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NOTE: Flood impacts are based on long-term averages. Actual impacts from any tidal flooding event may vary due to factors such as rainfall, wave action, and the number of tide cycles during which there is an onshore flow.
Forecasts are not available for the Delaware River at Delaware City. Only observed stages are available for this point.
Vertical Datum references a tidal datum (MLLW)...for more information see
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage:
Moderate Flood Stage:
Low Stage (in feet):
(1) 9.73 ft on 10/30/2012
(2) 9.47 ft on 12/21/2012
(3) 9.38 ft on 04/16/2011
(4) 9.13 ft on 05/12/2008
(5) 9.09 ft on 09/10/2018
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: Preliminary values subject to further review.
(1) 9.09 ft on 09/10/2018
(2) 8.72 ft on 01/23/2016
(3) 8.46 ft on 05/01/2014
(4) 9.47 ft on 12/21/2012
(5) 9.73 ft on 10/30/2012
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: Preliminary values subject to further review.
Low Water Records
(1) -3.58 ft on 01/06/2018
(2) -3.34 ft on 03/06/2007
(3) -3.21 ft on 01/03/2010
(4) -3.19 ft on 01/15/2006
(5) -3.12 ft on 03/02/2018
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Latitude/Longitude Disclaimer: The gauge location shown in the above map is the approximate location based on the latitude/longitude coordinates provided to the NWS by the gauge owner.
Flood Impacts & Photos
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(Mean Lower Low Water (MLLW)) The level reached on October 30, 2012 during Post Tropical Cyclone Sandy.
(MLLW) MAJOR FLOODING. At this level, widespread roadway flooding begins near the bay, the river and the tidal tributaries in New Castle County DE and Salem County NJ. Vulnerable homes and businesses may be damaged as water levels rise further above this threshold. Numerous roads become impassable and some neighborhoods may be isolated. The flood waters become a danger to anyone who attempts to cross on foot or in a vehicle.
(MLLW) MODERATE FLOODING. At this level, additional roadways near the bay, the river and the tidal tributaries in New Castle County DE and Salem County NJ begin to flood. Lives may be at risk when people put themselves in harm's way. Some damage to vulnerable structures may begin to occur. COASTAL FLOOD WARNING LEVEL.
(MLLW) Flooding begins along East 12th Street and along the south bank of the Christina River in Wilmington DE. Flooding begins where the Red Clay Creek, the White Clay Creek and the Christina River meet. The area is to the west and northwest of the New Castle Airport and it includes the communities of Christiana, Glenville and Stanton DE. Flooding begins along the Appoquinimink River in Odessa DE. Flooding begins along NJ Route 49 and along Quinton-Alloway Road in Quinton Township NJ.
(MLLW) Flooding begins along Oldmans Creek at US Route 130 and near Pedrickton NJ. Flooding begins along Delaware Avenue and South Broad Street in Penns Grove and along Delaware Avenue, Spring Street and Briar Avenue in Carneys Point NJ. Flooding begins along Riviera Drive and Hook Road in Pennsville Township. Flooding begins along Pointers-Auburn Road and NJ Route 45 in Mannington Township NJ. Flooding begins along Sinnicksons Landing Rd in Elsinboro Township and along NJ Routes 45 and 49 in Salem NJ.
(MLLW) COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY LEVEL.
(MLLW) Flooding begins in New Castle DE along the Strand and in the Dobbinsville section. Flooding begins along the section of DE Route 9 just to the south of New Castle DE and around the approaches to the DE Route 9 bridge over the Red Lion Creek. Flooding begins in Delaware City DE including the area around the 5th Street bridge. Flooding begins in Port Penn, Augustine Beach and Bay View Beach DE. Flooding begins around the approaches to the DE Route 9 bridge over the Appoquinimink River.
(MLLW) MINOR FLOODING.
About This Location
Latitude: 39.581667° N, Longitude: 75.588333° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84
Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
(gauge height = 0)
(gauge height = flood stage)
Elevation information source
Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
NAVD88 to MHHW conversion from NOAA Vertical Datum Transformation (VDatum)
All gage data is referenced in MLLW. During winter months, cold and ice may result in inaccurate real-time stages. Adjustments or deletions of this data can only be done after detailed analysis.
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Philadelphia/Mount Holly Weather Forecast Office
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Mount Holly, NJ 08060-9615
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