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USGS 01462500 Delaware River at Washington Crossing 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.

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LOCATION.--Lat 40°17'42", long 74°52'05" referenced to North American Datum of 1983, Hopewell Township, Mercer County, NJ, Hydrologic Unit 02040105, at Bridge on Washington Crossing/Pennington Road, 0.3 mi west of Washington Crossing (NJ), 0.8 mi south east of Titusville, and 3 mi upstream of Interstate 95 Bridge crossing the Delaware River.
DRAINAGE AREA.--6,735 mi².
PERIOD OF RECORD.--Annual maximum gage, water years 1903, 1936-61, 2005-06. Continuous-record gage-height station, water years 2011 to current year.
REVISIONS HISTORY.--Revisions prior to water year 2014 available from Water Data Reports (WDR) listed as follows: WDR US-2012: 2011(M). Revisions made in Water Year 2014 and 2015 can be obtained using this link.
GAGE.--Water-stage and precipitation recorder with telemetry. Datum of gage is 25.18 ft above NAVD of 1988. Prior to 2011, annual peak gage-heights are maximum of hourly readings by Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission. Datum of gage between 1903 to 1961, 0.14 ft above NGVD of 1929.
COOPERATION.--Gage operated in cooperation with the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission.
REMARKS.--Annual peak data can be obtained by selecting Peak streamflow from the 'Available data for this site' drop-down menu above or by using this link.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD.--Maximum gage height, 27.77 ft, Aug 20, 1955.

Peak Flood Chart

National Weather Service flood stage for this gage is 16.0 ft.

Forecasts for this gage are issued by the National Weather Service routinely year-round.
Forecast information is available here.

Rain gage data is available from this location at this link

This station managed by the New Jersey Water Science Center.

Available Parameters Available Period
2010-10-19  2022-09-26


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Gage height, feet

Most recent instantaneous value: -1.33 09-26-2022   16:00 EDT
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