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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,
Richard Verdi, Chief of Hydrologic Surveillance, New England Water Science Center
42°16'04", long 72°19'59", Hampshire County, Hydrologic Unit
01080204, on left bank at West Ware, 1.4 mi downstream from Quabbin Reservoir,
3.5 mi east of Belchertown, and 8.0 mi upstream from mouth.
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 .
DRAINAGE AREA--189 mi2, includes 1.6 mi2 drained by Beaver Brook, flow of which is diverted from Ware
PERIOD OF RECORD--Discharge: July 1910 to September 1912 (twice-daily gage heights and corresponding discharge), October 1912 to current year.
Water-quality records: Water years 195254.
REVISED RECORDS--WSP 451: 1916. WSP 871: 1919. WSP 1031: 1944 (changes in reservoir contents and adjusted figures only). WSP 1301: 1925(M). WDR MA-RI-84-1: drainage area.
GAGE--Data Collection Platform with satellite telemeter. Datum of gage is 365.18 ft above National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929. Prior to Aug. 25, 1912, nonrecording gage at site 400 ft upstream at same datum.
REMARKS--Flow regulated since August 1939 by Quabbin Reservoir, usable capacity, 53.8 billion cubic feet. Diversion from Ware River to Quabbin Reservoir since 1940, from Quabbin Reservoir to Wachusett Reservoir since 1941, from Quabbin Reservoir to Chicopee Valley aqueduct since 1950, and from Quabbin Reservoir to city of Worcester at times since 1966.
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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 .
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