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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 01173000 WARE RIVER AT INTAKE WORKS NEAR BARRE, MA

PROVISIONAL DATA SUBJECT TO REVISION

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LOCATION--Lat 42°23’26", long 72°03’39", Worcester County, Hydrologic Unit 01080204, on left bank, below diversion dam at Ware River Intake Works, 2.7 mi downstream from Burnshirt River, 3 mi southeast of Barre, and at mile 29.1.
DRAINAGE AREA--96.3 mi2.
PERIOD OF RECORD-- January 1928 to current year. Prior to October 1977, published as Ware River at Coldbrook.
GAGE--Data Collection Platform with telephone telemeter. Elevation of gage is 630 ft above National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929, from topographic map.
REMARKS--Figures of discharge do not include diversions by the MWRA during the period Oct. 15 to June 14 of each year; diversions began in March 1931. Flow regulated at times by Barre Falls Reservoir 4.3 mi upstream since 1958 for emergency flood-control purposes as authorized by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Diversion at times since 1955 from 6.5 mi2 upstream for municipal supply of Fitchburg. Computations of daily discharge are made in cooperation with Department of Conservation and Recreation, Division of Water-Supply Protection, and Massachusetts Water Resources Authority, which collects gage-height and venturi-meter records.

This gage is monitored in cooperation with the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, Division of Water Supply Protection, Office of Watershed Management, with funding from the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority .

Link to Department of Conservation and Recreation

Link to Massachusetts Water Resources Authority

Photo of Ware River at Intake Works Link to the DCR.

Photo of Flume at Ware River at Intake Works

Photo Ware River at Intake Works gage house


This station managed by the Northborough MA Field Office.

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00010 Temperature, water 2014-06-27  2017-06-26
00060 Discharge 2000-09-30  2017-06-26
00065 Gage height, Transducer 2017-03-17  2017-06-26

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Discharge, cubic feet per second

Most recent instantaneous value: 101 06-26-2017   17:15 EDT
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Daily discharge, cubic feet per second -- statistics for Jun 26 based on 89 years of record more
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Gage height, feet, Transducer

Most recent instantaneous value: 4.04 06-26-2017   17:15 EDT
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