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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--Middlesex County, Hydrologic Unit 01090001, 300
feet east of power lines, 500 feet upstream of Cambridge Reservoir, and
2.1 mi. southwest of Lexington, Ma.
DRAINAGE AREA--0.35 mi2.
PERIOD OF RECORDDischarge--September 1997 to September 1998; October 2011 to October 2015. Water temperature and specific conductance-- September 1997 to September 1998; January 2013 to current year.
GAGE--Data Collection Platform, with telephone telemeter at station. Elevation of gage is 175 ft above National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929.
COOPERATION BY--Cambridge Water Department