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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° 42'01", long 73° 09'34",
Berkshire County, Hydrologic Unit 02020003, on left bank 0.3 mi
downstream from Sherman Brook and 2.7 mi east of junction of U.S.
Highway 7 and State Highway 2 in Williamstown.
DRAINAGE AREA--126 mi2.
PERIOD OF RECORD--Discharge: July 1940 to current year.
Water-quality records: Water years 1953–54, 1957–58, 1967–69.
GAGE--Data Collection Platform with satellite telemeter. Datum of gage is 615.45 ft above North American Vertical Datum of 1988. Prior to June 6, 1979, at site 1.2 mi downstream at different datum.
REMARKS--Prior to 1966, slight diurnal fluctuation at low flow caused by mills upstream. Some regulation by Cheshire Reservoir 16 mi upstream. Satellite gage-height telemeter at station.
COOPERATION BY--Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, Office of Water Resources.
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