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First Herring Brook: Eisenhower Lane, Scituate
    Drainage area: 4.08 square miles
    Weather Station: Scituate, MA
    Group: First Herring Brook Watershed Initiative, the North and South Rivers Watershed Association, and the Scituate Water Department
    Description: This site was established in 2003 to assess the impacts of water supply reservoir management on streamflow. The site is located between Tack Factory and Old Oaken Bucket reservoirs.


Discharge Chart(s)
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Discharge chart for First Herring Brook, Eisenhower Lane,  
Scituate
12/29/2016 thru 1/29/2017

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 6.3 feet and discharge up to 89.79 cubic feet per second.
Note: Automatic water level logger data is available for 01/26/2012 through 04/17/2013, 05/14/2014 through 01/01/2017. To view this data, please select a time frame shorter than one month or download the raw data.

View Custom: Scatter Chart Line Chart Data
Dates   From:   To:  
Include Precipitation? Yes      No
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Period of Record:   10/01/2003 - 01/29/2017


Depth Chart
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Depth chart for First Herring Brook, Eisenhower Lane, Scituate12/29/2016 thru 1/29/2017

River Instream Flow Stewards Chart, www.rifls.org

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Period of Record:   10/01/2003 - 01/29/2017


Flow Measurement Data
Stage/Depth (feet) Discharge (cubic feet per second) Measurement Date
5.28  11/07/2003 
5.01  4.9  03/12/2004 
5.64  26.7  04/05/2004 
5.62  24.4  04/15/2004 
4.2  0.3  08/17/2004 
5.05  4.11  09/25/2004 
4.63  1.86  09/28/2004 
4.66  2.31  09/28/2004 
6.13  63.9  03/30/2005 
38.7  05/27/2005 
5.86  47.1  05/27/2005 
4.83  4.1  06/28/2005 
5.16  10.7  06/28/2005 
5.58  21.8  10/23/2005 
5.24  8.4  11/04/2005 
4.81  2.9  11/22/2006 
4.94  6.75  07/03/2008 
5.12  10.49  02/19/2009 
4.12  0.12  07/30/2010 
4.78  3.22  11/22/2010 
5.87  05/26/2011 
4.8  2.83  01/11/2012 
5.8  36.95  02/26/2013 
4.83  2.85  07/30/2013 
5.52  25.93  04/17/2014 
4.79  2.67  05/06/2015 
4.27  0.118  10/29/2015 



Maps & Photographs

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Aerial photo: 8/4/2006 9:30:00 AM

Aerial photo
8/4/2006 9:30:00 AM

Road map: 8/4/2006 9:30:00 AM

Road map
8/4/2006 9:30:00 AM

Topographic map: 8/4/2006 9:30:00 AM

Topographic map
8/4/2006 9:30:00 AM

Stream bed completely dry. Gage height estimated at 3.50. Gage unreadable due to heavy coating of algae.: 9/10/2016 3:30:00 PM

Stream bed completely dry. Gage height estimated at 3.50. Gage unreadable due to heavy coating of algae.
9/10/2016 3:30:00 PM

Stream bed completely dry. Layer of algae on gage makes impossible to read. Measurement gives estimated height of 3.50.: 9/3/2016 2:00:00 PM

Stream bed completely dry. Layer of algae on gage makes impossible to read. Measurement gives estimated height of 3.50.
9/3/2016 2:00:00 PM

Eisenhower Lane, low flow. Gage reads 4.12: 12/1/2015 7:35:00 AM

Eisenhower Lane, low flow. Gage reads 4.12
12/1/2015 7:35:00 AM

Stage height 4.87: 11/16/2014 3:45:00 PM

Stage height 4.87
11/16/2014 3:45:00 PM

Stage height 4.75: 11/9/2014 4:15:00 PM

Stage height 4.75
11/9/2014 4:15:00 PM

Note camera clock time off by one hour (actual time was 18:07 not 17:07): 8/24/2014 6:05:00 PM

Note camera clock time off by one hour (actual time was 18:07 not 17:07)
8/24/2014 6:05:00 PM

