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Discontinuation of Streamgaging Stations

Discontinuation of Plum Island River at TPK Bridge at Plum Island, MA Streamgaging Station

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, please contact Richard Verdi, Chief of Hydrologic Surveillance, New England Water Science Center (508-490-5064).



USGS 01100568 SHAWSHEEN RIVER AT HANSCOM FIELD NEAR BEDFORD, MA

PROVISIONAL DATA SUBJECT TO REVISION

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LOCATION--Lat 42°28’01”, long 71°16’22”, Middlesex County, Hydrologic Unit 01070002, on left bank, 300 ft downstream from FAA hangar at Hanscom Field and 1.6 mi south of Bedford.
DRAINAGE AREA--2.13 mi2.
PERIOD OF RECORD--Discharge: October 1995 to current year.
Precipitation: October 1996 through September 1999, October 2002 to September 2004.
Water quality: water years 1995-2001.
GAGE--Data Collection Platform with satellite telemeter. Datum of gage is 115 ft above National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929 (from topographic map).
REMARKS-- Discharge values are highly provisional and will change significantly after thorough check and review of data. Gage-height values are accurate. Precipitation gage re-established on site February 2013.
COOPERATION BY--U. S. Air Force


The precipitation data for this station are temporary and will only be displayed for 120 days. Time series of 15-minute or cumulative daily values WILL NOT be available for retrieval following the 120-display period. Although the instrumentation is calibrated at least once/year, the temporary classification means that documented routine inspections and other quality assurance measures are not performed that would make the data acceptable for archival, retrieval, or future use in general scientific or interpretive studies.
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This station managed by the Northborough MA Field Office.

Available Parameters Available Period
All 5 Available Parameters for this site
  
00010 Temperature, water 2017-08-02  2017-10-23
00045 Precipitation 2017-06-25  2017-10-23
00060 Discharge 1995-09-30  2017-10-23
00065 Gage height 2007-10-01  2017-10-23
00095 Specific cond at 25C 2017-07-27  2017-10-23

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Discharge, cubic feet per second

Most recent instantaneous value: 1.02 10-23-2017   07:10 EDT
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Daily discharge, cubic feet per second -- statistics for Oct 23 based on 21 years of record more
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0.70 1.02 1.4 2.0 3.1 5.3 45.3


Gage height, feet

Most recent instantaneous value: 0.82 10-23-2017   07:10 EDT
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