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USGS 01402000 Millstone River at Blackwells Mills NJ


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NOTICE: This continuous water-quality monitor (water temperature, chlorophyll, and phycocyanin) will be discontinued on September 1, 2021, due to completion of the data collection portion of the Downstream Fate and Transport of Cyanobacteria and Cyanotoxins in the Raritan River Basin, New Jersey study.


LOCATION.--Lat 40°28'30", long 74°34'33" referenced to North American Datum of 1983, Hillsborough Township, Somerset County, NJ, Hydrologic Unit 02030105, on left bank 30 ft downstream from highway bridge on Blackwells Mills Causeway at Blackwells Mills, 0.3 mi downstream from Six Mile Run, and 2.0 mi south of Borough of Millstone.
DRAINAGE AREA.--258 mi2.
PERIOD OF RECORD.--June 1903 to December 1904 (gage heights only), August 1921 to current year. Monthly discharge only for some periods, published in WSP 1302. Published as "at Millstone" 1903-04.
REVISED RECORDS.--WSP 1552: 1924-25(M), 1926. WDR US-2011: 1999, 2007, 2010.
GAGE.--Water-stage recorder with telemetry. Concrete control since Nov 18, 1933. Datum of gage is 26.97 ft above NGVD of 1929. June 27, 1903 to Dec 31, 1904, non-recording gage at bridge 2.0 mi downstream at Millstone at different datum. Aug 4, 1921 to Aug 16, 1928, non-recording gage at present site and datum.
REMARKS.--Records good, except for estimated discharges and discharges greater than 2,000 ft3/s, which are fair. Inflow from and losses to Delaware and Raritan Canal upstream of station. Flow slightly regulated by Carnegie Lake, capacity, 310,000,000 gal and several smaller reservoirs, combined capacity, 49,800,000 gal.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD.--Maximum discharge, 22,200 ft3/s, Aug 28, 1971, gage height, 18.68 ft, from high-water mark, maximum gage height, 21.24 ft, Aug 28, 2011, maximum discharge occurred during different floodplain conditions; minimum discharge, 5.0 ft3/s, Sep 16, 1923.


PERIOD OF RECORD.--Water years 1962-69, 1973, 1976-80, 1991 to current year.
REMARKS.--Discrete water-quality data were collected as part of the New Jersey Ambient Surface-Water-Quality Monitoring Network.

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National Weather Service flood stage for this gage is 9.0 ft.

Forecasts for this gage are issued by the National Weather Service routinely year-round.
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This station managed by the New Jersey Water Science Center.

Available Parameters Available Period
2020-07-24  2022-05-16
1981-10-01  2022-06-26
2007-10-01  2022-06-26
2020-07-24  2021-09-07
2020-07-24  2021-09-07
2020-07-24  2021-09-07
2020-07-24  2021-09-07


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Discharge, cubic feet per second

Most recent instantaneous value: 105 06-26-2022   20:15 EDT
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Daily discharge, cubic feet per second -- statistics for Jun 26 based on 98 water years of record more
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Value Jun 26
Median Mean 75th
17.0 74 105 115 187 217 2000

Gage height, feet

Most recent instantaneous value: 1.75 06-26-2022   20:15 EDT
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