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 Jones River Watershed Association

Jones River Brook: Lake Street - Harrub's Corner, Plympton
    Drainage area: 4.18 square miles
    Weather Station: Pembroke, MA
    Group: Jones River Watershed Association
    Description: This site was established in 2003 to assess baseline streamflow of this tributary to the Jones River. Volunteers read this gage from August 2003 through May 2009.


Discharge Chart(s)
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Discharge chart for Jones River Brook, Lake Street - Harrub's Corner,  
Plympton
4/10/2009 thru 5/10/2009

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 3 feet and discharge up to 44 cubic feet per second.

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Include Precipitation? Yes      No
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Period of Record:   08/20/2003 - 05/10/2009


Depth Chart
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Depth chart for Jones River Brook, Lake Street - Harrub's Corner, Plympton4/10/2009 thru 5/10/2009

River Instream Flow Stewards Chart, www.rifls.org

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Period of Record:   08/20/2003 - 05/10/2009


Flow Measurement Data
Stage/Depth (feet) Discharge (cubic feet per second) Measurement Date
1.92  8.5  08/20/2003 
1.18  1.4  08/29/2003 
1.06  1.8  10/10/2003 
2.24  20.3  10/31/2003 
1.85  8.7  04/09/2004 
2.02  16.9  05/10/2005 
0.56  0.6  08/24/2005 
2.05  11.4  11/17/2005 
1.19  06/01/2006 
0.78  1.68  08/08/2006 
1.83  11.9  10/31/2006 
2.17  27.41  07/31/2007 
1.68  8.91  05/05/2008 
2.14  19.58  04/24/2009 
1.98  14.48  10/08/2010 



Maps & Photographs

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The gauge at Harrub's corner: 7/12/2008 8:15:00 AM

The gauge at Harrub's corner
7/12/2008 8:15:00 AM

Exposed stream bed at Harrub's Corner: 7/12/2008 8:15:00 AM

Exposed stream bed at Harrub's Corner
7/12/2008 8:15:00 AM

Gauge at Harrub's Corner after heavy rain. This is a

Gauge at Harrub's Corner after heavy rain. This is a "normal" high water event.
5/14/2006 9:30:00 AM

Flooding fifty feet upstream from the gauge, but below the bridge at Route 106. Such flooding occurs annually. (The bridge may mitigate it somewhat). That would explain why the fresh meadow beyond has just a few Atlantic white cedar on its Western edge, and some encroaching woody plants in what appears to have once been grass floodplain.: 5/14/2006 9:30:00 AM

Flooding fifty feet upstream from the gauge, but below the bridge at Route 106. Such flooding occurs annually. (The bridge may mitigate it somewhat). That would explain why the fresh meadow beyond has just a few Atlantic white cedar on its Western edge, and some encroaching woody plants in what appears to have once been grass floodplain.
5/14/2006 9:30:00 AM

Caltha palustris in bloom: 4/30/2006 3:00:00 PM

Caltha palustris in bloom
4/30/2006 3:00:00 PM

The gauge at Harrub's Corner: 4/30/2006 3:00:00 PM

The gauge at Harrub's Corner
4/30/2006 3:00:00 PM

The gauge at Harrub's Corner: 4/15/2006 8:20:00 AM

The gauge at Harrub's Corner
4/15/2006 8:20:00 AM

This Caltha palustris downstream from the gauge has evaded hungry deer for years because it is usually submerged through the period when it flowers (Marsh marigold has beautiful yellow flowers, and this plant's leaves and flowers float on the surface of the water). This is the first time since I discovered this specimen in 1998 that I have seen where the stems meet the soil. It is usually not this dry so early in the season. Later in the summer when the brook subsides, the undergrowth becomes too thick to see this plant any longer.: 4/15/2006 8:20:00 AM

This Caltha palustris downstream from the gauge has evaded hungry deer for years because it is usually submerged through the period when it flowers (Marsh marigold has beautiful yellow flowers, and this plant's leaves and flowers float on the surface of the water). This is the first time since I discovered this specimen in 1998 that I have seen where the stems meet the soil. It is usually not this dry so early in the season. Later in the summer when the brook subsides, the undergrowth becomes too thick to see this plant any longer.
4/15/2006 8:20:00 AM

The gauge at Harrub's Corner, at Lake Street and Route 106 (County Road) in Plympton, MA: 4/6/2006 12:35:00 PM

The gauge at Harrub's Corner, at Lake Street and Route 106 (County Road) in Plympton, MA
4/6/2006 12:35:00 PM

The gauge at Harrubs corner in context. : 4/6/2006 12:35:00 PM

The gauge at Harrubs corner in context.
4/6/2006 12:35:00 PM

Harrub's corner gauge: the view upstream.: 4/6/2006 12:35:00 PM

Harrub's corner gauge: the view upstream.
4/6/2006 12:35:00 PM

Harrubs corner downstream from the gauge a few feet. Gauge is out of the frame at right.: 4/6/2006 12:35:00 PM

Harrubs corner downstream from the gauge a few feet. Gauge is out of the frame at right.
4/6/2006 12:35:00 PM




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