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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.
NOTICE: This gage was installed on May 3, 2011. Prior to August 11, 2010 the gage was located at 01411318 Peck Bay at Ocean City.
The water 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.
This tide gage is operated as part of the New Jersey Tide Telemetry System. The system is cooperatively funded by the State of New Jersey and the USGS.
LOCATION.--Lat 39°17'03", long 74°34'40" referenced to North American Datum of 1983, Ocean City, Cape May County, NJ, Hydrologic Unit 02040302, The well is mounted with adjustable stainless steel brackets to a piling on the public fishing pier at The Bayside Center of Ocean City, NJ on Bay Ave in Ocean City and 2.5 mi southeast of Somers Point.
PERIOD OF RECORD.--Annual maximum tide, water years 1965 to April 2011. Continuous-record tide gage, May 2011 to current year.
GAGE.--Tide elevation and water temperature recorder and tidal crest-stage gage. Datum of gage is 0.00 ft above NAVD of 1988. Prior to May 3, 2011 the gage was located at 7th Street in Ocean City at datum of 0.00 ft above NAVD of 1988. Prior to October 2008, datum of gage was 0.00 ft above NGVD of 1929. Prior to October 1974, the gage was located at 5th Street in Ocean City at datum of 0.00 ft above NGVD of 1929. Data published to NGVD of 1929 can be adjusted to NAVD of 1988 by subtracting 1.28 ft. Online peaks have been adjusted to current datum.