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Due to a lapse in Federal funding, the U.S. Geological Survey must suspend those parts of its data collection and distribution processes requiring human intervention. However, automated reporting and serving of telemetered data will continue.
Users may note some degradation in the quality and completeness of real-time streamflow, groundwater and water-quality data from some reporting stations due to the suspension of field calibrations and adjustments, especially as high flows occur, aquatic vegetation becomes dominant, or ice forms in high altitude streams. The USGS will continue to monitor some performance aspects of its network using a skeleton workforce.
LOCATION--Lat 41o28'36", long
71o36'19", Washington Country, Hydrologic Unit
01090005, on left bank at upstream side of Heaton Orchard Bridge on
State Highway 2 in South Kingstown, 1.2 mi upstream from Chickasheen
Brook, 1.8 mi south of Usquepaug, and 2.6 mi west of West
DRAINAGE AREA--36.1 mi2.
PERIOD OF RECORD--February 1958 to July 1960 in Rhode Island Water Resources Board Geologic Bulletin 13. December 1974 to current year by USGS.
GAGE--Data Collection Platform with satellite telemeter. Datum of gage is 81.28 ft above sea level (State of Rhode Island benchmark).
REMARKS--Flow affected at times by irrigation upstream.
COOPERATION BY--Rhode Island Water Resources Board
ICE EFFECTS ON STREAMFLOW During winter, ice formation in streams can cause stage and corresponding discharge values to appear higher than expected during periods of no precipitation. Ice effects from partial ice cover or shore ice may be minor, where stage and discharge appear to increase at night and decrease to base-line conditions around midday for one or more days. Major ice effects from complete ice cover appear as constantly increasing stage and discharge over several days during prolonged cold periods. Stage and discharge values for streams experiencing minor ice effects will continue to be displayed on the web to enable the user to estimate the approximate base-line discharges. Note that this method of estimation should only be used when no runoff occurs. During periods of major ice effects, display of discharge data on the web will be temporarily discontinued to prevent misuse of erroneous discharge data. The discharge record will resume when it is determined that ice conditions are no longer present. Display of stage data during periods of minor and major ice effects will continue to be displayed on the web. Daily mean discharges will be estimated for all periods of ice-effected discharges.
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