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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.

USGS 01397000 South Branch Raritan River at Stanton NJ


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National Weather Service flood stage for this gage is 8.0 ft.

Forecasts for this gage are issued by the National Weather Service routinely year-round.
Forecast information is available here.

gage photo LOCATION.--Lat 40°34'20", long 74°52'05" referenced to North American Datum of 1983, Franklin Township, Hunterdon County, NJ, Hydrologic Unit 02030105, on right bank at downstream side of bridge on Stanton Station Road at Stanton Station, 0.4 mi upstream from Prescott Brook, and 1.4 mi west of Stanton.
DRAINAGE AREA.--147 mi2.
PERIOD OF RECORD.--July 1903 to December 1906, July 1919 to current year. Monthly discharge only for some periods published in WSP 1302.
GAGE.--Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 125.01 ft above NGVD of 1929. Prior to Aug. 17, 1925, nonrecording gage on downstream side of highway bridge at same site and datum. Streamflow at this station may include water-supply releases from Round Valley and Spruce Run Reservoirs. Diversions to Round Valley Reservoirs occasionally reduce flows at this gage.
COOPERATION.--Funding for this gage is provided by the New Jersey Water Supply Authority.

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This station managed by the New Jersey Water Science Center.

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00060 Discharge 2007-10-01  2016-09-29
00065 Gage height 2007-10-01  2016-09-29

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Most recent instantaneous value: 111   09-29-2016   09:15 EDT
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Daily discharge, cubic feet per second -- statistics for Sep 29 based on 98 years of record more
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27 71 111 112 172 202 2740

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Most recent instantaneous value: 2.67   09-29-2016   09:15 EDT
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