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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 42o14'40", long
71o00'16", Norfolk County, Hydrologic Unit
01090001, on left bank at spillway into Burgin Brook diversion tunnel,
20 ft upstream from trash racks at entrance to Town Brook culvert, 100
ft west of Burgin Parkway, and about 1.5 mi upstream from Town River
Bay in Quincy.
DRAINAGE AREA--About 2.0 mi2 (unknown degree of inflow).
PERIOD OF RECORD--Gage height: February 1999 to September 2000; March 2001 to current year.
Precipitation: February 1999 to September 2000; March 2001 to current year.
GAGE--Data Collection Platform and heated tipping-bucket precipitation gage with telephone telemeter. Elevation of gage is 14.90 ft above National Geodetic Vertical Datum (NGVD) of 1929. Elevation of spillway into Burgin Brook diversion tunnel is 18.0 ft above NGVD. Elevation data provided by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
REMARKS--Flows are diverted into Burgin Brook and diversion tunnel at a gage height of 18.0 ft (elevation of top of diversion dam). Periods of missing record are not estimated.
COOPERATION BY--Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, Division of Planning and Engineering