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Raquette River at South Colton Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 2.18 ft at 12:45PM May 21, 2024Observed: 2.09 ft at 1:00PM May 21, 2024Observed: 2.02 ft at 1:15PM May 21, 2024Observed: 1.98 ft at 1:30PM May 21, 2024Observed: 1.98 ft at 1:45PM May 21, 2024Observed: 1.96 ft at 2:00PM May 21, 2024Observed: 1.95 ft at 2:15PM May 21, 2024Observed: 1.94 ft at 2:30PM May 21, 2024Observed: 2.63 ft at 2:45PM May 21, 2024Observed: 2.4 ft at 3:00PM May 21, 2024Observed: 2.22 ft at 3:15PM May 21, 2024Observed: 2.12 ft at 3:30PM May 21, 2024Observed: 2.08 ft at 3:45PM May 21, 2024Observed: 2.16 ft at 4:00PM May 21, 2024Observed: 3.2 ft at 4:15PM May 21, 2024Observed: 3.55 ft at 4:30PM May 21, 2024Observed: 3.66 ft at 4:45PM May 21, 2024Observed: 3.97 ft at 5:00PM May 21, 2024Observed: 4.78 ft at 5:15PM May 21, 2024Observed: 4.92 ft at 5:30PM May 21, 2024Observed: 4.94 ft at 5:45PM May 21, 2024Observed: 4.96 ft at 6:00PM May 21, 2024Observed: 4.95 ft at 6:15PM May 21, 2024Observed: 4.67 ft at 6:30PM May 21, 2024Observed: 4.52 ft at 6:45PM May 21, 2024Observed: 4.42 ft at 7:00PM May 21, 2024Observed: 4.39 ft at 7:15PM May 21, 2024Observed: 4.38 ft at 7:30PM May 21, 2024Observed: 4.37 ft at 7:45PM May 21, 2024Observed: 4.24 ft at 8:00PM May 21, 2024Observed: 4.03 ft at 8:15PM May 21, 2024Observed: 3.93 ft at 8:30PM May 21, 2024Observed: 3.74 ft at 8:45PM May 21, 2024Observed: 3.42 ft at 9:00PM May 21, 2024Observed: 2.64 ft at 9:15PM May 21, 2024Observed: 2.33 ft at 9:30PM May 21, 2024Observed: 2.17 ft at 9:45PM May 21, 2024Observed: 2.08 ft at 10:00PM May 21, 2024Observed: 2.02 ft at 10:15PM May 21, 2024Observed: 1.98 ft at 10:30PM May 21, 2024Observed: 1.96 ft at 10:45PM May 21, 2024Observed: 1.95 ft at 11:00PM May 21, 2024Observed: 1.93 ft at 11:15PM May 21, 2024Observed: 1.93 ft at 11:30PM May 21, 2024Observed: 1.92 ft at 11:45PM May 21, 2024Observed: 1.92 ft at 12:00AM May 22, 2024Observed: 1.92 ft at 12:15AM May 22, 2024Observed: 1.91 ft at 12:30AM May 22, 2024Observed: 1.91 ft at 12:45AM May 22, 2024Observed: 1.91 ft at 1:00AM May 22, 2024Observed: 1.91 ft at 1:15AM May 22, 2024Observed: 1.91 ft at 1:30AM May 22, 2024Observed: 1.91 ft at 1:45AM May 22, 2024Observed: 1.91 ft at 2:00AM May 22, 2024Observed: 1.91 ft at 2:15AM May 22, 2024Observed: 1.91 ft at 2:30AM May 22, 2024Observed: 1.92 ft at 2:45AM May 22, 2024Observed: 1.93 ft at 3:00AM May 22, 2024Observed: 1.95 ft at 3:15AM May 22, 2024Observed: 1.97 ft at 3:30AM May 22, 2024Observed: 2.01 ft at 3:45AM May 22, 2024Observed: 2.05 ft at 4:00AM May 22, 2024Observed: 2.08 ft at 4:15AM May 22, 2024Observed: 2.12 ft at 4:30AM May 22, 2024Observed: 2.15 ft at 4:45AM May 22, 2024Observed: 2.17 ft at 5:00AM May 22, 2024Observed: 2.21 ft at 5:15AM