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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).



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LOCATION--Lat 42° 17'16", long 72° 51'53", Hampshire County, Hydrologic Unit 01080206, on left bank at Knightville, 0.2 mi downstream from Knightville Dam, 0.2 mi upstream from Sykes Brook, 2.4 mi upstream from Middle branch, 3.5 mi north of Huntington, and at mile 29.7.
PERIOD OF RECORD--Discharge: August 1909 to September 1990, October 1995 to current year.
Water-quality records: Water year 1953.
REVISED RECORDS--WSP 415: 1909–12. WSP 1001: 1941–43. WSP 1231: 1910, 1912, 1913(M), 1914–15, 1916–19(M), 1921–23(M), 1925–27(M), 1929–33(M), 1935(M). WDR MA-RI-84-1: drainage area.
GAGE--Data Collection Platform with satellite telemeter. Concrete control since Dec. 20, 1940. Datum of gage is 461.25 ft above National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929 (levels by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers). Prior to Jan. 11, 1936, nonrecording gage at site 0.5 mi upstream at different datum. Jan. 11, 1935, to May 20, 1940, water-stage recorder at site 700 ft upstream at datum 10.57 ft higher. May 21 to Dec. 19, 1940, nonrecording gage at site 700 ft upstream at datum 18.75 ft higher.
REMARKS-- Flow regulated by Knightville reservoir since 1941.
COOPERATION BY--U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

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This station managed by the Northborough MA Field Office.

Available Parameters Available Period
All 3 Available Parameters for this site
00060 Discharge 1995-11-01  2017-10-17
00062 Elevation, reservoir 2014-10-18  2017-10-17
00065 Gage height 2007-10-01  2017-10-17

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Discharge, cubic feet per second

Most recent instantaneous value: 63.9 10-17-2017   02:30 EDT
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Daily discharge, cubic feet per second -- statistics for Oct 17 based on 103 years of record more
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12.0 47 63.9 81 178 197 2730

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Most recent instantaneous value: 2.76 10-17-2017   02:30 EDT
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