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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°26’42", long
71°40’53", Washington County, Hydrologic Unit 01090005, on
right bank 10 ft downstream from bridge on Alton-Carolina road, 0.8 mi
northeast of Wood River Junction, 1.5 mi southwest of Carolina, and
2.9 mi upstream from Wood River.
DRAINAGE AREA--100 mi2.
PERIOD OF RECORD--October 1940 to current year. October and November 1940, monthly discharge only, published in WSP 1301. Prior to October 1943, published as Charles River at Wood River Junction.
REVISED RECORDS--WSP 1051: drainage area. WSP 1201: 1948.
GAGE--Data Collection Platform with satellite telemeter. Datum of gage is 43.86 ft above sea level. Prior to June 19, 1984, at site 10 ft upstream at same datum.
REMARKS--Occasional regulation by fish hatchery on White Brook. Prior to 1972, occasional regulation at low flow by powerplant and mills upstream; regulation greater prior to 1969. Annual mean discharge for period of record shown in summary statistics does not include the 1941 water year.
COOPERATION BY-- U.S. Geological Survey Federal Network
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