North Nashua River

Streamflow Hydrology Weather

North Nashua River Levels

October 2 2023

1,416 ACRE-FT

Discharge Volume Today
-366.0 cfs (-33.89%) since yesterday
411.24% of Normal 2 Streamgauges

Total streamflow across the North Nashua River was last observed at 714 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 1,416 acre-ft of water today; about 411% of normal. River levels are high. Average streamflow for this time of year is 174 cfs, with recent peaks last observed on 2017-10-30 when daily discharge volume was observed at 7,260 cfs.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the North Nashua River Near Leominster reporting a streamflow rate of 453 cfs. This is also the highest stage along the North Nashua River, with a gauge stage of 4.1 ft at this location. This river is monitored from 2 different streamgauging stations along the North Nashua River, the highest being situated at an altitude of 399 ft, the North Nashua River At Fitchburg.

Last Updated 2023-10-02
Streamflow 714.0 cfs
Percent of Normal 411.24%
Maximum 7,260.0 cfs

About the north nashua river

The North Nashua River is a 33-mile-long tributary of the Nashua River in Massachusetts. It begins in Ashburnham and flows through Ashby, Fitchburg, Leominster, and Lancaster before joining the Nashua River in Lancaster. The river has a long history of industrial use, particularly in the textile industry. The hydrology of the river has been affected by damming and water diversion for industry and agriculture. The river is home to several reservoirs, including the Fitchburg Reservoir and the Lancaster Reservoir, which provide drinking water to surrounding communities. Recreational activities on the river include fishing, canoeing, and kayaking. Agriculture along the river includes dairy farms and apple orchards. The river has been subject to pollution and efforts are being made to improve water quality through conservation and restoration efforts.

Streamgauge Streamflow Gauge Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
North Nashua River At Fitchburg
USGS 01094400
261 cfs 3.6 ft -35.56
North Nashua River Near Leominster
USGS 01094500
453 cfs 4.1 ft -32.89

Peak Annual Discharge

North Nashua River Maximum Total Discharge

Seasonal Comparison

North Nashua River Year Over Year Discharge

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