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LOCATION.--Lat 43°06'31", long 73°25'18" referenced to North American Datum of 1983, Washington County, NY, Hydrologic Unit 02020003, on right bank downstream from bridge on County Highway 61, 1.8 mi downstream from Whitaker Brook, and 2.0 mi upstream from Trout Brook, at Battenville.
DRAINAGE AREA.--396 mi².
PERIOD OF RECORD.--Occasional miscellaneous discharge measurements, water years 1908-10, September to December 1908 (gage heights only), October 1922 to September 1968, annual maximum only--1987-98, April 1998 to current year. October 1922 to October 2003, published as "Batten Kill at Battenville" (01329500).
GAGE.--Water-stage recorder and crest-stage gage. Datum of gage is 373.10 ft above NGVD of 1929 and 372.59 ft above NAVD of 1988 (VERTCON). Prior to October 1922, nonrecording gages at site 0.25 mi upstream at different datum. October 1922 to Oct. 10, 2003, at site 0.75 mi downstream at datum 4.01 ft lower.
REMARKS.--Regulation at low and medium flows prior to 1982.
Water Years 2014-17: Records good except those for estimated daily discharges, which are poor.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD.--Maximum discharge, 21,300 ft³/s, Nov. 4, 1927, gage height, 17.7 ft, from floodmarks, site and datum then in use; minimum discharge, 7.3 ft³/s, Oct. 5, 1953 (result of regulation).

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00060 Discharge 2003-10-11  2018-11-12
00065 Gage height 2007-10-01  2018-11-12

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Most recent instantaneous value: 1720 11-12-2018   21:15 EST
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Daily discharge, cubic feet per second -- statistics for Nov 12 based on 66 years of record more
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80.0 279 459 550 740 1510 1720

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Most recent instantaneous value: 6.37 11-12-2018   21:15 EST
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