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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°23’01", long
71°50’01", Washington County, Hydrologic Unit 01090005, on
left bank at Westerly, 2.1 mi downstream from Shunock River.
DRAINAGE AREA--295 mi2.
PERIOD OF RECORD--Discharge: November 1940 to current year.
Water-quality records: Water years 1953, 1963, 1976–2002.
REVISED RECORDS--WSP 1051: drainage area.
GAGE--Data Collection Platform with satellite telemeter. Datum of gage is 2.68 ft below sea level NAVD 1988; 1.76 ft below sea level NGVD 1929.
REMARKS--Records good except those for estimated daily discharge, which are fair. Many days are adjusted for tidal backwater, which lasts as much as 4 hours during times of high tide. Diurnal fluctuation at low flow prior to 1962 by mills upstream; regulation much greater prior to 1958. Diversion upstream for municipal supply of Westerly.
COOPERATION BY--Rhode Island Water Resources Board
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