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  • January 22, 2018 - USGS Water Data availability during lapse in Federal funding

    Due to a lapse in Federal funding, the U.S. Geological Survey must suspend those parts of its data collection and distribution processes requiring human intervention. However, automated reporting and serving of telemetered data will continue.

    Users may note some degradation in the quality and completeness of real-time streamflow, groundwater and water-quality data from some reporting stations due to the suspension of field calibrations and adjustments, especially as high flows occur, aquatic vegetation becomes dominant, or ice forms in high altitude streams. The USGS will continue to monitor some performance aspects of its network using a skeleton workforce.

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**NOTICE: For information on USGS Water Data availability during lapse in Federal funding, please view the January 22, 2018 News Bulletin above**


USGS 01411355 Ingram Thorofare at Avalon, NJ


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During winter months, cold and ice may result in inaccurate real-time tide elevation data. Adjustments or deletions of this data can only be done after detailed analysis.



LOCATION.--Lat 39°06'39", long 74°44'03" referenced to North American Datum of 1983, Avalon Borough, Cape May County, NJ, Hydrologic Unit 02040302, on fishing pier at east end of Old Avalon Boulevard, 0.5 mi east of bridge carrying County Route 601 (Avalon Boulevard) over Ingram Thorofare, 1.0 mi west of Avalon, 1.0 mi southwest of Townsends Inlet, and 1.6 mi east of Upper Island in Great Sound. NOTE: The pier and well have a fence surrounding them since the pier was closed as of August, 2016. The well can still be accessed.
PERIOD OF RECORD.--Continuous-record tide gage, October 1977 to May 1978, May 13, 2000 to current year. Annual maximum tide, water years 1979 to 1981, 1984 and 1993. Unpublished fragmentary gage-height record, May 1997 to May 2000.
GAGE.--Tide elevation and water temperature 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 1.29 ft. From October 1977 to May 1978, tide level recorder located 200 ft south of current station and datum of gage at 0.00 ft NGVD of 1929. From 1978 to 1981, tidal crest-stage gage located 200 ft south of current station and 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 1.29 ft. Online annual tidal peaks have been adjusted to current datum.
REMARKS.--Gage cannot measure tide elevation below -4.15 ft or above 3.85 ft. Tide elevations below -4.15 ft and above 3.85 ft have been estimated. Periods of missing data are noted by dashed (---) lines.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD.--Maximum elevation, 7.15 ft, from crest-stage gage, Oct 29, 2012; minimum elevation, undetermined, likely occurred Feb 17, 2007 as indicated by nearby reference gages.

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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.

This station managed by the New Jersey Water Science Center.

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00010 Temperature, water 2017-09-25  2018-01-23
00065 Gage height 2007-10-01  2018-01-23

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Most recent instantaneous value: 1.3 01-23-2018   01:00 EST
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