Gauge Description:

USGS 01334500 Hoosic R. near Eagle Bridge Interpreting Eagle Bridge Gage Readings: Multiply the Eagle Bridge flow by 1.254 to get the flow expected at Schaghticoke. Normally, when the flow becomes greater than the hydro plant's 1640 cfs capacity, the excess will spill into the gorge. For example: If Eagle Bridge is at 2000 cfs, expect flow at Schaghticoke to be around 2508 cfs, but only 868 cfs would spill into the gorge. For acceptable flow rates, the gorge can be separated into two sections: upper and lower. (See description below.) Because these two reaches are inseparable in the bypass reach from a flow perspective, the minimum acceptable and optimum boating flows need to be expressed in a range to represent both reaches.
Minimum flows in gorge: 800-1000 cfs
Optimum flows in gorge: 1200-1600 cfs
The amount taken in by the hydro plant may be altered during scheduled releases. For more information regarding gauge readings during releases, see the releases section below.
Caution: Any changes in flow, either naturally or through the hydro plant, will be greatly amplified in the narrow gorge.


Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
HOOSIC RIVER NEAR EAGLE BRIDGE NY
usgs-01334500 1200 - 4000 cfs III+(V) 01h25m 528 cfs (too low)

gauge graph
RangeWater LevelDifficultyComment
0 -1200 cfs extremely Low-barely Low III+(V) gauge is important or has warning
1200 -4000 cfs barely runnable-high runnable III+(V) gauge is important or has warning

Reports give the public a chance to report on river conditions throughout the country as well as log the history of a river.

When River/Gauge Subject Level Reporter
[ ] Schaghticoke Gorge Map n/a Stephen Brabetz
3y35d17h59m /Hoosic-Schaghticoke Dam to Powerhouse [NY] Lower Gorge 7 - The Take-out 1400 cfs Andrew Jones
3y35d18h01m /Hoosic-Schaghticoke Dam to Powerhouse [NY] Lower Gorge 6 - Class I-II finish 1400 cfs Andrew Jones
3y35d18h03m /Hoosic-Schaghticoke Dam to Powerhouse [NY] Lower Gorge 5 - Ledge 1400 cfs Andrew Jones
3y35d18h05m /Hoosic-Schaghticoke Dam to Powerhouse [NY] Lower Gorge 4 - The Tube Rapids 1400 cfs Andrew Jones
3y35d18h07m /Hoosic-Schaghticoke Dam to Powerhouse [NY] Lower Gorge 3 - Class II stretch 1400 cfs Andrew Jones
3y35d18h08m /Hoosic-Schaghticoke Dam to Powerhouse [NY] Lower Gorge 2 - First Rapids 1400 cfs Andrew Jones
3y35d18h11m /Hoosic-Schaghticoke Dam to Powerhouse [NY] Lower Gorge 1 - Put-in 1400 cfs Andrew Jones
3y35d18h45m /Hoosic-Schaghticoke Dam to Powerhouse [NY] What about Bob 1400 cfs Bill Durr
3y35d18h45m /Hoosic-Schaghticoke Dam to Powerhouse [NY] What about Bob 1400 cfs Bill Durr
3y35d18h45m /Hoosic-Schaghticoke Dam to Powerhouse [NY] What about Bob 1400 cfs Bill Durr
3y35d18h53m /Hoosic-Schaghticoke Dam to Powerhouse [NY] Upper Gorge 5 - What About Bob a good level Andrew Jones
3y35d18h53m /Hoosic-Schaghticoke Dam to Powerhouse [NY] Upper Gorge 4 - What About Bob? a good level Andrew Jones
3y35d18h53m /Hoosic-Schaghticoke Dam to Powerhouse [NY] Upper Gorge 3 - Left of the island a good level Andrew Jones
3y35d18h53m /Hoosic-Schaghticoke Dam to Powerhouse [NY] Upper Gorge 2 - Below The Big Drop a good level Andrew Jones
3y35d18h53m /Hoosic-Schaghticoke Dam to Powerhouse [NY] Upper Gorge 1 - Put-in 1400 cfs Andrew Jones
3y35d19h02m /Hoosic-Schaghticoke Dam to Powerhouse [NY] Upper Gorge 1400 cfs Bill Durr
3y35d19h11m /Hoosic-Schaghticoke Dam to Powerhouse [NY] The Big Drop 1400 cfs Bill Durr
3y35d19h23m /Hoosic-Schaghticoke Dam to Powerhouse [NY] The Big Drop 1400 cfs Bill Durr
3y35d19h34m /Hoosic-Schaghticoke Dam to Powerhouse [NY] Lead in to the Big Drop 1400 cfs Bill Durr