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Water-Year Summary for Site 01172500

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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°25'30", long 72°01'30" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, Worcester County, MA, Hydrologic Unit 01080204, on left bank, 700 ft downstream from Barre Falls Reservoir, 1.6 mi upstream from Burnshirt River, 4 mi east of Barre, and at mile 33.3.
DRAINAGE AREA - 55.1 mi².
REVISIONS HISTORY - WDR MA-RI-84-1: Drainage area. WDR MA-RI-89-1: 1984-88.
PERIOD OF RECORD - Discharge: July 1946 to current year. Water-quality records: Water years 1957, 1994.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder with satellite telemeter. Elevation of gage is 745 ft above National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929, from topographic map.
COOPERATION - U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
REMARKS - Records fair except those for estimated daily discharges, which are poor. Prior to August 1955, slight regulation at low flow at times by Long Pond. Flow regulated by Barre Falls Reservoir since 1958. Diversion at times since 1955 from 6.5 mi² upstream of station for municipal supply of Fitchburg.

Maximum peak flow 1,630 ft³/s Apr 13, 1987 and maximum peak stage 5.56 ft Apr 13, 1987, since the construction of Barre Falls Reservoir in 1958.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD PRIOR TO REGULATION - Maximum discharge 1,890 ft³/s, Oct. 16, 1955, gage height, 6.31 ft.
DATUM - Land-surface datum is 745 ft above National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929. Measuring point: MEASURINGPOINT.
PERIOD OF RECORD - Water-quality records: Water years 1957, 1994.