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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° 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.
REVISED RECORDS--WSP 1301: 1932(M).
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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