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LOCATION.--Lat 43°45'20", long 74°16'35" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, Hamilton County, NY, Hydrologic Unit 02020001, at Indian Lake Dam on Indian River, and 2.0 mi south of village of Indian Lake.
DRAINAGE AREA.--131 mi².
PERIOD OF RECORD.--July 1900 to current year (daily gage heights prior to October 1975, elevations thereafter). Prior to October 1956, published as "Indian Lake Reservoir near Indian Lake". Prior to October 2003, daily observations at 0800 hours.
REVISIONS HISTORY.--WDR NY-94-1: 1993 (change in contents).
GAGE.--Water-stage recorder. Prior to January 1998, nonrecording gage read once daily. Datum of gage is NGVD of 1929. To convert elevations to NAVD of 1988, subtract 0.28 ft (VERTCON). Prior to October 1975, at datum 1,617.91 ft higher, not 1,617.95 ft higher as previously published.
COOPERATION.--Elevation record and capacity table provided by Board of Hudson River-Black River Regulating District.
REMARKS.--Reservoir is formed by masonry dam, completed in 1898. Usable capacity, about 4.668 bil ft³ at elevation 1,651.29 ft (crest of spillway). Sills of double sluice gates at lowest outlet at elevation 1,615.50 ft. Dead storage unknown. Figures given herein represent usable contents. Water is used for power development, for improvement of navigation in lower Hudson River, and to compensate for flow diverted from Hudson River at Glens Falls into Champlain (Barge) Canal.
Capacity table (elevation, in feet, and usable contents, in billions of cubic feet)

Elevation  Contents      Elevation  Contents
1,618.0     0.212        1,640.0     2.733
1,622.0     0.344        1,646.0     3.725
1,628.0     0.972        1,652.0     4.808
1,634.0     1.810        1,657.0     5.844

EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD.--Maximum elevation observed, 1,656.71 ft, present datum, Mar. 28, 1913, contents, 5.781 bil ft³; minimum elevation observed, about 1,616.8 ft, present datum, Feb. 13, 1948, contents, 0.20 bil ft³.

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Instantaneous elevation data provided by Hudson River - Black River Regulating District, not reviewed by the USGS.

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Lake or reservoir water surface elevation above NGVD 1929, feet

Most recent instantaneous value: 1642.71 12-19-2018   01:15 EST
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