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Water-Year Summary for Site 01117500

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00060 Discharge(Mean)  

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

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2020
LOCATION - Lat 41°26'42", long 71°40'53" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, Washington County, RI, Hydrologic Unit 01090005, on right bank 10 ft downstream from bridge on Alton-Carolina Road, 0.8 mi northeast of Wood River Junction, 1.5 mi southwest of Carolina, and 2.9 mi upstream from Wood River.
DRAINAGE AREA - 100 mi².
REVISIONS HISTORY - WSP 1051: Drainage area. WSP 1201: 1948; WDR MA-RI, water year 1982, annual peak discharge.
PERIOD OF RECORD - October 1940 to Apr. 1, 2013; Aug. 1, 2013 to current year. October and November 1940, monthly discharge only, published in WSP 1301. Prior to October 1943, published as Charles River at Wood River Junction.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder with satellite telemeter. Datum of gage is 43.86 ft above National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929. Prior to June 19, 1984, at site 10 ft upstream at same datum.
COOPERATION - U.S. Geological Survey.
REMARKS - Records are good. Flow affected by irrigation upstream. Occasional regulation by fish hatchery on White Brook. Prior to 1972, occasional regulation at low flow by powerplant and mills upstream; regulation greater prior to 1969. Annual mean discharge for period of record shown in summary statistics does not include the 1941 water year.