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Discontinuation of Streamgaging Stations

Discontinuation of Plum Island River at TPK Bridge at Plum Island, MA Streamgaging Station

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, please contact Richard Verdi, Chief of Hydrologic Surveillance, New England Water Science Center (508-490-5064).



USGS 01108000 TAUNTON RIVER NEAR BRIDGEWATER, MA

PROVISIONAL DATA SUBJECT TO REVISION

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LOCATION--Lat 41o56'02", long 70o57'25", Plymouth County, Hydrologic Unit 01090004, on right bank at bridge on Titicut Road, 1 mi upstream from Sawmill Brook, 3.5 mi northwest of Middleboro, and 4.0 mi southeast of Bridgewater.
DRAINAGE AREA--261 mi2.
PERIOD OF RECORD--October 1929 to April 1976, April 1985 to May 1988, October 1996 to current year. Published as "at State Farm" October 1929 to September 1969, and as "at State Farm near Bridgewater" October 1969 to April 1976.
REVISED RECORDS--WSP 781: 1934. WSP 1051: 1933. WSP 1201: 1931. WSP 1301: 1930(M), 1933(M), 1935(M). WDR MA-RI-84-1: drainage area.
GAGE--Data Collection Platform with satellite telemeter. Datum of gage is 9.61 ft above sea level. Prior to October 1996, at sites 40 ft apart about 600 ft upstream: October 1929 to Sept. 30, 1931, inverted nonrecording gage with zero of gage at 10.02 ft; Oct. 1, 1931, to June 8, 1934, nonrecording gage, and June 9, 1934, to April 1976, April 1985 to May 1988, water-stage recorders, at present datum.
REMARKS--Flow affected by diversions to and from basin for municipal supplies. Flow regulated by reservoirs and, prior to about 1975, by powerplants upstream.
COOPERATION BY-- Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, Office of Water Resources.

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Available Parameters Available Period
All 2 Available Parameters for this site
  
00060 Discharge 1996-10-18  2017-11-25
00065 Gage height 2007-10-01  2017-11-25

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Discharge, cubic feet per second

Most recent instantaneous value: 509 11-25-2017   02:45 EST
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Daily discharge, cubic feet per second -- statistics for Nov 25 based on 71 years of record more
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33.0 220 380 489 509 614 2260


Gage height, feet

Most recent instantaneous value: 4.50 11-25-2017   02:45 EST
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