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USGS 01409110 Barnegat Bay at Waretown NJ


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LOCATION.--Lat 39°47'28", long 74°10'55" referenced to North American Datum of 1983, Ocean Township, Ocean County, NJ, Hydrologic Unit 02040301, on the public fishing pier at the end of Bryant Road on west side of Barnegat Bay, 0.7 mi east of Waretown, and 3.2 mi south of Forked River.
PERIOD OF RECORD.--Continuous-record tide gage Aug 1993 to Mar 2018. Gage was relocated 1.5 mi south-southwest and published as USGS station 01409124 Barnegat Bay near Waretown, NJ.
GAGE.--Tide elevation recorder. Datum of gage is 0.00 ft NAVD of 1988. To determine approximate elevations to NGVD of 1929, add 1.23 ft. From Aug 1993 to October 2000, gage was located at pier approximately 100 ft south of current site and datum was 0.00 ft NGVD of 1929. Online peaks have been adjusted to current datum.
REMARKS.--Storm tide sensor used to provide supplemental data since February 2013. Prior to October 30, 2012 gage could not measure tide levels below -1.76 ft. Tide levels below -1.76 have been estimated. Prior to Nov 1, 2005, gage could not measure a tide level below -0.82 ft. Periods of missing record are noted by dashed (---) lines.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD.--Maximum elevation, 5.52 ft, Oct 29, 2012; minimum elevation, estimated, -2.1 ft, Feb 26, 2012, although a lower tide likely occurred during period of missing record on Feb 16, 2007.
EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD.--Peak on Dec 11, 1992 reached an elevation of 6.2 ft (adjusted to NAVD of 1988), from high-water mark at Waretown Fishing Station. Other significant peak elevation, 3.3 ft (adjusted to NAVD of 1988), Mar 7, 1962, from high-water mark at State Marina in Forked River 2.6 mi north. Based on residents' reports, the Nov 25, 1950 flood was a foot higher than the 1962 flood at Southwind Marina in Forked River.

Peak Flood Chart

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This station managed by the New Jersey Water Science Center.

Available Parameters Available Period
2007-10-01  2015-06-09


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Summary of all available data for this site
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*** There are no data available on the Waterdata system for the time period specified,
    although data may be available in the files of the local USGS office operating the station.