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Beaver Brook: Train Station, Sharon
    Drainage area: 1.46 square miles
    Weather Station: Walpole, MA
    Group: Sharon Friends of Conservation
    Description: This site was established in 2007 to evaluate the impact of a municipal well (located downstream from this site) on streamflow.


Discharge Chart(s)
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Discharge chart for Beaver Brook, Train Station,  
Sharon
8/3/2017 thru 9/3/2017

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 1.3 feet and discharge up to 19 cubic feet per second.

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Period of Record:   06/21/2007 - 09/03/2017


Depth Chart
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Depth chart for Beaver Brook, Train Station, Sharon8/3/2017 thru 9/3/2017

River Instream Flow Stewards Chart, www.rifls.org

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Period of Record:   06/21/2007 - 09/03/2017


Flow Measurement Data
Stage/Depth (feet) Discharge (cubic feet per second) Measurement Date
0.52  06/21/2007 
1.02  3.5  09/13/2007 
0.91  1.5  10/04/2007 
0.93  1.94  10/25/2007 
0.93  11/19/2007 
1.05  4.5  01/11/2008 
1.09  5.9  01/11/2008 
1.04  4.11  04/22/2008 
1.12  7.29  04/30/2008 
0.94  08/01/2008 
1.19  10.13  03/09/2009 
1.55  20.04  03/24/2010 
1.12  5.88  03/25/2010 
0.93  2.17  09/01/2010 
1.12  5.88  03/25/2011 
1.02  3.26  03/26/2012 
1.14  10.26  03/21/2013 
3.28  05/14/2013 
0.96  2.57  08/19/2013 
0.84  0.71  08/12/2014 
1.04  5.87  04/30/2015 
0.99  3.12  05/14/2015 
0.88  1.13  11/10/2015 



Maps & Photographs

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Autumn Reflections - Beaver Brook Weir: 10/18/2010 1:00:00 PM

Autumn Reflections - Beaver Brook Weir
10/18/2010 1:00:00 PM

winter sunset: 12/21/2009 3:55:00 PM

winter sunset
12/21/2009 3:55:00 PM

Ice on gage: 12/21/2009 3:50:00 PM

Ice on gage
12/21/2009 3:50:00 PM

Train station weir following snowstorm: 12/21/2009 3:45:00 PM

Train station weir following snowstorm
12/21/2009 3:45:00 PM

View of Beaver Brook downstream of the gage following snowstorm: 12/21/2009 3:40:00 PM

View of Beaver Brook downstream of the gage following snowstorm
12/21/2009 3:40:00 PM

Clear water flowing in August, following rainy weather in June and July: 8/14/2009 11:40:00 AM

Clear water flowing in August, following rainy weather in June and July
8/14/2009 11:40:00 AM

Clear water in the mid-day sun: 8/14/2009 11:30:00 AM

Clear water in the mid-day sun
8/14/2009 11:30:00 AM

Ebony jewelwing dragonfly perched on a grape leaf above Beaver Brook near the gauge.: 8/14/2009 11:20:00 AM

Ebony jewelwing dragonfly perched on a grape leaf above Beaver Brook near the gauge.
8/14/2009 11:20:00 AM

Beaver Brook over-topping the dam.: 12/12/2008 10:45:00 AM

Beaver Brook over-topping the dam.
12/12/2008 10:45:00 AM

Redfin pickerel found in Beaver Brook 4/22/08 during a Riverways discharge survey: 4/22/2008 11:00:00 AM

Redfin pickerel found in Beaver Brook 4/22/08 during a Riverways discharge survey
4/22/2008 11:00:00 AM

With a male on each side releasing milt, the female white sucker releases her eggs. Their tails shake like rattlesnake tails mixing the eggs and milt, and dispersing the fertilized eggs.: 4/19/2008 11:55:00 AM

With a male on each side releasing milt, the female white sucker releases her eggs. Their tails shake like rattlesnake tails mixing the eggs and milt, and dispersing the fertilized eggs.
4/19/2008 11:55:00 AM

Large suckers ascend Beaver Brook in spring to spawn on gravel beds below the dam in swift, clear, well-oxygenated water.: 4/19/2008 11:50:00 AM

Large suckers ascend Beaver Brook in spring to spawn on gravel beds below the dam in swift, clear, well-oxygenated water.
4/19/2008 11:50:00 AM

Baffle on gauge blocks wave action, making the gauge easier to read when flow is high.: 3/9/2008 1:45:00 PM

Baffle on gauge blocks wave action, making the gauge easier to read when flow is high.
3/9/2008 1:45:00 PM

Water flowing over the weir on Beaver Brook: 2/18/2008

Water flowing over the weir on Beaver Brook
2/18/2008

Water over-topping dam. Gauge depth: 1.48.: 2/15/2008 8:20:00 AM

Water over-topping dam. Gauge depth: 1.48.
2/15/2008 8:20:00 AM

Winter wonderland: Beaver Brook above the dam after 6

Winter wonderland: Beaver Brook above the dam after 6" of fresh snow
1/14/2008 3:50:00 PM

