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 Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve

Child's River: Parsons Lane, Falmouth
    Drainage area: 8.92 square miles
    Group: Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve
    Description: This site was established in 2006 to assess the effects of cranberry bog management on streamflow. Volunteers read this gage through August 2010.


Discharge Chart(s)
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Discharge chart for Child's River, Parsons Lane,  
Falmouth
7/16/2011 thru 8/16/2011

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 8.5 feet and discharge up to 6.74 cubic feet per second.

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Period of Record:   03/24/2006 - 08/16/2011


Depth Chart
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Depth chart for Child's River, Parsons Lane, Falmouth7/16/2011 thru 8/16/2011

River Instream Flow Stewards Chart, www.rifls.org

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Period of Record:   03/24/2006 - 08/16/2011


Flow Measurement Data
Stage/Depth (feet) Discharge (cubic feet per second) Measurement Date
8.04  2.2  12/13/2006 
8.18  3.7  03/23/2007 
8.32  4.8  04/20/2007 
7.97  2.41  08/17/2007 
7.86  09/17/2007 
7.89  2.54  08/14/2008 
8.08  3.28  02/27/2009 
8.08  4.35  04/10/2009 
8.08  5.21  05/26/2010 
8.03  2.74  07/28/2011 



Maps & Photographs

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

Aerial photo
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

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

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

reading:8.08; snow melt continues with warm sunny days; turkey tracks in path beside road, flock in yard 6 houses down.: 2/20/2010 4:35:00 PM

reading:8.08; snow melt continues with warm sunny days; turkey tracks in path beside road, flock in yard 6 houses down.
2/20/2010 4:35:00 PM

reading:8.08; heavy snow-rain 2/10-11, melting when sunny. Few turkey tracks in path near river, no turkeys visible in neighborhood.: 2/6/2010 4:00:00 PM

reading:8.08; heavy snow-rain 2/10-11, melting when sunny. Few turkey tracks in path near river, no turkeys visible in neighborhood.
2/6/2010 4:00:00 PM

reading:8.01, mostly sunny, near/below freezing every day. Sentry turkey in yard across street.: 2/6/2010 3:40:00 PM

reading:8.01, mostly sunny, near/below freezing every day. Sentry turkey in yard across street.
2/6/2010 3:40:00 PM

reading:8.0; 1/29-31 very cold, clear, sunny, bogs full flood to prevent freezing. No sign of turkeys.: 1/30/2010 4:35:00 PM

reading:8.0; 1/29-31 very cold, clear, sunny, bogs full flood to prevent freezing. No sign of turkeys.
1/30/2010 4:35:00 PM

reading:8.0, no rain since Monday.: 1/23/2010 3:45:00 PM

reading:8.0, no rain since Monday.
1/23/2010 3:45:00 PM

reading:7.99;above freezing 1/15-16/2010.No precipitation all week;snow gone in sunny areas on path.No sightings of turkeys in area, one rabbit(species?)in neighboring yard.: 1/16/2010 3:40:00 PM

reading:7.99;above freezing 1/15-16/2010.No precipitation all week;snow gone in sunny areas on path.No sightings of turkeys in area, one rabbit(species?)in neighboring yard.
1/16/2010 3:40:00 PM

reading:7.98; below freezing most of week.
light snow Fri.; turkey and rabbit tracks
along path.: 1/9/2010 4:40:00 PM

reading:7.98; below freezing most of week. light snow Fri.; turkey and rabbit tracks along path.
1/9/2010 4:40:00 PM

reading:7.98; gray, lite rain and snow during week.: 1/2/2010 4:25:00 PM

reading:7.98; gray, lite rain and snow during week.
1/2/2010 4:25:00 PM

reading:7.98; 12 inches snow 12/20, temps below freezing all week, snow slowly sublimating.
Rain predicted overnight. Turkey tracks in snow in path by gage. Later spotted 9? birds in underbrush nearby parish house just down street.: 12/26/2009 4:25:00 PM

reading:7.98; 12 inches snow 12/20, temps below freezing all week, snow slowly sublimating. Rain predicted overnight. Turkey tracks in snow in path by gage. Later spotted 9? birds in underbrush nearby parish house just down street.
12/26/2009 4:25:00 PM

reading:7.95;alternating gray and sunny days past week. Heard large bird wing flaps down stream.: 12/19/2009 4:25:00 PM

reading:7.95;alternating gray and sunny days past week. Heard large bird wing flaps down stream.
12/19/2009 4:25:00 PM

7.86; heavy rain Wed 9th, sunny thru Sat, windy, cold, low 30's F.: 12/12/2009 1:20:00 PM

