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 Bridgewater State College Watershed Access Lab

Nemasket River: Murdock Street, Middleborough
    Drainage area: 69.55 square miles
    Weather Station: Middleborough, MA
    Group: Bridgewater State College Watershed Access Lab
    Description: This site was established in 2005 to determine the effects of upstream reservoir (Assawompset Pond) management on streamflows and to supplement water quality data collection by Bridgewater State College. The Nemasket River supports the largest herring run in the state.


Discharge Chart(s)
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Discharge chart for Nemasket River, Murdock Street,  
Middleborough
7/26/2013 thru 8/26/2013

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 6 feet and discharge up to 215 cubic feet per second.

View Custom: Scatter Chart Line Chart Data
Dates   From:   To:  
Include Precipitation? Yes      No
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Period of Record:   05/28/2004 - 08/26/2013


Depth Chart
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Depth chart for Nemasket River, Murdock Street, Middleborough7/26/2013 thru 8/26/2013

River Instream Flow Stewards Chart, www.rifls.org

View Custom: Scatter Chart Line Chart Data
Dates   From:   To:  
Include Precipitation? Yes      No
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Period of Record:   05/28/2004 - 08/26/2013


Flow Measurement Data
Stage/Depth (feet) Discharge (cubic feet per second) Measurement Date
3.54  19.71  08/14/2007 
3.54  18.16  09/13/2007 
3.34  11.6  10/31/2007 
4.4  91.2  05/23/2008 
3.5  15.73  08/20/2008 
5.68  172.3  02/11/2009 
5.87  202.34  03/13/2009 
6.08  179  01/22/2010 
3.97  30.03  08/04/2010 
3.96  49.3  04/10/2012 
4.58  60.33  06/06/2012 



Maps & Photographs

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Aerial photo: 1/18/2007 12:00:00 PM

Aerial photo
1/18/2007 12:00:00 PM

Roads map: 1/18/2007 12:00:00 PM

Roads map
1/18/2007 12:00:00 PM

Topographic map: 1/18/2007 12:00:00 PM

Topographic map
1/18/2007 12:00:00 PM

Murdock Street with water from river, town reinforced bridge with heavy metal plates.: 4/1/2010 5:15:00 PM

Murdock Street with water from river, town reinforced bridge with heavy metal plates.
4/1/2010 5:15:00 PM

Murdock Street bridge: 10/11/2008

Murdock Street bridge
10/11/2008

Great Blue Heron looking for dinner on the South side of Murdock street bridge.: 6/23/2008 7:30:00 PM

Great Blue Heron looking for dinner on the South side of Murdock street bridge.
6/23/2008 7:30:00 PM

Brown Beaver heading downstream: 5/12/2008 7:30:00 PM

Brown Beaver heading downstream
5/12/2008 7:30:00 PM

Great Blue Heron looking for dinner on The Nemasket River: 5/12/2008 7:30:00 PM

Great Blue Heron looking for dinner on The Nemasket River
5/12/2008 7:30:00 PM

4/29/2008 Downriver from Murdock St Bridge.    : 4/29/2008 9:00:00 AM

4/29/2008 Downriver from Murdock St Bridge.
4/29/2008 9:00:00 AM

4/24/2008  Downriver from Murdock St Bridge: 4/24/2008 5:00:00 PM

4/24/2008 Downriver from Murdock St Bridge
4/24/2008 5:00:00 PM

Herring running on the Nemasket River: 4/19/2008 11:30:00 AM

Herring running on the Nemasket River
4/19/2008 11:30:00 AM

Great Blue Heron wading in The Nemasket River @ Murdock st. bridge: 4/14/2008 6:30:00 PM

Great Blue Heron wading in The Nemasket River @ Murdock st. bridge
4/14/2008 6:30:00 PM

4/10/2008 Downriver from Murdock St bridge.: 4/10/2008

4/10/2008 Downriver from Murdock St bridge.
4/10/2008

Looking downstream.: 5/16/2005 12:00:00 PM

Looking downstream.
5/16/2005 12:00:00 PM

Summer low flow downstream of Murdock St.: 9/3/2004

Summer low flow downstream of Murdock St.
9/3/2004

Damselfly: 6/9/2004

Damselfly
6/9/2004

Freshwater mussels from the Nemasket River.: 6/9/2004

Freshwater mussels from the Nemasket River.
6/9/2004

Alewife floater.  The young of this species, called glochidia, use alewife as host fish by attaching to their gills for nourishment.: 6/9/2004

Alewife floater. The young of this species, called glochidia, use alewife as host fish by attaching to their gills for nourishment.
6/9/2004




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