Funding for this site is provided by:
43°21'10", long 74°16'13" referenced to North
American Datum of 1983, Hamilton County, NY, Hydrologic Unit 02020002,
on left bank 1.5 mi downstream from West Branch Sacandaga River, on
State Highway 30, and 4.5 mi upstream from Hope.
PERIOD OF RECORD.--
September 1911 to current year.
Water-stage recorder and crest-stage gage. Datum of gage
is 881.31 ft above NGVD of 1929. Prior to July 24, 1929, nonrecording
gage at site 300 ft upstream at same datum.
Some seasonal regulation on West Branch Sacandaga
River at Piseco Lake Outlet, about 17 mi upstream, and, since 1959,
diurnal fluctuation caused by powerplant 4 mi upstream from station at
Lake Algonquin. Minor fluctuations caused by mill upstream. Water Years
2014-16: Records good except those for estimated daily discharges,
which are poor.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD.--
Maximum discharge, 32,000
/s, Mar. 27, 1913, gage height, 11.0 ft, from floodmarks
at site then in use; maximum gage height, 13.32 ft, Mar. 1, 1955 (ice
jam); minimum discharge, about 16 ft3
/s, Sept. 30, 1913,
gage height, 1.17 ft; minimum gage height, 1.03 ft, Sept. 1,
Peak Flow and Stage Information