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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° 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 1987-10-01  2017-09-22
00065 Gage height 2007-10-01  2017-09-22

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Most recent instantaneous value: 25.8 09-22-2017   10:15 EDT
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Daily discharge, cubic feet per second -- statistics for Sep 22 based on 76 years of record more
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4.60 25.8 26 32 73 81 986

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Most recent instantaneous value: 1.92 09-22-2017   10:15 EDT
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