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  • January 22, 2018 - USGS Water Data availability during lapse in Federal funding

    Due to a lapse in Federal funding, the U.S. Geological Survey must suspend those parts of its data collection and distribution processes requiring human intervention. However, automated reporting and serving of telemetered data will continue.

    Users may note some degradation in the quality and completeness of real-time streamflow, groundwater and water-quality data from some reporting stations due to the suspension of field calibrations and adjustments, especially as high flows occur, aquatic vegetation becomes dominant, or ice forms in high altitude streams. The USGS will continue to monitor some performance aspects of its network using a skeleton workforce.

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ICE EFFECTS ON STREAMFLOW

The formation of ice on rivers can cause discharge values to appear unusually high. Display of these erroneous discharge data may result in improper assessment of flow conditions and misuse of the data. For this reason, display of discharge values for streams significantly affected by ice may be disabled from view. Display of discharge data will resume when ice conditions are no longer present. Discharge values for streams minimally affected by ice will continue to be displayed. Flows for streams with these conditions appear to increase during the night and decrease to near-base-line conditions around midday. To estimate the correct discharge for these streams, use the flow rate that corresponds to the bottom of the discharge curve, rather than the peak that corresponds to the top of the curve. Note that this method of estimation is possible only when no surface runoff is occurring. Daily mean discharges for periods of both significant and minimal ice-effect will be estimated and published in the Annual Water-Data Report for the water year in which they occurred.


Current Conditions for Massachusetts: Precipitation -- 19 site(s) found

PROVISIONAL DATA SUBJECT TO REVISION




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Station
Number
Station name Date/Time Precipitation in inches
during the previous
  1 hour     4 hours     12 hours     24 hours     7 days     28 days  
Wind
direc-
tion,
clkwise
from
north,
degrees
Wind
speed,
mi/h
Temper-
ature,
air,
deg C
Rela-
tive
humid-
ity,
percent
Baro-
metric
pres-
sure,
mm Hg
01095220 STILLWATER RIVER NEAR STERLING, MA  01/22 12:30 EST 0.04 0.06 0.06 0.38 2.22 -- -- -- -- -- 
01095375 QUINAPOXET RIVER AT CANADA MILLS NEAR HOLDEN, MA  01/22 12:30 EST 0.04 0.08 0.08 0.38 1.71 -- -- -- -- -- 
01100561 SPICKET RIVER NEAR METHUEN, MA  01/22 12:15 EST 0.02 0.02 0.02 0.28 1.02 -- -- -- -- -- 
01100568 SHAWSHEEN RIVER AT HANSCOM FIELD NEAR BEDFORD, MA  01/22 12:15 EST 0.01 0.04 0.05 0.05 0.26 1.68 -- -- -- -- -- 
01100627 SHAWSHEEN RIVER AT BALMORAL STREET AT ANDOVER, MA  01/05 13:30 EST Ssn  Ssn  Ssn  Ssn  Ssn  Ssn -- -- -- -- -- 
01102500 ABERJONA RIVER AT WINCHESTER, MA  01/22 12:00 EST 0.04 0.04 0.04 0.2 1.55 -- -- -- -- -- 
01104430 HOBBS BK BELOW CAMBRIDGE RES NR KENDALL GREEN, MA  01/22 12:30 EST 0.06 0.07 0.07 0.29 -- -- --  2.2 -- -- 
01104480 STONY BROOK RESERVOIR AT DAM NEAR WALTHAM, MA  01/22 12:30 EST 0.06 0.07 0.07 0.26 1.84 -- 0.9  2.7 -- -- 
    01/27 08:45 EST       282 -- -- -- -- 
01104683 MUDDY RIVER AT BROOKLINE, MA  01/22 12:30 EST 0.06 0.06 0.06 0.23 2.11 -- -- -- -- -- 
01105584 TOWN BROOK AT DIVERSION TUNNEL AT QUINCY, MA  01/22 12:00 EST 0.01 0.07 0.07 0.07  Eqp  Eqp -- -- -- -- -- 
01115187 PONAGANSET RIVER AT SOUTH FOSTER, RI  01/22 11:00 EST 0.04 0.06 0.07 0.07 0.25 2.87 -- --  1.5 -- -- 
413601070275800 POPPONESSET BAY, MASHPEE NECK RD, NEAR MASHPEE, MA  01/22 12:15 EST       115 3.4  2.7 89.5 768 
      [TB]  01/22 12:15 EST 0.01 0.02 0.02 0.02 0.27 -- -- -- -- -- -- 
414204071091700 FALL RIVER PRECIPITATION GAGE FALL RIVER, MA  01/22 12:30 EST 0.02 0.06 0.06 0.06 0.22 4.5 -- -- -- -- -- 
422302071083801 FRESH POND IN GATE HOUSE AT CAMBRIDGE, MA  01/22 12:45 EST 0.05 0.07 0.07 0.25 -- -- --  2.6 -- -- 
422328072035300 WARE R INTAKE WORKS NR BARRE, MA PRECIPITATION  01/22 12:45 EST 0.01 0.05 0.05 0.28 2.33 -- -- -- -- -- 
422336072142100 EAST BR SWIFT R NR HARDWICK, MA PRECIPITATION  01/22 12:30 EST 0.06 0.09 0.09 0.32 -- -- -- -- -- -- 
423211071004400 TOWN OF PEABODY PRECIPITATION PEABODY,MA  01/22 12:30 EST 0.03 0.03 0.03 0.26 1.74 -- -- -- -- -- 
423701071344800 TOWN OF GROTON PRECIPITATION STATION GROTON,MA  01/22 12:30 EST 0.02 0.04 0.04 0.34 1.73 -- -- -- -- -- 
423957073003500 TOWN OF FLORIDA WEATHER STATION FLORIDA, MA  01/22 12:30 EST 0.47 -- 53 2.8  0.0 91.1 716 

Data status codes:
  --     Parameter not determined
  Eqp     Equipment malfunction
  Ssn     Parameter monitored seasonally