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Hydrographer Of The Past

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This USGS file photo was taken at a USGS gaging station on the Passadumkeag River at Lowell, Maine (01035000) in 1915. The USGS collected streamflow at this location from 1915 through 1979. The photo shows an unknown hydrographer standing next to a chain gage. The chain gage was used by a local observer to make manual readings of water level. 

When the gage was installed, F.A. Lord was the local observer and discharge was measured by T.W. Clark, an engineer from Old Town.


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