The Shawsheen River is a 26.7-mile-long (43.0 km) tributary of the Merrimack River in northeast Massachusetts. The name has had various spellings. According to Bailey's history of Andover, the spelling Shawshin was the most common in the old records, although Shawshine, Shashin, Shashine, Shashene, Shawshene, and later, Shawsheen, are found. The name, says Bailey, is said to mean "Great Spring".The river runs generally northward through the towns of Bedford, Billerica, Wilmington, Tewksbury, Andover, and Lawrence, where it joins the Merrimack. Like its parent, the river has played an important role in the development of the area, including industrial development, with ... Source: Wikipedia
Maximum discharge on the river today is recorded at the Shawsheen River Near Wilmington with a streamflow rate of 44.8 cfs. This is also the deepest point on the Shawsheen River, reporting a gauge stage of 2.75 ft. This river is monitored from 2 different streamgauging stations along the Shawsheen River, the first of which is perched at an elevation of 124 ft, the Shawsheen River At Hanscom Field Near Bedford .
|Location||Streamflow||River Stage||Air Temp||Elevation|
Shawsheen River At Hanscom Field Near Bedford
|6 cfs||0.94 ft|
Shawsheen River Near Wilmington
|45 cfs||2.75 ft|