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Plymouth in Grafton County, New Hampshire — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Stream Gaging in New Hampshire

 
 
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By Don Morfe, May 24, 2013
1. Stream Gaging in New Hampshire Marker
Inscription. This is the site of the longest continuous stream gaging in New Hampshire. Daily measurement of the level of the Pemigewasset River was begun here in 1886 by the Locks and Canals Company of Lowell, Massachusetts, which controlled flowage in the Merrimack River and its headwaters. In 1903, with funding from the State o New Hampshire, the U.S. Geological Survey began to measure the discharge of the river to determine available waterpower and the effects of White Mountain deforestation. The original gage was on the abutment of a covered bridge at this site. The concrete gaging station, just downstream, dates from 1926.
 
Erected 2005 by New Hampshire Division of Historical Resources. (Marker Number 189.)
 
Location. 43° 45.567′ N, 71° 41.183′ W. Marker is in Plymouth, New Hampshire, in Grafton County. Marker is on Green Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Plymouth NH 03264, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Common (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rotary Amphitheater (approx. 0.2 miles away); Samuel Livermore (approx. mile away); Smith Bridge
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By Don Morfe, May 24, 2013
2. Stream Gaging in New Hampshire Marker
(approx. 2.9 miles away); Park History (approx. 5 miles away); Geological History of the Polar Caves (approx. 5.1 miles away); The Granite State (approx. 5.1 miles away); George Hoyt Whipple (approx. 5.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Plymouth.
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 344 times since then. Last updated on , by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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