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PROVISIONAL DATA SUBJECT TO REVISION|
New Jersey Tide Network
The National Ocean Service (NOS) adequately covers tidal data collection on the ocean and large bays, but in New Jersey little to no data was available for the back-bay areas. The back bays behave quite differently than the ocean due to the complex interaction between the winds and the geometry of the inlets and bays. A slow moving Nor’easter can keep tide levels in back bays several feet higher than the ocean by not allowing tides to recede resulting in flooding of bridges and causeways that link the barrier islands to the mainland.
New Jersey’s back-bay communities annually face the risk of catastrophic flooding from hurricanes and coastal storms. Weather forecasters, along with emergency management and transportation officials, require comprehensive and timely tide-level and meteorological data to make accurate flood forecasts and to plan and execute coastal hazard mitigation strategies. These strategies include coastal evacuation, multi-agency coordination, contingency plans and drills, zoning and building code recommendations, and proper design of physical structures, roads, and bridges.
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), in cooperation with the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT), designed and installed the New Jersey Tide Network (NJTN), formerly known as the New Jersey Tide Telemetry System (NJTTS), with assistance from NOS. This system is part of a statewide network of tide gages, weather stations, and stream gages collecting invaluable data in real time. The NJTTS supplies real-time tide-level and meteorological data for flood-prone areas along the New Jersey shore and back bays to critical decision-making centers and the publically-available world wide web.
The USGS New Jersey Water Science Center is responsible for overall project coordination along with operation and maintenance of all instrumentation and remote data-collection platforms.
Fact Sheet 2007-3064
Datum of gages listed in the table below is at 0.00 ft NAVD of 1988.
|Passaic Hackensack and Wallkill River Basins|
|01378570||Hackensack River at Hackensack NJ||07/15 00:36 EDT||--||-1.77|
|01392650||Newark Bay at PVSC at Newark NJ||07/15 00:33 EDT||--||-0.72|
|01396060||Arthur Kill at Perth Amboy NJ||07/15 00:18 EDT||--||-0.52|
|Raritan and Rahway River Basins|
|01407081||Raritan Bay at Keansburg NJ||07/15 00:18 EDT||--||-0.37|
|Atlantic Coastal Basins|
|01407600||Shrewsbury River at Sea Bright NJ||07/15 00:36 EDT||--||-0.62|
|01407770||Shark River at Belmar NJ||07/14 23:54 EDT||--||-0.57|
|01408048||Watson Creek at Manasquan NJ||07/15 00:36 EDT||--||-0.03|
|01408168||Barnegat Bay at Mantoloking NJ||07/15 00:30 EDT||--||0.31|
|01408205||Barnegat Bay at Route 37 bridge near Bay Shore NJ||07/15 00:24 EDT||--||0.33|
|01408753||Barnegat Bay Trib at Bayview Av nr Ocean Gate NJ|
|East of Culvert||07/15 00:24 EDT||-0.35||--|
|West of Culvert||07/15 00:24 EDT||0.49||--|
|01409124||Barnegat Bay near Waretown NJ||07/15 00:30 EDT||--||0.44|
|01409125||Barnegat Bay at Barnegat Light NJ||07/15 00:30 EDT||--||0.17|
|01409146||East Thorofare at Ship Bottom NJ||07/15 00:30 EDT||--||-0.07|
|01409335||Little Egg Inlet near Tuckerton NJ||07/15 00:42 EDT||--||-0.20|
|01410510||Absecon Creek at Absecon, NJ||07/14 23:54 EDT||--||-0.76|
|01410560||Inside Thorofare at Atlantic City NJ||07/15 00:30 EDT||--||-0.36|
|01410600||Absecon Channel at Atlantic City, NJ||07/15 00:36 EDT||--||0.09|
|01411320||Great Egg Harbor Bay at Ocean City NJ||07/15 00:33 EDT||--||-0.20|
|01411330||Beach Thorofare at Margate NJ||07/15 00:33 EDT||--||-0.32|
|01411350||Ludlum Thorofare at Sea Isle City NJ||07/15 00:36 EDT||--||-0.36|
|01411355||Ingram Thorofare at Avalon NJ||07/15 00:30 EDT||--||-0.30|
|01411360||Great Channel at Stone Harbor NJ||07/15 00:36 EDT||--||-0.41|
|01411390||Cape May Harbor at Cape May NJ||07/15 00:30 EDT||--||-0.48|
|Delaware River Basin|
|01411415||Bidwell Creek at Rt 47 near Reeds Beach NJ||07/15 00:24 EDT||--||-1.42|
|01411435||Sluice Creek at South Dennis NJ||07/15 00:30 EDT||--||-1.43|
|01412150||Maurice River at Bivalve NJ||07/15 00:30 EDT||--||-1.62|
|01413038||Cohansey River at Greenwich NJ||07/15 00:33 EDT||--||-1.97|
|01464040||Delaware River at Marine Terminal at Trenton NJ||07/15 00:33 EDT||--||3.45|
|01467024||Rancocas Creek at Bridgeboro NJ||07/15 00:24 EDT||--||3.04|
|01467059||Delaware River at Riverton NJ||07/15 00:36 EDT||--||1.93|
|01483050||Alloway Creek at Hancocks Bridge NJ||07/15 00:18 EDT||--||-0.68|
|--||Parameter not determined|