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
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Lat 41°07'38", long 74°15'57"
referenced to North American Datum of 1983, Ringwood Borough, Passaic
County, NJ, Hydrologic Unit 02030103, on right bank 500 ft upstream
from Wanaque Reservoir, 0.7 mi downstream from Ringwood Mill Pond dam,
and 6.5 mi north of Wanaque.
17.9 mi². (revised)
PERIOD OF RECORD.--
October 1934 to September 1978, October 1985
to current year. Monthly discharge only for some periods, published in
WDR NJ-82-1: 1935-77(P). WDR US-09-1: 1949,
1957, 1961, 1972(M), 1973(M), 1974. WDR US-10-01: Drainage area.
Water-stage recorder with telemetry, crest-stage gage,
and concrete control. Datum of gage is 292.67 ft above NGVD of 1929
(levels by New Jersey Geological Survey). Prior to Sep 30, 1978, at
datum 10.0 ft higher.
Gage-height record collected in cooperation with
North Jersey District Water Supply Commission.
Records fair, except for estimated discharges, which
are poor. Records given herein include flow over spillway and through
ports in dam when open or through waste gate in dam. No flow through
ports this year. Currently there is leakage through the waste gate and
it is included in flow. Flow occasionally regulated by Ringwood Mill
Pond, Sterling, and Sterling Forest Lakes, and several smaller lakes
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD.--
Maximum discharge, 2,430 ft³/s,
Aug 28, 2011, gage height, 14.02 ft; minimum discharge, 0.0 ft³/s,
occurred on many days just after waste gate was closed and water was
below intake ports.
PERIOD OF RECORD1.--
Water years 1959 to 1971, 1974,
1978, and 2013 to 2014.
1 Water-Quality Records