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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°28'10.5", long 73°11'50.4", Berkshire County, Hydrologic Unit 01100005, on right bank 250 ft downstream from Hubbard Avenue Bridge at Coltsville, 1.2 mi upstream from Unkamet Brook, and 2 mi northeast of Pittsfield.  Prior to Nov. 8, 1994, at site 200 ft upstream.
DRAINAGE AREA--57.6 mi2.
PERIOD OF RECORD--Discharge: March 1936 to current year. Prior to October 1945, published as Housatonic River at Coltsville.
Water-quality records: Water years 1963–65.
GAGE--Data Collection Platform with satellite telemeter. Datum of gage is 993.49 ft above National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929. Prior to Nov. 8, 1994, at site 200 ft upstream at same datum.
REMARKS--Flow regulated by powerplants upstream and, since 1949, by Cleveland Brook Reservoir, usable capacity, 214,000,000 ft3, 5.4 mi upstream; regulation greater prior to 1955. Diversion upstream from Cleveland Brook Reservoir for municipal supply of Pittsfield since May 1950. Satellite and telephone gage-height telemeter at station.
COOPERATION BY--Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, Office of Water Resources.

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This station managed by the Northborough MA Field Office.

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All 2 Available Parameters for this site
00060 Discharge 2007-10-01  2017-10-21
00065 Gage height 2007-10-01  2017-10-21

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Most recent instantaneous value: 18.3 10-21-2017   02:30 EDT
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Daily discharge, cubic feet per second -- statistics for Oct 21 based on 81 years of record more
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9.90 18.3 31 44 95 106 1310

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Most recent instantaneous value: 0.60 10-21-2017   02:30 EDT
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