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ICE EFFECTS ON STREAMFLOW
The formation of ice on rivers can cause discharge values to appear unusually high. Display of these erroneous discharge data may result in improper assessment of flow conditions and misuse of the data. For this reason, display of discharge values for streams significantly affected by ice may be disabled from view. Display of discharge data will resume when ice conditions are no longer present. Discharge values for streams minimally affected by ice will continue to be displayed. Flows for streams with these conditions appear to increase during the night and decrease to near-base-line conditions around midday. To estimate the correct discharge for these streams, use the flow rate that corresponds to the bottom of the discharge curve, rather than the peak that corresponds to the top of the curve. Note that this method of estimation is possible only when no surface runoff is occurring. Daily mean discharges for periods of both significant and minimal ice-effect will be estimated and published in the Annual Water-Data Report for the water year in which they occurred.
LOCATION--Lat 41°41'24.09", long
70°31'14.36", Barnstable County, Hydrologic Unit 01090002,
1,300 ft north of Snake Pond, 1,500 ft east of the eastern boundary of
Camp Edwards, Massachusetts Military Reservation, and 3,900 ft west of
State Route 130, Sandwich, MA.
AQUIFER--Sand and gravel, glaciated regions; outwash deposits.
WELL CHARACTERISTICS--Drilled observation water-table well, depth 55 ft, screened 50 ft to 55 ft.
INSTRUMENTATION--Data Collection Platform with cellular telephone telemeter, September 2008 to current year. Digital recorder, January 2002 to current year.
DATUM--Elevation of land-surface datum of gage is 86.10 ft above National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929. Measuring point: top of PVC casing, 0.17 ft below land-surface datum.
PERIOD OF RECORD--January 2002 to current year.
COOPERATION--U.S. Army Environmental Command.