CURRENT WATER RESOURCES CONDITIONS IN MASSACHUSETTS

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October 2023

USGS New England Water Science Center, Massachusetts-Rhode Island Office

PROVISIONAL DATA: All data presented in this report are provisional and subject to revision.
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SURFACE WATER
Station
Number
Station
Name
Drainage
Area (mi2)
Years Of
Record
Normal
Range (cfs)
Monthly
Mean (cfs)
Monthly
Mean (in)
Percentile
Class
01096000 Squannacook River near West Groton, MA65.97419.8 - 78.81222.13 Above normal
01097300 Nashoba Brook near Acton, MA12.8602.74 - 13.321.21.91 Above normal
01101000 Parker River at Byfield, MA21.3782.54 - 20.227.71.50 Above normal
01103500 Charles River at Dover, MA1838660.5 - 1863502.20 Above normal
01105600 Old Swamp River near South Weymouth, MA4.5572.7 - 8.025.081.30 Normal
01105730 Indian Head River at Hanover, MA30.35714.2 - 48.832.71.24 Normal
01105880 Herring River at North Harwich, MA9.4572.72 - 7.33.490.43 Normal
01108000 Taunton River near Bridgewater, MA2619492.6 - 3383591.59 Above normal
01109000 Wading River near Norton, MA43.39810.4 - 43.865.11.73 Above normal
01162500 Priest Brook near Winchendon, MA19.41075.32 - 26.722.61.34 Normal
01169000 North River at Shattuckville, MA898336.2 - 1832272.94 Above normal
01169900 South River near Conway, MA24.15713.2 - 52.865.63.14 Above normal
01170100 Green River near Conway, MA41.45620.4 - 90.11052.92 Above normal
01171500 Mill River at Northampton, MA52.68422.8 - 751042.28 Above normal
01176000 Quaboag River at West Brimfield, MA15011154.5 - 1755043.87 Much above normal
01181000 West Branch Westfield River at Huntington, MA948833.6 - 1572212.71 Above normal
01197500 Housatonic River near Great Barrington, MA282110170 - 4427493.06 Much above normal
01198000 Green River near Great Barrington, MA517212 - 73.81413.19 Much above normal
01333000 Green River at Williamstown, MA42.67417.8 - 78.51403.79 Much above normal

 

GROUNDWATER
Station
Number
Station
Name
Years Of
Record
Normal
Range (ft)
Monthly
Median (ft)
Departure
From Monthly
Median (ft)
Percentile
Class
411555070021901 NBW 228 (Nantucket, MA)431 25.90 - 25.9026.240.34 Low
412346070353403 ENW 52 (Edgartown, MA)431 17.50 - 12.6019.682.78 Much below normal
422812071244401 ACW 158 (Acton, MA)571 20.30 - 19.1016.54-3.26 High
422745073112001 PTW 51 (Pittsfield, MA)601 22.50 - 17.8014.90-6.20 Much above normal
423401071093801 XMW 78 (Wilmington, MA)711 9.59 - 8.547.38-1.75 Much above normal
424204072015201 XNW 13 (Winchendon, MA)801 10.70 - 6.846.10-3.38 Above normal
1 Daily Value Records and Field Readings
2 Daily Value Records Only

 

Flow or Water LevelPercentile RangeExplanation
Low0thThe monthly mean streamflow or median water level during this month is the lowest ever recorded during the period of record for this site.
Much below normal0th to 10thThe monthly mean streamflow or median water level during this month is less than the 10th percentile when compared to all of the months during the period of record for this site.
Below normal10th to 25thThe monthly mean streamflow or median water level during this month is between the 10th and 25th percentiles when compared to all of the months during the period of record for this site.
Normal25th to 75thThe monthly mean streamflow or median water level during this month is between the 25th and 75th percentiles when compared to all of the months during the period of record for this site.
Above normal75th to 90thThe monthly mean streamflow or median water level during this month is between the 75th and 90th percentiles when compared to all of the months during the period of record for this site.
Much above normal90th to 100thThe monthly mean streamflow or median water level during this month is greater than the 90th percentile when compared to all of the months during the period of record for this site.
High100thThe monthly mean streamflow or median water level during this month is the highest ever recorded during the period of record for this site.
411555070021901 NBW 228 (Nantucket, MA), October 2023 mean water level 26.24 feet 412346070353403 ENW 52 (Edgartown, MA), October 2023 mean water level 19.68 feet 422812071244401 ACW 158 (Acton, MA), October 2023 mean water level 16.54 feet 422745073112001 PTW 51 (Pittsfield, MA), October 2023 mean water level 14.9 feet 423401071093801 XMW 78 (Wilmington, MA), October 2023 mean water level 7.38 feet 424204072015201 XNW 13 (Winchendon, MA), October 2023 mean water level 6.1 feet 01096000 Squannacook River near West Groton, MA, October 2023 mean streamflow 122 cfs 01097300 Nashoba Brook near Acton, MA, October 2023 mean streamflow 21.2 cfs 01101000 Parker River at Byfield, MA, October 2023 mean streamflow 27.7 cfs 01103500 Charles River at Dover, MA, October 2023 mean streamflow 350 cfs 01105600 Old Swamp River near South Weymouth, MA, October 2023 mean streamflow 5.08 cfs 01105730 Indian Head River at Hanover, MA, October 2023 mean streamflow 32.7 cfs 01105880 Herring River at North Harwich, MA, October 2023 mean streamflow 3.49 cfs 01108000 Taunton River near Bridgewater, MA, October 2023 mean streamflow 359 cfs 01109000 Wading River near Norton, MA, October 2023 mean streamflow 65.1 cfs 01162500 Priest Brook near Winchendon, MA, October 2023 mean streamflow 22.6 cfs 01169000 North River at Shattuckville, MA, October 2023 mean streamflow 227 cfs 01169900 South River near Conway, MA, October 2023 mean streamflow 65.6 cfs 01170100 Green River near Conway, MA, October 2023 mean streamflow 105 cfs 01171500 Mill River at Northampton, MA, October 2023 mean streamflow 104 cfs 01176000 Quaboag River at West Brimfield, MA, October 2023 mean streamflow 504 cfs 01181000 West Branch Westfield River at Huntington, MA, October 2023 mean streamflow 221 cfs 01197500 Housatonic River near Great Barrington, MA, October 2023 mean streamflow 749 cfs 01198000 Green River near Great Barrington, MA, October 2023 mean streamflow 141 cfs 01333000 Green River at Williamstown, MA, October 2023 mean streamflow 140 cfs