Warning: Javascript must be enabled to use all the features on this page!


Page Loading - Please Wait...

Click to hideNews Bulletins

USGS 01104500 CHARLES RIVER AT WALTHAM, MA

PROVISIONAL DATA SUBJECT TO REVISION

Click to hidestation-specific text

LOCATION--Lat 42° 22’20", long 71° 14’03", Middlesex County, Hydrologic Unit 01090001, on right bank 800 ft downstream from Moody Street Bridge in Waltham and 0.3 mi upstream from Beaver Brook.
DRAINAGE AREA--227 mi2, excludes 23.6 mi2 drained by Stony Brook, from which flow is diverted for municipal supply of Cambridge.
PERIOD OF RECORD--Discharge: October 1903 to October 1909 (figures of average weekly discharge, equivalent to records of unadjusted discharge at present site), August 1931 to current year.
Water-quality records: Water years 1953, 1959, 1968–70.
REVISED RECORDS--WSP 781: 1933(M). WSP 851: drainage area. WSP 971: 1942.
GAGE--Data Collection Platform with satellite telemeter. Datum of gage is 20.02 ft above sea level. Prior to July 10, 1904, at dam 700 ft upstream and July 10, 1904, to Oct. 2, 1909, at dam 0.7 mi downstream at different datums; discharge computed from flow over dam and through wheels and gates of Boston Manufacturing Co. and Waltham Bleachery, respectively.
REMARKS-- Flow affected by diversion to Mother Brook (station 01104000), diversions to and from basin for municipal supplies, and at times by water released from Stony Brook Reservoir. Prior to 1960, some regulation by mills upstream. Low flow completely regulated by Boston Edison Co. power plant prior to 1954.
COOPERATION BY--Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, Division of Planning and Engineering.

Boating safety tips
This station managed by the Northborough MA Field Office.

Available Parameters Available Period
All 2 Available Parameters for this site
  
00060 Discharge 1976-02-01  2017-12-13
00065 Gage height 2007-10-01  2017-12-13

Graph
Graph w/ stats
Graph w/o stats
Graph w/ (up to 3) parms
Table
Tab-separated
Days  (7)
 

  -- or --
Begin date
 

End date
 

Summary of all available data for this site
Instantaneous-data availability statement


Discharge, cubic feet per second

Most recent instantaneous value: 201 12-13-2017   12:30 EST
Graph of  Discharge, cubic feet per second

Add up to 2 more sites and replot for "Discharge, cubic feet per second"

?
 Add site numbers


Create presentation-quality / stand-alone graph.   Subscribe to WaterAlert      


Daily discharge, cubic feet per second -- statistics for Dec 13 based on 85 years of record more
Min
(1936)
25th
percen-
tile
Most Recent
Instantaneous
Value Dec 13
Median Mean 75th
percen-
tile
Max
(2009)
5.20 158 201 325 374 500 1290


Gage height, feet

Most recent instantaneous value: 1.57 12-13-2017   12:30 EST
Graph of  Gage height, feet

Add up to 2 more sites and replot for "Gage height, feet"

?
 Add site numbers


Create presentation-quality / stand-alone graph.   Subscribe to WaterAlert