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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 01177000 CHICOPEE RIVER AT INDIAN ORCHARD, MA

PROVISIONAL DATA SUBJECT TO REVISION

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LOCATION--Lat 42° 09'38", long 72° 30'52", Hampden County, Hydrologic Unit 01080204, on left bank 1,000 ft downstream from West Street Bridge at Indian Orchard, 1.1 mi upstream from Fuller Brook, and 7.2 mi upstream from mouth.
DRAINAGE AREA--689 mi2.
PERIOD OF RECORD--Discharge: August 1928 to current year. Published as "at Bircham Bend" prior to November 1938.
Water-quality records: Water years 1953, 1957, 1994.
REVISED RECORDS--WSP 1231: 1934. WDR MA-RI-84-1: drainage area.
GAGE--Data Collection Platform with satellite telemeter. Elevation of gage is 125 ft above National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929, from topographic map. Prior to Nov. 1, 1938, water-stage recorder at site 1.8 mi downstream at different datum.
REMARKS--Diversion since 1941 from 186 mi2 in Swift River basin and at times since 1931 from 97 mi2 in Ware River basin for Boston metropolitan district; since 1950, for Chicopee; since 1952, for South Hadley; at times since 1966 for Worcester; at times since 1955 from 6.5 mi2 in Ware River basin for Fitchburg. Diversion from Ludlow Reservoir for Springfield and, prior to 1952, for Chicopee. Flow regulated by powerplants upstream, by Quabbin Reservoir 21 mi upstream on Swift River since 1939, by Barre Falls Reservoir on Ware River since 1958, by Conant Brook Reservoir since 1966, and by smaller reservoirs.
COOPERATION BY--Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, Office of Water Resources.

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Available Parameters Available Period
All 2 Available Parameters for this site
  
00060 Discharge 1990-10-01  2017-11-22
00065 Gage height 2007-10-01  2017-11-22

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Discharge, cubic feet per second

Most recent instantaneous value: 906 11-22-2017   05:30 EST
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Daily discharge, cubic feet per second -- statistics for Nov 22 based on 88 years of record more
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138 376 619 772 906 995 2630


Gage height, feet

Most recent instantaneous value: 5.27 11-22-2017   05:30 EST
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