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.
temperatures collected at this gage often reflect Atlantic Ocean
water temperatures during incoming tides and Barnegat Bay water
temperatures on outgoing tides.
Weather station data is available from this location at this
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
|LOCATION.--Lat 39°45'40", long
74°06'29" referenced to North American Datum of 1983,
Barnegat Light Borough, Ocean County, NJ, Hydrologic Unit 02040301,
on bulkhead at U.S. Coast Guard Station in Barnegat Light, 0.5 mi
southwest of Barnegat Inlet, and 4.4 mi east of Pebble Beach in
PERIOD OF RECORD.--Annual maximum tide, water years
1965-1980. Unpublished fragmentary gage-height record, September
1997 to October 2000. Continuous-record tide gage, November 2000 to
GAGE.--Water-stage, air temperature, water temperature, wind
speed/direction, barometric pressure, and precipitation recorder
and crest-stage gage. Datum of gage is at 0.00 ft NAVD of
1988. To determine approximate elevation in NGVD of
1929, add 1.26 ft.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD.--Maximum elevation recorded,
3.68 ft, Oct 25, 2005; minimum elevation recorded, -4.25 ft, Mar 9,
2005, although a lower tide likely occurred during period of
missing record on Feb 16, 2007.
EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD.--Maximum elevation
recorded, 4.93 ft (from mark on discontinued tidal crest-stage
gage, adjusted to NAVD of
1988), Dec 11, 1992.
This station managed by the West Trenton, NJ Water Science Center.