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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° 10’39", long 71°
12’05", Norfolk County, Hydrologic Unit 01090001, on left
bank 200 ft upstream from Pleasant Street Bridge, 200 ft downstream
from railroad bridge, 0.45 mi downstream from Hawes Brook, and 0.5 mi
south of Norwood.
DRAINAGE AREA--34.7 mi2.
PERIOD OF RECORD--Discharge: October 1939 to current year. October 1939 monthly discharge only, published in WSP 1301.
Water-quality records: Water years 1958–59, 1966–68, 1999.
REVISED RECORDS--WDR MA-RI-78-1: 1976(M). WDR MA-RI-84-1: drainage area.
GAGE--Data Collection Platform with satellite telemeter. Datum of gage is 44.04 ft above sea level. Since Oct. 1, 1960, recording orifice at upstream side of railroad bridge, at same datum.
REMARKS--Flow regulated by mills and reservoirs upstream. Flow affected by several diversions upstream for municipal and industrial use.
COOPERATION BY--Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, Office of Water Resources.
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