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    You can find the water temp for the CT river a bit downstream here:
    http://www.met.utah.edu/cgi-bin/drom....cgi?stn=PTSN3

    I would guess the more placid water of the lake could get a bit warmer than the river temps, but I'm not sure.

    And here are some decent weather obs from the first CT lake:
    http://www.met.utah.edu/cgi-bin/drom....cgi?stn=FCLN3

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil View Post

    I would guess the more placid water of the lake could get a bit warmer than the river temps, but I'm not sure.
    The Colorado River in the Grand Canyon is known for being very cold since its fed by the deeper waters of Lake Powell.

    I have no idea how that applies to the upper CT River as I know little about that region.
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    Looking around a bit more I found the lake temps for Lake Francis which is kind of like the zero-ith CT lake:
    http://amazon.nws.noaa.gov/nexhads2/...FN3&pe_code=TW

    I guess that answers the question. The lake is much colder than the river.

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    What depth is that? A New Hampshire lake in the 40's seems very cold, even for June.
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    It does not specify the depth of the measurement. The air temp for that site is definitely off, so perhaps the water temp is erroneous as well.
    It does appear that the overall depth of the water at that location is around 80 some odd feet, which is very deep, and could account for the coldness.
    Also they have the wrong lat/long for the site... which is a fairly standard practice as far as I can tell


    Here is a link to the parent site that I'm working from.
    http://amazon.nws.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/h...cp&nwsli=LKFN3

    It is kind of obscure (SHEF: Standardized Hydrological Exchange Format) data. You can look on the HADS homepage in their hand book for a guide to the variable types. That is if you want to waste your time learning about random syntax...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil View Post
    Looking around a bit more I found the lake temps for Lake Francis which is kind of like the zero-ith CT lake:
    http://amazon.nws.noaa.gov/nexhads2/...FN3&pe_code=TW

    I guess that answers the question. The lake is much colder than the river.

    -Neil
    Neil, nice site. I looked and looked for something like this when Kirk posted his original question. I did not find anything.

    I never figured why they did not start counting the CT Lakes at Lake Francis - other than it is man made and was created after naming the others. "Zero-ith Ct Lake" is so much better.
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