discharge, about
7,000 ft³/s, May 1, 1900 (from New York State Museum Bulletin
Peak Flow and Stage Information