Annual Report on Water Resources of Maine

Annual Report on Water Resources of Maine

Prof. Paul L. Bean, the chief engineer of the Public Utilities Commission of Maine, in his annual report which was recently presented, speaks as follows of the water resources of the state: “Methods employed in conducting the field work are at all times subject to the approval of a competent engineer of the Geological Survey and the final computations are checked by their district engineer before publication. The survey also furnishes the necessary instruments for carrying on the field work and the forms used in computing and tabulating the results. Records of precipitation and temperature are compiled and one evaporation station maintained. The total number of stations at which records of stream How were obtained for a part or all of the year was 28. Three new stations have been added and two discontinued, a net gain of one. There have been made during the past year 108 field measurements of flow. A new cable station has been installed at Rockabcma Rips on the West Branch of the Penobscot river and is now in operation. Two bridge stations have been installed and placed in operation in the town of Cornish on the Saco and Ossipee rivers. Readings have been discontinued at the station on the Sandy river in the town of Farmington and on the St. John river at Fort Kent. The making of the topographical map of the state has continued during the past year, the work being done by the United States Geological Survey, in accordance to an agreement similar to those of previous years. The appropriation for the year was $5,000.

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