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Jackstraw Brook: Warren Street, Westborough
    Drainage area: 1.25 square miles
    Group: Cedar Swamp Conservation Trust
    Description: This site was established to document flow in this cold-water fishery upstream of two Westborough town wells. Volunteers read the gage from July 2005 through January 2009.


Discharge Chart(s)
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Discharge chart for Jackstraw Brook, Warren Street,  
Westborough
12/23/2008 thru 1/23/2009

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 2.5 feet and discharge up to 27 cubic feet per second.

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Period of Record:   07/01/2005 - 01/23/2009


Depth Chart
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Depth chart for Jackstraw Brook, Warren Street, Westborough12/23/2008 thru 1/23/2009

River Instream Flow Stewards Chart, www.rifls.org

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Period of Record:   07/01/2005 - 01/23/2009


Flow Measurement Data
Stage/Depth (feet) Discharge (cubic feet per second) Measurement Date
0.59  0.66  07/01/2005 
0.51  0.29  08/04/2005 
0.52  0.41  08/18/2005 
0.49  0.18  09/07/2005 
0.49  0.14  10/05/2005 
1.47  15.5  10/26/2005 
0.97  2.75  11/18/2005 
0.97  3.11  11/29/2005 
0.81  1.3  03/21/2006 
0.78  1.3  04/28/2006 
1.23  9.4  05/17/2006 
3.4  06/14/2006 
0.74  0.65  07/17/2006 
0.68  0.6  08/04/2006 
0.63  0.26  10/04/2006 
4.1  04/04/2007 
1.98  1.7  06/13/2007 
1.85  0.54  07/18/2007 
1.79  0.215  08/27/2007 
1.89  0.52  11/07/2007 
2.09  2.1  01/30/2008 
2.12  2.6  01/30/2008 
2.26  6.5  03/07/2008 
1.93  2.07  08/15/2008 
1.58  2.8  09/10/2008 
1.62  3.18  09/29/2008 
1.5  1.68  01/23/2009 



Maps & Photographs

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Aerial Photo: 1/4/2007 11:00:00 AM

Aerial Photo
1/4/2007 11:00:00 AM

Road map: 1/4/2007 11:00:00 AM

Road map
1/4/2007 11:00:00 AM

Topographic map: 12/5/2006 3:00:00 PM

Topographic map
12/5/2006 3:00:00 PM

Jackstraw Brook overtopping Warren Rd.  : 7/7/2009 4:00:00 PM

Jackstraw Brook overtopping Warren Rd.
7/7/2009 4:00:00 PM

Warren St property flooded by Jackstraw Brook.: 7/7/2009 4:00:00 PM

Warren St property flooded by Jackstraw Brook.
7/7/2009 4:00:00 PM

Flooded property on Warren Rd.: 7/7/2009 4:00:00 PM

Flooded property on Warren Rd.
7/7/2009 4:00:00 PM

Jackstraw Brook flooding over Warren Rd.: 7/7/2009 4:00:00 PM

Jackstraw Brook flooding over Warren Rd.
7/7/2009 4:00:00 PM

Stream bank has been regraded?: 9/24/2006

Stream bank has been regraded?
9/24/2006

Looking upstream.  Some stream bank vegetation has started to grow again after floods.: 7/17/2006

Looking upstream. Some stream bank vegetation has started to grow again after floods.
7/17/2006

Measuring discharge.: 5/17/2006 9:00:00 AM

Measuring discharge.
5/17/2006 9:00:00 AM

High flow after flood waters have receded.: 10/26/2005 11:00:00 AM

High flow after flood waters have receded.
10/26/2005 11:00:00 AM

Flooding after heavy rains.  : 10/15/2005 12:15:00 PM

Flooding after heavy rains.
10/15/2005 12:15:00 PM




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