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The Massachusetts-Rhode Island office of the New England Water Science Center has transitioned to a new data management software package. While you may not notice this transition, some sites may have problems or delays in being updated. We are actively monitoring these conditions and resolving them as quickly as possible. For more information contact Richard Verdi at rverdi@usgs.gov or 508-490-5064. See the December 8th news entry at: https:/ /help.waterdata.usgs.gov/news

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° 15’18", long 71° 09’53", Norfolk County, Hydrologic Unit 01090001, on right bank 100 ft upstream from Washington Street Bridge at Dedham and 0.4 mi downstream from point of diversion from Charles River.
PERIOD OF RECORD--Discharge: October 1931 to current year.
Water-quality records: Water years 1959, 1969–70.
GAGE--Data Collection Platform with satellite telemeter. Concrete control since June 10, 1960. Datum of gage is 0.03 ft below sea level. Dec. 9, 1931, to June 9, 1960, nonrecording gage at site 200 ft upstream at same datum.
REMARKS--Mother Brook is a man-made diversion from Charles River to Neponset River through Dedham and Hyde Park. Drainage area is not applicable. All flows are controlled by the DCR and may appear unusually low or high compared to surrounding streams during certain times of the year.
COOPERATION BY--Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, Division of Planning and Engineering.

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00060 Discharge 1990-09-30  2017-02-22
00065 Gage height 2007-10-01  2017-02-22

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Most recent instantaneous value: 159 02-22-2017   08:15 EST
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Daily discharge, cubic feet per second -- statistics for Feb 22 based on 85 years of record more
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0.00 60 95 111 141 159 503

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Most recent instantaneous value: 82.20 02-22-2017   08:15 EST
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