Mayfield, NY and Watertown, NY – The river regulating reservoirs operated by the Hudson River – Black River Regulating District have been, and are prepared to, receive runoff which will be produced by this spring’s rainfall and melting snow. Systematic releases of stored water have readied each reservoir to capture spring runoff, consistent with our mission to regulate the flow of the Hudson River and Black River for the purposes of flood protection and flow augmentation.
Winter-time drawdown of the state’s river regulating reservoirs has occurred on schedule and as planned. The Great Sacandaga Lake was lowered according to the Upper Hudson/Sacandaga River Offer of Settlement and reached an elevation of 748.94 feet on March 5, consistent with the Offer of Settlement elevation target curve. The Stillwater Reservoir was lowered to an elevation of 1665.72 feet by March 5, consistent with its operating plan.