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First Herring Brook: Country Way, Scituate
    Drainage area: 4.55 square miles
    Weather Station: Scituate, MA
    Group: First Herring Brook Watershed Initiative, the North and South Rivers Watershed Association, and the Scituate Water Department
    Description: Since October 2011, Scituate Water Division staff have been managing the outflow of the Old Oaken Bucket Pond reservoir to meet seasonal streamflow targets, set by a stakeholder group, to improve aquatic health. Water levels are monitored at this site just downstream by Water Division staff and RIFLS volunteers using both gage readings and water level loggers.


Discharge Chart(s)
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Discharge chart for First Herring Brook, Country Way,  
Scituate
12/29/2016 thru 1/29/2017

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 2.36 feet and discharge up to 78.11 cubic feet per second.
Note: Automatic water level logger data is available for 06/29/2007 through 08/22/2007, 04/23/2008 through 11/08/2008, 01/13/2009 through 08/27/2009, 10/16/2009 through 01/12/2010, 01/26/2012 through 02/26/2013, 10/02/2013 through 05/28/2015, 07/14/2015 through 08/21/2015, 12/22/2015 through 01/01/2017. 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:   06/29/2007 - 01/29/2017


Depth Chart
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Depth chart for First Herring Brook, Country Way, Scituate12/29/2016 thru 1/29/2017

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:   06/29/2007 - 01/29/2017


Flow Measurement Data
Stage/Depth (feet) Discharge (cubic feet per second) Measurement Date
1.43  17.08  06/23/2011 
0.46  0.1  07/27/2011 
0.89  2.26  07/27/2011 
3.75  08/17/2011 
1.14  6.41  08/17/2011 
0.98  4.37  01/10/2012 
0.98  4.305  06/14/2012 
0.58  0.295  07/11/2012 
1.98  48.32  02/26/2013 
0.91  2.94  07/30/2013 
0.61  0.29  10/02/2013 
1.7  32.06  04/17/2014 
0.67  0.57  08/14/2014 
0.92  3.19  05/06/2015 
0.89  1.936  11/12/2015 



Maps & Photographs

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Stream flow very low. Gage height 0.36.: 9/10/2016 3:20:00 PM

Stream flow very low. Gage height 0.36.
9/10/2016 3:20:00 PM

Very low stream flow (0.36 reading): 9/3/2016 2:10:00 PM

Very low stream flow (0.36 reading)
9/3/2016 2:10:00 PM

Side view - shows bottom of gage plate pulled away from board. Gage height is 0.66. Front view also sent.: 9/18/2015 3:40:00 PM

Side view - shows bottom of gage plate pulled away from board. Gage height is 0.66. Front view also sent.
9/18/2015 3:40:00 PM

Shows front view of gage plate. Bottom of plate is pulled away from board. Side view sent also: 9/18/2015 3:40:00 PM

Shows front view of gage plate. Bottom of plate is pulled away from board. Side view sent also
9/18/2015 3:40:00 PM

Stage height 0.87. I may have submitted this pic previously.: 11/16/2014 3:35:00 PM

Stage height 0.87. I may have submitted this pic previously.
11/16/2014 3:35:00 PM

Stage height 0.87: 11/16/2014 3:35:00 PM

Stage height 0.87
11/16/2014 3:35:00 PM

Stage height 0.83: 11/9/2014 2:10:00 PM

Stage height 0.83
11/9/2014 2:10:00 PM

Note clock time was off by one hour (actual time 17:59 not 16:59): 8/24/2014 6:00:00 PM

Note clock time was off by one hour (actual time 17:59 not 16:59)
8/24/2014 6:00:00 PM

Camera clock was off by one hour (was 18:16 not 17:16) : 7/18/2014 6:15:00 PM

Camera clock was off by one hour (was 18:16 not 17:16)
7/18/2014 6:15:00 PM




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