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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° 38’12", long 71°
18’09", Middlesex County, Hydrologic Unit 01070005, on right
bank 300 ft downstream from Rogers Street Bridge at Lowell, 0.3 mi
downstream from River Meadow Brook, and 0.8 mi upstream from
DRAINAGE AREA--Total above gage, 400 mi2; net above gage, 307 mi2 — diversion as needed from 92.6 mi2 for use by Boston metropolitan district.
PERIOD OF RECORD--Discharge: October 1936 to current year. October, November 1936 monthly discharge only, published in WSP 1301.
Water-quality records: Water years 1953, 1967–74.
REVISED RECORDS--WDR MA-RI-84-1: drainage area.
GAGE--Data Collection Platform with satellite telemeter. Datum of gage is 67.41 ft above National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929.
REMARKS--Low flow regulated by mills upstream. Daily discharge includes undiverted water from 92.6 mi2 in basins of Sudbury River and Lake Cochituate. Prior to December 1961, diversion upstream for use by city of Lowell.
COOPERATION BY--Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, Office of Water Resources.
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