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Estimated flood stage for this gage is 5.5 feet.
LOCATION. --Lat 40°39'58", long 74°24'14" referenced to North American Datum of 1983, Watchung Borough, Somerset County, NJ, Hydrologic Unit 02030105, on right bank at Seeley Mills, 250 ft downstream from Blue Brook, 300 ft downstream from bridge on New Providence (Diamond Hill) Road, and 0.5 mi northwest of Scotch Plains.
DRAINAGE AREA. --6.23 mi2.
PERIOD OF RECORD. --Annual maximum, water years 1927-38 (in files of Union County Park Commission), 1958-68 (in files of Union County Park Commission), 1969-79. Fragmentary records 1944-53 (in the files of the U.S. Geological Survey). Occasional low-flow measurements, water years 1959-64, 1969. Continuous-record gaging station, June 1979 to current year.
GAGE. --Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 184.44 ft above NGVD of 1929. From 1944 to 1953, water-stage recorder and masonry dam about 400 ft downstream, above lower Seeley Mills dam at different datum. From July 1969 to May 1979, crest-stage gage about 450 ft downstream below lower Seeley Mills dam (washed out May 29, 1968) at different datum.
EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD. --Flood of July 23, 1938 reached an elevation of 196.5 ft (New Jersey Geological Survey datum; above lower Seeley Mills dam), discharge, 5,840 ft3/s (computed by State Water Policy Commission).
COOPERATION. --This gage is funded by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders, and the U.s. Geological Survey.
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Value Jul 29