Updated Canal Corp. Electronic Level Gage link for DeRuyter Reservoir-
You have two options- Click on Table View Header and you will see levels in tabular form with the level listed under Master Stage column. Or if you wish to see the readings in chart form click on Chart View, then under the “Parameters” click “Master Stage” box and you will see the level readings charted. You can adjust the time of the reading charted under the Duration tab.
Crest elevation is 1279.8. So subtract the number listed under the "MasterStage" header from 1279.8 feet and you will get the level below crest in feet and tenths of a foot. ( A tenth of a foot equals approximately 1.5 inches.) If the reading is more than 1279.8, then the Reservoir is at or above crest and water will be going over the overflow spillway.
Please note these readings will “bounce” around due to issues with the satellite uplink, reading every 15 minutes, drift in the electronics and the bubbler system, wave action, etc. Bill and Sue Orzell still operate a state staff gage which is more stable and accurate. I will upload historical readings from the old website when time permits.