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°59'55", long 74°17'53"
referenced to North American Datum of 1983, Morris County, NJ,
Hydrologic Unit 02030103, at downstream side of bridge on
Paterson-Hamburg Turnpike in Riverdale, 0.6 mi upstream from Wanaque
River, and 2.8 mi upstream of mouth.
PERIOD OF RECORD.--
Annual maximum, water years 1981-82.
Occasional low-flow measurements, water years 1963, 1998, 2001-02,
2005. Continuous-record gaging station, water years 1993-97, and August
2011 to current year.
Water-stage recorder with telemetry and crest-stage gage.
Datum of gage is 187.90 ft above NGVD of 1929. Prior to August, 2011
gage located on right bank 5 ft upstream of bridge on Paterson-Hamburg
Turnpike at same datum.
Records fair, except for estimated discharges, which
are poor. Flow regulated by Canistear, Oak Ridge, Clinton,
Charlotteburg, and Echo Lake Reservoirs. Water diverted at
Charlotteburg Reservoir for municipal supply for city of Newark.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD.--
Maximum discharge, 6,900
/s, Aug 28, 2011, gage height, 12.57 ft; minimum
discharge, 3.6 ft3
/s, Sep 8, 1995.
EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD.--
Flood of Apr. 5, 1984,
reached a stage of 11.5 ft (downstream side of bridge) and 13.6 ft
(upstream side of bridge), from floodmarks.
National Weather Service flood stage for
this gage is 8 ft.