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Lat 40°53'09", long 74°07'42"
referenced to North American Datum of 1983, Garfield City, Passaic
County, NJ, Hydrologic Unit 02030103, on left bank, 900 ft east of
Clifton, 1200 ft upstream of Dundee Dam in Garfield, 0.7 mi downstream
from the bridge on US Route 46 in Elmwood Park, and 0.7 mi upstream
from the bridge on Outwater Lane (Ackerman Avenue) in Garfield.
PERIOD OF RECORD.--
Miscellaneous measurements, water years
1970-71, 1986-87, 1992-1997, 2004 published as 01389895 Passaic River
at Outwater Lane, at Garfield, NJ. Continuous-record gaging station,
April 2007 to current year. Stage records were collected by the Dundee
Water-Power and Land Company for the period 1877 through at least 1904.
Historical peaks for water years 1810, 1877-1879, 1881-1882, 1884,
1886, 1888-1891, 1893, 1896, 1902, and 1904 were published in annual
reports of the New Jersey State Geologist. Peak stages for water years
1936, 1938, and 1945 were published in reports of the USGS.
Water-stage recorder with telemetry, and crest-stage
gage. Datum of gage is 24.52 ft above NGVD of 1929.
Records fair, except for estimated discharges, which
are poor. Significant fluctuations at medium and low flow due to
operation of hydroelectric plants at Beatties Dam in Little Falls and
Passaic (Great) Falls in Paterson. Flow regulated by reservoirs in
Rockaway (see 01380900), Pequannock, Wanaque (see 01383000, and
01386990), and Ramapo River subbasins. Large diversions for municipal
supply from Passaic River above Beatties Dam (see 01389492), and from
Rockaway, Pequannock, Pompton, Ramapo, and Wanaque Rivers. In addition,
the New Jersey-American Water Company diverts from Canoe Brook near
Summit (see 01379530) and from Passaic River; that company, the city of
East Orange, and others also divert water for municipal supply by
pumping wells in the basin.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD.--
Maximum discharge, 25,900
/s, Aug 30, 2011, gage height, 6.00 ft; minimum discharge
EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD.--
Flood of Oct 10, 1903
reached a stage of 8.40 ft, discharge, 35,800 ft3
(computed as flow over dam by the New Jersey State Geologist's
National Weather Service flood stage for
this gage is 4.5 ft.