7.86; heavy rain Wed 9th, sunny thru Sat, windy, cold, low 30's F.
12/12/2009 1:20:00 PM

Rain Mon, Wed. Fri-Sat, windy, very mild Wed.: 12/5/2009 1:45:00 PM

Rain Mon, Wed. Fri-Sat, windy, very mild Wed.
12/5/2009 1:45:00 PM

Rain today, temp in 50's F.: 11/28/2009 3:40:00 PM

Rain today, temp in 50's F.
11/28/2009 3:40:00 PM

Mild, heavy rain Fri 11/20.: 11/21/2009 1:20:00 PM

Mild, heavy rain Fri 11/20.
11/21/2009 1:20:00 PM

Rain today, mild 40-70's F during week.: 11/14/2009 2:15:00 PM

Rain today, mild 40-70's F during week.
11/14/2009 2:15:00 PM

11/7/2009-16:50-7.93:Mostly sunny all week, first? frost this am.: 11/7/2009 4:50:00 PM

11/7/2009-16:50-7.93:Mostly sunny all week, first? frost this am.
11/7/2009 4:50:00 PM

Heavy rain Wed. 10/28.: 10/31/2009 4:55:00 PM

Heavy rain Wed. 10/28.
10/31/2009 4:55:00 PM

Mild, heavy rain in afternoon, bog water levels normal.: 10/24/2009 3:45:00 PM

Mild, heavy rain in afternoon, bog water levels normal.
10/24/2009 3:45:00 PM

Rain since Friday, water released from upper bog Friday, pollywogs in sluiceway above upper bog.: 10/17/2009 3:40:00 PM

Rain since Friday, water released from upper bog Friday, pollywogs in sluiceway above upper bog.
10/17/2009 3:40:00 PM

Bog harvested mid-week, water levels normal (8.18), light rain 3 days, sun 3 days. : 10/10/2009 9:05:00 AM

Bog harvested mid-week, water levels normal (8.18), light rain 3 days, sun 3 days.
10/10/2009 9:05:00 AM

Heavy rain mouch of day, mild in 60's F.: 10/3/2009 3:55:00 PM

Heavy rain mouch of day, mild in 60's F.
10/3/2009 3:55:00 PM

low, dry sunny week: 9/26/2009 1:00:00 PM

low, dry sunny week
9/26/2009 1:00:00 PM

Increasingly heavy rain during day, flash reflecting off rain. : 9/12/2009 4:00:00 PM

Increasingly heavy rain during day, flash reflecting off rain.
9/12/2009 4:00:00 PM

Sunny week: 9/5/2009 4:40:00 PM

Sunny week
9/5/2009 4:40:00 PM

much rain Fri-Sat=TS Danny, mild, low wind velocity near gauge.: 8/29/2009 4:05:00 PM

much rain Fri-Sat=TS Danny, mild, low wind velocity near gauge.
8/29/2009 4:05:00 PM

Hot 80s', very humid 90+, clouds and sun all week: 8/22/2009 6:30:00 PM

Hot 80s', very humid 90+, clouds and sun all week
8/22/2009 6:30:00 PM

Hot, very humid: 8/15/2009 5:45:00 PM

Hot, very humid
8/15/2009 5:45:00 PM

Hot sunny: 8/8/2009 3:25:00 PM

Hot sunny
8/8/2009 3:25:00 PM

Sun following several days of rainy overcast weather.: 7/25/2009 10:25:00 AM

Sun following several days of rainy overcast weather.
7/25/2009 10:25:00 AM

Gauge covered algae (normally below water level)
gestimated depth.: 7/11/2009 4:25:00 PM

Gauge covered algae (normally below water level) gestimated depth.
7/11/2009 4:25:00 PM

Heavy vegetation mats surround staff. 
Depth remains 8.06 after removal.: 7/5/2009 4:00:00 PM

Heavy vegetation mats surround staff. Depth remains 8.06 after removal.
7/5/2009 4:00:00 PM

Rain off and on all past week. Mild. Despite
steady light precipitation, water level is dropping.: 6/20/2009 5:55:00 PM

Rain off and on all past week. Mild. Despite steady light precipitation, water level is dropping.
6/20/2009 5:55:00 PM

Rain on and off past week, mild 65-70F: 6/14/2009 2:05:00 PM

Rain on and off past week, mild 65-70F
6/14/2009 2:05:00 PM

Mild but gray/rain most of week.: 6/6/2009 1:35:00 PM

Mild but gray/rain most of week.
6/6/2009 1:35:00 PM

Gray, frizzle week, no heavy rain, mild 50-60F+: 5/30/2009 11:35:00 AM

Gray, frizzle week, no heavy rain, mild 50-60F+
5/30/2009 11:35:00 AM

Sun and gray during past week, dry, warm, high 70'sF.: 5/24/2009 4:35:00 PM

Sun and gray during past week, dry, warm, high 70'sF.
5/24/2009 4:35:00 PM

High reading! possibly water release from bogs upstream during week? Sunny most all week.: 5/16/2009 5:00:00 PM

