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LOCATION.--Lat 43°44'43", long 74°46'58" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, Hamilton County, NY, Hydrologic Unit 04150101, on dam at outlet of Sixth Lake at Inlet, and 11.2 mi upstream from dam at Old Forge.
DRAINAGE AREA.--18.6 mi².
PERIOD OF RECORD.--October 1969 to September 2003 (month-end elevations or gage heights, and contents). October 2003 to current year. Records from November 1911 to September 1969, available from Board of Hudson River-Black River Regulating District.
GAGE.--Water-stage recorder and nonrecording gage read once daily. Datum of gage is NGVD of 1929 (levels by Board of Hudson River-Black River Regulating District). Prior to 2004 water year, only nonrecording gage read once daily.
COOPERATION.--Elevation record and capacity table provided by Board of Hudson River-Black River Regulating District.
REMARKS.--The Sixth and Seventh Lakes of Fulton Chain Lakes are partially formed and controlled by the concrete dam at Inlet, while the Eighth Lake is upstream and at approximately 5 ft higher elevation. Storage began around 1881. The present structure is a concrete dam with control gates which were installed in 1938. Usable capacity 296.6 mil ft³ between minimum operating level, elevation 1,775.1 ft, and crest of spillway, elevation 1,786.0 ft; no dead storage below minimum operating level. Figures given herein represent usable contents. The dam is operated by Board of Hudson River-Black River Regulating District.
Capacity table (elevation, in feet, and usable contents, in millions of cubic feet)

Elevation  Contents      Elevation  Contents
1,775.1       0.0        1,783.0     202.2
1,778.0      52.6        1,786.0     296.6
1,780.0     111.3        1,789.0     394.5

EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD.--Maximum elevation observed, 1,787.1 ft, Oct. 3, 1945, contents, 332 mil ft³; minimum elevation observed, water level below elevation 1,775.6 ft, Nov. 18, 1943, contents, 0.90 mil 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: 1779.77 01-18-2019   20:00 EST
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