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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° 50'02", long 71° 24'42",
Providence County, Hydrologic Unit 01090004, on left bank 800ft
upstream from bridge on U.S. Highway 44 at Providence and 0.5 mi above
DRAINAGE AREA--23.1 mi2.
PERIOD OF RECORD--Discharge: June 1963 to current year. Water-quality records: Water year 1971.
GAGE--Data Collection Platform with satellite telemeter. Datum of gage is 8.19 ft above sea level. Prior to Nov. 7, 1973, at datum 0.88 ft lower. Mar. 10, 1972, to Nov. 7, 1973, stage record obtained at site 200 ft upstream. Gage heights of published extremes are for site and datum then in use.
REMARKS--Occasional regulation at low flow.
COOPERATION BY--Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management
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