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This river/stream site, maintained by the UPPER MERRIMACK RIVER LOCAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE (Volunteer) (identifier UMMP), has the name "#7 CONTOOCOOK RIVER AT RIVCO" and has the identifier UMMP-UMMP-07. This site is in the watershed defined by the 8 digit Hydrologic Unit Code (HUC) 01070003. You can learn more about what is happening in this HUC at the EPA's Surf Your Watershed site or at the USGS Science In Your Watershed site. To learn more about water use in this watershed, you can go to the National Water Census Data Portal.
This site is located in Merrimack County County, New Hampshire at 43.2858330000 degrees latitude and -71.5941670000 degrees longitude using the datum NAD83. The horizontal location collection method was "GPS-Unspecified" and the accuracy is 15 m.
To download the metadata about this site along with water quality data, go to the Portal Page and enter "UMMP-UMMP-07" into the "Site ID" box under Site Parameters
This map shows all Water Quality Portal stations that are 10 miles upstream (dashed dark blue) and 10 miles downstream (solid light blue) of this monitoring location (indicated by the large blue circle). The upstream and downstream functionality is provided by the National Linked Data Index, part of the Open Water Data Initiative.
For the definitions of the metadata elements, please go to the Water Quality Portal user guide
|OrganizationFormalName||UPPER MERRIMACK RIVER LOCAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE (Volunteer)|
|MonitoringLocationName||#7 CONTOOCOOK RIVER AT RIVCO|
|MonitoringLocationDescriptionText||UMMP SITE #7 IS LOCATED JUST DOWNSTREAM OF THE ESSEX HYDRO DAM ON THE CONTOOCOOK RIVER IN A LARGE RIFFLE FEATURE DOMINATED BY LARGE COBBLE, BOULDERS, COARSE GRAVEL, AND A VARIETY OF POOL DEPTHS. THE SITE IS BOUNDED BY AN ABANDONED MILL COMPLEX ALONG RIVER LEFT AND A SUBSTANTIAL RIPARIAN BUFFER ALONG RIVER RIGHT. RIVCO INDUSTRIES IS LOCATED UPSTREAM ALONG RIVER RIGHT AND CREATES A GAP IN THE BUFFER. FLOWS CAN FLUCTUATE RAPIDLY AT THIS SITE DUE TO HYDROPOWER OPERATIONS AND VOLUNTEERS SHOULD EXCERCISE CAUTION WHEN ACCESSING THIS SITE.|