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Lat 39°39'15", long 74°11'09"
referenced to North American Datum of 1983, Ship Bottom Borough, Ocean
County, NJ, Hydrologic Unit 02040301, on eastern side of the
bridge carrying State Route 72 across East Thorofare (Manahawkin Bay)
between Bonnet Island and Long Beach Island, 2.0 mi southeast of
Bayside, 9.0 mi southwest of Barnegat Inlet, and 11.5 mi northeast of
Little Egg Inlet.
PERIOD OF RECORD.--
Unpublished fragmentary gage-height record,
July 1997 to May 5, 2000. Continuous-record tide gage, May 5, 2000 to
current year. Continuous-record discharge gage April 2012 to current
Tide elevation recorder with telemetry and tidal
crest-stage gage. Datum of gage is at 0.00 ft NAVD of 1988. To
determine approximate elevations to NGVD of 1929, add 1.25 ft.
GAGE HEIGHT: Periods of missing data are noted by
dashed (---) lines.
DISCHARGE: Records fair, except for estimated daily discharges, which
are poor. Streamflow at this site is significantly affected by
astronomical tides. Daily mean discharges were computed from filtered
unit value discharge data. The Godin low-pass filter is used to remove
principal tidal frequencies from unit values. Positive discharge (ebb
tide) is generally to the south direction, and negative discharge
(flood tide) is generally to the north. Extremes were computed from
unfiltered unit value discharges.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD.--
Maximum elevation, 6.4 ft, Oct
29, 2012, from high water mark; minimum elevation, -2.49 ft, Feb 19,
2013, although a lower tide likely occurred during a period of missing
record on Feb 16, 2007.
DISCHARGE: Maximum positive discharge (unfiltered), 49,300 ft³/s, Oct
29, 2012; maximum negative discharge (unfiltered), -82,200 ft³/s, Oct
Weather station data are available from this location at this
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.