LOCATION.--Lat 38°27'17.9", long 75°03'30.0", Sussex County, DE, Hydrologic Unit 02040303, on bulkhead
at the end of Madison Ave at Fenwick Island.
DRAINAGE AREA.--Not determined.
PERIOD OF RECORD.--October 1999 to current year.
GAGE.--Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 0.00 ft above North American Vertical Datum of 1988.
Prior to October 1, 2014, at datum 0.78 ft higher (0.00 ft above NGVD29).
REMARKS.--This is a tidal station. Discharge is not determined at this location. U.S. Geological
Survey satellite data-collection platform at station.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD.--Maximum elevation, 4.82 ft, datum then in use, October 29, 2012;
minimum elevation, -1.48 ft, datum then in use, February 17, 2007.
COOPERATION.--Funding for the operation of this station is provided by the Delaware Geological Survey,
and the Delaware Department of Transportation.
CRITICAL LEVELS.--Top of bulkhead; 2.78 ft NAVD88, information provided by U.S. Geological Survey.
Note - In order to convert historic water level data stored in
NGVD29 datum to the current NAVD88 datum
users must apply the known -0.78 ft datum shift, as calculated for this
location using VERTCON