North River

Streamflow Hydrology Weather


North River Levels

May 21 2024

3,766 ACRE-FT

Discharge Volume Today
-14.5 cfs (-0.76%) since yesterday
92.81% of Normal 7 Streamgauges

Total streamflow across the North River was last observed at 1,899 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 3,766 acre-ft of water today; about 93% of normal. Average streamflow for this time of year is 2,046 cfs, with recent peaks last observed on 2022-07-31 when daily discharge volume was observed at 22,432 cfs.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the North River Near Burketown reporting a streamflow rate of 1,120 cfs. However, the streamgauge with the highest stage along the river is the North River Near Norwalk with a gauge stage of 9.75 ft. This river is monitored from 7 different streamgauging stations along the North River, the highest being situated at an altitude of 2,123 ft, the North River Near Stokesville.

Last Updated 2024-05-21
Streamflow 1,898.5 cfs
Percent of Normal 92.81%
Maximum 22,431.93 cfs
2022-07-31

About the north river


The North River is a 23-mile-long river that flows through eastern Massachusetts. Its headwaters are located in the town of Hanover, and it flows through the towns of Pembroke and Marshfield before emptying into Massachusetts Bay. The river was historically used for transportation and power, with mills and factories located along its banks. Today, it is primarily used for recreational purposes, with opportunities for fishing, kayaking, and hiking. The North River is also home to several reservoirs, including the Accord Pond Reservoir and the Furnace Pond Reservoir, which are used for drinking water and irrigation. The river is also home to several dams, including the Union Street Dam in Marshfield, which provides hydroelectric power. Agricultural uses of the North River include cranberry cultivation in the surrounding bogs.

Streamgauge Streamflow Gauge Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
North River Near Stokesville
USGS 01620500
67 cfs 2.61 ft -33.27
North River Near Burketown
USGS 01622000
1120 cfs 4.18 ft -21.68
North River Near Norwalk
USGS 05486000
535 cfs 9.75 ft 135.68
North River At Palmyra
USGS 05501000
35 cfs 4.19 ft -11.65
North River At Shattuckville
USGS 01169000
84 cfs 2.1 ft -8.73
North River Near Samantha Al
USGS 02464000
93 cfs 2.46 ft -40.32
North River Upstream Of Cutoff Near Flamingo
USGS 022908205
419 cfs 0.02 ft 49.64

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