May 22, 2024Observed: 2.23 ft at 5:30AM May 22, 2024Observed: 2.25 ft at 5:45AM May 22, 2024Observed: 2.27 ft at 6:00AM May 22, 2024Observed: 2.29 ft at 6:15AM May 22, 2024Observed: 2.3 ft at 6:30AM May 22, 2024Observed: 2.32 ft at 6:45AM May 22, 2024Observed: 2.33 ft at 7:00AM May 22, 2024Observed: 2.34 ft at 7:15AM May 22, 2024Observed: 2.34 ft at 7:30AM May 22, 2024Observed: 2.35 ft at 7:45AM May 22, 2024Observed: 2.35 ft at 8:00AM May 22, 2024Observed: 2.36 ft at 8:15AM May 22, 2024Observed: 2.36 ft at 8:30AM May 22, 2024Observed: 2.36 ft at 8:45AM May 22, 2024Observed: 2.37 ft at 9:00AM May 22, 2024Observed: 2.37 ft at 9:15AM May 22, 2024Observed: 2.37 ft at 9:30AM May 22, 2024Observed: 2.37 ft at 9:45AM May 22, 2024Observed: 2.37 ft at 10:00AM May 22, 2024Observed: 2.37 ft at 10:15AM May 22, 2024Observed: 2.37 ft at 10:30AM May 22, 2024Observed: 2.37 ft at 10:45AM May 22, 2024Observed: 2.37 ft at 11:00AM May 22, 2024Observed: 2.37 ft at 11:15AM May 22, 2024Observed: 2.37 ft at 11:30AM May 22, 2024Observed: 2.37 ft at 11:45AM May 22, 2024Observed: 2.36 ft at 12:00PM May 22, 2024Observed: 2.36 ft at 12:15PM May 22, 2024Observed: 2.36 ft at 12:30PM May 22, 2024Observed: 2.36 ft at 12:45PM May 22, 2024Observed: 2.36 ft at 1:00PM May 22, 2024Observed: 2.36 ft at 1:15PM May 22, 2024Observed: 2.35 ft at 1:30PM May 22, 2024Observed: 2.35 ft at 1:45PM May 22, 2024Observed: 2.36 ft at 2:00PM May 22, 2024Observed: 2.36 ft at 2:15PM May 22, 2024Observed: 2.36 ft at 2:30PM May 22, 2024Observed: 2.36 ft at 2:45PM May 22, 2024Observed: 2.36 ft at 3:00PM May 22, 2024Observed: 2.36 ft at 3:15PM May 22, 2024Observed: 2.36 ft at 3:30PM May 22, 2024Observed: 2.35 ft at 3:45PM May 22, 2024Observed: 2.51 ft at 4:00PM May 22, 2024Observed: 3.54 ft at 4:15PM May 22, 2024Observed: 3.78 ft at 4:30PM May 22, 2024Observed: 3.8 ft at 4:45PM May 22, 2024Observed: 4.13 ft at 5:00PM May 22, 2024Observed: 4.78 ft at 5:15PM May 22, 2024Observed: 4.91 ft at 5:30PM May 22, 2024Observed: 5.02 ft at 5:45PM May 22, 2024Observed: 5.12 ft at 6:00PM May 22, 2024Observed: 5.13 ft at 6:15PM May 22, 2024Observed: 5.11 ft at 6:30PM May 22, 2024Observed: 5.13 ft at 6:45PM May 22, 2024Observed: 5.13 ft at 7:00PM May 22, 2024Observed: 5.13 ft at 7:15PM May 22, 2024Highest Observation: 5.14 ft at 7:30PM May 22, 2024Observed: 5.13 ft at 7:45PM May 22, 2024Observed: 5.13 ft at 8:00PM May 22, 2024Observed: 5.13 ft at 8:15PM May 22, 2024Observed: 5.13 ft at 8:30PM May 22, 2024Observed: 5 ft at 8:45PM May 22, 2024Observed: 3.97 ft at 9:00PM May 22, 2024Observed: 2.82 ft at 9:15PM May 22, 2024Observed: 2.41 ft at 9:30PM May 22, 2024Observed: 2.21 ft at 9:45PM May 22, 2024Observed: 2.1 ft at 10:00PM May 22, 2024Observed: 2.03 ft at 10:15PM May 22, 2024Observed: 1.98 ft at 10:30PM May 22, 2024Observed: 1.96 