Note clock time was off by one hour (actual tiem is 18:24 not 17:24): 7/18/2014 6:25:00 PM

Note clock time was off by one hour (actual tiem is 18:24 not 17:24)
7/18/2014 6:25:00 PM

Eisenhower gage after good precip. Gage height 5.19.: 1/20/2014 4:45:00 PM

Eisenhower gage after good precip. Gage height 5.19.
1/20/2014 4:45:00 PM

Heavy flow; precipitating past 22 hours.: 2/24/2013 3:30:00 PM

Heavy flow; precipitating past 22 hours.
2/24/2013 3:30:00 PM

Gage height 5.03.: 2/2/2013 1:25:00 PM

Gage height 5.03.
2/2/2013 1:25:00 PM

Gage height 4.12. Note that photo clock is off by 1 hr; actual time is 13:32 not 14:32. (Time was entered incorrectly in data portion. Should have been 13:30 not 13:05): 11/12/2012 1:05:00 PM

Gage height 4.12. Note that photo clock is off by 1 hr; actual time is 13:32 not 14:32. (Time was entered incorrectly in data portion. Should have been 13:30 not 13:05)
11/12/2012 1:05:00 PM

Photo of algae bloom in Tack Factory Pond (portion of reservoir west side of 3A): 8/27/2012 6:00:00 PM

Photo of algae bloom in Tack Factory Pond (portion of reservoir west side of 3A)
8/27/2012 6:00:00 PM

Stage height 4.71: 6/25/2012 3:30:00 PM

Stage height 4.71
6/25/2012 3:30:00 PM

Stage height 4.69: 6/16/2012 1:10:00 PM

Stage height 4.69
6/16/2012 1:10:00 PM

Stage height 4.80: 6/4/2012 5:35:00 PM

Stage height 4.80
6/4/2012 5:35:00 PM

Old Forge at Eisenhower Lane; gage height = 4.74.: 3/26/2012 5:30:00 PM

Old Forge at Eisenhower Lane; gage height = 4.74.
3/26/2012 5:30:00 PM

Stage  height 4.00: 5/7/2011

Stage height 4.00
5/7/2011

Stage height 5.19: 3/5/2011

Stage height 5.19
3/5/2011

First Herring Brook at Eisenhower. Stream bed mostly dry.: 9/25/2010 10:40:00 AM

First Herring Brook at Eisenhower. Stream bed mostly dry.
9/25/2010 10:40:00 AM

First Herring Brook at Eisenhower. Bed mostly dry. Closeup photo.: 9/25/2010 10:40:00 AM

First Herring Brook at Eisenhower. Bed mostly dry. Closeup photo.
9/25/2010 10:40:00 AM

First Herring Brook at Eisenhower. Very slight flow.: 9/11/2010 1:20:00 PM

First Herring Brook at Eisenhower. Very slight flow.
9/11/2010 1:20:00 PM

Eisenhower; gage height 5.13.: 1/23/2010 3:10:00 PM

Eisenhower; gage height 5.13.
1/23/2010 3:10:00 PM

First Herring Brook at Eisenhower. Gage height 4.93. Raining past 12 hours.: 11/14/2009 1:15:00 PM

First Herring Brook at Eisenhower. Gage height 4.93. Raining past 12 hours.
11/14/2009 1:15:00 PM

Eisenhower; Gage height 4.93. (may have already sent this?): 11/14/2009 1:15:00 PM

Eisenhower; Gage height 4.93. (may have already sent this?)
11/14/2009 1:15:00 PM

Eisenhower gage at 5.07 stage height.: 5/9/2009

Eisenhower gage at 5.07 stage height.
5/9/2009

Tan Brook, 3/1/2008: 3/1/2008 11:00:00 AM

Tan Brook, 3/1/2008
3/1/2008 11:00:00 AM

March, 2005: 3/30/2005 10:00:00 AM

March, 2005
3/30/2005 10:00:00 AM

Low flow, Summer 2004: 8/4/2004 9:00:00 AM

Low flow, Summer 2004
8/4/2004 9:00:00 AM




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