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USGS 01482500 Salem River at Woodstown NJ


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LOCATION.--Lat 39°38'38", long 75°19'49" referenced to North American Datum of 1983, Woodstown Borough, Salem County, NJ, Hydrologic Unit 02040206, on right end of Memorial Lake Dam at Woodstown, 0.3 mi upstream from Chestnut Run, and 0.3 mi downstream from Salem County railroad bridge.
DRAINAGE AREA.--14.6 mi2.
PERIOD OF RECORD.--Continuous-record discharge station, March to September 1940, December 1941 to January 1984, June to December 1989, October 2002 to current year. Annual maximum gage, 1985-95. Prior to 1952, published as "Salem Creek at Woodstown".
REVISED RECORDS.--WDR NJ-82-2: Drainage area.
GAGE.--Water-stage and precipitation recorder with telemetry above concrete dam. Datum of gage is 29.49 ft above NGVD of 1929.
REMARKS.--Records fair, except for estimated discharges and discharges below 5 ft3/s, which are poor. Occasional regulation from lake gate operations or other activities upstream.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD.--Maximum discharge, 22,000 ft3/s, from rating curve extended above 1,100 ft³/s on basis of slope-area measurement of peak flow at site 0.5 mi downstream, Sep 1, 1940, gage height, 17.98 ft, from high-water mark; minimum discharge, 0.00 ft3/s, many days, due to upstream regulation or for short periods just after waste gate was closed and water was below spillway.


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

Peak Flood Chart

Gage Photo

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

Gage can not record lake levels below about 9.52 feet.

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
1981-10-01  2021-09-17
2007-10-01  2021-09-17


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Summary of all available data for this site
Instantaneous-data availability statement

Discharge, cubic feet per second

Most recent instantaneous value: 3.86 09-17-2021   06:15 EDT
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Daily discharge, cubic feet per second -- statistics for Sep 17 based on 63 water years of record more
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Value Sep 17
Median Mean 75th
0.20 3.7 3.86 5.9 8.3 10 83.0

Gage height, feet, Upstream of dam

Most recent instantaneous value: 11.08 09-17-2021   06:15 EDT
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