What’s that thing in the Hudson River?

4/7/2010:

Hoboken411 has received many emails over the years about that yellow floating buoy in the Hudson River, off the coastline near Castle Point.

Hudson River Environmental Conditions Observing System

This device is one of six that are used to monitor river conditions:

“The Hudson River Environmental Conditions Observing System (HRECOS) is a network of real-time monitoring stations on the Hudson River Estuary. The stations are geographically distributed from Schodack Island to the New York/New Jersey harbor and are monitoring river conditions ever quarter hour. HRECOS is operated by a consortium of many partners from government and the research community and is sponsored by the Hudson River Estuary Program of the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation.”

This particular device monitors water temperature, wind speed, air temperature, water salinity, and a few others.

Might be helpful for the Hudson River Jumper or the St. Patty’s Day Diving Drunks to check this before taking a plunge!

The water’s warmed up over 12 degrees in the last 30 days!

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6 Comments on "What’s that thing in the Hudson River?"

elainetyger
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elainetyger

I’ve taken a bunch of pictures of that buoy over the past year, and still have the best 8 or 9 of them. I never thought about what it was for; I just liked looking at it. Thanks for the information.

nacholibre
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nacholibre

Nothing to see here. Just enjoying some human water recreation activity. What nice human weather we have enjoyment of.

Easy-E
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Get a room.

MidnightRacer
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The promised one has come to save the world.

Domo Arigato

Redstorm
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Redstorm

I thought that was Obama….

In response to MidnightRacer who said:
The promised one has come to save the world.

Domo Arigato

hobposer
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hobposer

I thought it was Jeff Boss’s time travel machine?

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