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USGS 01463620 Assunpink Creek near Clarksville NJ


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LOCATION.--Lat 40°16'11", long 74°40'19" referenced to North American Datum of 1983, Lawrence Township, Mercer County, NJ, Hydrologic Unit 02040105, on left bank 250 ft upstream from bridge on Quaker Bridge Road (County Route 533), 0.7 mi downstream from dam at Lake Mercer, 1.9 mi south of Clarksville, 2.0 mi upstream from Shipetaukin Creek, and 7.6 mi upstream from mouth.
DRAINAGE AREA.--34.3 mi2.
PERIOD OF RECORD.--Occasional low-flow measurements water years 1963-67. Continuous-record gaging station from October 1972 to September 1981, and March 1992 to current year. Record published for growing season only (April through October) for October 1995 to September 2000.
GAGE.--Water-stage recorder with telemetry and crest-stage gage. Datum of gage is 49.28 ft above NGVD of 1929.
REMARKS.--Records fair, except for estimated discharges, which are poor. Regulation from several flood-control dams since late 1970s and ponds upstream. Diversions for irrigation upstream from station.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD.--Maximum discharge, 1,250 ft3/s, Aug 29, 2011, gage height, 9.74 ft; minimum discharge, 0.88 ft3/s, Sep 11, 2010.
EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD.--Flood of Aug 28, 1971 reached a stage of 10.9 ft, discharge, 1,500 ft3/s.

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00060 Discharge 2007-10-01  2016-10-21
00065 Gage height 2007-10-01  2016-10-21

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Most recent instantaneous value: 13   10-21-2016   16:00 EDT
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Daily discharge, cubic feet per second -- statistics for Oct 21 based on 31 years of record more
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6.0 12 13 29 43 50 283

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Most recent instantaneous value: 3.73   10-21-2016   16:00 EDT
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