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ALL DATA ARE AT LOCAL TIME


Current Conditions for New Jersey: Tide -- 31 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
Dis-
charge,
ft3/s
Stream
veloc-
ity,
ft/s
Temper-
ature,
water,
deg C
01392650 Passaic River at PVSC at Newark NJ  10/30 18:54 EDT -1.90 -- -- -- 
    10/30 18:00 EDT -- -- --  14.6 
01406710 Raritan River at South Amboy NJ  10/30 18:00 EDT -- -- --  15.6 
    10/30 17:00 EDT -0.45 -- -- -- 
01407081 Raritan Bay at Keansburg NJ  10/30 18:30 EDT -1.73 -- -- -- 
    10/30 18:00 EDT -- -- --  13.6 
01407600 Shrewsbury River at Sea Bright NJ  10/30 18:54 EDT -0.94 -- -- -- 
    10/30 18:00 EDT -- -- --  13.4 
01407770 Shark River at Belmar NJ  10/30 18:54 EDT -1.90 -- -- -- 
    10/30 18:00 EDT -- -- --  14.9 
01408043 Point Pleasant Canal at Point Pleasant NJ  10/09 08:24 EDT -- -- -- Dis 
    10/09 08:12 EDT Dis Dis -- -- 
01408048 Watson Cr at Glimmer Glass Bridge at Manasquan NJ  10/30 18:30 EDT -1.45 -- -- -- 
    10/30 18:00 EDT -- -- --  16.3 
01408167 Barnegat Bay at Route 528 bridge at Mantoloking NJ  10/30 18:12 EDT Dis Dis -- -- 
      [from Water-Quality Monitor]  10/03 10:00 EDT -- -- -- Dis 
01408168 Barnegat Bay at Mantoloking NJ  10/30 18:48 EDT 0.56 -- -- -- 
    10/30 18:00 EDT -- -- --  13.8 
01408205 Barnegat Bay at Rt 37 bridge near Bay Shore NJ  10/30 19:00 EDT 0.60 Dis -- Dis 
01408750 Barnegat Bay at Seaside Heights NJ  10/28 23:54 EDT Fld -- -- -- 
01409110 Barnegat Bay at Waretown NJ  06/17 12:30 EDT Fld -- -- -- 
01409125 Barnegat Bay at Barnegat Light NJ  10/30 18:30 EDT -0.51 -- -- -- 
    10/30 18:00 EDT -- -- --  14.5 
0140914550 Manahawkin Bay at Rt 72 bridge near Ship Bottom NJ  10/30 18:06 EDT Dis -- -- -- 
    10/30 18:00 EDT -- Dis -- Dis 
01409146 East Thorofare at Ship Bottom NJ  10/30 18:00 EDT -- -- --  13.9 
      Sidelooker  10/30 18:30 EDT Dis Dis -- -- 
01409147 Barnegat Inlet at Barnegat Light NJ  10/30 18:12 EDT -1.04 125,000 --  16.1 
01409334 Little Egg Inlet near Beach Haven Heights NJ  10/30 18:24 EDT -0.83 93,800 --  15.8 
01409335 Little Egg Inlet near Tuckerton NJ  10/30 19:00 EDT -1.04 -- --  15.3 
01410510 Absecon Creek at US Route 30 at Absecon NJ  10/30 18:54 EDT -1.08 -- -- -- 
    10/30 18:00 EDT -- -- --  14.3 
01410560 Inside Thorofare at US Rt 40 at Atlantic City NJ  10/30 18:54 EDT -1.12 -- -- -- 
    10/30 18:00 EDT -- -- --  15.3 
01410600 Absecon Channel at Atlantic City NJ  10/30 18:18 EDT -1.16 -- -- -- 
    10/30 18:00 EDT -- -- --  15.3 
01411320 Great Egg Harbor Bay at Ocean City NJ  10/30 18:36 EDT -1.25 -- -- -- 
    10/30 18:00 EDT -- -- --  15.2 
01411330 Beach Thorofare at Margate City NJ  10/30 18:48 EDT -1.37 -- -- -- 
    10/30 18:00 EDT -- -- --  15.8 
01411350 Ludlam Thorofare at Sea Isle City NJ  10/30 18:36 EDT -1.05 -- -- -- 
    10/30 18:00 EDT -- -- --  15.4 
01411355 Ingram Thorofare at Avalon NJ  10/30 18:36 EDT -1.46 -- -- -- 
    10/30 18:00 EDT -- -- --  16.2 
01411360 Great Channel at Stone Harbor NJ  10/30 18:36 EDT -1.07 -- -- -- 
    10/30 18:00 EDT -- -- --  15.8 
01411390 Cape May Harbor at Cape May NJ  10/30 18:18 EDT -1.06 -- -- -- 
    10/30 18:00 EDT -- -- --  17.2 
01411435 Sluice Creek near South Dennis NJ  10/30 18:48 EDT 1.53 -- -- -- 
    10/30 18:00 EDT -- -- --  14.8 
01412150 Maurice River at Bivalve NJ  10/30 18:54 EDT -0.68 -- -- -- 
01413038 Cohansey River at Greenwich NJ  10/30 18:36 EDT 1.41 -- -- -- 
    10/30 18:00 EDT -- -- --  16.4 
01482800 Delaware River at Reedy Island Jetty, DE  10/30 18:45 EDT -- -- --  15.8 

Data status codes:
  --     Parameter not determined
  Dis     Data-collection discontinued
  Fld     Flood damage