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LOCATION.--Lat 43°03'14.3", long 73°43'16.1" referenced to North American Datum of 1983, Saratoga County, NY, Hydrologic Unit 02020003, 200 ft downstream of State Highway 9P at the outlet of Saratoga Lake, 2 mi east of Saratoga Springs.
DRAINAGE AREA.--217 mi².
PERIOD OF RECORD.--April 2014 to current year.
GAGE.--Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is NGVD of 1929. To convert elevations to NAVD of 1988, subtract 0.63 ft.
REMARKS.--Surface area of lake is approximately 4,147 acres at normal summer pool elevation of 203.5 ft. Elevation of lake is controlled by a structure across Fish Creek at Winnies Reef, 6.5 miles downstream of the lake outlet. Water is released through structure using removable wooden stop logs and mechanically operated sluice gates.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD.--Maximum elevation, 205.48 ft, Apr. 8, 2017; minimum elevation, 200.52 ft, Mar. 9, 10, 11, 2015.
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This station managed by the NY Water Science Center Troy.

Available Parameters Available Period
2014-04-04  2022-06-27
2022-02-27  2022-06-27


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Lake or reservoir water surface elevation above NGVD 1929, feet

Most recent instantaneous value: 203.31 06-27-2022   21:00 EST
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