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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 42o09'13", long
71o39'09", Worcester County, Hydrologic Unit
01090003, on left bank at Northbridge, 100 ft downstream from Sutton
Street Bridge and 3.0 mi downstream from Quinsigamond River.
DRAINAGE AREA--141 mi2.
PERIOD OF RECORD--Discharge: October 1939 to September 1977; October 1995 to September 2003 (discharge record discontinued). October and November 1939, monthly discharge only, published in Water-Supply Paper (WSP) 1301.
Water-quality records: Water years, 1955, 1958, 1971.
GAGE--Data Collection Platform with satellite telemeter. Elevation of gage is 255.00 ft above National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929. To adjust gage-height readings to sea level, add 255.00 ft.
REMARKS--Published discharge record discontinued on September 30, 2003. Stage affected by three upstream waste-water treatment plants and upstream and downstream reservoirs.
FLOOD STAGE--Flood stage of 9 ft determined by National Weather Service.
PROVISIONAL DISCHARGE DURING FLOODS--Provisional discharge data are available when gage height equals or exceeds 4.5 ft (525 ft3/s). Discharge data for gage heights less than 4.5 ft are not available due to variations in the stage-discharge relation.
COOPERATION BY--Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, Office of Water Resources.
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