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Mohawk River at Delta Dam Pool (ft)Highest Observation: 547.02 ft at 12:15PM Nov 30, 2015Observed: 546.99 ft at 3:15PM Nov 30, 2015Observed: 546.98 ft at 6:15PM Nov 30, 2015Observed: 546.98 ft at 9:15PM Nov 30, 2015Observed: 546.97 ft at 12:15AM Dec 01, 2015Observed: 546.95 ft at 3:14AM Dec 01, 2015Observed: 546.94 ft at 6:15AM Dec 01, 2015Observed: 546.94 ft at 9:15AM Dec 01, 2015Observed: 546.94 ft at 3:15PM Dec 01, 2015Forecast: 546.9 ft 7:00PM Dec 01, 2015Forecast: 547 ft 1:00AM Dec 02, 2015Forecast: 547.1 ft 7:00AM Dec 02, 2015Forecast: 547.2 ft 1:00PM Dec 02, 2015Forecast: 547.3 ft 7:00PM Dec 02, 2015Forecast: 547.4 ft 1:00AM Dec 03, 2015Forecast: 547.5 ft 7:00AM Dec 03, 2015Forecast: 547.6 ft 1:00PM Dec 03, 2015Forecast: 547.7 ft 7:00PM Dec 03, 2015Highest Forecast: 547.8 ft 1:00AM Dec 04, 2015Highest Forecast: 547.8 ft 7:00AM Dec 04, 2015DDMN6(plotting HPIR2) Graph Created (4:45PM Dec 1, 2015)ObservedForecast (issued 10:52AM Dec 1)Latest observed value: 546.94 ft at 3:15 PM EST 1-Dec-2015. Flood Stage is 551.5 ft
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 554
Moderate Flood Stage: 553
Flood Stage: 551.5
Action Stage: 549
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 553.25 ft on 05/24/2004
(2) 552.90 ft on 04/28/2011
(3) 552.80 ft on 06/22/1972
(4) 552.80 ft on 04/17/1994
(5) 552.80 ft on 01/09/1998
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 551.85 ft on 06/26/2014
(2) 551.60 ft on 06/14/2014
(3) 552.30 ft on 04/15/2014
(4) 551.70 ft on 11/02/2013
(5) 551.80 ft on 04/13/2013
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 492.00 ft on 03/02/1959
(2) 520.60 ft on 04/02/1971
(3) 522.20 ft on 03/15/1978
(4) 523.00 ft on 11/27/1980
(5) 523.30 ft on 02/24/1980

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554 Major flood stage.
553 Moderate flood stage. There is flooding downstream between the dam and Rome.
552.5 Two and a half feet of water are spilling over and the river begins to overflow its banks downstream.
552 Two feet of water are spilling over and there is minor flooding of lowlands below Lake Delta.
551.5 Minor flood stage. During the navigation season the Erie Canal may close due to high water.
551 A foot of water is spilling over the Delta Dam spillway.
550.5 Six inches of water are spilling over the Delta Dam spillway.
550 Water is level with the spillway. When the lake rises above this level the gates are usually closed.
549 Action stage.
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Latitude: 43.278611° N, Longitude: 75.426667° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

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NWS stage 0 ft 551.5 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
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(gauge height = 0)
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NAVD88 Not Available Not Available Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
MSL Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
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