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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°34’05”, long
71°12’55”, Middlesex County, Hydrologic Unit 01070002, on
right bank at downstream side of bridge on State Highway 129, 1 mi
upstream from Content Brook, and 2.5 mi northwest of Wilmington.
DRAINAGE AREA--36.5 mi2.
PERIOD OF RECORD--Discharge: November 1963 to current year.
Water-quality records: Water year 1973.
REVISED RECORDS--WDR MA-NH-RI-VT-74-1: drainage area.
GAGE--Data Collection Platform with satellite telemeter. Datum of gage is 80.44 ft above National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929.
REMARKS-- Diversion upstream at times each year since 1973 for municipal supply of Burlington.
COOPERATION BY--Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, Office of Water Resources.
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