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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
42o01'22", long 71o34'22",
Worcester County, Hydrologic Unit 01090003, on left bank about 0.7
miles downstream of Central Street bridge, and 0.6 miles southeast of
DRAINAGE AREA--263 mi2.
PERIOD OF RECORD--April 2007 to September 2009, September 2012 to September 2014.
GAGE--Water-stage recorder with telephone telemeter. Elevation of gage, about 200 ft above National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929, from topographic map.
REMARKS--Flow regulated by upstream dams and ponds and occasional backwater from downstream dam.
WATER QUALITY RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD--Water temperature, specific conductance, pH, and dissolved oxygen, July 1969 to December 1981; Water temperature, specific conductance, and turbidity, September 2012 to current year.
PERIOD OF RECORD--Air temperature and precipitation, September 2012 to current year.
INSTRUMENTATION--Water temperature, specific conductance, and turbidity monitor, air temperature monitor, and heated tipping-bucket precipitation gage.
COOPERATION BY--Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, Office of Watershed Management
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