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Lat 40°53'47", long 74°16'09" referenced to North American Datum of 1983, Wayne Township, Passaic County, NJ, Hydrologic Unit 02030103, on left bank on Fairfield Road in Two Bridges, 400 ft downstream from the Pompton River, 1.4 mi northwest of Little Falls, and 3.2 mi upstream of Beatties Dam.
PERIOD OF RECORD.--
Annual maximum, water years 1989 to current year. Occasional low-flow measurements, water years 1991 and 1996 to current year.
WDR US-2013: Drainage area.
Water-stage recorder with telemetry. Datum of gage is 155.00 ft above NGVD of 1929.
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 link
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD.--
Maximum gage height, 17.17 ft, Aug 30, 2011.
EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD.--
The flood of Oct 10-11, 1903 reached a stage of about 18.5 ft, and may have been affected by the failure of the Pompton Lake Dam on the Ramapo River, based on data in the New Jersey Division of Water Policy and Supply, 1957 report entitled "Floods on the Passaic and Pompton Rivers at Wayne Township, Passaic County, New Jersey.".
WATER-QUALITY RECORDSPERIOD OF RECORD.--
Water years 1987-96, 1999, and 2008 to current year.
Dissolved Nitrate plus Nitrite: July 2009 to current year.
Dissolved Organic Carbon: July 2009 to current year.
Dissolved Oxygen: April 1989 to current year.
Dissolved Oxygen, Percent of Saturation: October 2001 to current year.
pH: November 2005 to current year.
Specific Conductance: April 1989 to current year.
Water Temperature: April 1989 to current year.
Total Chlorophyll-a: July 2010 to current year.
Turbidity: December 2011 current year.
The station is 400 ft downstream from the confluence of the Pompton River with the left bank of the Passaic River. One water-quality sensor (monitor) measures the characteristics of water pumped sequentially from three separate intakes. The station may be impacted by occasional diversion of water from the Pompton River 750 ft upstream from its junction with the left bank of the Passaic River, which is 400 ft upstream from the station. If depicted, daily-mean-diversion records are comprised of diversions to Wanaque Reservoir and Little Falls Water-Treatment Plant, but not any intermittent diversion to Oradell Reservoir. Interruptions in the daily record were due to instrument or pumping-system malfunction.
The accuracy of continuous water-quality data can be found here
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF DAILY RECORD.--
DISSOLVED ORGANIC CARBON: Maximum 10.5 mg/L from right intake, Jul 10, 2013; minimum, 2.22 mg/L from left intake, Feb 03, 2014.
DISSOLVED OXYGEN: Maximum 20.0 mg/L (measuring limit of instrument) from left and right intakes on many days during Jul through Sep, 1999, from right and middle intakes Jul 25, 2001; minimum 1.1 mg/L from left and middle intakes Apr 20, 2002.
DISSOLVED OXYGEN, PERCENT OF SATURATION: Maximum, 253% from right intake Aug 19, 2002; minimum 12% from left and middle intakes Apr 20, 2002.
pH: Maximum 9.6 standard units from left intake Aug 3, 2007; minimum, 6.3 standard units from right intake May 30 through 31, 2013.
SPECIFIC CONDUCTANCE: Maximum 3,560 microsiemens/cm from right intake March 5, 2015; minimum 101 microsiemens/cm from right intake Sep 19, 20, 1999, from left intake, Aug 29, 2011.
WATER TEMPERATURE: Maximum 31.5°C from left intake Jul 7, 1999; minimum 0.0°C from all intakes, on many days during winters.
TOTAL CHLOROPHYLL-A: Maximum, 69.3 micrograms/L from left intake Mar 30 to Apr 2, 2012; Minimum, <1 micrograms/L from left intake, on many days.
TURBIDITY: Maximum, 96 FNU from left intake Dec 21, 2012; minimum 0.8 FNU from left intake Oct 6, 7, and 10, 2013.
Peak Flood Chart
National Weather Service flood stage for this gage is 9.0 ft.
Left, 0.3 to 9.8 mg/L
Right, 0.2 to 9.5 mg/L
Dissolved Organic Carbon
Left, 2.4 to 10.0 mg/L
Right, 3.0 to 10.5 mg/L
Total Chlorophyll A
Left, 1 to 59 ug/L
Right, 1 to 66 ug/L
Values beyond the range of lab-analyzed samples have been extrapolated and are flagged in the graph as having a greater associated uncertainty. These threshold values may change as additional data become available.