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Water-Year Summary for Site 01111500

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00060 Discharge(Mean)  

Water year 2019: 2019-10-01 to 2020-09-30
 

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2019
01111500 BRANCH RIVER AT FORESTDALE, RI
LOCATION - Lat 41°59'47", long 71°33'45" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, Providence County, RI, Hydrologic Unit 01090003, on left bank 20 ft upstream from abandoned bridge site, 400 ft downstream from mill dam at Forestdale, 1 mi east of Slatersville, and 1.6 mi upstream from mouth.
DRAINAGE AREA - 91.2 mi².  
REVISIONS HISTORY - WSP 2101: Drainage area.
SURFACE-WATER RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - Discharge: September to December 1909 and January 1912 to July 1913 (gage heights only; published as "at Branch Village"), January 1940 to current year. Water-quality records: Water years 1954, 1968, 1979-2002.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder with satellite telemeter. Elevation of gage is 180 ft above National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929, from topographic map. Prior to July 28, 1913, non-recording gage at site 1 mi downstream at different datum.
COOPERATION - Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management.
REMARKS - Records are good except for those estimated discharges, which are poor. Occasional regulation by pond upstream. Prior to 1957, greater regulation by mills and reservoirs upstream.
WATER-QUALITY RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - Water-quality records: Water years 1954, 1968, 1979-2002.