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USGS 01401650 Pike Run at Belle Mead NJ


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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.


LOCATION.--Lat 40°28'05", long 74°38'56" referenced to North American Datum of 1983, Hillsborough Township, Somerset County, NJ, Hydrologic Unit 02030105, on right bank 20 ft upstream from bridge on Township Line Road, 0.7 mi east of Belle Mead, 0.8 mi upstream from Cruser Brook, and 1.0 mi downstream from bridge on U.S. Route 206.
DRAINAGE AREA.--5.36 mi2.
PERIOD OF RECORD.--July 1980 to current year.
REVISED RECORDS.--WDR NJ-01-1: 1994(M), 1996(M), 1997(P), 1999(P).
GAGE.--Water-stage and precipitation recorder with telemetry and crest-stage gage. Datum of gage is 58.85 ft above NGVD of 1929.
REMARKS.--Records fair, except for estimated discharges and discharges below 0.5 ft3/s, which are poor. Some regulation during summer months, possibly from irrigation. Discharges above 1,940 ft3/s from rating curve extension on basis of step-backwater computation of peak flow.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD.--Maximum discharge, 4,120 ft3/s, Sep 16, 1999, gage height, 13.61 ft, from high-water mark in gage house; minimum discharge, 0.00 ft3/s, many days.

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00060 Discharge 2007-10-01  2016-10-25
00065 Gage height 2007-10-01  2016-10-25

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Daily discharge, cubic feet per second -- statistics for Oct 25 based on 35 years of record more
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0.00 0.86 1.1 1.8 3.4 7.2 118

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