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LOCATION--Lat 42°23’26", long
72°03’39", Worcester County, Hydrologic Unit 01080204, on
left bank, below diversion dam at Ware River Intake Works, 2.7 mi
downstream from Burnshirt River, 3 mi southeast of Barre, and at mile
DRAINAGE AREA--96.3 mi2.
PERIOD OF RECORD-- January 1928 to current year. Prior to October 1977, published as Ware River at Coldbrook.
GAGE--Data Collection Platform with telephone telemeter. Elevation of gage is 630 ft above National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929, from topographic map.
REMARKS--Figures of discharge do not include diversions by the MWRA during the period Oct. 15 to June 14 of each year; diversions began in March 1931. Flow regulated at times by Barre Falls Reservoir 4.3 mi upstream since 1958 for emergency flood-control purposes as authorized by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Diversion at times since 1955 from 6.5 mi2 upstream for municipal supply of Fitchburg. Computations of daily discharge are made in cooperation with Department of Conservation and Recreation, Division of Water-Supply Protection, and Massachusetts Water Resources Authority, which collects gage-height and venturi-meter records.
This gage is monitored in cooperation with the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, Division of Water Supply Protection, Office of Watershed Management, with funding from the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority .