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ICE EFFECTS ON STREAMFLOW

The formation of ice on rivers can cause discharge values to appear unusually high. Display of these erroneous discharge data may result in improper assessment of flow conditions and misuse of the data. For this reason, display of discharge values for streams significantly affected by ice may be disabled from view. Display of discharge data will resume when ice conditions are no longer present. Discharge values for streams minimally affected by ice will continue to be displayed. Flows for streams with these conditions appear to increase during the night and decrease to near-base-line conditions around midday. To estimate the correct discharge for these streams, use the flow rate that corresponds to the bottom of the discharge curve, rather than the peak that corresponds to the top of the curve. Note that this method of estimation is possible only when no surface runoff is occurring. Daily mean discharges for periods of both significant and minimal ice-effect will be estimated and published in the Annual Water-Data Report for the water year in which they occurred.


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USGS 01104420 CAMBRIDGE RES., UNNAMED TRIB 3, NR LEXINGTON, MA

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LOCATION--Middlesex County, Hydrologic Unit 01090001, on right bank, 20 feet downstream of culvert on State Highway 128, 1,700 feet upstream of Cambridge Reservoir, and 2.5 mi. southwest of Lexington.
DRAINAGE AREA--0.77 mi2.
PERIOD OF RECORD--September 1997 to September 1998; November 2011 to current year.
GAGE--Data Collection Platform, with telephone telemeter at station Elevation of gage is 180 ft above sea level NGVD 1929 (from topographic map).  
COOPERATION BY--Cambridge Water Department

This station managed by the Northborough, MA Field Office.  
Available Parameters Available Period
  
2012-03-26  2020-02-29
1997-10-24  2020-02-29
2013-05-02  2020-02-29
2012-03-26  2020-02-29
2012-02-08  2020-02-29
2017-03-01  2020-02-29







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Temperature, water, degrees Celsius, 25ft Downstream of pier

Most recent instantaneous value: 0.8 02-29-2020   08:30 EST
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Discharge, cubic feet per second

Most recent instantaneous value: 2.10 02-29-2020   08:30 EST
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Daily discharge, cubic feet per second -- statistics for Feb 29 based on 1 water years of record more
Mean Min
(2016)
Median Max
(2016)
Most Recent
Instantaneous
Value Feb 29
1.2 1.21 1.2 1.21 2.10


Specific conductance, water, unfiltered, microsiemens per centimeter at 25 degrees Celsius, 25ft Downstream of pier

Most recent instantaneous value: 994 02-29-2020   08:30 EST
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