HOOSIC RIVER

HOOSIC RIVER

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Total streamflow across the Hoosic River was last observed at 1,246 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 2,471 acre-ft of water today; about 98% of normal. Average streamflow for this time of year is 1,265 cfs, with recent peaks last observed on 2011-08-29 when daily discharge volume was observed at 50,350 cfs.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Hoosic River Near Eagle Bridge Ny reporting a streamflow rate of 883 cfs. However, the streamgauge with the highest stage along the river is the Hoosic River At Adams with a gauge stage of 6.11 ft. This river is monitored from 3 different streamgauging stations along the Hoosic River, the highest being situated at an altitude of 831 ft, the Hoosic River At Adams.

The Hoosic River is a 76-mile-long river that flows through Massachusetts and New York. The river has a rich history, serving as a source of power for mills and factories during the Industrial Revolution. Today, the river is utilized for hydroelectric power generation, with several dams and reservoirs located along its course, including the Cheshire Reservoir, the Harriman and West Airport Reservoir, and the Pontoosuc Lake. The Hoosic River also provides recreational opportunities such as fishing, kayaking, and boating. The river is home to a variety of fish species, including trout, bass, and pickerel. Additionally, the Hoosic River is used for agricultural purposes, with farms located along its banks producing crops such as corn, hay, and vegetables.

July 19, 2024

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Last Updated 2024-07-18
Discharge Volume 2,471 ACRE-FT
Streamflow 1,245.9 cfs
+169.0 cfs (+15.69%)
Percent of Normal 98.48%
Maximum 50,350.0 cfs
2011-08-29
Seasonal Avg 1,265 cfs
Streamgauge Streamflow Gauge Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Hoosic River At Adams
USGS 01331500
92 cfs 6.11 ft 84.17
Hoosic River Near Williamstown
USGS 01332500
271 cfs 5.8 ft 57.56
Hoosic River Near Eagle Bridge Ny
USGS 01334500
883 cfs 3.98 ft 3.27

Regional Streamflow

68

Cubic Feet Per Second

108

Cubic Feet Per Second

319

Cubic Feet Per Second

92

Cubic Feet Per Second

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Historical River Levels

The Hoosic River, also known as the Hoosac, the Hoosick (primarily in New York) and the Hoosuck (mostly archaic), is a 76.3-mile-long (122.8 km) tributary of the Hudson River in the northeastern United States. The different spellings are the result of varying transliterations of the river's original Algonquian name. It can be translated either as "the beyond place" (as in beyond, or east of, the Hudson) or as "the stony place" (perhaps because the river's stony bottom is usually exposed except in spring, or perhaps because local soils are so stony).The Hoosic River Watershed is formed from tributaries originating in the Berkshire Hills of Massachusetts, the Green Mountains of Vermont, and the Taconic Mountains. The main (South) Branch of the river begins on the west slope of North Mountain and almost immediately fills the man-made Cheshire Reservoir in Berkshire County, Massachusetts. From there, the river flows north, west, and northwest, through the towns of Cheshire and Adams, the city of North Adams, and the town of Williamstown. It then travels through Pownal in the southwest corner of Vermont, after which it enters Rensselaer County, New York. There, it flows through the towns of Petersburgh and Hoosick, where it passes over a hydroelectric power dam in the village of Hoosick Falls. (There are also dams in Johnsonville, Valley Falls, and Schaghticoke.) The river provides the northwest border of the town of Pittstown, then flows through the town of Schaghticoke with its villages of Valley Falls and Schaghticoke before it terminates at its confluence with the Hudson 14 miles (23 km) above the city of Troy.



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