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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° 06'24", long 72° 41'58",
Hampden County, Hydrologic Unit 01080206, on left bank 0.7 mi
downstream from Great Brook, 3 mi east of Westfield, and 8.1 mi
upstream from mouth.
DRAINAGE AREA--497 mi2.
PERIOD OF RECORD--Discharge: June 1914 to current year.
Water Quality: Water years 1952–53, 1957, 1967–74, 1994.
REVISED RECORDS--WSP 601: 1924(M). WSP 756: drainage area. WSP 1051: 1919–21(M), 1925(M). WSP 1231: 1915–16(M), 1920.
GAGE--Data Collection Platform with satellite telemeter. Datum of gage is 98.25 ft above National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929. Prior to Nov. 3, 1933, on right bank at same datum.
REMARKS--Flow regulated by Borden Brook Reservoir, Cobble Mountain Reservoir since 1931, Knightville Reservoir since 1941, and Littleville Lake since 1965. High flow slightly affected by retarding reservoirs since 1963. Diversion from Little River for municipal supply of Springfield. Telephone and satellite gage-height telemeters at station.
COOPERATION BY--Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, Office of Water Resources.
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