Foot bridge by the dam during January thaw: 1/13/2008 12:10:00 PM

Foot bridge by the dam during January thaw
1/13/2008 12:10:00 PM

Crystal clear waters of Beaver Brook: 1/13/2008 12:05:00 PM

Crystal clear waters of Beaver Brook
1/13/2008 12:05:00 PM

Beaver Brook sparkling more brightly than diamonds, and worth more too: 1/13/2008 12:00:00 PM

Beaver Brook sparkling more brightly than diamonds, and worth more too
1/13/2008 12:00:00 PM

Beaver Brook over-topping dam after heavy rain: 1/12/2008 9:50:00 AM

Beaver Brook over-topping dam after heavy rain
1/12/2008 9:50:00 AM

Beaver Brook Dam after heavy rain: 1/12/2008 9:50:00 AM

Beaver Brook Dam after heavy rain
1/12/2008 9:50:00 AM

Skunk cabbage emerging after a week of mild temperatures: 1/12/2008 9:50:00 AM

Skunk cabbage emerging after a week of mild temperatures
1/12/2008 9:50:00 AM

Beaver Brook dam spillway: 12/24/2007 2:00:00 PM

Beaver Brook dam spillway
12/24/2007 2:00:00 PM

Beaver Brook gauge coated with ice: 12/19/2007 3:25:00 PM

Beaver Brook gauge coated with ice
12/19/2007 3:25:00 PM

Ice along edges of stream below the gauge: 12/19/2007 3:20:00 PM

Ice along edges of stream below the gauge
12/19/2007 3:20:00 PM

Beaver Brook dam near train station: 12/19/2007 3:10:00 PM

Beaver Brook dam near train station
12/19/2007 3:10:00 PM

New foot bridge over Beaver Brook near train station gauge: 12/19/2007 3:05:00 PM

New foot bridge over Beaver Brook near train station gauge
12/19/2007 3:05:00 PM

Beaver Brook looking upstream near train station gauge: 12/19/2007 3:00:00 PM

Beaver Brook looking upstream near train station gauge
12/19/2007 3:00:00 PM

New foot bridge under snow: 12/14/2007 2:45:00 PM

New foot bridge under snow
12/14/2007 2:45:00 PM

Aquatic weeds accumulate in stream bed below gauge and must be removed to obtain an accurate reading: 10/5/2007 4:00:00 PM

Aquatic weeds accumulate in stream bed below gauge and must be removed to obtain an accurate reading
10/5/2007 4:00:00 PM

Beaver Brook Dam near train station gauge: 9/22/2007 2:00:00 PM

Beaver Brook Dam near train station gauge
9/22/2007 2:00:00 PM

Gauge at 0.92 feet: 8/31/2007 3:40:00 PM

Gauge at 0.92 feet
8/31/2007 3:40:00 PM

Beaver Brook Dam Spillway. : 8/9/2007 5:15:00 PM

Beaver Brook Dam Spillway.
8/9/2007 5:15:00 PM

RIFLS staff establishing rating curve near train station site.: 7/10/2007 10:00:00 AM

RIFLS staff establishing rating curve near train station site.
7/10/2007 10:00:00 AM

RIFLS staff developing flow rating profile at Beaver Brook/train station site.: 7/10/2007 10:00:00 AM

RIFLS staff developing flow rating profile at Beaver Brook/train station site.
7/10/2007 10:00:00 AM

Caddis fly larvae on underside of stone from streambed.: 7/10/2007 10:00:00 AM

Caddis fly larvae on underside of stone from streambed.
7/10/2007 10:00:00 AM

Leech and amphipod shrimp on underside of log in stream bed: 7/10/2007 10:00:00 AM

Leech and amphipod shrimp on underside of log in stream bed
7/10/2007 10:00:00 AM

Checking out invertebrates under stones near gauge: 7/10/2007 10:00:00 AM

Checking out invertebrates under stones near gauge
7/10/2007 10:00:00 AM

Sylvan idyll: Beaver Brook downstream of gauge: 7/10/2007 10:00:00 AM

Sylvan idyll: Beaver Brook downstream of gauge
7/10/2007 10:00:00 AM

Clear water in Beaver Brook: 7/10/2007 10:00:00 AM

Clear water in Beaver Brook
7/10/2007 10:00:00 AM

Beaver Brook: train station gauge near tennis courts below small dam: 7/5/2007 3:00:00 PM

Beaver Brook: train station gauge near tennis courts below small dam
7/5/2007 3:00:00 PM

Beaver Brook near train station and tennis courts looking downstream: 7/5/2007 3:00:00 PM

Beaver Brook near train station and tennis courts looking downstream
7/5/2007 3:00:00 PM

Beaver Brook gauge near tennis courts and train station: 7/5/2007 3:00:00 PM

Beaver Brook gauge near tennis courts and train station
7/5/2007 3:00:00 PM

location map - Beaver Brook near Train Station Tennis Courts: 7/1/2007 6:05:00 AM

location map - Beaver Brook near Train Station Tennis Courts
7/1/2007 6:05:00 AM




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