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 First Herring Brook Watershed Initiative
 Water Evaluation and Planning System model used in Scituate

First Herring Brook: Old Forge Road, Scituate
    Drainage area: 2.86 square miles
    Weather Station: Scituate, MA
    Group: First Herring Brook Watershed Initiative
    Description: This site was established in 2003 to assess the impacts of town water withdrawals on streamflow. The site is located downstream of the town well field and upstream of the Tack Factory and Old Oaken Bucket reservoirs. This site was discontinued in July 2013.


Discharge Chart(s)
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Discharge chart for First Herring Brook, Old Forge Road,  
Scituate
6/30/2013 thru 7/30/2013

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 1.99 feet and discharge up to 46.31 cubic feet per second.

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Dates   From:   To:  
Include Precipitation? Yes      No
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Period of Record:   10/01/2003 - 07/30/2013


Depth Chart
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Depth chart for First Herring Brook, Old Forge Road, Scituate6/30/2013 thru 7/30/2013

River Instream Flow Stewards Chart, www.rifls.org

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Period of Record:   10/01/2003 - 07/30/2013


Flow Measurement Data
Stage/Depth (feet) Discharge (cubic feet per second) Measurement Date
0.34  0.06  10/01/2003 
0.99  3.2  11/07/2003 
0.88  3.7  03/12/2004 
1.52  21.4  04/05/2004 
1.51  19.3  04/15/2004 
0.36  0.35  07/01/2004 
0.3  0.14  08/04/2004 
0.89  4.5  08/17/2004 
0.4  0.34  09/01/2004 
1.12  8.4  05/10/2005 
0.49  0.7  06/28/2005 
1.47  17.4  10/28/2005 
0.75  1.3  10/06/2006 
0.46  0.11  08/05/2008 
0.78  0.57  10/24/2008 
1.23  10.56  05/08/2009 
0.9  2.72  11/22/2010 
0.98  4.89  05/26/2011 
0.86  3.01  01/10/2012 
0.8  2.67  07/30/2013 



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

Stage height 0.74. From alternate location due to downed tree and heavy growth.: 7/8/2013 7:15:00 PM

Stage height 0.74. From alternate location due to downed tree and heavy growth.
7/8/2013 7:15:00 PM

Stage height 0.74. Taken from alternate location due to downed tree and heavy growth.: 7/8/2013 7:15:00 PM

Stage height 0.74. Taken from alternate location due to downed tree and heavy growth.
7/8/2013 7:15:00 PM

Stage height 1.08: 7/1/2013 6:20:00 PM

Stage height 1.08
7/1/2013 6:20:00 PM

Stage height 0.90: 6/24/2013 8:05:00 PM

Stage height 0.90
6/24/2013 8:05:00 PM

Stage height 1.50: 6/18/2013 7:35:00 AM

Stage height 1.50
6/18/2013 7:35:00 AM

Old forge rd. Gage height 0.96.: 4/22/2013 6:15:00 PM

Old forge rd. Gage height 0.96.
4/22/2013 6:15:00 PM

Gage height 0.96. Old Forge Road: 4/16/2013 6:00:00 PM

Gage height 0.96. Old Forge Road
4/16/2013 6:00:00 PM

Lots of flow, gage height of 2.00: 2/24/2013 3:45:00 PM

Lots of flow, gage height of 2.00
2/24/2013 3:45:00 PM

Heavy flow, gage height of 2.00: 2/24/2013 3:45:00 PM

Heavy flow, gage height of 2.00
2/24/2013 3:45:00 PM

Gage height is approx 0.98, but due to ice around gage did not submit the reading.: 2/2/2013 1:40:00 PM

Gage height is approx 0.98, but due to ice around gage did not submit the reading.
2/2/2013 1:40:00 PM

