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
Funding for this site is provided by:
Lat 39°20'15", long 74°30'47"
referenced to North American Datum of 1983, Margate City, Atlantic
County, NJ, Hydrologic Unit 02040302, on pier near southeast end of
toll bridge on Margate-Northfield Road (County Route 563) at western
edge of Margate City, 500 ft east of Pork Island, and 3.2 mi northeast
of Great Egg Harbor Inlet.
PERIOD OF RECORD.--
Unpublished fragmentary gage-height record,
June 1997 to March 2000. Continuous-record tide gage, April 2000 to May
2012, June 2013 to current year.
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 1.30
The gage was temporarily removed on May 3, 2012 due to
pier construction and was reinstalled on June 4, 2013. Periods of
missing data are noted by dashed (---) lines.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD.--
Maximum elevation, 8.1 ft, Oct
29, 2012, from high-water mark; minimum elevation, -5.24 ft, Mar 9,
2005, although a lower tide may have occurred during period of
partially missing record on Feb 17, 2007.
EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD.--
Maximum elevation known, 9.8
ft, adjusted to present datum, Mar 6 or 7, 1962, from high-water mark
near the intersection of Washington and Atlantic Avenues in Margate
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.