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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°13’15", long
70°58’43", Norfolk County, Hydrologic Unit 01090001, on
right bank, 3 ft downstream from Commercial Street bridge, and 0.2 mi
upstream from mouth at East Braintree.
DRAINAGE AREA--28.7 mi2.
PERIOD OF RECORD--Discharge: March 2006 to current year. Intermittent discharge measurements, water years 1999, 2000, 2003.
Water-quality records: Water years 1999, 2000.
GAGE--Data Collection Platform with satellite telemeter.
Elevation of gage, about 5 ft above National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929, from topographic map.
REMARKS--Flow may be infrequently affected by unusually high tides.
COOPERATION BY-- Massachusetts Executive Department of Conservation and Recreation, Office of Water Resources.
FLOOD STAGE--4.5 feet, established by National Weather Service. Moderate flooding at 6.0 feet and major flooding at 8.0 feet- NWS
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