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
Funding for this site is provided by:
Lat 39°25'49", long 74°31'14"
referenced to North American Datum of 1983, Absecon City, Atlantic
County, NJ, Hydrologic Unit 02040302, on right bank 20 feet below dam
on Doughty Pond, 100 feet upstream of Mill Road, 0.65 mi west of
Absecon, and 3.4 mi upstream of mouth.
PERIOD OF RECORD.--
Continuous-record discharge station, water
years 1923-29, 1933-38, 1946-84, and March 2008 to current year. Annual
maximum tide gage at upstream side of bridge, 100 ft downstream of
current location, water years 1985 to 2007.
Water-stage recorders with telemetry and crest-stage
gages above and below concrete weir. Datum of gage is 0.00 ft NAVD of
1988. To determine approximate elevations to NGVD of 1929, add 1.27 ft.
Prior to water year 2016, datum of gage at 0.00 ft NGVD of 1929. Data
published to NGVD of 1929 can be adjusted to NAVD of 1988 by
subtracting 1.27 ft. Online annual peaks have been adjusted to current
Records poor. Stage-discharge relationship may be
affected by backwater from high tide for short periods. Due to
limitations of the recording equipment at this site short periods of
discharge are estimated to remove the effect of backwater from high
tide. Flow regulated by Atlantic City Reservoirs: Doughty Pond
immediately upstream of gage (capacity 245,000,000 gal) for period of
record, and since 1936, Kuehnle Reservoir 1.5 mi upstream of gage
(capacity 250,000,000 gal). Diversion from Doughty Pond for municipal
supply of Atlantic City.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD.--
Maximum discharge, not
determined; maximum gage height, 7.83 ft, Oct. 29, 2012, affected by
backwater from tide.