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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° 40’03", long 71°
34’32", Middlesex County, Hydrologic Unit 01070004, on right
bank 200 ft downstream from powerplant of James River–Pepperell
Co. at East Pepperell and 0.8 mi upstream from Nissitissit River.
DRAINAGE AREA--Total above gage, 435 mi2, net above gage, 316 mi2, excludes 119 mi2 for use of Boston metropolitan district and city of Worcester.
PERIOD OF RECORD--Discharge: October 1935 to current year.
Water-quality records: Water years 1952–53, 1973–74.
REVISED RECORDS--WDR MA-RI-84-1: drainage area.
GAGE--Data Collection Platform with satellite telemeter. Datum of gage is 169.04 ft above National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929.
REMARKS--Extremes and daily discharge include water released while diverting flow of Nashua River for use of Boston metropolitan district and water diverted into basin from Ware River Basin since 1955 for municipal use of Fitchburg. Prior to October 1981, water diverted around station through plant of James River–Pepperell Co. was added to daily figures. Flow regulated by powerplant immediately upstream.
COOPERATION BY--Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation,Office of Water Resources.
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