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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.


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USGS 01115630 NOOSENECK RIVER AT NOOSENECK, RI

PROVISIONAL DATA SUBJECT TO REVISION

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LOCATION--Lat 41° 37'36", long 71° 37'59", Kent County, Hydrologic Unit 01090004, on left bank at downstream side of bridge on State Highway 3 and 0.2 mi south of Nooseneck, and 0.9 mi upstream from mouth.
DRAINAGE AREA--8.23 mi2.
PERIOD OF RECORD--Discharge: water years 1964-81, March 2007 to current year. Discharge measurements made in water years 1961-63 and 1993-98.
Water-quality records: Water years 1963, 1965-72, and 1975-81.
GAGE--Data Collection Platform with telephone telemeter. Datum of gage is 264.17 ft above NAVD 1988, estimated from topographic map. Datum of gage previously reported as 265 ft above NGVD 1929, estimated from topographic map.
COOPERATION BY-- Rhode Island Water Resources Board

Photo of Nooseneck River streamgaging station

Available Parameters Available Period
  
2007-03-18  2020-08-11
2007-10-01  2020-08-11







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Discharge, cubic feet per second

Most recent instantaneous value: 3.09 08-11-2020   09:15 EDT
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Daily discharge, cubic feet per second -- statistics for Aug 11 based on 31 water years of record more
Min
(1964)
Most Recent
Instantaneous
Value Aug 11
25th
percen-
tile
Median 75th
percen-
tile
Mean Max
(2008)
1.40 3.09 3.1 5.5 9.5 13 202


Gage height, feet

Most recent instantaneous value: 0.82 08-11-2020   09:15 EDT
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