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USGS 01477120 Raccoon Creek near Swedesboro NJ


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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.


LOCATION.--Lat 39°44'26", long 75°15'33" referenced to North American Datum of 1983, Harrison Township, Gloucester County, NJ, Hydrologic Unit 02040202, on right bank 25 ft downstream from bridge on County Route 607 (Tomlin Station Road), 1.8 mi west of Mullica Hill, and 2.8 mi east of Swedesboro.
DRAINAGE AREA.--26.9 mi2.
PERIOD OF RECORD.--Miscellaneous measurements, May 1965 to April 1966. Continuous-record gaging station, May 1966 to current year.
REVISED RECORDS.--WDR NJ-82-2: Drainage area.
GAGE.--Water-stage recorder with telemetry and crest-stage gage. Datum of gage is 0.00 ft NGVD of 1929. Prior to Jul 28, 1969, at datum 7.96 ft higher. Jul 28, 1969 to Sep 30, 1969, at datum 5.96 ft higher.
REMARKS.--Records fair, except for estimated discharges, which are poor. Occasional regulation from irrigation and operation of gates at ponds upstream of gage.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD.--Maximum discharge, 5,510 ft3/s, Aug 28, 2011, gage height, 18.68 ft; minimum discharge, 2.9 ft3/s, Jul 14, 1966.
PERIOD OF RECORD1.--Water years 1965 to current year.
WATER TEMPERATURE: May 1966 to September 1973, daily maximum-minimum; October 1998 to October 2001, recorded hourly.
REMARKS1.--Discrete water-quality data were collected as part of the New Jersey Ambient Surface-Water-Quality Monitoring Network.
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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.

This station managed by the New Jersey Water Science Center.

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00021 Temperature, air 2016-06-27  2016-10-25
00060 Discharge 2007-10-01  2016-10-25
00065 Gage height 2007-10-01  2016-10-25

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Most recent instantaneous value: 55.2   10-25-2016   11:00 EDT
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Most recent instantaneous value: 16   10-25-2016   11:30 EDT
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Daily discharge, cubic feet per second -- statistics for Oct 25 based on 49 years of record more
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11 16 17 22 34 35 216

Gage height, feet

Most recent instantaneous value: 8.51   10-25-2016   11:30 EDT
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