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USGS 01403400 Green Brook at Seeley Mills NJ


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LOCATION.--Lat 40°39'58", long 74°24'14" referenced to North American Datum of 1983, Watchung Borough, Somerset County, NJ, Hydrologic Unit 02030105, on right bank at Seeley Mills, 250 ft downstream from Blue Brook, 300 ft downstream from bridge on New Providence (Diamond Hill) Road, and 0.5 mi northwest of Scotch Plains.
DRAINAGE AREA.--6.23 mi2.
PERIOD OF RECORD.--Annual maximum gage, water years 1927-38 (in files of Union County Park Commission), 1958-68 (in files of Union County Park Commission), 1969-79. Fragmentary records 1944-53 (in the files of the U.S. Geological Survey). Occasional low-flow measurements, water years 1959-64, 1969. Continuous-record discharge station, June 1979 to current year.
REVISED RECORDS.--WDR NJ-81-1:1979(M). WDR NJ-87-1:1971(M), 1973(M), 1975(M).
GAGE.--Water-stage recorder with telemetry. Datum of gage is 184.44 ft above NGVD of 1929. From 1944 to 1953, water-stage recorder and masonry dam about 400 ft downstream, above lower Seeley Mills dam at different datum. From July 1969 to May 1979, crest-stage gage about 450 ft downstream below lower Seeley Mills dam (washed out May 29, 1968) at different datum.
REMARKS.--Records fair, except for estimated discharges and discharges below 1 ft3/s, which are poor.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD.--Maximum discharge, 6,240 ft3/s, Aug 2, 1973, gage height 16.10 ft, site and datum then in use; minimum discharge, 0.00 ft3/s, Sep 11, 1981.
EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD.--Flood of July 23, 1938 reached an elevation of 196.5 ft (New Jersey Geological Survey datum; above lower Seeley Mills dam), discharge, 5,840 ft3/s (computed by State Water Policy Commission).

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National Weather Service flood stage for this gage is 5.5 ft.

This station managed by the New Jersey Water Science Center.

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00060 Discharge 1981-10-01  2019-03-19
00065 Gage height 2007-10-01  2019-03-19

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Most recent instantaneous value: 11.0 03-19-2019   03:45 EDT
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3.74 5.7 11.0 11 17 17 94.8

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Most recent instantaneous value: 1.44 03-19-2019   03:45 EDT
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