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LOCATION--Lat 41° 45’03", long 71°
26’44", Providence County, Hydrologic Unit 01090004, on left
bank at Cranston, and 0.7 mi upstream from Pocasset River.
DRAINAGE AREA--200 mi2.
PERIOD OF RECORD--December 1939 to current year.
REVISED RECORDS--WSP 971: 1940–42. WSP 1381: 1940–41(M). WDR-MA-NH-RI-VT-73-1: 1972 (adjusted monthly and yearly figures only).
GAGE--Data Collection Platform with satellite telemeter. Datum of gage is 8.00 ft above sea level.
REMARKS--Flow regulated by powerplants and by Scituate Reservoir 13 mi upstream, Flat River Reservoir, and other reservoirs, combined usable capacity, about 6,000,000,000 cubic feet. Diversion from Scituate Reservoir for municipal supply of Providence, East Providence, North Providence, Cranston, Greenville, Johnston, East Smithfield, Smithfield, Warwick, West Warwick, Coventry, East Greenwich, and West Greenwich.
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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