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ALL DATA ARE AT LOCAL TIME


Current Conditions for New Jersey: Tide -- 32 site(s) found

PROVISIONAL DATA SUBJECT TO REVISION

New Jersey Tide Telemetry System


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 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

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Datum of gages listed in the table below is at 0.00 ft NAVD of 1988.





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Station
Number
Station name Date/Time Gage
height,
feet
Tidal
eleva-
tion,
NOS-ave
NAVD88,
feet
Group Passaic Hackensack and Wallkill River Basins
01378570 Hackensack River at Hackensack NJ  12/07 05:54 EST -- 1.83 
01392650 Passaic River at PVSC at Newark NJ  12/07 06:03 EST -- 1.06 
01396060 Arthur Kill at Perth Amboy NJ  12/07 05:18 EST -- Mnt 
Group Raritan and Rahway River Basins
01407081 Raritan Bay at Keansburg NJ  12/07 05:18 EST -- 1.12 
Group Atlantic Coastal Basins
01407600 Shrewsbury River at Sea Bright NJ  12/05 09:00 EST -- -0.93 
01407770 Shark River at Belmar NJ  12/07 05:54 EST -- 0.39 
01408048 Watson Creek at Manasquan NJ  12/07 06:06 EST -- 0.33 
01408168 Barnegat Bay at Mantoloking NJ  12/07 06:00 EST -- -0.35 
01408205 Barnegat Bay at Route 37 bridge near Bay Shore NJ  12/07 06:03 EST -- -0.11 
01408753 Barnegat Bay Trib at Bayview Av nr Ocean Gate NJ 
      East of Culvert  12/07 05:24 EST -0.42 -- 
      West of Culvert  12/07 05:24 EST -0.12 -- 
01409110 Barnegat Bay at Waretown NJ  12/20 12:24 EST -0.15 -- 
01409124 Barnegat Bay near Waretown NJ  12/07 06:00 EST -- 0.07 
01409125 Barnegat Bay at Barnegat Light NJ  12/07 05:30 EST -- 0.40 
01409146 East Thorofare at Ship Bottom NJ  12/07 06:00 EST -- 0.31 
01409335 Little Egg Inlet near Tuckerton NJ  12/07 06:12 EST -- 0.57 
01410510 Absecon Creek at Absecon, NJ  12/07 05:54 EST -- 0.99 
01410560 Inside Thorofare at Atlantic City NJ  12/07 06:00 EST -- 0.75 
01410600 Absecon Channel at Atlantic City, NJ  12/07 06:06 EST -- 0.61 
01411320 Great Egg Harbor Bay at Ocean City NJ  12/07 05:36 EST 0.82 -- 
01411330 Beach Thorofare at Margate NJ  12/07 05:48 EST 0.76 -- 
01411350 Ludlum Thorofare at Sea Isle City NJ  12/07 06:06 EST -- 0.69 
01411355 Ingram Thorofare at Avalon NJ  12/07 06:00 EST -- 0.60 
01411360 Great Channel at Stone Harbor NJ  12/07 06:00 EST -- 0.74 
01411390 Cape May Harbor at Cape May NJ  12/07 06:00 EST -- 0.80 
Group Delaware River Basin
01411415 Bidwell Creek at Rt 47 near Reeds Beach NJ  12/07 05:24 EST -- 1.86 
01411435 Sluice Creek at South Dennis NJ  12/07 05:30 EST -- 1.51 
01412150 Maurice River at Bivalve NJ  12/07 05:30 EST -- 1.58 
01413038 Cohansey River at Greenwich NJ  12/07 05:54 EST -- 1.39 
01464040 Delaware River at Marine Terminal at Trenton NJ  12/07 05:12 EST -- -3.65 
01467024 Rancocas Creek at Bridgeboro NJ  12/07 05:54 EST -- -3.73 
01467059 Delaware River at Riverton NJ  12/07 05:36 EST -- -3.81 
01483050 Alloway Creek at Hancocks Bridge NJ  12/07 05:18 EST -- 0.11 

Data status codes:
  --     Parameter not determined
  Mnt     Maintenance in progress