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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.
Estimated flood stage for this gage is 20 feet.
LOCATION. --Lat 40°40'30", long 74°13'19" referenced to North American Datum of 1983, Hillside Township, Union County, NJ, Hydrologic Unit 02030104, on left bank at Ursino Lake Dam in Elizabeth, 75 ft upstream from bridge on Trotters Lane and 3.8 mi upstream from mouth.
DRAINAGE AREA. --16.9 mi2.
PERIOD OF RECORD. --October 1921 to current year.
GAGE. --Water-stage recorder, crest-stage gage, and two concrete weirs. The right concrete weir was lowered 5 ft on Dec. 18, 1985. Datum of gage is NGVD of 1929 (levels by Corps of Engineers). Prior to Oct. 1, 1922, nonrecording gage at site 2,800 ft downstream at datum 4.14 ft higher and Oct. 1, 1922 to May 18, 1923, at same site at datum 5.23 ft higher. May 19, 1923 to Dec. 27, 1972, at site 2,800 ft downstream at datum 5.23 ft higher and published as "Elizabeth River at Elizabeth" (station 01393500), drainage area 18.0 mi2.
COOPERATION. --This gage is funded by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and the U.S. Geological Survey.
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