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LOCATION.--Lat 43°21'10", long 74°16'13" referenced to North American Datum of 1983, Hamilton County, NY, Hydrologic Unit 02020002, on left bank 1.5 mi downstream from West Branch Sacandaga River, on State Highway 30, and 4.5 mi upstream from Hope.
DRAINAGE AREA.--491 mi².
PERIOD OF RECORD.--September 1911 to current year.
GAGE.--Water-stage recorder and crest-stage gage. Datum of gage is 881.31 ft above NGVD of 1929. Prior to July 24, 1929, nonrecording gage at site 300 ft upstream at same datum.
REMARKS.--Some seasonal regulation on West Branch Sacandaga River at Piseco Lake Outlet, about 17 mi upstream, and, since 1959, diurnal fluctuation caused by powerplant 4 mi upstream from station at Lake Algonquin. Minor fluctuations caused by mill upstream.
Water Years 2014-16: Records good except those for estimated daily discharges, which are poor.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD.--Maximum discharge, 32,000 ft³/s, Mar. 27, 1913, gage height, 11.0 ft, from floodmarks at site then in use; maximum gage height, 13.32 ft, Mar. 1, 1955 (ice jam); minimum discharge, about 16 ft³/s, Sept. 30, 1913, gage height, 1.17 ft; minimum gage height, 1.03 ft, Sept. 1, 1999.

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This station managed by the NY Water Science Center Troy.

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00060 Discharge 1992-10-15  2018-11-15
00065 Gage height 2007-10-01  2018-11-15

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Most recent instantaneous value: 1320 11-15-2018   09:30 EST
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Daily discharge, cubic feet per second -- statistics for Nov 15 based on 106 years of record more
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62.0 462 813 1110 1320 1480 8000

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Most recent instantaneous value: 3.09 11-15-2018   09:30 EST
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