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Water-Year Summary for Site 01197500

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00065 Gage height(Max.,Min.,Mean)  

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

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2021
01197500 HOUSATONIC RIVER NEAR GREAT BARRINGTON, MA
LOCATION - Lat 42°13'54.9", long 73°21'16.8" referenced to North American Datum of 1983, Berkshire County, MA, Hydrologic Unit 01100005, on left bank at upstream side of highway bridge at Van Deusenville, 0.5 mi upstream from Williams River, and 2 mi north of Great Barrington.
DRAINAGE AREA - 282 mi².
REVISIONS HISTORY - WSP 415: 1913-14. WSP 781: 1928(M). WSP 1051: 1928, 1933. WSP 1301: 1914-15(M), 1917-27(M), 1929-31(M). WDR MA-RI-83-1: 1980(P), 1982(P). WDR MA-RI-84-1: Drainage Area.
SURFACE-WATER RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - Discharge: May 1913 to current year. Water-quality records: Water years 1957-59, 1964, 1971, and 1980. Suspended sediment records: Water years 1979-80, 1994-96.
GAGE - Data Collection Platform with satellite telemeter. Datum of gage is 682.41 ft above NAVD 1988. Prior to May 11, 2020, datum reported as 683.04 ft above NGVD 1929. Prior to Oct. 1, 1931, non-recording gage at same site and datum.
COOPERATION - Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, Office of Water Resources.
REMARKS -
  • Water Year 2017: Records good except for periods of estimated daily discharges, which are fair.
  • Water Year 2016: Records good except for periods of estimated daily discharges, which are fair.
  • Water Year 2015: Records good except for periods of estimated daily discharges, which are fair.
  • Water Year 2014: Records good except for periods of estimated daily discharges, which are fair.
  • Regulation at low flow by power plants upstream. High flow slightly affected by retarding reservoir since 1973.

    Maximum peak flow of 12,200 cfs on Jan. 1, 1949, from rating curve extended above 6,400 cfs on basis of computations of flow over dam at gage heights of 11.72 ft and 12.08 ft.
    WATER-QUALITY RECORDS
    PERIOD OF RECORD - Water-quality records: Water years 1957-59, 1964, 1971, and 1980. Suspended sediment records: Water years 1980, 1994-96.