The Hudson River is Warming


While there are many long-term air temperature data from numerous weather stations in the United States, similar records for water temperature are rare. Such a record, however, exists for the Hudson River based on direct measurements of river temperature made daily at the Poughkeepsie Water Treatment Facility (PWTF). This record goes back to 1908 and provides an opporutnity to analyze temperature change and to benchmark river temperatures relative to future climate that will likely be much warmer.

Currents: The Newsletter of the Hudson River Environmental Society