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
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Lat 39°44'20", long 75°06'52"
referenced to North American Datum of 1983, Pitman Borough, Gloucester
County, NJ, Hydrologic Unit 02040202, on left bank, 0.1 mi downstream
of Wadsworth Dam on Kressey Lake, 0.7 mi east of Pitman High School,
and 1.4 mi upstream from Porch Branch.
PERIOD OF RECORD.--
Continuous-record discharge station, April
1940 to September 1976, November 2009 to current year. Annual maximum
gage, October 1976 to September 2009. Prior to Nov 1, 2009 published as
Mantua Creek at Pitman, NJ (station 01475000, drainage area, 6.05
Water-stage recorder with telemetry and crest-stage gage.
Datum of gage is 55.66 ft above NAVD of 1988. Prior to Oct 1974, gage
was located 0.1 mi upstream, on left bank just upstream of Wadsworth
Dam on Kressey Lake at datum of 57.11 ft above NAVD of 1988 and
drainage area of 6.05 mi2
. From May 2003 to Oct 2009 gage
was located 0.1 mi upstream, on left abutment just downstream of
Wadsworth Dam on Kressey Lake at a datum of 68.51 ft above NGVD of 1929
and drainage area of 6.05 mi2
Records fair, except for estimated discharges, which
are poor. Occasional regulation by operation of gates in Kressey
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD.--
Maximum discharge, 4,200
/s, from computation of peak flow over dam and earthen
dike (assuming peak occurred before earthen dike failed) 0.1 mi
upstream at Wadsworth Dam on Kressey Lake, Sep 1, 1940, gage height,
6.64 ft; maximum gage height, 7.31 ft, Aug 14, 2011, at present site
and datum; minimum discharge, 2.3 ft3
/s, Sep 30, 2001.
National Weather Service flood stage for
this gage is 5 ft.