LOCATION.--Lat 38°30'48.8", long 75°03'44.4", Sussex County, DE, Hydrologic Unit 02040303, near mouth
of canal off Jefferson Creek, at bulkhead at the end of West 1st Street at South Bethany.
DRAINAGE AREA.--Not determined.
PERIOD OF RECORD.--July 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, 5.44 ft, datum then in use, October 29, 2012;
minimum elevation, -1.10 ft, datum then in use, February 6, 2007.
COOPERATION.--Funding for the operation of this station is provided by the Delaware Geological Survey.
CRITICAL LEVELS.--Top of bulkhead; 2.22 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