Ware River

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Ware River Levels

June 2 2023


Discharge Volume Today
-21.8 cfs (-10.68%) since yesterday
33.59% of normal Very Low

Total streamflow across the Ware River was last observed at 182 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 362 acre-ft of water today; about 34% of normal. River levels are low and may signify a drought. Average streamflow for this time of year is 543 cfs, with recent peaks last observed at 4,728 cfs on 2019-01-25.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Ware River At Gibbs Crossing reporting a streamflow rate of 124 cfs. However, the deepest point on the river is located at the Ware River At Intake Works Near Barre with a gage stage of 3.64 ft. This river is monitored from 3 different streamgauging stations along the Ware River, the highest being perched at an elevation of 738 ft, the Ware River Near Barre.

River Summary: The Ware River is a tributary of the Chicopee River, located in central Massachusetts. It is approximately 35 miles long and has a history dating back to the 1600s. The river's hydrology has changed significantly over the years due to the construction of reservoirs and dams, including the Quabbin Reservoir, which was built in the 1930s to provide drinking water to Boston. Other notable reservoirs include the Ware River Reservoir and the Birch Hill Dam. The river has a variety of recreational uses, including fishing and boating. It also supports local agriculture, with farms utilizing the river for irrigation. Despite the changes to its flow and function, the Ware River remains an important natural resource for the region.

Last Updated 2023-06-01
Streamflow 182.3 cfs
Percent Normal 33.59%
Maximum 4,727.5 cfs

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Ware River maximum total discharge

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