Ipswich River is a small river in northeastern Massachusetts, United States. It held significant importance in early colonial migrations inland from the ocean port of Ipswich. The river provided safe harborage at offshore Plum Island Sound to early Massachusetts subsistence farmers, who were also fishermen. A part of the river forms town boundaries and divides Essex County, Massachusetts on the coast from the more inland Middlesex County. It is 35 miles (56 km) long, and its watershed is approximately 155 square miles (401 km2), with an estimated population in the area of 160,000 people.Historically, the settlement of Essex County began ... Source: Wikipedia
Maximum discharge on the river today is recorded at the Ipswich River Near Ipswich with a streamflow rate of 208 cfs. This is also the deepest point on the Ipswich River, reporting a gauge stage of 3.93 ft. This river is monitored from 2 different streamgauging stations along the Ipswich River, the first of which is perched at an elevation of 49 ft, the Ipswich River At South Middleton .
|Location||Streamflow||River Stage||Air Temp||Elevation|
Ipswich River At South Middleton
|79 cfs||2.83 ft|
Ipswich River Near Ipswich
|208 cfs||3.93 ft|