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USGS 01409280 Westecunk Creek at Stafford Forge NJ


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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 analysis.



LOCATION.--Lat 39°40'00", long 74°19'13" referenced to North American Datum of 1983, Eagleswood Township, Ocean County, NJ, Hydrologic Unit 02040301, on downstream left bank at bridge on Martha Road, 50 ft downstream from Stafford Forge Dam, 0.2 mi south of Stafford Forge, and 1.2 mi downstream from Log Swamp Branch.
DRAINAGE AREA.--15.8 mi².
PERIOD OF RECORD.--Occasional low-flow measurements, water years 1969-1973. Continuous-record discharge station, water years 1974 to 1988, July 2003 to current year.
REVISED RECORDS.--WDR NJ-83-1: Drainage area.
GAGE.--Water-stage recorder with telemetry and crest-stage gage. Datum of gage is 6.36 ft above NGVD of 1929. Water years 1969-1973, low-flow measurements made at site 400 ft downstream. Prior to Aug 6, 1981, water-stage recorder and wooden control at site 50 ft upstream at datum 9.42 ft higher.
REMARKS.--Records fair, except for estimated discharges, which are poor. Flow occasionally regulated by cranberry bogs upstream of gage.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD.--Maximum discharge, 277 ft³/s, Nov 24, 2009, gage height, 13.08 ft; minimum discharge, 0.00 ft³/s, May 17, 1974.

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National Weather Service flood stage for this gage is 13 ft.

The air 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.

This station managed by the New Jersey Water Science Center.

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00021 Temperature, air 2017-10-27  2018-02-24
00060 Discharge 1981-10-01  2018-02-24
00065 Gage height 2007-10-01  2018-02-24

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Most recent instantaneous value: 49.2 02-24-2018   11:00 EST
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Most recent instantaneous value: 29.2 02-24-2018   11:15 EST
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18.9 29.2 30 38 40 42 121

Gage height, feet

Most recent instantaneous value: 10.87 02-24-2018   11:15 EST
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