Gauge Description:

There's a fall drawdown out of Canada "Lake." That's when this liddle honey runs.
The drawdown begins on November 15 of every year except leap years. On leap years, they do a weekend drawdown on Oct. 15 to allow the landowners along the "lake" to do maintenance on their docks.
Therefore, the release will begin on Nov. 15 of this year (2007). The dam is closed again on May 15, or at ice-out.
After the first couple days of drawdown, the river level becomes rain-dependent until Spring.

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
SACANDAGA RIVER NEAR HOPE NY
usgs-01321000 2800 - 5000 cfs III+(V) 01h29m 4430 cfs (running)

gauge graph
RangeWater LevelDifficultyComment
0 -2800 cfs extremely Low-barely Low III+(V) gauge is important or has warning
2800 -5000 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
Sprite [NY] 119 bridge(?) ? (probably very low James Dougherty
Sprite Creek [NY] Sprite Creek n/a Matt Muir
> 10 years Sprite Creek [NY] Ralphing the second good drop low release Stephen Strange
> 10 years Sprite Creek [NY] Jim boofs the flake - end of first big drop Low release Norman Deets II
> 10 years Sprite Creek [NY] First Drop of First Drop Medium Level Matt Muir