Funding for this site is provided by:
44°40'54", long 73°28'16" referenced to North
American Datum of 1983, Clinton County, NY, Hydrologic Unit 04150406,
on right bank at Plattsburgh, 600 ft downstream from dam, 3.0 mi
upstream from mouth, and 5.5 mi downstream from Mead Brook.
PERIOD OF RECORD.--
March 1903 to September 1930, October 1943 to
current year. Prior to October 1943, published as "near
WSP 345: Drainage area. WSP 384: 1909-10
(monthly discharge only). WSP 1387: 1907-8. WSP 1437: 1908 (minimum
Water-stage recorder and crest-stage gage. Datum of gage
is 155.74 ft above NGVD of 1929. Prior to Nov. 12, 1919, nonrecording
gage, and Nov. 12, 1919 to Sept. 30, 1930, water-stage recorder, at
site 1.5 mi upstream at different datum.
Considerable diurnal fluctuation caused by power and
industrial operations. Slight regulation by storage in Upper and Lower
Saranac Lakes. The city of Plattsburgh diverts annually an average of
less than 10 ft³/s from Saranac River and Mead and West Brooks,
tributaries upstream from station, for municipal supply. About 1 ft³/s
diverted from Great Chazy River basin into Saranac River for water
supply of State Institutions at Dannemora.
Water Years 2014-15: Records good except those for estimated daily
discharges, which are poor.
Water Year 2016: Records good.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD.--
Maximum discharge, 14,400 ft³/s,
Nov. 9, 1996, gage height, 12.11 ft; maximum gage height, 12.80 ft,
Apr. 8, 1928, present datum, from floodmark on right bank 560 ft
upstream from gage; minimum discharge not determined.
Peak Flow and Stage Information