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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).



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 2014-10-19  2017-10-18
00060 Discharge 2000-09-30  2017-10-18
00065 Gage height, Transducer 2017-03-17  2017-10-18
00065 Gage height 2017-06-20  2017-10-18

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Discharge, cubic feet per second

Most recent instantaneous value: 25.1 10-18-2017   09:15 EDT
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Daily discharge, cubic feet per second -- statistics for Oct 18 based on 88 years of record more
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7.10 18 25.1 46 99 113 1650


Gage height, feet

Most recent instantaneous value: 3.23 10-18-2017   09:15 EDT
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