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USGS 01377000 Hackensack River at Rivervale NJ


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LOCATION.--Lat 40°59'57", long 73°59'21" referenced to North American Datum of 1983, River Vale Township, Bergen County, NJ, Hydrologic Unit 02030103, on upstream right bank at bridge on Westwood Avenue in Rivervale, 1.5 mi upstream from Pascack Brook, 4.1 mi downstream of Lake Tappan, and 4.6 mi upstream from Oradell Dam.
DRAINAGE AREA.--58.0 mi2.
PERIOD OF RECORD.--October 1941 to current year.
REVISED RECORDS.--WDR NJ-80-1: 1968-79(M).
GAGE.--Water-stage recorder with telemetry, crest-stage gage, and concrete control. Datum of gage is 22.51 ft above NGVD of 1929.
REMARKS.--Records fair, except for estimated discharges, which are poor. Flow regulated by DeForest Lake (since 1956) and Lake Tappan (since 1965, see 01376950). Diversions from DeForest Lake and Hackensack River at West Nyack, NY, for municipal water supply.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD.--Maximum discharge, 4,660 ft3/s, Aug 28, 2011, gage height, 12.26 ft; minimum discharge, 0.0 ft3/s, Jan 16, 1970, due to upstream regulation.
PERIOD OF RECORD1.--Water years 1962, 1964 to current year.
REMARKS1.--Discrete water-quality data were collected as part of the New Jersey Ambient Surface-Water-Quality Monitoring Network.

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Reservoir releases from Lake Tappan are included in the flow at this gage.

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00060 Discharge 2007-10-01  2016-10-23
00065 Gage height 2007-10-01  2016-10-23

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Most recent instantaneous value: 36   10-23-2016   05:15 EDT
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Daily discharge, cubic feet per second -- statistics for Oct 23 based on 74 years of record more
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5.5 26 36 43 52 63 220

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Most recent instantaneous value: 1.71   10-23-2016   05:15 EDT
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