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    USGS 01406710 Raritan River at South Amboy NJ


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    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 40°29'32", long 74°16'53" referenced to North American Datum of 1983, South Amboy City, Middlesex County, NJ, Hydrologic Unit 02030105, on right bank at the Werner Generating Station in South Amboy, 0.1 mi downstream from New Jersey Transit railroad bridge, 0.4 mi upstream from the mouth, and 1.3 mi southwest of Perth Amboy.

    PERIOD OF RECORD.--Unpublished fragmentary gage-height record, August 1997 to September 1999. Continuous-record tide gage, October 1999 to current year.

    GAGE.--Water-stage recorder and crest-stage gage. Datum of gage is at 0.00 ft NAVD of 1988. To determine approximate elevations to NGVD of 1929 datum, add 0.99 ft.

    EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD.--Maximum elevation recorded, 5.67 ft, Sep 2, 2006; minimum elevation recorded, estimated at -5.8 ft, Mar 9, 2005.

    EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD.--Maximum elevation known, 9.4 ft (adjusted to NAVD of 1988), Dec 11, 1992, from tidal crest-stage gage at Perth Amboy (station 01406700).

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    This station managed by the New Jersey Water Science Center.

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    All 2 Available Parameters for this site
    00065 Gage height 2007-10-01  2014-09-02
    00010 Temperature, water 2014-05-05  2014-09-02

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    Gage height, feet

    Most recent instantaneous value: -0.48   09-02-2014  18:18 EDT
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    Most recent instantaneous value: 19.5   09-02-2014  18:00 EDT
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