ft at 10:45PM May 22, 2024Observed: 1.94 ft at 11:00PM May 22, 2024Observed: 1.93 ft at 11:15PM May 22, 2024Observed: 1.92 ft at 11:30PM May 22, 2024Observed: 1.91 ft at 11:45PM May 22, 2024Observed: 1.91 ft at 12:00AM May 23, 2024Observed: 1.91 ft at 12:15AM May 23, 2024Observed: 1.91 ft at 12:30AM May 23, 2024Observed: 1.91 ft at 12:45AM May 23, 2024Observed: 1.91 ft at 1:00AM May 23, 2024Observed: 1.91 ft at 1:15AM May 23, 2024Observed: 1.91 ft at 1:30AM May 23, 2024Observed: 1.91 ft at 1:45AM May 23, 2024Observed: 1.91 ft at 2:00AM May 23, 2024Observed: 1.91 ft at 2:15AM May 23, 2024Observed: 1.91 ft at 2:30AM May 23, 2024Observed: 1.91 ft at 2:45AM May 23, 2024Observed: 1.91 ft at 3:00AM May 23, 2024Observed: 1.91 ft at 3:15AM May 23, 2024Observed: 1.91 ft at 3:30AM May 23, 2024Observed: 1.91 ft at 3:45AM May 23, 2024Observed: 1.91 ft at 4:00AM May 23, 2024Observed: 1.91 ft at 4:15AM May 23, 2024Observed: 1.91 ft at 4:30AM May 23, 2024Observed: 1.91 ft at 4:45AM May 23, 2024Observed: 1.91 ft at 5:00AM May 23, 2024Observed: 2.44 ft at 5:15AM May 23, 2024Observed: 2.69 ft at 5:30AM May 23, 2024Observed: 2.83 ft at 5:45AM May 23, 2024Observed: 2.6 ft at 6:00AM May 23, 2024Observed: 2.31 ft at 6:15AM May 23, 2024Observed: 2.15 ft at 6:30AM May 23, 2024Observed: 2.07 ft at 6:45AM May 23, 2024Observed: 2 ft at 7:00AM May 23, 2024Observed: 1.97 ft at 7:15AM May 23, 2024Observed: 1.95 ft at 7:30AM May 23, 2024Observed: 1.93 ft at 7:45AM May 23, 2024Observed: 2.09 ft at 8:00AM May 23, 2024Observed: 3.15 ft at 8:15AM May 23, 2024Observed: 3.52 ft at 8:30AM May 23, 2024Observed: 3.61 ft at 8:45AM May 23, 2024Observed: 4.04 ft at 9:00AM May 23, 2024Observed: 4.48 ft at 9:15AM May 23, 2024Observed: 4.55 ft at 9:30AM May 23, 2024Observed: 4.58 ft at 9:45AM May 23, 2024Observed: 4.59 ft at 10:00AM May 23, 2024Observed: 4.54 ft at 10:15AM May 23, 2024Observed: 4.47 ft at 10:30AM May 23, 2024Observed: 4.45 ft at 10:45AM May 23, 2024Observed: 4.46 ft at 11:00AM May 23, 2024Observed: 3.92 ft at 11:15AM May 23, 2024Observed: 3.73 ft at 11:30AM May 23, 2024Observed: 3.67 ft at 11:45AM May 23, 2024Observed: 3.42 ft at 12:00PM May 23, 2024Observed: 2.64 ft at 12:15PM May 23, 2024Observed: 2.32 ft at 12:30PM May 23, 2024Observed: 2.17 ft at 12:45PM May 23, 2024Observed: 2.07 ft at 1:00PM May 23, 2024Observed: 2.01 ft at 1:15PM May 23, 2024Observed: 1.97 ft at 1:30PM May 23, 2024Observed: 1.95 ft at 1:45PM May 23, 2024Observed: 1.93 ft at 2:00PM May 23, 2024Observed: 1.92 ft at 2:15PM May 23, 2024Observed: 1.92 ft at 2:30PM May 23, 2024Observed: 1.91 ft at 2:45PM May 23, 2024Observed: 1.91 ft at 3:00PM May 23, 2024Observed: 1.91 ft at 3:15PM May 23, 2024Observed: 1.91 ft at 3:30PM May 23, 2024Observed: 1.91 ft at 3:45PM May 23, 2024Observed: 2.13 ft at 4:00PM May 23, 2024Observed: 