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ICE EFFECTS ON STREAMFLOW During winter, ice formation may cause stage and discharge values to appear higher than expected. Ice effects may be minor (occurring only at night and early morning) with baseline flows obvious, or the effects may be major (stage constantly increases over several days or weeks) resulting in greatly erroneous discharge. Streamgages experiencing minor ice conditions will continue to display stage and discharge values to enable users to estimate the approximate base-line stage and discharge. Streamgages experiencing major ice conditions will have the discharge record temporarily disabled to prevent use of erroneous discharge values. The discharge record will resume when it is determined that ice conditions are no longer present. Daily mean discharges during periods of ice effect will be estimated after detailed data analysis.



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LOCATION--Lat 42° 06’57", long 71° 53’26", Worcester County, Hydrologic Unit 01100001, on left bank 0.6 mi upstream from mouth, 1.1 mi downstream from Buffumville Dam, and 1.5 mi west of Oxford.
DRAINAGE AREA--27.4 mi 2.
PERIOD OF RECORD--Discharge: July 1939 to current year (data publication discontinued after September 30, 1990). Prior to October 1977, published as "at Buffumville."
Water-quality records: Water year 1973.
REVISED RECORDS--WSP 1201: 1940, 1948. WDR MA-RI-84-1: drainage area.
GAGE--Data Collection Platform with satellite telemeter. Datum of gage is 457.00 ft above National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929 (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers benchmark).
REMARKS-- Flow regulated by Buffumville Lake since 1958 and by other reservoirs upstream. July 1982 to about January 1983, flow affected by draining of Buffum Pond. Prior to 1958, flow regulated by mill upstream.
COOPERATION BY--U.S.Army Corps of Engineers

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00060 Discharge 2017-05-22  2017-09-19
00065 Gage height 2017-05-22  2017-09-19

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Most recent instantaneous value: 2.36 09-19-2017   13:30 EDT
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