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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 6 feet.
The air temperature data for this station are temporary and will only be displayed for 120 days. Although the instrumentation is calibrated at least once/year, the temporary classification means that documented routine inspections and other quality assurance measures are not performed that would make the data acceptable for archival, retrieval, or future use in general scientific or interpretive studies.
LOCATION. --Lat 39°18'25", long 74°49'14" referenced to North American Datum of 1983, Upper Township, Cape May County, NJ, Hydrologic Unit 02040302, on right bank at highway bridge on State Route 49, 0.2 mi upstream from McNeals Branch, 0.4 mi southeast of Head of River, and 3.7 mi west of Tuckahoe.
DRAINAGE AREA. --30.8 mi2.
PERIOD OF RECORD. --December 1969 to current year.
GAGE. --Water-stage recorder above wooden control, downstream tidal crest-stage gage, and water-stage recorder below control since October 2003. Datum of gage is NGVD of 1929. Occasionally the tide affects the gage height at this gage. Datum of gage is NGVD of 1929. Subtract 1.28 feet from gage readings to get elevations to NAVD of 1988.
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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