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Parker River: Porter Road, Boxford
    Drainage area: 0.48 square miles
    Group: Parker River Clean Water Association
    Description: This site was established in 2004 to follow up on recommendations from the Parker River Low Flow Study regarding potential impacts of downstream Georgetown wells on low flow events in the Parker River. This site was discontinued at the end of 2012.


Discharge Chart(s)
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Discharge chart for Parker River, Porter Road,  
Boxford
5/11/2013 thru 6/11/2013

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 1.49 feet and discharge up to 6.15 cubic feet per second.
Note: Automatic water level logger data is available for 09/21/2006 through 11/03/2006, 12/28/2006 through 02/07/2007. 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:   07/09/2004 - 06/11/2013


Depth Chart
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Depth chart for Parker River, Porter Road, Boxford5/11/2013 thru 6/11/2013

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:   07/09/2004 - 06/11/2013


Flow Measurement Data
Stage/Depth (feet) Discharge (cubic feet per second) Measurement Date
1.07  1.44  06/28/2006 
0.99  1.38  07/14/2006 
0.92  07/24/2006 
0.83  0.57  08/15/2006 
1.36  2.7  04/06/2007 
0.82  0.31  08/22/2007 
0.66  0.2  08/27/2008 
1.44  3.505  04/24/2012 
0.66  0.165  07/31/2012 
1.29  1.62  03/06/2013 
1.23  1.22  04/04/2013 
1.09  0.66  05/02/2013 



Maps & Photographs

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Aerial photo: 1/4/2007 3:00:00 PM

Aerial photo
1/4/2007 3:00:00 PM

Roads map: 1/4/2007 3:00:00 PM

Roads map
1/4/2007 3:00:00 PM

Topographic map: 1/4/2007 3:00:00 PM

Topographic map
1/4/2007 3:00:00 PM

High flow - Porter Road gage 9/7/2008: 9/7/2008

High flow - Porter Road gage 9/7/2008
9/7/2008

High flow - Porter Road gage 9/7/2008: 9/7/2008

High flow - Porter Road gage 9/7/2008
9/7/2008

High flow - Porter Road gage 9/7/2008: 9/7/2008

High flow - Porter Road gage 9/7/2008
9/7/2008

High flow - Porter Road gage 9/5/2008: 9/5/2008

High flow - Porter Road gage 9/5/2008
9/5/2008

High flow - Porter Road gage 9/5/2008: 9/5/2008

High flow - Porter Road gage 9/5/2008
9/5/2008

High flow - Porter Road gage 9/5/2008: 9/5/2008

High flow - Porter Road gage 9/5/2008
9/5/2008

Low flow - Porter Road gage 8/22/2008: 8/22/2008

Low flow - Porter Road gage 8/22/2008
8/22/2008

Low flow - Porter Road gage 8/22/2008: 8/22/2008

Low flow - Porter Road gage 8/22/2008
8/22/2008

Low flow - Porter Road gage 8/22/2008: 8/22/2008

Low flow - Porter Road gage 8/22/2008
8/22/2008

Low flow - Porter Road gage 9/4/07: 9/4/2007

Low flow - Porter Road gage 9/4/07
9/4/2007

Low flow - Porter Road gage 9/4/07: 9/4/2007

Low flow - Porter Road gage 9/4/07
9/4/2007

Low flow - Porter Road gage 9/4/07: 9/4/2007

Low flow - Porter Road gage 9/4/07
9/4/2007

Low flow - Porter Road gage 8/22/2008: 8/27/2007

Low flow - Porter Road gage 8/22/2008
8/27/2007

Low flow - Porter Road gage 8/27/07: 8/27/2007

Low flow - Porter Road gage 8/27/07
8/27/2007

Low flow - Porter Road gage 8/27/07: 8/27/2007

Low flow - Porter Road gage 8/27/07
8/27/2007

Low flow - Porter Road gage 8/27/07: 8/27/2007

Low flow - Porter Road gage 8/27/07
8/27/2007

Low flow - Porter Road gage 8/27/07: 8/27/2007

Low flow - Porter Road gage 8/27/07
8/27/2007

Low flow - Porter Road gage 8/27/07: 8/27/2007

Low flow - Porter Road gage 8/27/07
8/27/2007

Low flow - Porter Road gage 8/27/07: 8/27/2007

Low flow - Porter Road gage 8/27/07
8/27/2007

Low flow - Porter Road gage 8/27/07: 8/27/2007

Low flow - Porter Road gage 8/27/07
8/27/2007

Low flow - Porter Road gage 8/27/07: 8/27/2007

Low flow - Porter Road gage 8/27/07
8/27/2007

Crayfish using woody habitat downstream of Porter Rd.: 8/15/2006 12:00:00 PM

Crayfish using woody habitat downstream of Porter Rd.
8/15/2006 12:00:00 PM

Freshwater mussels with their siphons open to filter water.  : 8/15/2006 12:00:00 PM

Freshwater mussels with their siphons open to filter water.
8/15/2006 12:00:00 PM

Looking upstream at Porter Rd.: 8/15/2006 12:00:00 PM

Looking upstream at Porter Rd.
8/15/2006 12:00:00 PM

Very large freshwater mussel, probably an Eastern pearlshell (Margaritifera margaritifera), which requires cold, clean water and trout or salmonid fish hosts to reproduce successully.  Found several of these here. : 7/24/2006 12:00:00 PM

Very large freshwater mussel, probably an Eastern pearlshell (Margaritifera margaritifera), which requires cold, clean water and trout or salmonid fish hosts to reproduce successully. Found several of these here.
7/24/2006 12:00:00 PM




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