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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.


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USGS 415546071474701 RI-BUW 395 BURRILLVILLE, RI

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LOCATION--Lat 42°55'46", long 71°47'47", Providence County, Hydrologic Unit 01100001, Casimir Pulaski Memorial State Park, off Center Trail Road, near southeast corner of parking area #3 in Burriville, RI.
AQUIFER--Till of Pleistocene age.
WELL CHARACTERISTICS--Water-table well, diameter 2 in, depth 17.7 ft.
INSTRUMENTATION--Digital recorder with Celluar Phone telemetery, April 2017 to current year. Monthly measurements prior to April 2017.
DATUM--Elevation of land-surface datum of well is 575 ft above National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929, from digital map. Measuring point: notch in pvc, 1.10 ft above land-surface datum.
PERIOD OF RECORD-- September 1993 to current year.
COOPERATION BY--Department of Environmental Management, and Rhode Island Water Resources Board.



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