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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 424055071435302 MA-TRW 13R TOWNSEND, MA

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LOCATION--Lat 42o40'55", long 71o43'53", Middlesex County, Hydrologic Unit 01070004, well located at the intersection of Dudley Rd and Turnpike Rd, 0.6 mi from Squannacook Rd, in Townsend.
AQUIFER--Sand and gravel, glaciated regions; ice contact deposits aquifer.
WELL CHARACTERISTICS--Augered observation water-table well, diameter 2.0 in, depth 33.9 ft.
INSTRUMENTATION--Data Collection Platform with celluar telephone telemeter, Sept. 2017 to Aug. 2018 (TRW 13), Aug. 2018 to current year (TRW 13R). Monthly measurement prior to Sept. 2017.
DATUM--Elevation of land-surface datum is 310 ft above National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929, from topographic map.
Measuring point: 2.99 ft, top of casing of aluminum shelter.
PERIOD OF RECORD--November 1963 to current year.
COOPERATION BY--Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, Office of Water Resources.

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