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USGS 01396500 South Branch Raritan River near High Bridge NJ


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Estimated flood stage for this gage is 10 feet.

gage photoLOCATION. --Lat 40°40'40", long 74°52'45" referenced to North American Datum of 1983, Clinton Township, Hunterdon County, NJ, Hydrologic Unit 02030105, on left bank, 0.7 mi upstream of dam at Lake Solitude, 1.0 mi northeast of High Bridge, and 4.4 mi upstream from Spruce Run.
DRAINAGE AREA. --65.3 mi2.
PERIOD OF RECORD. --October 1918 to current year. Monthly discharge only for some periods, published in WSP 1302.
GAGE. --Water-stage recorder and crest-stage gage. Concrete control since Sept. 28, 1930. Datum of gage is 282.10 ft above NGVD of 1929 (levels from New Jersey Geological Survey benchmark). Prior to Sept. 30, 1921, reference point at same site and datum.
EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD. --Floods of Feb 6, 1896, February 1902, and October 1903 reached discharges at High Bridge of 7,560 ft3/s, 3,840 ft3/s, and 2,670 ft3/s, respectively (according to reports of the New Jersey State Geologist).
COOPERATION. --Funding for this gage is provided by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and the U.S. Geological Survey.

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All 2 Available Parameters for this site
00060 Discharge 2007-10-01  2016-05-06
00065 Gage height 2007-10-01  2016-05-06

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Most recent instantaneous value: 87   05-06-2016  02:45 EDT
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Daily discharge, cubic feet per second -- statistics for May 6 based on 96 years of record more
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58 87 88 129 145 166 902

Gage height, feet

Most recent instantaneous value: 6.19   05-06-2016  02:45 EDT
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