HRECOS is detecting early hints of spring! Warmer temperatures in the third week of February caused a small melt in the Mohawk River. We can see a spike in both water discharge and turbidity on 2/21 recorded by the USGS station at Cohoes and a later spike at both the HRECOS station in Albany and even later at Schodack Island. These levels are much lower than we will see during the spring melt but they are a hint for what's to come. As Gary Wall with the USGS puts it, this is "just an early blip. . . the mother lode is coming."