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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 42° 37’33.6", long 72°
51’15.1"(revised), Franklin County, Hydrologic Unit
01080203, on left bank 0.8 mi east of Charlemont, 2.5 mi downstream
from Chickley River, and at mile 24.5.
DRAINAGE AREA--361 mi2.
PERIOD OF RECORD--Discharge: June 1913 to current year.
Water-quality records: Water years 1954–55, 1958, 1967–69, 1995.
REVISED RECORDS--WSP 781: 1915(M). WSP 1301: 1918(M). WDR MA-RI-84-1: drainage area.
GAGE--Data Collection Platform with satellite telemeter. Datum of gage is 516.84 ft above NAVD 1988. Datum previously reported as 517.36 ft above NGVD 1929.
REMARKS--Flow regulated by Somerset Reservoir, since 1924 by Harriman Reservoir, and by several powerplants upstream. Telephone and satellite gage-height telemeter at station.
COOPERATION BY--Great River Hydro Company
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