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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 01111500 BRANCH RIVER AT FORESTDALE, RI

PROVISIONAL DATA SUBJECT TO REVISION

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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 from mouth.
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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00060 Discharge 1990-10-01  2017-11-20
00065 Gage height 2007-10-01  2017-11-20

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Discharge, cubic feet per second

Most recent instantaneous value: 185 11-20-2017   23:15 EST
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Daily discharge, cubic feet per second -- statistics for Nov 20 based on 75 years of record more
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21.0 63 117 141 185 206 440


Gage height, feet

Most recent instantaneous value: 3.01 11-20-2017   23:15 EST
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