USGS New York State Water Data (external site)
The United States Geological Survey (USGS) has a network of real-time monitoring stations located along many waterways in New York State. These stations automatically collect data every 15-60 minutes. The data is stored onsite at the remote monitoring station and transmitted to USGS offices every 1-4 hours.
By following the steps below, you can use the USGS website to view New York State water data from 2007 to 2014. There are several monitoring stations recording data along the Hudson River (e.g., Green Island, Albany, Poughkeepsie, West Point, Piermont) and along Hudson River tributaries (e.g., Mohawk River, Catskill Creek, Esopus Creek, Rondout Creek, Wappinger Creek).
Note: Some of the data from the past three years may show up as "provisional data subject to revision." This is because the data were collected automatically by a real-time monitoring station and need to be approved by a scientist. The USGS website states that improbable values have been prevented from appearing in the data posted online.
Data Source: U.S. Geological Survey, 2014, National Water Information System.
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