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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°11’25", long
70°56’43", Norfolk County, Hydrologic Unit 01090001, on left
bank between divided lanes of State Highways 3 and 128, 50 ft (revised)
downstream from unnamed tributary entering from left, 0.4 mi upstream
from Whitmans Pond, and 1.2 mi north of South Weymouth.
DRAINAGE AREA--4.39 mi2.
PERIOD OF RECORD--Discharge: May 1966 to current year.
Water-quality records: Water years 1967–68, 1999.
GAGE--Data Collection Platform with satellite telemeter. Elevation of gage is 70 ft above sea level, from topographic map. Prior to Aug. 3, 1996, at site 50 ft downstream at same datum.
REMARKS--Measured flows are prior to diversion at South Cove for municipal supply of Weymouth.
COOPERATION BY--Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, Office of Water Resources
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