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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
LOCATION--Lat 42° 10'56", long 72° 15'51",
Hampden County, Hydrologic Unit 01080204, on right bank 10 ft upstream
from abandoned highway bridge site at West Brimfield, 0.9 mi upstream
from Blodgett Mill Brook, 3.5 mi northeast of Palmer, and 9.9 mi
upstream from mouth.
DRAINAGE AREA--150 mi2.
PERIOD OF RECORD--Discharge: August 1909 to July 1912 (twice-daily gage heights and corresponding discharges), August 1912 to current year.
Water-quality records: Water years 1953, 1967, 1969–70, 1972–74.
REVISED RECORDS--WSP 451: 1916. WSP 1301: 1918(M). WDR MA-RI-84-1: drainage area.
GAGE--Data Collection Platform with satellite telemeter. Elevation of gage is 390 ft above National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929, from topographic map. Prior to Aug. 19, 1912, nonrecording gage, and Aug. 19, 1912, to Oct. 31, 1955, water-stage recorder, at several sites 0.5 mi downstream at different datum.
REMARKS--Slight diurnal fluctuation at low flow caused by mill upstream prior to 1956; regulation much greater prior to 1938. High flow slightly affected by retarding reservoirs since 1965.
COOPERATION BY--Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, Office of Water Resources.
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