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Billings Brook: Gavins Pond Road (Tributary behind Shaw's), Sharon
    Drainage area: 1.42 square miles
    Weather Station: Walpole, MA
    Group: Sharon Friends of Conservation
    Description: This site was established in 2007 to establish baseline streamflow in this portion of the watershed prior to expected upstream development. Monitoring at this gage was suspended in November 2014 because development had not continued as expected and partners agreed to focus monitoring efforts on downstream gages; monitoring may be reactivated if warranted.


Discharge Chart(s)
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Discharge chart for Billings Brook, Gavins Pond Road (Tributary behind Shaw's),  
Sharon
5/29/2015 thru 6/29/2015

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 2.76 feet and discharge up to 20.85 cubic feet per second.

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Period of Record:   06/21/2007 - 06/29/2015


Depth Chart
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Depth chart for Billings Brook, Gavins Pond Road (Tributary behind Shaw's), Sharon5/29/2015 thru 6/29/2015

River Instream Flow Stewards Chart, www.rifls.org

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Period of Record:   06/21/2007 - 06/29/2015


Flow Measurement Data
Stage/Depth (feet) Discharge (cubic feet per second) Measurement Date
1.72  0.7  07/18/2007 
1.45  0.42  08/16/2007 
1.38  0.305  08/30/2007 
1.57  0.43  09/13/2007 
1.36  0.23  10/04/2007 
1.46  0.275  10/25/2007 
2.24  6.6  01/11/2008 
2.06  4.74  04/30/2008 
1.45  0.4  08/05/2008 
1.87  3.44  01/23/2009 
1.9  4.31  03/25/2011 
1.58  1.465  05/04/2012 
1.58  1.57  05/14/2013 
1.42  0.7  08/19/2013 



Maps & Photographs

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Rip rap dam downstream of the gauge is clear of branches, leaves and weeds.: 11/25/2011 11:25:00 AM

Rip rap dam downstream of the gauge is clear of branches, leaves and weeds.
11/25/2011 11:25:00 AM

Rip rap dam downstream of the gauge is clear of branches, leaves and weeds.: 11/4/2011 1:35:00 PM

Rip rap dam downstream of the gauge is clear of branches, leaves and weeds.
11/4/2011 1:35:00 PM

Shaw's gauge in flood. Depth was 3.08.: 12/12/2008 9:15:00 AM

Shaw's gauge in flood. Depth was 3.08.
12/12/2008 9:15:00 AM

Looking upstream from gage: 4/30/2008

Looking upstream from gage
4/30/2008

Billings Brook several hundred m upstream from gage: 4/30/2008

Billings Brook several hundred m upstream from gage
4/30/2008

Billings Brook near Shaw's Plaza, upstream of the gauge.: 4/19/2008 10:35:00 AM

Billings Brook near Shaw's Plaza, upstream of the gauge.
4/19/2008 10:35:00 AM

Rill flowing flowing towards culvert under 59 Gavins Pond Rd. after snow storm: 1/14/2008 2:05:00 PM

Rill flowing flowing towards culvert under 59 Gavins Pond Rd. after snow storm
1/14/2008 2:05:00 PM

Rill flowing at 59 Gavins Pond Road: 1/12/2008 11:45:00 AM

Rill flowing at 59 Gavins Pond Road
1/12/2008 11:45:00 AM

View downstream of Shaw's gauge from Gavins Pond Road on Christmas Day: 12/25/2007 1:00:00 PM

View downstream of Shaw's gauge from Gavins Pond Road on Christmas Day
12/25/2007 1:00:00 PM

Dry rill bed and culvert under Gavins Pond Road (#59): 11/21/2007 2:00:00 PM

Dry rill bed and culvert under Gavins Pond Road (#59)
11/21/2007 2:00:00 PM

Dry rill bed beside 59 Gavins Pond Road: 11/21/2007 1:00:00 PM

Dry rill bed beside 59 Gavins Pond Road
11/21/2007 1:00:00 PM

Cranberry bogs upstream from Shaw's gauge: 8/6/2007 10:45:00 AM

Cranberry bogs upstream from Shaw's gauge
8/6/2007 10:45:00 AM

Billings Brook gauge near Shaw's looking downstream toward culvert under Gavins Pond Road: 7/6/2007 2:00:00 PM

Billings Brook gauge near Shaw's looking downstream toward culvert under Gavins Pond Road
7/6/2007 2:00:00 PM

Billings Brook at culvert behind Shaw's, looking upstream: 7/5/2007 2:25:00 PM

Billings Brook at culvert behind Shaw's, looking upstream
7/5/2007 2:25:00 PM

Billings Brook behind Shaw's - scum buildup on gauge two weeks after installation: 7/5/2007 2:25:00 PM

Billings Brook behind Shaw's - scum buildup on gauge two weeks after installation
7/5/2007 2:25:00 PM

Billings Brook behind Shaw's after cleaning: 7/5/2007 2:25:00 PM

Billings Brook behind Shaw's after cleaning
7/5/2007 2:25:00 PM

Map showing location: 7/1/2007 5:25:00 AM

Map showing location
7/1/2007 5:25:00 AM

Satellite view showing location of seasonal rill that contributes to Billings Brook: 6/1/2005

Satellite view showing location of seasonal rill that contributes to Billings Brook
6/1/2005




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