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ICE EFFECTS ON STREAMFLOW

The formation of ice on rivers can cause discharge values to appear unusually high. Display of these erroneous discharge data may result in improper assessment of flow conditions and misuse of the data. For this reason, display of discharge values for streams significantly affected by ice may be disabled from view. Display of discharge data will resume when ice conditions are no longer present. Discharge values for streams minimally affected by ice will continue to be displayed. Flows for streams with these conditions appear to increase during the night and decrease to near-base-line conditions around midday. To estimate the correct discharge for these streams, use the flow rate that corresponds to the bottom of the discharge curve, rather than the peak that corresponds to the top of the curve. Note that this method of estimation is possible only when no surface runoff is occurring. Daily mean discharges for periods of both significant and minimal ice-effect will be estimated and published in the Annual Water-Data Report for the water year in which they occurred.



USGS 01105933 PASKAMANSET RIVER NEAR SOUTH DARTMOUTH, MA

PROVISIONAL DATA SUBJECT TO REVISION

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LOCATION--Lat 41o35'07", long 70o59'27", Bristol County, Hydrologic Unit 01090002, at bridge on Russells Mills Road, 3.0 mi west of South Dartmouth.
DRAINAGE AREA--26.2 mi2.
PERIOD OF RECORD--October 1995 to current year. Discharge measurements made in water years 1972–74, 1991–92.
REVISED RECORDS--WDR MA-RI-03-1 (monthly mean discharge).
GAGE--Data Collection Platform with satellite telemeter. Elevation of gage is 10 ft above National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929, from topographic map. Telephone and satellite gage-height telemeter at station.
REMARKS--Records good except those for estimate daily discharge, which are poor.
COOPERATION BY--Town of Dartmouth

NOTE: Precipitation data are for informational purposes only. Data do not necessarily conform to standards used by the National Weather Service.

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This station managed by the Northborough MA Field Office.

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00060 Discharge 1995-10-01  2018-06-21
00065 Gage height 2007-10-01  2018-06-21

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Discharge, cubic feet per second

Most recent instantaneous value: 5.50 06-21-2018   11:15 EDT
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Daily discharge, cubic feet per second -- statistics for Jun 21 based on 22 years of record more
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(1999)
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3.10 5.50 8.4 18 34 46 146


Gage height, feet

Most recent instantaneous value: 8.44 06-21-2018   11:15 EDT
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