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USGS 01465880 Southwest Branch Rancocas Creek at Medford NJ


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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 analysis.

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LOCATION.--Lat 39°53'43", long 74°49'25" referenced to North American Datum of 1983, Medford Township, Burlington County, NJ, Hydrologic Unit 02040202, at upstream left wingwall of bridge on Argonne Highway (County Route 541), 0.6 mi south of intersection of Argonne Highway and State Route 70 at Medford, and 5.3 mi upstream from the mouth.
DRAINAGE AREA.--47.2 mi².
PERIOD OF RECORD.--Occasional low-flow measurements, water years 1961-66, 1973, 1982-93, 1997, and 2002. Annual maximum gage, water years 1983-95. Continuous-record discharge station, water years 2005-12. Continuous-record gage-height station with annual maximum discharge, water years 2013 to current year.
GAGE.--Water-stage and precipitation recorder with telemetry and crest-stage gage. Datum of gage is 18.38 ft above NGVD of 1929.
REMARKS.--Annual peak data can be obtained by selecting Peak streamflow from the 'Available data for this site' drop-down menu above or by using this link.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD.--Maximum discharge, 2,900 ft³/s, Apr 16, 2007, gage height, 14.67 ft; minimum discharge, not determined.
EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD.--Maximum discharge since at least 1940, 12,400 ft³/s, July 13, 2004, from rating curve extended above 4,200 ft³/s on basis of contracted opening and flow-over-road computation of peak flow, gage height, 19.7 ft, from high-water mark.

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National Weather Service flood stage for this gage is 12 ft.

Rain gage data is available from this location at this link.

This station managed by the New Jersey Water Science Center.

Available Parameters Available Period
2020-03-11  2021-09-22
2005-12-02  2009-09-30
2007-10-01  2021-09-22
2020-03-11  2021-09-22


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Gage height, feet, Upstream

Most recent instantaneous value: 3.85 09-22-2021   14:30 EDT
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