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
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Lat 40°59'34", long 74°01'16"
referenced to North American Datum of 1983, Westwood Borough, Bergen
County, NJ, Hydrologic Unit 02030103, on right bank 75 ft upstream from
bridge on Harrington Avenue in Westwood, 500 ft downstream from
Musquapsink Brook, and 2.3 mi upstream from mouth.
PERIOD OF RECORD.--
Continuous-record discharge station, October
1934 to current year.
WDR NJ-87-1:1984 (P).
Water-stage recorder with telemetry, crest-stage gage,
and concrete control. Datum of gage is 28.62 ft above NGVD of
Gage-height record collected in cooperation with
United Water New Jersey.
Records fair, except for estimated discharges, which
are poor. Flow regulated by Woodcliff Lake 3.0 mi above station (see
01377450). Water diverted for municipal supply by United Water New York
(formerly Spring Valley Water Company), by pumpage from well fields in
headwater area of Pascack Brook, in vicinity of Spring Valley, NY, and
by Park Ridge Water Department by pumping water from wells above
Woodcliff Lake, possibly reduces flow past this station. Since water
year 1966, water has been periodically been diverted from Saddle River
to Musquapsink Brook that then entered Pascack Brook 500 feet upstream
of gage. United Water New Jersey pumps water from wells into the
Pascack Brook at three locations upstream of the gage, probably
increasing flow past this gage. Discharges above 3,000 ft3
from rating curve extension on basis of contracted-opening computation
of peak flow.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD.--
Maximum discharge, 9,630
/s, from rating curve extended above 3,000
/s on basis of contracted-opening computation of peak
flow, Sep 16, 1999, gage height, 12.22 ft, from high-water mark;
minimum discharge, 0.05 ft3
/s, Apr 23, 1991 and Sep 28,
PERIOD OF RECORD.--
Water years 1959-76, 1979-80, 1998, 2000,
Cooperative Network Site Descriptor: Trace Element
Assessment (303d) special study site.
Physical measurements and samples for laboratory
analyses were provided by personnel of the NJ Department of
National Weather Service flood stage for this
gage is 5 feet.
Reservoir releases from
Woodcliff Lake are included in the flow at this gage.