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ALL DATA ARE AT LOCAL TIME

During winter months, cold and ice may result in inaccurate real-time gage height and streamflow data. Adjustments or deletions of this data can only be done after detailed analysis.


Current Conditions for New Jersey: Tide -- 25 site(s) found

PROVISIONAL DATA SUBJECT TO REVISION

New Jersey Tide Telemetry System


The National Ocean Service (NOS) adequately covers tidal data collection on the ocean and large bays, but in New Jersey little to no data was available for the back-bay areas. The back bays behave quite differently than the ocean due to the complex interaction between the winds and the geometry of the inlets and bays. A slow moving Nor’easter can keep tide levels in back bays several feet higher than the ocean by not allowing tides to recede resulting in flooding of bridges and causeways that link the barrier islands to the mainland.

New Jersey’s back-bay communities annually face the risk of catastrophic flooding from hurricanes and coastal storms. Weather forecasters, along with emergency management and transportation officials, require comprehensive and timely tide-level and meteorological data to make accurate flood forecasts and to plan and execute coastal hazard mitigation strategies. These strategies include coastal evacuation, multi-agency coordination, contingency plans and drills, zoning and building code recommendations, and proper design of physical structures, roads, and bridges.

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), in cooperation with the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT), designed and installed the New Jersey Tide Telemetry System (NJTTS) with assistance from NOS. This system is part of a statewide network of tide gages, weather stations, and stream gages collecting invaluable data in real time. The NJTTS supplies real-time tide-level and meteorological data for flood-prone areas along the New Jersey shore and back bays to critical decision-making centers and the publically-available world wide web.

The USGS New Jersey Water Science Center is responsible for overall project coordination along with operation and maintenance of all instrumentation and remote data-collection platforms.

Fact Sheet 2007-3064

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Datum of gages listed in the table below is at 0.00 ft NAVD of 1988.





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Station
Number
Station name Date/Time Gage
height,
feet
Estuary
or
ocean
elev-
ation,
NAVD,
feet
Dis-
charge,
ft3/s
Stream
veloc-
ity,
ft/s
Temper-
ature,
air,
deg F
01378570 Hackensack River at Hackensack, NJ  07/29 19:30 EDT 4.11 -- -- -- -- 
01392650 Passaic River at PVSC at Newark, NJ  07/29 19:06 EDT 3.01 -- -- -- -- 
01406710 Raritan River at South Amboy, NJ  07/29 18:48 EDT 2.73 -- -- -- -- 
01407081 Raritan Bay at Keansburg, NJ  07/29 19:18 EDT 1.76 -- -- -- -- 
01407600 Shrewsbury River at Sea Bright, NJ  07/29 19:24 EDT 2.45 -- -- -- -- 
01407770 Shark River at Belmar, NJ  07/29 19:00 EDT 2.02 -- -- -- -- 
01408048 Watson Creek at Manasquan, NJ  07/29 19:12 EDT 1.56 -- -- -- -- 
01408168 Barnegat Bay at Mantoloking , NJ  07/29 18:54 EDT 0.74 -- -- -- -- 
01408205 Barnegat Bay at Route 37 bridge near Bay Shore NJ  07/29 18:30 EDT 0.63 -- -- -- -- 
01409110 Barnegat Bay at Waretown, NJ  03/31 10:18 EDT -0.27 -- -- -- -- 
01409125 Barnegat Bay at Barnegat Light, NJ  07/29 18:30 EDT 1.65 -- -- -- -- 
01409146 East Thorofare at Ship Bottom, NJ  07/29 19:30 EDT 1.77 -- -- -- -- 
01409335 Little Egg Inlet near Tuckerton, NJ  07/29 19:18 EDT 1.91 -- -- -- -- 
01410510 Absecon Creek at Absecon, NJ  07/29 18:54 EDT 3.03 -- -- -- -- 
01410560 Inside Thorofare at Atlantic City, NJ  07/29 18:54 EDT 2.75 -- -- -- -- 
01410600 Absecon Channel at Atlantic City, NJ  07/29 19:24 EDT 1.79 -- -- -- -- 
01411320 Great Egg Harbor Bay at Ocean City, NJ  07/29 18:36 EDT 2.48 -- -- -- -- 
01411330 Beach Thorofare at Margate, NJ  07/29 18:48 EDT 2.61 -- -- -- -- 
01411350 Ludlum Thorofare at Sea Isle City, NJ  07/29 18:36 EDT 2.93 -- -- -- -- 
01411355 Ingram Thorofare at Avalon, NJ  07/29 18:36 EDT 2.65 -- -- -- -- 
01411360 Great Channel at Stone Harbor, NJ  07/29 18:48 EDT 2.84 -- -- -- -- 
01411390 Cape May Harbor at Cape May, NJ  07/29 19:18 EDT 2.36 -- -- -- -- 
01411435 Sluice Creek at South Dennis, NJ  07/29 18:30 EDT 2.64 -- -- -- -- 
01412150 Maurice River at Bivalve, NJ  07/29 19:30 EDT 3.59 -- -- -- -- 
01413038 Cohansey River at Greenwich, NJ  07/29 18:54 EDT 3.24 -- -- -- -- 

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