FIRST LAKE AT OLD FORGE NY

Reservoir Levels Weather Hydrology


First Lake is a popular recreational destination located in Old Forge, New York. The lake was formed by the construction of a dam on the Moose River in the early 1900s. It has a surface area of approximately 377 acres and a maximum depth of 40 feet. The hydrology of the lake is primarily fed by surface flow from the Moose River and snowpack during the winter months. The lake is used for a variety of recreational activities such as boating, fishing, and swimming. There are also several agricultural uses in the surrounding area including dairy farming and hay production. The lake is part of the Adirondack Park, which is a protected area in New York State that provides a habitat for a variety of wildlife species.

June 15, 2024

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Lake Or Reservoir Water Surface Elevation Above Navd 1988, Ft 24hr Change 0%
Percent of Normal None%
Minimum 1,702.8 ft
2020-02-25
Maximum 1,707.57 ft
2021-08-20
Average 1,707 ft
Dam_Height 18
Drainage_Area 55.1
Year_Completed 1905
Nid_Storage 22610
Surface_Area 736
Hazard_Potential Significant
River_Or_Stream MIDDLE BRANCH MOOSE RIVER
Dam_Length 129
Primary_Dam_Type Concrete
Nid_Height 18

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