Streamflow levels across
196.0% of normal, with the
Connecticut R At Interstate 391 Bridge At Holyoke
reporting the highest discharge in the state with
11500cfs and gauge stage of 8.15 ft.
Deerfield River Near West Deerfield
is seeing a spike in streamflows today after experiencing a
increase since yesterday, and currently running at
Maximum gauge stage in the state was last observed at the
Mother Brook At Dedham, currently reporting a stage of
Mother Brook At Dedham
is surging for this time of year at
546.72% of normal.
Surface Flow Characteristics
Massachusetts has a humid continental climate with warm summers and cold winters. Major surface flows include the Connecticut, Merrimack, and Charles Rivers, which all have numerous tributaries. The state has several large reservoirs and dams, including the Quabbin Reservoir and the Wachusett Reservoir. The hydrology of Massachusetts is influenced by its varied topography and abundant precipitation, which is evenly distributed throughout the year. Snowpack accumulation in the mountainous areas can impact river flows during the spring snowmelt. In recent years, Massachusetts has experienced more frequent and intense precipitation events, leading to increased flooding and erosion. The state has implemented various measures to manage its water resources, including water conservation programs and the construction of stormwater management systems.