3.17 ft at 4:15PM May 23, 2024Observed: 3.52 ft at 4:30PM May 23, 2024Observed: 3.62 ft at 4:45PM May 23, 2024Observed: 3.88 ft at 5:00PM May 23, 2024Observed: 4.33 ft at 5:15PM May 23, 2024Observed: 4.42 ft at 5:30PM May 23, 2024Observed: 4.44 ft at 5:45PM May 23, 2024Observed: 4.45 ft at 6:00PM May 23, 2024Observed: 4.46 ft at 6:15PM May 23, 2024Observed: 4.45 ft at 6:30PM May 23, 2024Observed: 4.45 ft at 6:45PM May 23, 2024Observed: 4.46 ft at 7:00PM May 23, 2024Observed: 4.46 ft at 7:15PM May 23, 2024Observed: 4.46 ft at 7:30PM May 23, 2024Observed: 4.45 ft at 7:45PM May 23, 2024Observed: 4.41 ft at 8:00PM May 23, 2024Observed: 4.31 ft at 8:15PM May 23, 2024Observed: 4.3 ft at 8:30PM May 23, 2024Observed: 4.3 ft at 8:45PM May 23, 2024Observed: 4.3 ft at 9:00PM May 23, 2024Observed: 3.49 ft at 9:15PM May 23, 2024Observed: 3.13 ft at 9:30PM May 23, 2024Observed: 3.02 ft at 9:45PM May 23, 2024Observed: 2.98 ft at 10:00PM May 23, 2024Observed: 2.97 ft at 10:15PM May 23, 2024Observed: 2.97 ft at 10:30PM May 23, 2024Observed: 2.97 ft at 10:45PM May 23, 2024Observed: 2.96 ft at 11:00PM May 23, 2024Observed: 2.96 ft at 11:15PM May 23, 2024Observed: 2.96 ft at 11:30PM May 23, 2024Observed: 2.96 ft at 11:45PM May 23, 2024Observed: 2.96 ft at 12:00AM May 24, 2024Observed: 2.96 ft at 12:15AM May 24, 2024Observed: 2.96 ft at 12:30AM May 24, 2024Observed: 2.97 ft at 12:45AM May 24, 2024Observed: 2.81 ft at 1:00AM May 24, 2024Observed: 2.4 ft at 1:15AM May 24, 2024Observed: 2.2 ft at 1:30AM May 24, 2024Observed: 2.1 ft at 1:45AM May 24, 2024Observed: 2.03 ft at 2:00AM May 24, 2024Observed: 1.99 ft at 2:15AM May 24, 2024Observed: 1.96 ft at 2:30AM May 24, 2024Observed: 1.95 ft at 2:45AM May 24, 2024Observed: 1.93 ft at 3:00AM May 24, 2024Observed: 1.92 ft at 3:15AM May 24, 2024Observed: 1.92 ft at 3:30AM May 24, 2024Observed: 1.92 ft at 3:45AM May 24, 2024Observed: 1.91 ft at 4:00AM May 24, 2024Observed: 1.91 ft at 4:15AM May 24, 2024Observed: 1.91 ft at 4:30AM May 24, 2024Observed: 1.91 ft at 4:45AM May 24, 2024Observed: 1.91 ft at 5:00AM May 24, 2024Observed: 1.91 ft at 5:15AM May 24, 2024Observed: 1.91 ft at 5:30AM May 24, 2024Observed: 2.05 ft at 5:45AM May 24, 2024Observed: 3.16 ft at 6:00AM May 24, 2024Observed: 3.52 ft at 6:15AM May 24, 2024Observed: 3.63 ft at 6:30AM May 24, 2024Observed: 3.64 ft at 6:45AM May 24, 2024Observed: 3.66 ft at 7:00AM May 24, 2024Observed: 2.9 ft at 7:15AM May 24, 2024Observed: 2.44 ft at 7:30AM May 24, 2024Highest Forecast: 2.6 ft 2:00PM May 24, 2024Highest Forecast: 2.6 ft 8:00PM May 24, 2024Highest Forecast: 2.6 ft 2:00AM May 25, 2024Highest Forecast: 2.6 ft 8:00AM May 25, 2024Highest Forecast: 2.6 ft 2:00PM May 25, 2024Highest Forecast: 2.6 ft 8:00PM May 25, 2024Highest Forecast: 2.6 ft 2:00AM May 26, 2024Highest Forecast: 2.6 ft 8:00AM May 26, 2024USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesSCLN6(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (8:46AM May 24, 2024)ObservedForecast (issued 11:15AM May 23)Latest observed value: 2.44 ft at 7:30 AM EDT 24-May-2024. Flood Stage is 10 ft
