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USGS 01101000 PARKER RIVER AT BYFIELD, MA

PROVISIONAL DATA SUBJECT TO REVISION

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LOCATION--Lat 42°45’10", long 70°56’46", Essex County, Hydrologic Unit 01090001, on left bank 1,400 ft downstream from dam, 0.5 mi south of Byfield, 0.7 mi upstream from Wheeler Brook, and 5.5 mi southwest of Newburyport.  
DRAINAGE AREA--21.3 mi2.
PERIOD OF RECORD--Discharge: October 1945 to current year. October 1945 monthly discharge only, published in WSP 1301.
Water-quality records: Water years 2003–04.
REVISED RECORDS--WDR MA-RI-84-1: Drainage area; WDR MA-RI-00-1: 1999.
GAGE--Data Collection Platform with satellite telemeter. Datum of gage is 23.46 ft above National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929 (levels by Massachusetts Department of Public Works).
COOPERATION BY--Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, Office of Water Resources.

ICE EFFECTS ON STREAMFLOW During winter, ice formation in streams can cause stage and corresponding discharge values to appear higher than expected during periods of no precipitation. Ice effects from partial ice cover or shore ice may be minor, where stage and discharge appear to increase at night and decrease to base-line conditions around midday for one or more days. Major ice effects from complete ice cover appear as constantly increasing stage and discharge over several days during prolonged cold periods. Stage and discharge values for streams experiencing minor ice effects will continue to be displayed on the web to enable the user to estimate the approximate base-line discharges. Note that this method of estimation should only be used when no runoff occurs. During periods of major ice effects, display of discharge data on the web will be temporarily discontinued to prevent misuse of erroneous discharge data. The discharge record will resume when it is determined that ice conditions are no longer present. Display of stage data during periods of minor and major ice effects will continue to be displayed on the web. Daily mean discharges will be estimated for all periods of ice-effected discharges.

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00060 Discharge 2007-10-01  2014-09-22
00065 Gage height 2007-10-01  2014-09-22

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Discharge, cubic feet per second

Most recent instantaneous value: 0.38   09-22-2014  07:30 EDT
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Most recent instantaneous value: 1.19   09-22-2014  07:30 EDT
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