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USGS 01367805 Papakating Creek at Roys 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 41°10'12.0", long 74°39'23.84" referenced to North American Datum of 1983, Frankford Township, Sussex County, NJ, Hydrologic Unit 02020007, at culvert on Roy Road in Roys, 0.5 mi southeast of intersection with County Route 565, 1.0 mi northeast of Pellettown, and 3.3 mi upstream of West Branch Papakating Creek.
DRAINAGE AREA.--18.1 mi².
PERIOD OF RECORD.--Miscellaneous measurement, October 2004. Continuous-record discharge station, October 2014 to current year.
GAGE.--Water-stage, precipitation, and air temperature recorder with telemetry and crest-stage gage. Datum of gage is 410 ft above NAVD of 1988, from topographic map.
REMARKS.--Records fair, except for estimated discharges, which are poor.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD.--Maximum discharge, 467 ft³/s, Feb 25, 2016; maximum gage height, 9.62 ft, Feb 25, 2016; minimum discharge, 0.09 ft³/s, Jul 25, 2016.

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Rain gage data is available from this location at this link.

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 gaging station was discontinued on January 1, 2018, due to persistent beaver activity causing the stage-discharge relationship to be unreliable.

This station managed by the New Jersey Water Science Center.

Available Parameters Available Period
All 3 Available Parameters for this site
00021 Temperature, air 2017-11-19  2018-03-19
00060 Discharge 2014-10-01  2018-03-19
00065 Gage height 2014-10-01  2018-03-19

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Discharge, cubic feet per second

Most recent instantaneous value: Bkw 03-19-2018   14:15 EDT
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Daily discharge, cubic feet per second -- statistics for Mar 19 based on 3 years of record more
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Median Mean 75th
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Gage height, feet

Most recent instantaneous value: 4.90 03-19-2018   14:15 EDT
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