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Water-Year Summary for Site 01176000

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Water year 2021: 2021-10-01 to 2022-09-30

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2021
LOCATION - Lat 42°10'56", long 72°15'51" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, Hampden County, MA, Hydrologic Unit 01080204, on right bank 10 ft upstream from abandoned highway bridge site at West Brimfield, 0.9 mi upstream from Blodgett Mill Brook, 3.5 mi northeast of Palmer, and 9.9 mi upstream from mouth.
DRAINAGE AREA - 150 mi².
REVISIONS HISTORY - WSP 451: 1916. WSP 1301: 1918(M). WDR MA-RI-84-1: Drainage area.
PERIOD OF RECORD - Discharge: August 1909 to July 1912 (twice-daily gage heights and corresponding discharges), August 1912 to current year. Water-quality records: Water years 1953, 1967, 1969-70, 1972-74.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder with satellite telemeter. Elevation of gage is 390 ft above National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929, from topographic map. Prior to Aug. 19, 1912, non-recording gage, and Aug. 19, 1912, to Oct. 31, 1955, water-stage recorder, at several sites 0.5 mi downstream at different datum.
COOPERATION - Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, Office of Water Resources.
REMARKS - Records fair except those for estimated daily discharges, which are poor. Slight diurnal fluctuation at low flow caused by mill upstream prior to 1956; regulation much greater prior to 1938. High flow slightly affected by retarding reservoirs since 1965.

Maximum peak flow 12,800 ft³/s Aug 19, 1955 from rating curve extended above 2,700 ft³/s on basis of slope-area measurement of peak flow.

Maximum peak stage 15.36 ft Aug 19, 1955 from flood marks, present site and datum.
DATUM - Land-surface datum is 390 ft above National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929. Measuring point: MEASURINGPOINT. Datum of gage (RP, outside gage) was checked by levels on May, 31, 1995. No changes to gage datum were indicated. The encoder was checked frequently by index tests, the results of which are shown in the Levels Summary and the Office Record. Applied data corrections can be seen on the data correction summary sheet.
PERIOD OF RECORD - Water-quality records: Water years 1953, 1967, 1969-70, 1972-74.