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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 41° 56’51", long 71° 10’38", Bristol County, Hydrologic Unit 01090004, on left bank 200 ft downstream from bridge on State Highway 140, 0.9 mi upstream from confluence with Rumford River, and 1.5 mi southeast of Norton.
DRAINAGE AREA--43.3 mi2.
PERIOD OF RECORD--Discharge: June 1925 to current year.
Water-quality records: Water year 1967–68, 1999.
REVISED RECORDS--WSP 871: 1938. WSP 1301: 1929–33(M). WSP 1621: 1925–58 (monthly runoff). WDR MA-RI-84-1: drainage area.
GAGE--Data Collection Platform with satellite telemeter. Datum of gage is 55.14 ft above sea level. Prior to Oct. 1, 1930, nonrecording gage at same site at datum 0.62 ft higher and Oct. 1, 1930, to May 5, 1933, at same site at present datum.
REMARKS--Flow regulated to some extent by Lake Mirimichi and other lakes and reservoirs upstream. Diversion upstream for municipal supply of Attleboro and small diversions to and from basin for other municipal supplies.
COOPERATION BY-- Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, Office of Water Resources.

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00060 Discharge 2007-10-01  2017-09-25
00065 Gage height 2007-10-01  2017-09-25

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0.20 5.24 5.8 12 24 30 113

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