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2016: Town Brook Smelt are BACK !!!

First seen by JM at Miller Stile on April 11. 'High Numbers' seen on April 16. !!!

Approx 5,000 smelt at Upper 'Pocket Park' April 17, 2106 5:48PM (Kevin Cheung)

'In Water' video taken at Miller Stile 2015 Kevin Cheung


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Updated: 4/18/2016

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Downstream Bridge at
Elm/McGrath Highway





Bridge at
Lower Bigelow


Downstream Bridge at
Miller Stile





Upstream Bridge at
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Lower Pocket Park







Upper Pocket Park




Temperature @noon
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TOWN BROOK SMELT MONITORING 2016 DATA COLLECTION FORM

Observed by

LOCATION

DATE

TIME

Length of Observation

SMELT
COUNT

COMMENTS

WATER TEMP

(F)

NEXT
HIGH
TIDE

Flow


Rate
(cfs)

you

Miller Stile

3/25

6PM

15min

50

heading upstream

45

8 PM

4.1

you

Miller Stile

3/26

6PM

15min

100

appear to be waiting

43

9:07 PM

5.3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Items in red may not be known at the time of your observation)
Please send your data to info@townbrook.org   THANKS!



  Smelt at Miller Stile 6:10PM Apr 24, 2011
click to download video of Smelt in Town Brook !
Rainbow Smelt (Osmerus Mordax)
Spawning Habitat: Town Brook Quincy
A critical food source of the Atlantic Cod
Atlantic Cod is critical to our local fishing industry...

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Town Brook Video Tour

Town Brook at School St Diversion Tunnel Inlet
(Deep Rock Tunnel)
Monitoring Station 01105584
Gage Height


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Summary of all available data for this site

LOCATION--Lat 42o14'40", long 71o00'16", Norfolk County, Hydrologic Unit 01090001, on left bank at spillway into Burgin Brook diversion tunnel, 20 ft upstream from trash racks at entrance to Town Brook culvert, 100 ft west of Burgin Parkway, and about 1.5 mi upstream from Town River Bay in Quincy.
DRAINAGE AREA--About 2.0 mi2 (unknown degree of inflow).

GAGE--Water-stage recorder and heated tipping-bucket precipitation gage with telephone telemeter. Elevation of gage is 14.90 ft above National Geodetic Vertical Datum (NGVD) of 1929. Elevation of spillway into Burgin Brook diversion tunnel is 18.0 ft above NGVD. Elevation data provided by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

REMARKS--Flows are diverted into Burgin Brook and diversion tunnel at a gage height of 18.0 ft (elevation of top of diversion dam). Periods of missing record are not estimated.

Nominal Elevation at Town Brook Staff Gauge: 17 ft NGVD

Town Brook at Miller Stile Rd
Monitoring Station 01105585
Gage Height & Stream Flow


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Summary of all available data for this site

LOCATION--Lat 42o14'52", long 70o59'52", Norfolk County, Hydrologic Unit 01090001, on left bank 200 ft downstream from Miller Stile Road in Quincy and 0.8 mi upstream from Town River Bay.

DRAINAGE AREA--4.11 mi2.

GAGE--Water-stage recorder with telephone telemeter.
Datum of gage: 5 feet above sea level NGVD29.


REMARKS--Flows affected by frequent cyclical sump-pump discharges from nearby MBTA station. High flows affected by diversion to by-pass tunnel at site approximately one mile upstream.

Example
Gage Height value: 2.07 ft  11-09-2010  12:00 EST
5.00 + 2.07 = 7.07 ft NGVD29 or 6.4 ft NAVD88
(approx 6 ft above Mean Sea Level)
Latest Instantaneous Values at both sites
 
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These Stations are managed by the Northborough, MA Field Office.

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