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Estimated flood stage for this gage is 6 feet.
LOCATION. --Lat 40°59'06", long 74°05'26" referenced to North American Datum of 1983, Ridgewood Village, Bergen County, NJ, Hydrologic Unit 02030103, on left bank 15 ft upstream from bridge on State Highway 17 in Ridgewood and 2.8 mi upstream from Hohokus Brook.
DRAINAGE AREA. --21.6 mi2.
PERIOD OF RECORD. --Continuous-record gaging station, October 1954 to September 1974, October 1977 to current year. Annual maximum, water years 1975-77.
GAGE. --Water-stage recorder and crest-stage gage. Datum of gage is 71.74 ft above NGVD of 1929 (levels from New Jersey Geological Survey benchmark).
EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD. --Flood of July 23, 1945 reached a discharge of 6,400 ft3/s (based on slope-area computation at site 1.6 mi upstream; adjusted for change in drainage area).
COOPERATION. --Funding for this gage is provided by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, the U.S. Geological Survey and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, Passaic Flood Warning System.
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