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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).



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LOCATION--Lat 42° 40’57", long 72° 06’56", Worcester County, Hydrologic Unit 01080202, on right bank 100 ft downstream from highway bridge, 3 mi upstream from mouth, and 3.5 mi west of Winchendon.
DRAINAGE AREA--19.4 mi2.
PERIOD OF RECORD--Discharge: May 1916 to current year. Monthly discharge only October 1917 to July 1918 (published in WSP 1301) and September 1935 to September 1936.
Water-quality records: August 1994.
REVISED RECORDS--WSP 451: 1916. WSP 871: drainage area. WSP 1051: 1919, 1922–24. WSP 1301: 1917(M), 1919–24(M),1926–27(M), 1929(M), 1931–35(M).
GAGE--Data Collection Platform with satellite telemeter. Concrete control since September 1936. Datum of gage is 849.67 ft above National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929. Prior to Sept. 11, 1936, non-recording gage on left bank at same datum.
REMARKS--Prior to 1962, occasional diurnal fluctuation at low flow by mill upstream; prior to 1953, regulation at low flow by mill and ponds..
COOPERATION BY--Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, Office of Water Resources.

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00060 Discharge 1988-06-29  2017-10-20
00065 Gage height 2007-10-01  2017-10-20

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Most recent instantaneous value: 2.88 10-20-2017   04:45 EDT
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0.50 2.88 4.0 9.3 18 19 160

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Most recent instantaneous value: 2.34 10-20-2017   04:45 EDT
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