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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.
LOCATIONLat 41° 47' 19",long 71°37'14",
Providence County, RI, Hydrologic Unit 01090004, about 0.22 mi south
of State Highway 14, 0.15 mi east of Wilbur Hollow Road, and 3 mi
northeast of Clayville.
DRAINAGE AREA--1.22 mi2.
PERIOD OF RECORD--June 2009 to November 2014. Discharge measurements made in water years 1994-2006.
GAGE--Data Collection Platform,Temperature and conductance monitor with telephone telemeter. .
Elevation of gage is 320 ft above NGVD 1929, from topographic map.
COOPERATION BY--Providence Water Supply Board