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°04'25", long 74°18'42"
referenced to North American Datum of 1983, Ringwood Borough, Passaic
County, NJ, Hydrologic Unit 02030103, on right bank 500 ft upstream
from Wanaque Reservoir, 0.3 mi downstream from Burnt Meadow Brook, and
2.5 mi northwest of Wanaque.
PERIOD OF RECORD.--
October 1934 to September 1978, May 2002 to
current year. Monthly discharge only for October to December 1934,
published in WSP 1302.
Water-stage recorder with telemetry, crest-stage gage and
concrete control. Datum of gage is 326.79 ft above NGVD of 1929 (levels
from New Jersey Geological Survey benchmark).
Records fair, except for estimated discharges, which
are poor. Records herein include flow over spillway and through ports
in dam or through waste gate in dam. Occasional regulation at low flow
from unknown source.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD.--
Maximum discharge, 1,900
/s, Mar 30, 1951, gage height 6.60 ft, from floodmark,
maximum discharge includes flow through all ports, 6 inch valve, and
overbank flow; minimum discharge, No flow part of many days when water
level was below outlet ports after waste gate was closed.
EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD.--
Flood of Sep 16, 1999
reached a stage of 7.1 ft, from floodmarks, discharge about 2,500
/s from rating curve extended above 630 ft3
and estimated overbank flow.