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ICE EFFECTS ON STREAMFLOW During winter, ice formation may cause stage and discharge values to appear higher than expected. Ice effects may be minor (occurring only at night and early morning) with baseline flows obvious, or the effects may be major (stage constantly increases over several days or weeks) resulting in greatly erroneous discharge. Streamgages experiencing minor ice conditions will continue to display stage and discharge values to enable users to estimate the approximate base-line stage and discharge. Streamgages experiencing major ice conditions will have the discharge record temporarily disabled to prevent use of erroneous discharge values. The discharge record will resume when it is determined that ice conditions are no longer present. Daily mean discharges during periods of ice effect will be estimated after detailed data analysis.



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LOCATION--Lat 42°21’52", long 71°46’33", Worcester County, Hydrologic Unit 01070004, on right bank, about 250 ft upstream from Wachusett Reservoir near West Boylston.
DRAINAGE AREA--3.13 mi2.
PERIOD OF RECORD--December 2011 to present. Miscellaneous discharge measurements made in water years 1994, 1995, 1999 to 2011.
GAGE--Water-stage sensor(radar) and water-temperature sensor with data-collection platform updated hourly. Elevation of gage is about 420 ft above NAVD 1988, from digital map.

This gage is monitored in cooperation with the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, Division of Water Supply Protection, Office of Watershed Management, with funding from the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority .

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Photo of Gates Brook. Link to the DCR.

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This station managed by the Northborough MA Field Office.

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00010 Temperature, water 2012-05-08  2017-09-26
00060 Discharge 2011-12-14  2017-09-26
00065 Gage height 2011-12-14  2017-09-26
00095 Specific cond at 25C 2012-05-08  2017-09-26

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Most recent instantaneous value: 0.80 09-26-2017   06:20 EDT
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