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ICE EFFECTS ON STREAMFLOW During winter, ice formation may cause stage and discharge values to appear higher than expected. Ice effects may be minor (occurring only at night and early morning) with baseline flows obvious, or the effects may be major (stage constantly increases over several days or weeks) resulting in greatly erroneous discharge. Streamgages experiencing minor ice conditions will continue to display stage and discharge values to enable users to estimate the approximate base-line stage and discharge. Streamgages experiencing major ice conditions will have the discharge record temporarily disabled to prevent use of erroneous discharge values. The discharge record will resume when it is determined that ice conditions are no longer present. Daily mean discharges during periods of ice effect will be estimated after detailed data analysis.



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LOCATION--Lat 42°28'10.5", long 73°11'50.4", Berkshire County, Hydrologic Unit 01100005, on right bank 250 ft downstream from Hubbard Avenue Bridge at Coltsville, 1.2 mi upstream from Unkamet Brook, and 2 mi northeast of Pittsfield.  Prior to Nov. 8, 1994, at site 200 ft upstream.
DRAINAGE AREA--57.6 mi2.
PERIOD OF RECORD--Discharge: March 1936 to current year. Prior to October 1945, published as Housatonic River at Coltsville.
Water-quality records: Water years 1963–65.
GAGE--Data Collection Platform with satellite telemeter. Datum of gage is 993.49 ft above National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929. Prior to Nov. 8, 1994, at site 200 ft upstream at same datum.
REMARKS--Flow regulated by powerplants upstream and, since 1949, by Cleveland Brook Reservoir, usable capacity, 214,000,000 ft3, 5.4 mi upstream; regulation greater prior to 1955. Diversion upstream from Cleveland Brook Reservoir for municipal supply of Pittsfield since May 1950. Satellite and telephone gage-height telemeter at station.
COOPERATION BY--Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, Office of Water Resources.

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00060 Discharge 2007-10-01  2016-10-25
00065 Gage height 2007-10-01  2016-10-25

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Most recent instantaneous value: 32   10-25-2016   23:30 EDT
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9.9 32 36 57 91 113 774

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Most recent instantaneous value: 0.79   10-25-2016   23:30 EDT
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