Year 2012, continuous measurements, every 15 minutes, were made of stage and water temperature in a small headwater stream, Bear Meadow Brook , Cedar Swamp, Reading MA, draining a mainly wetland catchment (49% wetland + 36% wetland). Discharge is determined from stage using discharge vs stage regressions.
HOBO data loggers were used exclusively this year to monitor stage height and water temperature HOBO: Depth and water temperature are recorded by the HOBO data logger. Depths are corrected for barometric pressure changes using readings in an additional HOBO datalogger deployed at Marshview Farm. The HOBO is deployed in a a PVC tube, which was attached to ree-bar driven into the stream bed. The PVC tube has holes drilled to allow adequate water circulation.
NOTES AND COMMENTS: Beaver activity has been continuous since 2010, and so no rating curve information is available. However stage continues to be monitored, so changes due to storms, and/or beaver activity, relative to the channelized state are useful information\
Flags: 1-- Discharge will be updated when a new rating curve is developed. 2-- Beaver activity
Periodic with improvement of rating curve, particularly as more high discharge events are incorporated.
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