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Datum: NAVD88
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NOTE: Forecasts for the Raquette River at South Colton are issued routinely year-round.

Vertical Datum updated from NGVD29 to NAVD88 by gauge owner.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 0
Moderate Flood Stage: 11
Flood Stage: 10
Action Stage: 8.5
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 11.27 ft on 04/29/2011
(2) 9.80 ft on 05/11/1971
(3) 9.68 ft on 04/28/1993
(4) 9.22 ft on 01/19/1998
(5) 9.07 ft on 05/10/1972
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 11.27 ft on 04/29/2011
(2) 8.55 ft on 04/29/2002
(3) 7.53 ft on 05/01/2001
(4) 9.04 ft on 05/17/2000
(5) 6.95 ft on 05/11/1999
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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11 Homes and businesses in Colton will flood. This includes areas along Stowe Lane, Gulf Road, Cold Brook Drive, East Higley Road, Stowe Lane, Riverside Drive and County Road 58. Downstream in Potsdam, Fall Island Park and Depot Street will flood. In Norwood some homes and the wastewater treatment plant will be threatened.
10 Low lying local roads along the Raquette River from Colton to Potsdam and Norwood will flood. This includes low lying portions of Gulf Road and Riverside Drive in Colton. There will be extensive field and property flooding.
8.5 Above normal flows in the river will flood low lying fields and the yards of residences along the Raquette River from Colton to Potsdam and Norwood.
Photos
(1) Gage house front view
(2) Gage house side view
(3) Looking downstream from gage house
(4) Looking upstream from gage house
(5) Gauge house - Raquette River at South Colton NY (winter)
(6) Downstream view - Raquette River at South Colton NY (winter)
(7) Opposite bank - Raquette River at South Colton NY (winter)
(8) Upstream view - Raquette River at South Colton NY (winter)
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Latitude: 44.509722° N, Longitude: 74.883611° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD27

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 10 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
Vertical Datum Elevation
(gauge height = 0)
Elevation
(gauge height = flood stage)
Elevation information source
NAVD88 881.78 ft 891.78 ft 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
Other Not Available Not Available  

Current/Historical Observations:

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