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USGS 01410000 Oswego River at Harrisville NJ


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LOCATION.--Lat 39°39'48", long 74°31'25" referenced to North American Datum of 1983, Washington Township, Burlington County, NJ, Hydrologic Unit 02040301, on right bank 50 ft downstream from bridge on County Route 679 at Harrisville, and 0.3 mi upstream from confluence with West Branch Wading River.
DRAINAGE AREA.--72.5 mi2.
PERIOD OF RECORD.--Continuous-record discharge station, October 1930 to current year. Monthly discharge only for some periods, published in WSP 1302. Prior to October 1955, published as "East Branch Wading River at Harrisville".
REVISED RECORDS.--WDR NJ-83-1: Drainage area. WDR US-2012: 2011(M).
GAGE.--Water-stage recorder with telemetry. Concrete control since June 23, 1939. Datum of gage is 4.62 ft above NGVD of 1929.
REMARKS.--Records good, except for estimated discharges, which are fair. Figures given herein represent flow over main spillway and through bypass channel located 1,000 ft upstream of main spillway. Flow regulated by Harrisville Pond, 200 ft above station (capacity about 30,000,000 gal) and by ponds and cranberry bogs 5 to 10 mi upstream. Flow probably reduced by ground-water outflow to nearby surface drainage basins, such as Oyster Creek.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD.--Maximum discharge, 2,260 ft3/s, Sep 5, 2012, gage height, 9.00 ft, from high-water mark in gage house; maximum gage height, 9.54 ft, Aug 20, 1939, from high-water mark in gage house; minimum discharge, 0.00 ft3/s, Oct 26, 1932, while upstream pond was filling.


PERIOD OF RECORD.--Water years 1925, 1959-71, 1974, 1976-96, 2004, 2007-08.

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00060 Discharge 1981-10-01  2018-01-19
00065 Gage height 2007-10-01  2018-01-19

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Most recent instantaneous value: 49.6 01-19-2018   06:00 EST
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Most recent instantaneous value: 2.89 01-19-2018   06:00 EST
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