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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° 09’16", long 71°
08’47", Norfolk County, Hydrologic Unit 01090001, on right
bank 100 ft downstream from Washington Street Bridge at Canton, 200 ft
downstream from Forge Pond Dam, and 900 ft downstream from Massapoag
DRAINAGE AREA--27.2 mi2.
PERIOD OF RECORD--Discharge: October 1952 to current year.
Water-quality records: Water years 1959, 1967–68.
REVISED RECORDS--WSP 1901: drainage area.
GAGE--Data Collection Platform with satellite telemeter. Datum of gage is 80.18 ft above sea level (Massachusetts Department of Public Works benchmark).
REMARKS-- Flow regulated by Forge, Bolivar, Massapoag, and Reservoir Ponds, and other ponds upstream. Flow affected by diversions for municipal supply of Canton and Stoughton.
COOPERATION BY--Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, Office of Water Resources.
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