What’s that thing in the Hudson River?
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.
The water’s warmed up over 12 degrees in the last 30 days!