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ICE EFFECTS ON STREAMFLOW

The formation of ice on rivers can cause discharge values to appear unusually high. Display of these erroneous discharge data may result in improper assessment of flow conditions and misuse of the data. For this reason, display of discharge values for streams significantly affected by ice may be disabled from view. Display of discharge data will resume when ice conditions are no longer present. Discharge values for streams minimally affected by ice will continue to be displayed. Flows for streams with these conditions appear to increase during the night and decrease to near-base-line conditions around midday. To estimate the correct discharge for these streams, use the flow rate that corresponds to the bottom of the discharge curve, rather than the peak that corresponds to the top of the curve. Note that this method of estimation is possible only when no surface runoff is occurring. Daily mean discharges for periods of both significant and minimal ice-effect will be estimated and published in the Annual Water-Data Report for the water year in which they occurred.



USGS 01115110 HUNTINGHOUSE BK AT ELMDALE RD AT N SCITUATE, RI

PROVISIONAL DATA SUBJECT TO REVISION

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LOCATION.--Lat 41o50'48", long 71o36'44", Providence County, RI, Hydrologic Unit 01090004, on right bank 1,000 ft downstream from bridge on Elmdale Road, and 1.6 mi northwest of North Scituate.
DRAINAGE AREA.--6.23 mi2.

WATER-DISCHARGE RECORDS

PERIOD OF RECORD.--February 2009 to current year. Discharge measurements made in water years 1993-2006.
GAGE.--Data Collection Platform with telephone telemeter. Elevation of gage is 310 ft above National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929, from topographic map.

WATER-QUALITY RECORDS

PERIOD OF RECORD.--January 2000 to May 2001, October 2001 to September 2006, and February 2009 to current year.
INSTRUMENTATION.--Water temperature and specific conductance monitor.

COOPERATION BY.--Providence Water Supply Board

Available Parameters Available Period
All 4 Available Parameters for this site
  
00010 Temperature, water 2009-02-20  2018-02-22
00060 Discharge 2009-02-20  2018-02-22
00065 Gage height 2009-02-20  2018-02-22
00095 Specific cond at 25C 2009-02-20  2018-02-22

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Discharge, cubic feet per second

Most recent instantaneous value: 19.4 02-22-2018   08:20 EST
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Daily discharge, cubic feet per second -- statistics for Feb 22 based on 8 years of record more
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(2012)
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Max
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5.29 7.6 13 17 18 19.4 63.9


Gage height, feet

Most recent instantaneous value: 1.65 02-22-2018   08:20 EST
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