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Great Cedar Swamp Ditch: Wolomolopoag Street, Sharon
    Drainage area: 1.26 square miles
    Weather Station: Walpole, MA
    Group: Sharon Friends of Conservation
    Description: This site was established in 2008 to measure flow exiting the Great Cedar Swamp. This site has experienced multiple shifts in both the gage location (March 2010) and in the channel, affecting the rating curve. While data have been corrected to account for these shifts, monitoring at this gage was discontinued in November 2014 because of the difficulty in keeping the rating curve accurate.


Discharge Chart(s)
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Discharge chart for Great Cedar Swamp Ditch, Wolomolopoag Street,  
Sharon
9/30/2014 thru 10/31/2014

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 1.96 feet and discharge up to 15.06 cubic feet per second.

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Period of Record:   04/08/2008 - 10/31/2014


Depth Chart
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Depth chart for Great Cedar Swamp Ditch, Wolomolopoag Street, Sharon9/30/2014 thru 10/31/2014

River Instream Flow Stewards Chart, www.rifls.org

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Period of Record:   04/08/2008 - 10/31/2014


Flow Measurement Data
Stage/Depth (feet) Discharge (cubic feet per second) Measurement Date
0.36  0.69  04/22/2008 
0.37  0.795  05/14/2008 
0.26  0.16  06/16/2008 
0.3  0.49  07/30/2008 
0.29  0.72  01/23/2009 
0.35  1.57  02/12/2009 
0.52  4.83  03/09/2009 
0.46  2.81  04/24/2009 
0.36  1.32  07/07/2009 
1.8  7.38  03/24/2010 
1.41  1.03  05/09/2011 
1.33  0.49  03/26/2012 
1.2  0.07  08/27/2012 
1.5  2.9  03/21/2013 
1.26  0.3  08/19/2013 
1.24  0.11  07/01/2014 



Maps & Photographs

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2005 orthophotograph with upstream watershed boundaries (courtesy of MassGIS): 4/23/2008

2005 orthophotograph with upstream watershed boundaries (courtesy of MassGIS)
4/23/2008

USGS topographic map with watershed boundaries: 4/23/2008

USGS topographic map with watershed boundaries
4/23/2008

Water level reached 1.16 following an intense T-storm: 6/27/2009 7:10:00 PM

Water level reached 1.16 following an intense T-storm
6/27/2009 7:10:00 PM

Atlantic White Cedar Swamp drainage ditch at Wolomolopoag St. following rainy weather: 8/16/2008 2:15:00 PM

Atlantic White Cedar Swamp drainage ditch at Wolomolopoag St. following rainy weather
8/16/2008 2:15:00 PM

Riverways measuring flow: 4/8/2008

Riverways measuring flow
4/8/2008

A typical view of Cedar Swamp ditch showing

A typical view of Cedar Swamp ditch showing "springs" that gush from banks after heavy rain
4/18/2006 3:30:00 AM




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