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ICE EFFECTS ON STREAMFLOW During winter, ice formation may cause stage and discharge values to appear higher than expected. Ice effects may be minor (occurring only at night and early morning) with baseline flows obvious, or the effects may be major (stage constantly increases over several days or weeks) resulting in greatly erroneous discharge. Streamgages experiencing minor ice conditions will continue to display stage and discharge values to enable users to estimate the approximate base-line stage and discharge. Streamgages experiencing major ice conditions will have the discharge record temporarily disabled to prevent use of erroneous discharge values. The discharge record will resume when it is determined that ice conditions are no longer present. Daily mean discharges during periods of ice effect will be estimated after detailed data analysis.



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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

Photo of Town Brook staff gage and stage sensor at diversion dam

Daily and unit values precipitation data are calibrated and quality assured prior to publication by the Massachusetts-Rhode Island Water Science Center. Data are available upon request.
This station managed by the Northborough MA Field Office.

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00045 Precipitation 2011-03-31  2017-08-20
00065 Gage height 2007-10-01  2017-08-20

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Most recent instantaneous value: 16.40 08-20-2017   10:00 EDT
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