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USGS 01166500 MILLERS RIVER AT ERVING, MA

PROVISIONAL DATA SUBJECT TO REVISION

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LOCATION--Lat 42° 35’51", long 72° 26’19", Franklin County, Hydrologic Unit 01080202, on right bank 75 ft downstream from bridge at Farley, 0.6 mi upstream from Mormon Hollow Brook, 2.4 mi downstream from Erving, and 5.5 mi upstream from mouth.
DRAINAGE AREA--372 mi2.
PERIOD OF RECORD--Discharge: August 1914 to June 1915 (twice-daily gage heights and corresponding discharge), July 1915 to current year.
Water-quality records: Water years 1953, 1965–66, 1994.
REVISED RECORDS--WSP 641: 1920(M). WSP 781: 1928(M), 1933(M). WSP 1301: 1915(M). WDR MA-RI-84-1: drainage area.
GAGE--Data Collection Platform with satellite telemeter. Elevation of gage is 380 ft above sea level, from topographic map. Prior to June 30, 1915, nonrecording gage, June 30, 1915, to Sept. 20, 1938, water-stage recorder, and Sept. 21 to Dec. 31, 1938, non- recording gage, at site 2.2 mi upstream at different datum. Jan. 1 to Mar. 29, 1939, nonrecording gage, and Mar. 30, 1939, to Sept. 12, 1941, water-stage recorder, at site 0.4 mi downstream at different datum.
REMARKS--Flow regulated by powerplants and by Lake Monomonac and other reservoirs; high flow regulated by Birch Hill Reservoir 22 mi upstream since 1941 and Tully Lake since 1948. Greater regulation by powerplants prior to 1966.
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  2014-10-25
00065 Gage height 2007-10-01  2014-10-25

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Discharge, cubic feet per second

Most recent instantaneous value: 2,270   10-25-2014  13:00 EDT
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Daily discharge, cubic feet per second -- statistics for Oct 25 based on 98 years of record more
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47 140 265 481 561 2270 3800


Gage height, feet

Most recent instantaneous value: 4.82   10-25-2014  13:00 EDT
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