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Water year 2023: 2022-10-01 to 2023-09-30

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2023
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 - Data Collection Platform with satellite telemeter. Datum of gage is 825.92 ft above NAVD 1988. Prior to May 11, 2020, datum reported as 826.66 ft above NGVD 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.
PERIOD OF RECORD - Water-quality records: Water years 1957, 1965-66, 1994-95.