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The streamgaging station, Plum Island River at Plum Island, MA (42475200491701), was discontinued October 1, 2017 due to insufficient funds. This station has operated continuously since August 2015 and has provided river stage and discharge data to numerous Federal, State, and local water-management agencies to monitor and manage water resources.
If any Federal, State or local agencies are
interested in providing the additional funds needed to continue operation of
this streamflow gaging station,
Richard Verdi, Chief of Hydrologic Surveillance, New England Water Science Center
LOCATION--Lat 42° 34’34", long 71°
47’19", Worcester County, Hydrologic Unit 01070004, on right
bank 400 ft upstream from Fifth Street Bridge at Fitchburg and 1.8 mi
upstream from Baker Brook.
DRAINAGE AREA--64.2 mi2.
PERIOD OF RECORD--October 1972 to current year.
REVISED RECORDS--WDR MA-RI-84-1: drainage area.
GAGE--Data Collection Platform with satellite telemeter. Elevation of gage is 394.13 ft above North American Vertical Datum of 1988.
REMARKS--Flow regulated by mills and reservoirs upstream. Flow affected by diversions for municipal use.
COOPERATION BY--Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, Office of Water Resources.
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