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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 41o59'27", long
70o44'03", Plymouth County, Hydrologic Unit
01090002, on left bank 100 ft downstream from Elm Street Bridge at
Kingston and 2.8 mi upstream from mouth.
DRAINAGE AREA--15.7 mi2, excludes 4.09 mi2 above outlet of Silver Lake, from which flow is diverted for municipal supply of Brockton, Whitman, and Hanson.
PERIOD OF RECORD--August 1966 to current year.
GAGE--Data Collection Platform with satellite telemeter. Datum of gage is 4.76 ft above sea level (levels by Massachusetts Department of Public Works).
REMARKS--Flow regulated by pond upstream. Flow affected at times by wastage from Silver Lake. Surface flow may be affected by ground water that enters from or moves into adjacent basins. Occasional backwater from tidal surge.
COOPERATION BY--Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, Office of Water Resources.
Photo of Jones River station at Kingston
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