USGS Water-Year Summary 2021
01176000 QUABOAG RIVER AT WEST BRIMFIELD, MA
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.
- 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.
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.