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43°45'20", long 74°16'35" referenced to North
American Datum of 1927, Hamilton County, NY, Hydrologic Unit 02020001,
at Indian Lake Dam on Indian River, and 2.0 mi south of village of
PERIOD OF RECORD.--
July 1900 to current year (daily gage heights
prior to October 1975, elevations thereafter). Prior to October 1956,
published as "Indian Lake Reservoir near Indian Lake". Prior
to October 2003, daily observations at 0800 hours.
WDR NY-94-1: 1993 (change in
Water-stage recorder. Prior to January 1998, nonrecording
gage read once daily. Datum of gage is NGVD of 1929. To convert
elevations to NAVD of 1988, subtract 0.28 ft (VERTCON). Prior to
October 1975, at datum 1,617.91 ft higher, not 1,617.95 ft higher as
Elevation record and capacity table provided by
Board of Hudson River-Black River Regulating District.
Reservoir is formed by masonry dam, completed in 1898.
Usable capacity, about 4.668 bil ft³ at elevation 1,651.29 ft (crest of
spillway). Sills of double sluice gates at lowest outlet at elevation
1,615.50 ft. Dead storage unknown. Figures given herein represent
usable contents. Water is used for power development, for improvement
of navigation in lower Hudson River, and to compensate for flow
diverted from Hudson River at Glens Falls into Champlain (Barge) Canal.
Capacity table (elevation, in feet, and usable contents, in billions of cubic feet)
Elevation Contents Elevation Contents
1,618.0 0.212 1,640.0 2.733
1,622.0 0.344 1,646.0 3.725
1,628.0 0.972 1,652.0 4.808
1,634.0 1.810 1,657.0 5.844
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD.--
Maximum elevation observed,
1,656.71 ft, present datum, Mar. 28, 1913, contents, 5.781 bil ft³;
minimum elevation observed, about 1,616.8 ft, present datum, Feb. 13,
1948, contents, 0.20 bil ft³.
Peak Flow and Stage Information
NAVD 1988 Datum Conversion Information
Instantaneous elevation data provided by
Hudson River - Black River Regulating District, not reviewed by the