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Discontinuation of Streamgaging Stations

Discontinuation of Plum Island River at TPK Bridge at Plum Island, MA Streamgaging Station

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, please contact Richard Verdi, Chief of Hydrologic Surveillance, New England Water Science Center (508-490-5064).



USGS 01170500 CONNECTICUT RIVER AT MONTAGUE CITY, MA

PROVISIONAL DATA SUBJECT TO REVISION

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LOCATION--Lat 42° 34'48.8", long 72° 34'28.2",(revised) Franklin County, Hydrologic Unit 01080201, on left bank 75 ft downstream from railroad bridge at Montague City, 1,000 ft downstream from Deerfield River, and at mile 119.0.
DRAINAGE AREA--7,860 mi2.
PERIOD OF RECORD--Discharge: March 1904 to current year. Prior to October 1929, published as "at Sunderland." Records published for both sites October 1929 to September 1932.
Water-quality records: Water years 1994–95.
REVISED RECORDS--WSP 471: 1904–17. WSP 741: 1930–32. WSP 781: 1928(M). WSP 1051: 1905, 1909–10, 1912–14, 1920, 1922–23, 1925–26, 1928, drainage area at Sunderland. WSP 1301: 1905(M), 1914–19(M), 1930–31(M). WDR MA-RI-84-1: drainage area.
GAGE--Data Collection Platform with satellite telemeter. Datum of gage is 98.80 ft above North American Vertical Datum of 1988. Prior to Oct. 1, 1917, nonrecording gage; Oct. 1, 1917, to Oct. 8, 1921, water-stage recorder used for low stages, nonrecording gage otherwise; and Oct. 9, 1921, to Sept. 30, 1932, water-stage recorder; all at site 9 mi downstream at datum 1.00 ft lower. Since Oct. 1, 1929, water-stage recorder at present site and datum.
REMARKS--Flow regulated by powerplants and by First Connecticut and Second Connecticut Lakes, Lake Francis, Moore and Comerford Reservoirs, and other reservoirs, combined usable capacity, about 43,400,000,000 cubic feet.

This gage is monitored in cooperation with the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, Division of Water Supply Protection, Office of Watershed Management, with funding from the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority .

Link to Department of Conservation and Recreation

Link to Massachusetts Water Resources Authority

Photo of Connectucut River looking Upstream. Link to the DCR.

Photo of Connecticut River looking Downstream. Link to the DCR.


This station managed by the Northborough MA Field Office.

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00060 Discharge 1990-10-01  2017-10-24
00065 Gage height 2007-10-01  2017-10-24

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Discharge, cubic feet per second

Most recent instantaneous value: 2520 10-24-2017   07:30 EDT
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Daily discharge, cubic feet per second -- statistics for Oct 24 based on 113 years of record more
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731 2520 4280 7180 10500 13200 44700


Gage height, feet

Most recent instantaneous value: 6.65 10-24-2017   07:30 EDT
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