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°59'08", long 74°16'46"
referenced to North American Datum of 1983, Pompton Lakes Borough,
Passaic County, NJ, Hydrologic Unit 02030103, at downstream right side
of bridge on Dawes Highway, 0.5 mi south of Pompton, 0.6 mi downstream
of Pompton Lake, and 1.3 mi northeast of Pompton Plains.
PERIOD OF RECORD.--
Miscellaneous discharge measurements, water
years 1998, 2001-02, 2005. Annual maximum, August 2008 to
Water-stage recorder with telemetry. Datum of gage is
175.3 ft above NGVD of 1929 (from U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Stage at site affected by operation of flood gates at
Pompton Lake Dam, 0.6 mi upstream. Several measurements of water
temperature were made during the year. Annual peak data can be obtained
by selecting Peak streamflow from the 'Available data for this
site' drop-down menu above or by using this
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD.--
Maximum gage height, 13.97 ft,
Aug 28, 2011.
EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD.--
The flood of April 5-6, 1984
reached a gage height of 12.7 ft, from high-water mark 20 ft downstream
of Dawes Highway Bridge. The flood of October 16, 1955 reached a gage
height of 10.2 ft, from high-water marks downstream of Dawes Highway
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 studies.