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 Herring Ponds Watershed Association

Herring River: Sandy Pond Road, Bourne
    Drainage area: square miles
    Weather Station: Plymouth, MA
    Group: Herring Ponds Watershed Association
    Description: This site was established in 2009 to help assess water quality concerns in Great Herring Pond. It was discontinued in April 2014.


Discharge Chart(s)
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Discharge chart for Herring River, Sandy Pond Road,  
Bourne
3/28/2014 thru 4/28/2014

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 2.19 feet and discharge up to 33.39 cubic feet per second.

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Include Precipitation? Yes      No
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Period of Record:   08/26/2009 - 04/28/2014


Depth Chart
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Depth chart for Herring River, Sandy Pond Road, Bourne3/28/2014 thru 4/28/2014

River Instream Flow Stewards Chart, www.rifls.org

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Period of Record:   08/26/2009 - 04/28/2014


Flow Measurement Data
Stage/Depth (feet) Discharge (cubic feet per second) Measurement Date
1.13  6.76  09/06/2012 
0.94  5.01  09/18/2012 
1.18  7.33  12/19/2012 
1.39  12.54  02/28/2013 
1.63  17.015  03/13/2013 
1.42  16.34  07/15/2013 
1.17  10.25  08/20/2013 
1.01  5.97  11/13/2013 



Maps & Photographs

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Aerial photo of RIFLS stream gauge.: 8/31/2009 1:00:00 PM

Aerial photo of RIFLS stream gauge.
8/31/2009 1:00:00 PM

Road map of RIFLS stream gauge.: 8/31/2009 1:00:00 PM

Road map of RIFLS stream gauge.
8/31/2009 1:00:00 PM

Topographic map of RIFLS stream gauge.: 8/31/2009 1:00:00 PM

Topographic map of RIFLS stream gauge.
8/31/2009 1:00:00 PM

gage at sandy pond rd. Water rushing by. Ambiguity about reading. I said 1.72ft, but a bit to the left
it's 1.9: 4/3/2010 3:15:00 PM

gage at sandy pond rd. Water rushing by. Ambiguity about reading. I said 1.72ft, but a bit to the left it's 1.9
4/3/2010 3:15:00 PM

taken from bridge across Herring River. Note the sand/gravel downstream of gage. The bridge developed a one ft dia hole into the water, and lots of sediments running into the stream over the past month or two. Then somebody with a grader 
closed the hole, scraped the bridge, with a lot of
the scrapings ending up in the stream. I'm just wondering whether the stream bed is still the same. : 3/20/2010 3:25:00 PM

taken from bridge across Herring River. Note the sand/gravel downstream of gage. The bridge developed a one ft dia hole into the water, and lots of sediments running into the stream over the past month or two. Then somebody with a grader closed the hole, scraped the bridge, with a lot of the scrapings ending up in the stream. I'm just wondering whether the stream bed is still the same.
3/20/2010 3:25:00 PM

The board of the flowmeter has rotated. It did so a few weeks ago, changed from about 20 or 30 degrees with respect to flow to 90 deg w.r.t. flow. This causes a big buildup of water just upstream of board and deep hole just downstream of board, with height difference maybe .2 ft. I think this gives quite an uncertainty to actual height. Is that serious? Eb: 1/23/2010 3:50:00 PM

The board of the flowmeter has rotated. It did so a few weeks ago, changed from about 20 or 30 degrees with respect to flow to 90 deg w.r.t. flow. This causes a big buildup of water just upstream of board and deep hole just downstream of board, with height difference maybe .2 ft. I think this gives quite an uncertainty to actual height. Is that serious? Eb
1/23/2010 3:50:00 PM

Herring river staff gauge showing wake. Wake oscillates up and down from 1.02 to 1.04 ft. Water runnin fairly swiftly.: 10/10/2009 12:20:00 PM

Herring river staff gauge showing wake. Wake oscillates up and down from 1.02 to 1.04 ft. Water runnin fairly swiftly.
10/10/2009 12:20:00 PM




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