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LOCATION--Lat 41° 37'36", long 71° 37'59",
Kent County, Hydrologic Unit 01090004, on left bank at downstream side
of bridge on State Highway 3 and 0.2 mi south of Nooseneck, and 0.9 mi
upstream from mouth.
DRAINAGE AREA--8.23 mi2.
PERIOD OF RECORD--Discharge: water years 1964-81, March 2007 to current year. Discharge measurements made in water years 1961-63 and 1993-98.
Water-quality records: Water years 1963, 1965-72, and 1975-81.
GAGE--Data Collection Platform with telephone telemeter. Datum of gage is 265 ft above National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929, from topographic map.
COOPERATION BY-- Rhode Island Water Resources Board
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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