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ICE EFFECTS ON STREAMFLOW During winter, ice formation may cause stage and discharge values to appear higher than expected. Ice effects may be minor (occurring only at night and early morning) with baseline flows obvious, or the effects may be major (stage constantly increases over several days or weeks) resulting in greatly erroneous discharge. Streamgages experiencing minor ice conditions will continue to display stage and discharge values to enable users to estimate the approximate base-line stage and discharge. Streamgages experiencing major ice conditions will have the discharge record temporarily disabled to prevent use of erroneous discharge values. The discharge record will resume when it is determined that ice conditions are no longer present. Daily mean discharges during periods of ice effect will be estimated after detailed data analysis.

USGS 01183500 WESTFIELD RIVER NEAR WESTFIELD, MA

PROVISIONAL DATA SUBJECT TO REVISION

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LOCATION--Lat 42° 06'24", long 72° 41'58", Hampden County, Hydrologic Unit 01080206, on left bank 0.7 mi downstream from Great Brook, 3 mi east of Westfield, and 8.1 mi upstream from mouth.
DRAINAGE AREA--497 mi2.
PERIOD OF RECORD--Discharge: June 1914 to current year.
Water Quality: Water years 1952–53, 1957, 1967–74, 1994.
REVISED RECORDS--WSP 601: 1924(M). WSP 756: drainage area. WSP 1051: 1919–21(M), 1925(M). WSP 1231: 1915–16(M), 1920.
GAGE--Data Collection Platform with satellite telemeter. Datum of gage is 98.25 ft above National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929. Prior to Nov. 3, 1933, on right bank at same datum.
REMARKS--Flow regulated by Borden Brook Reservoir, Cobble Mountain Reservoir since 1931, Knightville Reservoir since 1941, and Littleville Lake since 1965. High flow slightly affected by retarding reservoirs since 1963. Diversion from Little River for municipal supply of Springfield. Telephone and satellite gage-height telemeters at station.
COOPERATION BY--Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, Office of Water Resources.

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00060 Discharge 1990-09-30  2017-06-22
00065 Gage height 2007-10-01  2017-06-22

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Discharge, cubic feet per second

Most recent instantaneous value: 729 06-22-2017   07:30 EDT
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Daily discharge, cubic feet per second -- statistics for Jun 22 based on 102 years of record more
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150 246 417 615 663 729 4480


Gage height, feet

Most recent instantaneous value: 4.58 06-22-2017   07:30 EDT
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