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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.
11'31", long 73° 23'28",
Berkshire County, Hydrologic Unit 01100005, on left bank at upstream
side of bridge on Hurlburt Street, 0.2 mi downstream from Seekonk
Brook, 1.5 mi west of Great Barrington, and 3 mi upstream from
DRAINAGE AREA.--51.0 mi2.
PERIOD OF RECORD.--Discharge: water years 1952-71, 1994-96, August 2007 to current year.
Water-quality records: Water years 1963–65, 1967-72, and 1994-96.
Suspended sediment records: 1994–96.
GAGE.--Data Collection Platform with satellite telemeter. Datum of gage is 690 ft above National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929, from topographic map.
REMARKS.--Flow unaffected by regulation.
COOPERATION BY.--Massachusetts Departm,ent of Conservation and Recreation, Office of Water Resources.
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