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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 01174500 EAST BRANCH SWIFT RIVER NEAR HARDWICK, MA

PROVISIONAL DATA SUBJECT TO REVISION

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LOCATION--Lat 42° 23'36", long 72° 14'21", Worcester County, Hydrologic Unit 01080204, on left bank 100 ft above spillway of regulating dam at Quabbin Reservoir and 4.6 mi northwest of Hardwick.
DRAINAGE AREA--43.7 mi2.
PERIOD OF RECORD--Discharge: January 1937 to current year. Published as "near Dana" January 1937 to September 1939.
Water-quality records: Water year 1957.
GAGE--Data Collection Platform with satellite telemeter. Concrete spillway since Mar. 12, 1940. Datum of gage is 504.70 ft above National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929.

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 E. Branch Swift River Gage House. Link to the DCR.

Photo of E. Branch Swift River Spillway. Link to the DCR.

Photo of Horse Shoe Dam East Branch Swift River

Photo of Gage House East Branch Swift River


This station managed by the Northborough MA Field Office.

Available Parameters Available Period
All 2 Available Parameters for this site
  
00060 Discharge 1988-07-08  2017-11-17
00065 Gage height 2007-10-01  2017-11-17

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Discharge, cubic feet per second

Most recent instantaneous value: 98.3 11-17-2017   13:30 EST
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Daily discharge, cubic feet per second -- statistics for Nov 17 based on 79 years of record more
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3.20 23 44 64 81 98.3 248


Gage height, feet

Most recent instantaneous value: 19.65 11-17-2017   13:30 EST
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