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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.
LOCATION--Lat 41°53'59", long 71°05'24",
Bristol County, Hydrologic Unit 01090004, on left bank, 20 ft upstream
from Spring Street bridge in Taunton, and about 0.8 mi upstream from
mouth at Taunton River.
DRAINAGE AREA--43.5 mi2.
PERIOD OF RECORD--Discharge: December 2005 to current year.
GAGE--Data Collection Platform with satellite telemeter. Datum of gage is 15 ft above National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929, from topographic map.
REMARKS--Flow may be regulated at times from upstream ponds and dams. Stage and discharge records may be affected by daily or more frequent backwater from tide. Periods of tidal influence are removed from the recorded data prior to the computation of daily mean discharge.
COOPERATION BY--City of Taunton
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