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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 42° 04’58", long 72°
03’27", Worcester County, Hydrologic Unit 01100001, on right
bank 200 ft downstream from Westville Dam, 1.0 mi upstream from
McKinstry Brook, and 1.3 mi west of Southbridge.
DRAINAGE AREA--94.4 mi2.
PERIOD OF RECORD-- October 1962 to current year (data publication discontinued from October 1, 1990 to September 30, 2002).
REVISED RECORDS--WDR MA-RI-75-1: 1963-64 (monthly runoff). WDR MA-RI-84-1: drainage area.
GAGE--Data Collection Platform with satellite telemeter. Datum of gage is 511.33 ft above National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929 (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers benchmark).
REMARKS-- Flow regulated by mills, by East Brimfield and Westville Lakes, and by other reservoirs upstream.
COOPERATION BY--U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
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