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USGS 01173000 WARE RIVER AT INTAKE WORKS NEAR BARRE, MA

PROVISIONAL DATA SUBJECT TO REVISION

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LOCATION--Lat 42°23'28", long 72°03'56", Worcester County, Hydrologic Unit 01080204, on left bank, below diversion dam at Ware River Intake Works, 2.7 mi downstream from Burnshirt River, 3 mi southeast of Barre, and at mile 29.1.
DRAINAGE AREA--96.3 mi2.
PERIOD OF RECORD-- January 1928 to current year. Prior to October 1977, published as Ware River at Coldbrook. Water temperature record from June 2010 to current year.
GAGE--Data Collection Platform with satellite telemeter. Datum of gage is 631.28 ft above NAVD 1988, estimated from topographic map. Prior to May 21, 2020, datum of gage previously reported as 630 ft above NGVD 1929, estimated from topographic map. Datum of gage previously reported as 5.65 ft below NGVD 1929 at location 0.2 mi upstream.
REMARKS--Figures of discharge do not include diversions by the MWRA during the period Oct. 15 to June 14 of each year; diversions began in March 1931. Flow regulated at times by Barre Falls Reservoir 4.3 mi upstream since 1958 for emergency flood-control purposes as authorized by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Diversion at times since 1955 from 6.5 mi2 upstream for municipal supply of Fitchburg. Computations of daily discharge are made in cooperation with Department of Conservation and Recreation, Division of Water-Supply Protection, and Massachusetts Water Resources Authority, which collects gage-height and venturi-meter records.

This gage is monitored in cooperation with the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, Division of Water Supply Protection, Office of Watershed Management, with funding from the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority .

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Photo of Ware River at Intake Works Link to the DCR.

Photo of Flume at Ware River at Intake Works

Photo Ware River at Intake Works gage house


This station managed by the Northborough MA Field Office.

Available Parameters Available Period
  
2018-10-09  2021-10-15
2000-10-01  2021-10-15
2010-06-17  2021-10-15







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Temperature, water, degrees Celsius

Most recent instantaneous value: 16.2 10-15-2021   23:15 EDT
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Discharge, cubic feet per second

Most recent instantaneous value: 103 10-15-2021   23:15 EDT
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Daily discharge, cubic feet per second -- statistics for Oct 15 based on 93 water years of record more
Min
(1965)
25th
percen-
tile
Median Mean 75th
percen-
tile
Most Recent
Instantaneous
Value Oct 15
Max
(2006)
5.70 20 38 90 98 103 954


Gage height, feet

Most recent instantaneous value: 4.06 10-15-2021   23:15 EDT
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