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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° 59’47", long 71°
33’47", Providence County, Hydrologic Unit 01090003, on left
bank, 20 ft upstream from abandoned bridge site, 400 ft downstream from
milldam at Forestdale, 1 mi east of Slatersville, and 1.6 mi upstream
DRAINAGE AREA--91.2 mi2.
PERIOD OF RECORD--Discharge: September to December 1909 and January 1912 to July 1913 (gage heights only; published as "at Branch Village"), January 1940 to current year.
Water-quality records: Water years 1954, 1968, 1979-2002.
REVISED RECORDS--WSP 2101: drainage area.
GAGE--Data Collection Platform with satellite telemeter. Elevation of gage is 180 ft above National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929, from topographic map. Prior to July 28, 1913, non-recording gage at site 1 mi downstream at different datum.
REMARKS--Occasional regulation by pond upstream. Prior to 1957, greater regulation by mills and reservoirs upstream.
COOPERATION BY--Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management
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