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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.



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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.
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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00060 Discharge 1990-09-30  2017-08-10
00065 Gage height 2007-10-01  2017-08-20

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