Aroostook River at Washburn, ME

Site ID: WSHM1

County: Aroostook

Ownership: USGS

HSA: WFO GYX

Gage is located on the right bank of the river, 50 feet upstream from Bangor and the Aroostook Railroad bridge, 0.1 mile downstream from Salmon Brook, and 1.0 mile south of the railroad station at Washburn. There is considerable regulation by Squa Pan Lake, which is used for power.

USGS 1:24000 map: Washburn

Latitude: 46 d 46 m 36 s N Basin Area: 1,654 sq mi

Longitude: 68 d 09 m 29 s W Flood Stage: 14 ft

Gage Datum: 436.4 ft msl Record Stage: 13.73 ft

and flow: 43,400 cfs

Date: 4/19/83+

+ Note: Maximum gage height was 20.91 ft on 12/24/73

due to backwater from ice.

Dams Upstream: None.

Dams Downstream: None.

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Mean Monthly Flow (x 1000 cfs) and csm (1930 - 1994)

Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep

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flow 1.8 2.6 1.9 1.1 1.1 1.4 8.0 8.0 2.5 1.4 1.0 1.1

csm 1.1 1.6 1.1 0.7 0.7 0.8 4.8 4.8 1.5 0.8 0.6 0.7

Annual 2,665 cfs / 1.61 csm

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Local Information

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