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Water year 2018: 2017-10-01 to 2018-09-30

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2018
LOCATION - Lat 42°41'03", long 72°05'02" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, Worcester County, MA, Hydrologic Unit 01080202, on right bank 20 ft downstream from Nolan Bridge, 0.3 mi downstream from Tarbell Brook, 2 mi west of Winchendon.
DRAINAGE AREA - 81.8 mi².
REVISIONS HISTORY - WSP 451: 1916. WSP 1051: 1919, 1920-21(M), 1922-24, 1928(M), 1933-34. WDR MA-RI-84-1: Drainage area. WDR MA-RI-01-1: (M).
PERIOD OF RECORD - Discharge: June 1916 to current year. March to May 1917, monthly discharge only, published in WSP 1301. Water-quality records: Water years 1957, 1965-66, 1994-95.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder with satellite telemeter. Concrete control since Oct. 6, 1933. Datum of gage is 826.66 ft above National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929. Prior to July 27, 1916, non-recording gage at bridge at same datum.
COOPERATION - Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, Office of Water Resources.
REMARKS - Records fair except those for estimated daily discharge, which are poor. Flow regulated by power plant and by Lake Monomonac and other reservoirs upstream, by waste-water treatment plant 500 ft upstream, and infrequent backwater from U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Flood-Control Project at Birch Hill Dam.

The historical maximum peak flow of 8,500 cfs on Sept. 22, 1938 is based on rating curve extended above 2,000 ft³/s, on basis of computation of peak flow over dam. The maximum peak stage of 21.55 ft is from floodmarks.
DATUM - Land-surface datum is 826.66 ft above National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929. Measuring point: MEASURINGPOINT.
PERIOD OF RECORD - Water-quality records: Water years 1957, 1965-66, 1994-95.