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River Meadow Brook: Curve Street, Carlisle
    Drainage area: 3.78 square miles
    Weather Station: Carlisle, MA (KMACARLI3)
    Group: Carlisle Conservation Commission
    Description: This site was established in 2013 to monitor streamflow downstream of the Town of Carlisle cranberry bogs. Since August 2014, streamflow has been impacted by backwater from downstream beaver dams. The rating curve has been adjusted to try to correct for backwater but data does have some error associated with it. This site was discontinued in October 2015.


Discharge Chart(s)
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Discharge chart for River Meadow Brook, Curve Street,  
Carlisle
9/24/2015 thru 10/24/2015

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 5.96 feet and discharge up to 119.7 cubic feet per second.

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Dates   From:   To:  
Include Precipitation? Yes      No
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Period of Record:   05/06/2013 - 10/24/2015


Depth Chart
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Depth chart for River Meadow Brook, Curve Street, Carlisle9/24/2015 thru 10/24/2015

River Instream Flow Stewards Chart, www.rifls.org

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Period of Record:   05/06/2013 - 10/24/2015


Flow Measurement Data
Stage/Depth (feet) Discharge (cubic feet per second) Measurement Date
1.64  1.39  05/06/2013 
1.66  1.41  05/22/2013 
1.88  5.14  05/30/2013 
2.25  16.21  06/10/2013 
2.39  22.25  06/11/2013 
2.18  14.06  07/24/2013 
1.84  3.99  08/14/2013 
1.62  0.48  08/22/2013 
1.71  1.23  10/08/2013 
1.81  3.39  10/24/2013 
1.78  2.53  11/21/2013 
2.15  8.26  03/19/2014 
3.85  59.9  03/31/2014 
1.85  4.66  05/07/2014 
2.04  0.17  08/12/2014 
2.21  0.33  10/02/2014 
3.03  4.75  10/29/2014 
2.29  8.76  12/22/2014 
2.61  14.46  04/01/2015 
1.92  0.3  05/28/2015 
1.75  0.251  07/30/2015 



Maps & Photographs

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The large dam after the release.  But by the end of the week both dams were looking to be pretty sturdy and in good shape.  :(: 10/13/2015 5:00:00 PM

The large dam after the release. But by the end of the week both dams were looking to be pretty sturdy and in good shape. :(
10/13/2015 5:00:00 PM

There are two beaver dams now.  A larger on farther downstream and a smaller one closer to the gauge.  This is the large beaver dam before the release.: 10/11/2015 11:00:00 AM

There are two beaver dams now. A larger on farther downstream and a smaller one closer to the gauge. This is the large beaver dam before the release.
10/11/2015 11:00:00 AM

Testing.  Previous photo.  Guessing time & date.  : 8/13/2015 9:10:00 AM

Testing. Previous photo. Guessing time & date.
8/13/2015 9:10:00 AM

Remnants of beaver dam downstream from gauge. : 7/7/2015 2:30:00 PM

Remnants of beaver dam downstream from gauge.
7/7/2015 2:30:00 PM

Rocks about 15' past (downstream) from remnants of beaver dam(SANY1497).: 7/7/2015 2:30:00 PM

Rocks about 15' past (downstream) from remnants of beaver dam(SANY1497).
7/7/2015 2:30:00 PM

Beaver dam just above the pathway that splits the two inactive bogs.  : 5/25/2015 2:35:00 PM

Beaver dam just above the pathway that splits the two inactive bogs.
5/25/2015 2:35:00 PM

Beaver dam on main bog, viewed from reservoir side.  : 5/23/2015 2:30:00 PM

Beaver dam on main bog, viewed from reservoir side.
5/23/2015 2:30:00 PM

View from Curve St. Stream mostly ice free. No ice around gage. : 3/2/2015 1:10:00 PM

View from Curve St. Stream mostly ice free. No ice around gage.
3/2/2015 1:10:00 PM

Remnants of beaver dam downstream from the gauge.  : 1/9/2015 3:20:00 PM

Remnants of beaver dam downstream from the gauge.
1/9/2015 3:20:00 PM

Remnants of beaver dam downstream from the gauge.  : 1/9/2015 3:20:00 PM

Remnants of beaver dam downstream from the gauge.
1/9/2015 3:20:00 PM

First tree across brook with debris and ice.  Water slower above and faster below.  : 1/7/2015 2:30:00 PM

First tree across brook with debris and ice. Water slower above and faster below.
1/7/2015 2:30:00 PM

Looks like the beavers repaired the upstream dam.  : 10/11/2014 11:45:00 AM

Looks like the beavers repaired the upstream dam.
10/11/2014 11:45:00 AM

Upstream dam cut through.  : 10/10/2014 2:45:00 PM

Upstream dam cut through.
10/10/2014 2:45:00 PM

IUnusually high ice lines on gauge at Carlisle River Meadow Brook location.: 2/28/2014 2:25:00 PM

IUnusually high ice lines on gauge at Carlisle River Meadow Brook location.
2/28/2014 2:25:00 PM




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