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Bennett Brook: Smith Street, Hinsdale
    Drainage area: 4.16 square miles
    Weather Station: Dalton, MA
    Group: Housatonic Valley Association
    Description: This site was established in 2004 to assess the impact of Lake Ashmere dam management on streamflow in this cold-water fishery that flows into the Hinsdale Flats ACEC. This site is periodically influenced by beavers which meant that the rating curve needed to be regularly revised. Volunteers read this gage from May 2004 through November 2008.


Discharge Chart(s)
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Discharge chart for Bennett Brook, Smith Street,  
Hinsdale
10/17/2008 thru 11/17/2008

River Instream Flow Stewards Chart, www.rifls.org

NOTE: DATA ARE PROVISIONAL AND SUBJECT TO REVISION. Some extreme high flows may not be displayed on the discharge chart if the staff gage is not calibrated for those flows. Currently the rating curve at this site is calibrated to cover stages up to 5.89 feet and discharge up to 90 cubic feet per second.

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Include Precipitation? Yes      No
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Period of Record:   05/20/2004 - 11/17/2008


Depth Chart
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Depth chart for Bennett Brook, Smith Street, Hinsdale10/17/2008 thru 11/17/2008

River Instream Flow Stewards Chart, www.rifls.org

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Period of Record:   05/20/2004 - 11/17/2008


Flow Measurement Data
Stage/Depth (feet) Discharge (cubic feet per second) Measurement Date
4.13  2.2  05/20/2004 
3.91  0.45  06/17/2004 
3.89  0.61  07/19/2004 
4.14  4.8  08/06/2004 
5.04  30.7  08/23/2004 
5.21  30  10/01/2004 
4.77  14.3  11/02/2004 
4.04  1.3  06/02/2005 
5.38  46.3  05/16/2006 
4.2  1.7  06/30/2006 
4.16  0.69  08/15/2006 
5.12  25.1  10/19/2006 
4.34  2.3  06/15/2007 
4.48  1.38  08/24/2007 



Maps & Photographs

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2005 aerial photo.: 8/7/2008

2005 aerial photo.
8/7/2008

Aerial Photo: 1/4/2007 11:00:00 AM

Aerial Photo
1/4/2007 11:00:00 AM

USGS topographic map.: 8/7/2008

USGS topographic map.
8/7/2008

Bennett Brook at lowest level I have recorded in past 3 yrs.  Ashmere Lake appears to be down 18

Bennett Brook at lowest level I have recorded in past 3 yrs. Ashmere Lake appears to be down 18" from desired level.
7/21/2006 4:45:00 PM

Bennett Brook up stream from gauge. Level at 4.0: 7/21/2006 4:45:00 PM

Bennett Brook up stream from gauge. Level at 4.0
7/21/2006 4:45:00 PM

Looking downstream from Smith Rd.: 6/30/2006

Looking downstream from Smith Rd.
6/30/2006

Looking upstream from Smith Rd.: 6/30/2006

Looking upstream from Smith Rd.
6/30/2006

Looking upstream from Smith Rd. during high flows.: 5/16/2006

Looking upstream from Smith Rd. during high flows.
5/16/2006

Bennet Brook: Smith St.: 8/22/2005

Bennet Brook: Smith St.
8/22/2005

Bennet Brook downstream of gage.: 6/2/2005

Bennet Brook downstream of gage.
6/2/2005




For comments, suggestions, or new observations please contact: Michelle Craddock, Flow Restoration Specialist at michelle.craddock@state.ma.us