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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.

USGS 01163200 OTTER RIVER AT OTTER RIVER, MA

PROVISIONAL DATA SUBJECT TO REVISION

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LOCATION--Lat 42°35’18", long 72°02’29", Worcester County, Hydrologic Unit 01080202, on right bank at upstream side of Turner Street Bridge, 0.2 mi upstream from Bailey Brook, 0.8 mi southeast of Otter River, and 2 mi northwest of Gardner.
DRAINAGE AREA--34.1 mi2.
PERIOD OF RECORD--Discharge: December 1964 to current year.
Water-quality records: Water year 1965–69, 1994, 2003–05.
REVISED RECORDS--WDR MA-RI-84-1: drainage area.
GAGE--Water-stage recorder. Elevation of gage is 900 ft above National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929, from topographic map.
GAGE--Data Collection Platform with satellite telemeter.
COOPERATION BY--Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, Office of Water Recources.

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00060 Discharge 1987-10-01  2017-06-27
00065 Gage height 2007-10-01  2017-06-27

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Discharge, cubic feet per second

Most recent instantaneous value: 25.5 06-27-2017   09:15 EDT
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Daily discharge, cubic feet per second -- statistics for Jun 27 based on 52 years of record more
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6.57 15 25.5 27 38 45 163


Gage height, feet

Most recent instantaneous value: 0.87 06-27-2017   09:15 EDT
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