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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.

USGS 01197500 HOUSATONIC RIVER NEAR GREAT BARRINGTON, MA

PROVISIONAL DATA SUBJECT TO REVISION

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LOCATION--Lat 42° 13'54.9", long 73° 21'16.8", Berkshire County, Hydrologic Unit 01100005, on left bank at upstream side of highway bridge at Van Deusenville, 0.5 mi upstream from Williams River, and 2 mi north of Great Barrington.
DRAINAGE AREA--282 mi2.
PERIOD OF RECORD--Discharge: May 1913 to current year.
Water-quality records: Water years 1957–59, 1964, 1971, and 1980.
Suspended sediment records: Water years 1980, 1994–96 (discontinued).
REVISED RECORDS--WSP 415: 1913–14. WSP 781: 1928(M). WSP 1051: 1928, 1933. WSP 1301: 1914–15(M), 1917–27(M), 1929–31(M). WDR MA-RI-83-1: 1980(P), 1982(P). WDR MA-RI-84-1: drainage area.
GAGE--Data Collection Platform with satellite telemeter. Datum of gage is 683.04 ft above National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929. Prior to Oct. 1, 1931, nonrecording gage at same site and datum.
REMARKS--Regulation at low flow by powerplants upstream. High flow slightly affected by retarding reservoir since 1973.
COOPERATION BY--Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, Office of Water Resources.

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00060 Discharge 2007-10-01  2015-01-25
00065 Gage height 2007-10-01  2015-01-25

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Discharge, cubic feet per second

Most recent instantaneous value: 442   01-25-2015  10:30 EST
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Daily discharge, cubic feet per second -- statistics for Jan 25 based on 100 years of record more
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18 259 385 442 585 718 3280


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Most recent instantaneous value: 2.72   01-25-2015  10:30 EST
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