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Discontinuation of Streamgaging Stations

Discontinuation of Plum Island River at TPK Bridge at Plum Island, MA Streamgaging Station

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, please contact Richard Verdi, Chief of Hydrologic Surveillance, New England Water Science Center (508-490-5064).



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LOCATION--Lat 42° 38’18", long 72° 43’32", Franklin County, Hydrologic Unit 01080203, on right bank in Shattuckville, 1.2 mi south of Griswoldville, and 1.3 mi upstream from mouth.
DRAINAGE AREA--89.0 mi2.
PERIOD OF RECORD--Discharge: October 1939 to current year. October and November 1939 monthly discharge only, published in WSP 1301.
Water-quality records: Water years 1957, 1967–69, 1994–95.
REVISED RECORDS--WSP 1111: 1945(M). WDR MA-RI-84-1: drainage area.
GAGE--Data Collection Platform with satellite telemeter. Datum of gage is 457.91 ft above North American Vertical Datum of 1988.
REMARKS--Diurnal fluctuation at times caused by mill upstream; because storage capacity is small, daily flows are not affected appreciably. Prior to 1950, greater regulation by mill.
COOPERATION BY--Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, Office of Water Resources.

For more information on the areal exent and depth of flood inundation during flooding at and near this streamgage go to the Flood Inundation Mapper

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This station managed by the Northborough MA Field Office.

Available Parameters Available Period
All 2 Available Parameters for this site
00060 Discharge 1990-10-01  2017-10-22
00065 Gage height 2007-10-01  2017-10-22

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Most recent instantaneous value: 25.4 10-22-2017   05:30 EDT
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8.30 25.4 26 54 122 123 1640

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Most recent instantaneous value: 1.32 10-22-2017   05:30 EDT
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