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USGS 01096500 NASHUA RIVER AT EAST PEPPERELL, MA

PROVISIONAL DATA SUBJECT TO REVISION

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LOCATION--Lat 42° 40’03", long 71° 34’32", Middlesex County, Hydrologic Unit 01070004, on right bank 200 ft downstream from powerplant of James River–Pepperell Co. at East Pepperell and 0.8 mi upstream from Nissitissit River.
DRAINAGE AREA--Total above gage, 435 mi2, net above gage, 316 mi2, excludes 119 mi2 for use of Boston metropolitan district and city of Worcester.
PERIOD OF RECORD--Discharge: October 1935 to current year.
Water-quality records: Water years 1952–53, 1973–74.
REVISED RECORDS--WDR MA-RI-84-1: drainage area.
GAGE--Data Collection Platform with satellite telemeter. Datum of gage is 169.04 ft above National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929.
REMARKS--Extremes and daily discharge include water released while diverting flow of Nashua River for use of Boston metropolitan district and water diverted into basin from Ware River Basin since 1955 for municipal use of Fitchburg. Prior to October 1981, water diverted around station through plant of James River–Pepperell Co. was added to daily figures. Flow regulated by powerplant immediately upstream.
COOPERATION BY--Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation,Office of Water Resources.

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00060 Discharge 1990-10-01  2018-11-17
00065 Gage height 2007-10-01  2018-11-17

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Discharge, cubic feet per second

Most recent instantaneous value: 2370 11-17-2018   08:30 EST
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Daily discharge, cubic feet per second -- statistics for Nov 17 based on 83 years of record more
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8.40 176 357 503 702 2310 2370


Gage height, feet

Most recent instantaneous value: 5.58 11-17-2018   08:30 EST
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