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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°19'08", long 72°39'56", Hampshire County, Hydrologic Unit 01080201, on left bank, 5 ft downstream from Clement Street bridge near Northampton, and about 4 mi upstream from mouth. Prior to October 1, 2002, gage located at lat 42o19’05”, long 72o39’21”, on right bank about 2.5 mi downstream, at different datum.
DRAINAGE AREA--52.6 mi2.
PERIOD OF RECORD--Discharge: October 1938 to current year. October 1938 monthly discharge only, published in WSP 1301.
Water-quality records: Water years 1957–59, 1971, 1973, 1994, 2003–05.
REVISED RECORDS--WSP 921: 1940. WSP 1231: 1940–42(M), 1944–45(M), 1948(M), 1949;WDR MA-RI-03-1: drainage area.
GAGE--Data Collection Platform and satellite telemeter. Elevation of gage is 170 ft above National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929 (from topographic map). Prior to Oct. 1, 2002, gage was at 140 ft elevation, at different datum, and was discontinued due to unstable channel conditions.
REMARKS--Prior to Oct. 1, 2002, flow regulated by mill upstream of original gage location.
COOPERATION BY--Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, Office of Water Resources.

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00060 Discharge 1990-10-01  2017-11-20
00065 Gage height 2007-10-01  2017-11-20

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Most recent instantaneous value: 36.6 11-20-2017   19:15 EST
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11.0 27 36.6 58 98 127 700

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Most recent instantaneous value: 5.90 11-20-2017   19:15 EST
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