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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° 38’03", long 71°
39’30", Middlesex County, Hydrologic Unit 01070004, on left
bank 0.7 mi downstream from Trout Brook and 2.7 mi northwest of West
DRAINAGE AREA--63.7 mi2, excludes 2.16 mi2, above outlet of Ashby Reservoir.
PERIOD OF RECORD--Discharge: October 1949 to current year.
Water-quality records: Water year 1957.
REVISED RECORDS--WDR MA-RI-84-1: drainage area.
GAGE--Data Collection Platform with satellite telemeter. Datum of gage is 244.27 ft above National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929.
REMARKS--Occasional regulation at low flow by mill upstream; regulation greater prior to 1961. Entire flow from 2.16 mi2 upstream from outlet of Ashby Reservoir diverted for municipal supply of Fitchburg except for occasional periods of spill.
COOPERATION BY-- Massachusetts Department Of Conservation and Recreation, Office of Water Resources.
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