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 39°40'00", long 74°19'13"
referenced to North American Datum of 1983, Eagleswood Township, Ocean
County, NJ, Hydrologic Unit 02040301, on downstream left bank at bridge
on Martha Road, 50 ft downstream from Stafford Forge Dam, 0.2 mi south
of Stafford Forge, and 1.2 mi downstream from Log Swamp Branch.
PERIOD OF RECORD.--
Occasional low-flow measurements, water years
1969-1973. Continuous-record discharge station, water years 1974 to
1988, July 2003 to current year.
WDR NJ-83-1: Drainage area.
Water-stage recorder with telemetry and crest-stage gage.
Datum of gage is 6.36 ft above NGVD of 1929. Water years 1969-1973,
low-flow measurements made at site 400 ft downstream. Prior to Aug 6,
1981, water-stage recorder and wooden control at site 50 ft upstream at
datum 9.42 ft higher.
Records fair, except for estimated discharges, which
are poor. Flow occasionally regulated by cranberry bogs upstream of
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD.--
Maximum discharge, 277 ft³/s,
Nov 24, 2009, gage height, 13.08 ft; minimum discharge, 0.00 ft³/s, May
National Weather Service flood stage for
this gage is 13 ft.
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.