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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 01101000 PARKER RIVER AT BYFIELD, MA

PROVISIONAL DATA SUBJECT TO REVISION

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LOCATION--Lat 42°45’10", long 70°56’46", Essex County, Hydrologic Unit 01090001, on left bank 1,400 ft downstream from dam, 0.5 mi south of Byfield, 0.7 mi upstream from Wheeler Brook, and 5.5 mi southwest of Newburyport.  
DRAINAGE AREA--21.3 mi2.
PERIOD OF RECORD--Discharge: October 1945 to current year. October 1945 monthly discharge only, published in WSP 1301.
Water-quality records: Water years 2003–04.
REVISED RECORDS--WDR MA-RI-84-1: Drainage area; WDR MA-RI-00-1: 1999.
GAGE--Data Collection Platform with satellite telemeter. Datum of gage is 23.46 ft above National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929 (levels by Massachusetts Department of Public Works).
COOPERATION BY--Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, Office of Water Resources.

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This station managed by the Northborough MA Field Office.

Available Parameters Available Period
All 2 Available Parameters for this site
  
00060 Discharge 1990-10-01  2017-11-22
00065 Gage height 2007-10-01  2017-11-22

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Discharge, cubic feet per second

Most recent instantaneous value: 9.04 11-22-2017   02:30 EST
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Daily discharge, cubic feet per second -- statistics for Nov 22 based on 71 years of record more
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0.81 9.04 12 24 32 46 129


Gage height, feet

Most recent instantaneous value: 1.64 11-22-2017   02:30 EST
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