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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 41°50’25", long
71°08’36", Bristol County, Hydrologic Unit 01090004, on left
bank 50 ft upstream from twin culverts on Center Street and 1.8 mi
northwest of Dighton.
DRAINAGE AREA--10.6 mi2.
PERIOD OF RECORD--Discharge: July 1966 to February 1992, July 1992 to current year.
Water-quality records: Water years 1967–68.
GAGE--Data Collection Platform with satellite telemeter. Elevation of gage is 30 ft above National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929, from topographic map.
REMARKS--Occasional regulation by ponds upstream. Diversion upstream for Dighton Water District.
COOPERATION BY--Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, Office of Water Resources.
ICE EFFECTS ON STREAMFLOW During winter, ice formation in streams can cause stage and corresponding discharge values to appear higher than expected during periods of no precipitation. Ice effects from partial ice cover or shore ice may be minor, where stage and discharge appear to increase at night and decrease to base-line conditions around midday for one or more days. Major ice effects from complete ice cover appear as constantly increasing stage and discharge over several days during prolonged cold periods. Stage and discharge values for streams experiencing minor ice effects will continue to be displayed on the web to enable the user to estimate the approximate base-line discharges. Note that this method of estimation should only be used when no runoff occurs. During periods of major ice effects, display of discharge data on the web will be temporarily discontinued to prevent misuse of erroneous discharge data. The discharge record will resume when it is determined that ice conditions are no longer present. Display of stage data during periods of minor and major ice effects will continue to be displayed on the web. Daily mean discharges will be estimated for all periods of ice-effected discharges.
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