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LOCATION--Lat 41° 41’24", long 71°
33’59", Kent County, Hydrologic Unit 01090004, on right bank
150 ft downsteam from highway bridge at Washington and 0.9 mi upstream
from outlet of Tiogue Lake.
DRAINAGE AREA--62.8 mi2.
PERIOD OF RECORD--Discharge: October 1940 to current year.
Water-quality records: Water years 1955–1956, 1963.
GAGE--Data Collection Platform with satellite telemeter. Datum of gage is 217.76 ft above sea level.
REMARKS--Flow regulated by Flat River Reservoir 2 mi upstream, usable capacity, 250,000,000 ft3, and smaller reservoirs. Prior to May 1972, diversion from Carr Pond for municipal supply of Coventry, Warwick, and West Warwick. Satellite gage-height telemeter at station.
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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