Snow all around gage: did not submit reading.: 1/29/2013 3:05:00 PM

Snow all around gage: did not submit reading.
1/29/2013 3:05:00 PM

Ice on gage; did not submit reading. : 1/6/2013 3:00:00 PM

Ice on gage; did not submit reading.
1/6/2013 3:00:00 PM

Old Forge Rd: Gage height 0.96: 11/12/2012 1:20:00 PM

Old Forge Rd: Gage height 0.96
11/12/2012 1:20:00 PM

Dry stream bed: 8/27/2012 5:50:00 PM

Dry stream bed
8/27/2012 5:50:00 PM

Dry  stream bed: 8/27/2012 5:50:00 PM

Dry stream bed
8/27/2012 5:50:00 PM

Dry stream bed: 8/27/2012 5:50:00 PM

Dry stream bed
8/27/2012 5:50:00 PM

Dry stream bed.: 8/27/2012 5:50:00 PM

Dry stream bed.
8/27/2012 5:50:00 PM

Dry stream bed. Looking upstream from gage.: 8/27/2012 5:50:00 PM

Dry stream bed. Looking upstream from gage.
8/27/2012 5:50:00 PM

Dry stream bed.: 8/27/2012 5:50:00 PM

Dry stream bed.
8/27/2012 5:50:00 PM

Dry stream bed. Looking downstream toward gage.: 8/27/2012 5:50:00 PM

Dry stream bed. Looking downstream toward gage.
8/27/2012 5:50:00 PM

Dry stream bed.: 8/27/2012 5:45:00 PM

Dry stream bed.
8/27/2012 5:45:00 PM

Dry stream bed.: 8/27/2012 5:45:00 PM

Dry stream bed.
8/27/2012 5:45:00 PM

Dry stream bed: 8/27/2012 5:45:00 PM

Dry stream bed
8/27/2012 5:45:00 PM

Stage height 1.03: 6/25/2012 5:15:00 PM

Stage height 1.03
6/25/2012 5:15:00 PM

Stage height 0.74: 6/16/2012 1:25:00 PM

Stage height 0.74
6/16/2012 1:25:00 PM

Stage height 0.95: 6/4/2012 5:25:00 PM

Stage height 0.95
6/4/2012 5:25:00 PM

Old Forge Road gage. Height = 0.68. (April

Old Forge Road gage. Height = 0.68. (April "drought")
4/8/2012 3:15:00 PM

Old Forge Road in March 2012

Old Forge Road in March 2012 "drought" conditions.
3/26/2012 5:15:00 PM

Stage height 0.88: 9/12/2011 4:35:00 PM

Stage height 0.88
9/12/2011 4:35:00 PM

Stage height 0.64: 8/23/2011 5:15:00 PM

Stage height 0.64
8/23/2011 5:15:00 PM

Old Forge Rd gage 7-18-2011; gage height 0.46. Dry weather past few days.: 7/18/2011 5:50:00 PM

Old Forge Rd gage 7-18-2011; gage height 0.46. Dry weather past few days.
7/18/2011 5:50:00 PM

Old Forge Gage 5-23-11. Gage height 1.02. Rain within past 24 hrs.: 5/23/2011 4:00:00 PM

Old Forge Gage 5-23-11. Gage height 1.02. Rain within past 24 hrs.
5/23/2011 4:00:00 PM

Stage height 1.20: 4/4/2011

Stage height 1.20
4/4/2011

Stage height 1.75: 3/7/2011

Stage height 1.75
3/7/2011

Stage height 1.54: 2/28/2011

Stage height 1.54
2/28/2011

Stage  height 1.54: 2/28/2011

Stage height 1.54
2/28/2011

Removed blockage in stream that may have affected readings in September.: 10/4/2010 4:15:00 PM

Removed blockage in stream that may have affected readings in September.
10/4/2010 4:15:00 PM

Tree fell in stream in early September causing blockage that may have affected readings in Sep 2010.: 9/27/2010 5:25:00 PM

Tree fell in stream in early September causing blockage that may have affected readings in Sep 2010.
9/27/2010 5:25:00 PM

