The 15-minute precipitation data for this
station are temporary and will only be displayed for 120 days.
Although the instrumentation is calibrated at least once/year, the
temporary classification means that documented routine inspections and
other quality assurance measures are not performed that would make the
data acceptable for archival, retrieval, or future use in general
scientific or interpretive studies.
Funding for this site is provided by:
43°59'08", long 75°55'29" referenced to North
American Datum of 1983, Jefferson County, NY, Hydrologic Unit 04150101,
on right bank 200 ft downstream from Vanduzee Street bridge at
Watertown, and 3.5 mi upstream from Philomel Creek.
PERIOD OF RECORD.--
July 1920 to current year.
WDR NY-77-1: 1974. WDR NY-85-1: Drainage
area. WDR NY-93-1: 1955, 1958-60, 1962-64, 1969, 1971-72, 1974,
1976-77, 1979-82, 1984-87, 1989-92. Gage heights of revised peak
discharges previously published in WDR NY-93-1.
Water-stage recorder and crest-stage gage. Datum of gage
is 373.88 ft above NGVD of 1929 and 374.09 ft above NAVD of 1988. Prior
to Sept. 3, 1921, nonrecording gage, and from Sept. 3, 1921 to Mar. 15,
1977, water-stage recorder, at site 200 ft upstream at datum 1.00 ft
higher. Mar. 16, 1977 to June 12, 1992, at site 200 ft upstream at
Flow regulated by Stillwater Reservoir (station
04256500), Fulton Chain of Lakes, and other reservoirs. Extensive
diurnal fluctuation at low and medium flow caused by mills and
powerplants in and above Watertown. During canal season, water is
diverted out of basin through Forestport feeder and Black River Canal
Water Years 2014-19: Records good except those for estimated daily
discharges, which are poor.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD.--
Maximum discharge, 55,500 ft³/s,
Jan. 10, 1998, gage height, 16.02 ft; minimum discharge, 10 ft³/s,
Sept. 2, 1934, gage height, 0.81 ft, present datum.
EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD.--
Maximum discharge, about
39,700 ft³/s, Apr. 23, 1869 (from New York State Museum Bulletin
Peak Flow and Stage Information