High reading! possibly water release from bogs upstream during week? Sunny most all week.
5/16/2009 5:00:00 PM

Rain since last Sat-Sun 5/2-3!: 5/9/2009 4:45:00 PM

Rain since last Sat-Sun 5/2-3!
5/9/2009 4:45:00 PM

Showers Friday and Saturday, mild, high 50'sF: 5/2/2009 1:45:00 PM

Showers Friday and Saturday, mild, high 50'sF
5/2/2009 1:45:00 PM

mild temps: 4/25/2009 12:45:00 PM

mild temps
4/25/2009 12:45:00 PM

Mild, 60+F, sunny, dry for several days.: 4/18/2009 12:00:00 PM

Mild, 60+F, sunny, dry for several days.
4/18/2009 12:00:00 PM

Heavy rain Friday night through Saturday. Sunny, windy low 30s in early am.: 4/12/2009 8:05:00 AM

Heavy rain Friday night through Saturday. Sunny, windy low 30s in early am.
4/12/2009 8:05:00 AM

Cloudy, windy, high 40sF, heavy rain late Thurs.,
much of Friday, none today (Sat).: 4/4/2009 2:30:00 PM

Cloudy, windy, high 40sF, heavy rain late Thurs., much of Friday, none today (Sat).
4/4/2009 2:30:00 PM

Sun and clouds,high 40'sF, dry all week.: 3/28/2009 4:35:00 PM

Sun and clouds,high 40'sF, dry all week.
3/28/2009 4:35:00 PM

Sunny, equinox, feels like spring (50'sF?) in pm: 3/21/2009 5:15:00 PM

Sunny, equinox, feels like spring (50'sF?) in pm
3/21/2009 5:15:00 PM

Sunny, 40's F,continued thaw during day: 3/14/2009 5:25:00 PM

Sunny, 40's F,continued thaw during day
3/14/2009 5:25:00 PM

Warm 50+F, heavy melt: 3/7/2009 3:40:00 PM

Warm 50+F, heavy melt
3/7/2009 3:40:00 PM

1+in wet snow, sleet,snow rain all day, more predicted.: 3/1/2009 12:40:00 PM

1+in wet snow, sleet,snow rain all day, more predicted.
3/1/2009 12:40:00 PM

Staff gauge-Child's River, Parsons Lane, Waquoit: 2/21/2009 11:00:00 AM

Staff gauge-Child's River, Parsons Lane, Waquoit
2/21/2009 11:00:00 AM

Dozen turkeys in woods beside the river: 2/15/2009 3:20:00 PM

Dozen turkeys in woods beside the river
2/15/2009 3:20:00 PM

Thaw after cold nights, some snow during week; removed branches/debris around staff, level dropped by 2 cm to 8.07: 2/7/2009 4:50:00 PM

Thaw after cold nights, some snow during week; removed branches/debris around staff, level dropped by 2 cm to 8.07
2/7/2009 4:50:00 PM

01/31/2009 12:50pm sunny, warming: 1/31/2009 12:50:00 PM

01/31/2009 12:50pm sunny, warming
1/31/2009 12:50:00 PM

Child's River late afternoon, 30'sF sunny day, temps dropping in pm: 1/24/2009 4:40:00 PM

Child's River late afternoon, 30'sF sunny day, temps dropping in pm
1/24/2009 4:40:00 PM

Stream gauge with ice at earlier water line: 1/17/2009 3:35:00 PM

Stream gauge with ice at earlier water line
1/17/2009 3:35:00 PM

Taken 10:20am 1/11/2009 afer overnight wet snow storm. Data entry shuolld be corrected to read 8.04-8.05 NOT 10.04-.05.: 1/11/2009 10:20:00 AM

Taken 10:20am 1/11/2009 afer overnight wet snow storm. Data entry shuolld be corrected to read 8.04-8.05 NOT 10.04-.05.
1/11/2009 10:20:00 AM

Staff gauge.: 7/26/2006 1:00:00 PM

Staff gauge.
7/26/2006 1:00:00 PM

Looking upstream from Carriage Shop Rd.: 7/26/2006 1:00:00 PM

Looking upstream from Carriage Shop Rd.
7/26/2006 1:00:00 PM




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