Stage height 1.05. : 4/12/2010 3:45:00 PM

Stage height 1.05.
4/12/2010 3:45:00 PM

Stage height 1.05.: 4/12/2010 1:05:00 AM

Stage height 1.05.
4/12/2010 1:05:00 AM

Major rain event. Stage height at 3.20!: 3/30/2010 3:30:00 PM

Major rain event. Stage height at 3.20!
3/30/2010 3:30:00 PM

2nd of 3 photos of stream in major rain event. Stage height 3.20.: 3/30/2010 3:30:00 PM

2nd of 3 photos of stream in major rain event. Stage height 3.20.
3/30/2010 3:30:00 PM

Major rain event. Stage height 3.20, near top of gage.: 3/30/2010 3:30:00 PM

Major rain event. Stage height 3.20, near top of gage.
3/30/2010 3:30:00 PM

First Herring Brook at Old Forge Rd. Rain within past 48 hrs, light rain within hour of photo.: 11/2/2009 4:15:00 PM

First Herring Brook at Old Forge Rd. Rain within past 48 hrs, light rain within hour of photo.
11/2/2009 4:15:00 PM

Gage height is 0.92. Dry past 24 hrs+.: 7/13/2009 3:30:00 PM

Gage height is 0.92. Dry past 24 hrs+.
7/13/2009 3:30:00 PM

Old Forge Rd gage 6/8/09 at 0.70 stage height.: 6/8/2009

Old Forge Rd gage 6/8/09 at 0.70 stage height.
6/8/2009

Old Forge Rd gage. Boards now removed.: 5/11/2009

Old Forge Rd gage. Boards now removed.
5/11/2009

Old forge rd gage 5/4/09. Boards in water may affect reading?: 5/4/2009

Old forge rd gage 5/4/09. Boards in water may affect reading?
5/4/2009

Old Forge Rd. Gage height = 1.14: 3/16/2009 4:55:00 PM

Old Forge Rd. Gage height = 1.14
3/16/2009 4:55:00 PM

Old Forge Rd at 1.14 gage height. Looking upstream of gage.: 3/16/2009 4:55:00 PM

Old Forge Rd at 1.14 gage height. Looking upstream of gage.
3/16/2009 4:55:00 PM

Old Forge Rd at 1.14 gage height. Looking downstream of gage.: 3/16/2009 4:55:00 PM

Old Forge Rd at 1.14 gage height. Looking downstream of gage.
3/16/2009 4:55:00 PM

Old Forge Rd 3/1/08 with ice dam. No reading taken this date.: 3/1/2008 11:20:00 AM

Old Forge Rd 3/1/08 with ice dam. No reading taken this date.
3/1/2008 11:20:00 AM

First Herring Brook at Old Forge Road in dry condition -- no flow at all in stream bed. : 8/9/2007

First Herring Brook at Old Forge Road in dry condition -- no flow at all in stream bed.
8/9/2007

Second photo of First Herring Brook at Old Forge Rd. in dry condition. Stream bed has no flow.: 8/9/2007

Second photo of First Herring Brook at Old Forge Rd. in dry condition. Stream bed has no flow.
8/9/2007

Staff gauge: 1/2/2006

Staff gauge
1/2/2006

Staff gauge in winter.: 12/19/2005

Staff gauge in winter.
12/19/2005

High flow after October rainstorms.: 10/28/2005 10:00:00 AM

High flow after October rainstorms.
10/28/2005 10:00:00 AM

Overbank flow at staff gauge.: 10/17/2005

Overbank flow at staff gauge.
10/17/2005

Staff gauge.: 9/26/2005

Staff gauge.
9/26/2005

No flow.: 9/12/2005

No flow.
9/12/2005

No flow: 9/12/2005

No flow
9/12/2005

No flow upstream.: 9/12/2005

No flow upstream.
9/12/2005

Staff gauge.: 9/5/2005

Staff gauge.
9/5/2005

dry stream bed: 8/31/2005

dry stream bed
8/31/2005

flowing side channel: 4/4/2004

flowing side channel
4/4/2004




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