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°18'25", long 74°49'14"
referenced to North American Datum of 1983, Upper Township, Cape May
County, NJ, Hydrologic Unit 02040302, on right bank at highway bridge
on State Route 49, 0.2 mi upstream from McNeals Branch, 0.4 mi
southeast of Head of River, and 3.7 mi west of Tuckahoe.
PERIOD OF RECORD.--
Continuous-record discharge station, December
1969 to current year.
WDR NJ-89-1: 1986(M). WDR NJ-91-1: 1990. WDR
NJ-97-1: 1971(M), 1978(M), 1979(M), 1983 (P), 1994(P). WDR US-2008:
1996(M), 1998(M). WDR US-2009: 1975(M), 1976(M).
Water-stage recorder with telemetry monitors stage above
and below wooden control. Water-stage recorder below control since
October 2003. Tidal crest-stage gage below control. Datum of gage is
0.00 ft NGVD of 1929.
Records good, except for estimated discharges, which
are fair. Occasional regulation by ponds above station. Stage-discharge
relationship can be affected by variable-stage backwater from tide. The
water-stage recorder below control at station is used when variable
stage backwater conditions exist.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD.--
Maximum discharge, 1,340
/s, Aug 22, 1997, gage height, 9.09 ft; minimum
discharge, not determined.
National Weather Service flood stage for
this gage is 6 ft.
The air 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.