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ALERT: November 15 update on the status of the nationwide data transmission error preventing stream gauge data collected at affected locations from being displayed on the Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Services (AHPS) webpages. As of 11/08/2018, The USGS has restored all impacted operational stream gauges to transmitting status. The status map of gauge outages from other agencies is here. The outage map will be updated each Thursday. We apologize for the service interruption and hope to have the data restored as soon as possible.

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Delaware Bay at Reedy Point Tide Height (ft)Highest Forecast: 6.7 ft 5:00AM Nov 16, 2018Forecast: 6.1 ft 6:00AM Nov 16, 2018Forecast: 5 ft 7:00AM Nov 16, 2018Forecast: 3.6 ft 8:00AM Nov 16, 2018Forecast: 2.2 ft 9:00AM Nov 16, 2018Forecast: 1.2 ft 10:00AM Nov 16, 2018Forecast: 0.4 ft 11:00AM Nov 16, 2018Forecast: 0.2 ft 12:00PM Nov 16, 2018Forecast: 0.7 ft 1:00PM Nov 16, 2018Forecast: 1.9 ft 2:00PM Nov 16, 2018Forecast: 3.4 ft 3:00PM Nov 16, 2018Forecast: 4.4 ft 4:00PM Nov 16, 2018Forecast: 5 ft 5:00PM Nov 16, 2018Forecast: 5.1 ft 6:00PM Nov 16, 2018Forecast: 4.6 ft 7:00PM Nov 16, 2018Forecast: 3.6 ft 8:00PM Nov 16, 2018Forecast: 2.4 ft 9:00PM Nov 16, 2018Forecast: 1.4 ft 10:00PM Nov 16, 2018Forecast: 0.6 ft 11:00PM Nov 16, 2018Forecast: 0.1 ft 12:00AM Nov 17, 2018Forecast: 0 ft 1:00AM Nov 17, 2018Forecast: 0.7 ft 2:00AM Nov 17, 2018Forecast: 1.8 ft 3:00AM Nov 17, 2018Forecast: 2.9 ft 4:00AM Nov 17, 2018Forecast: 3.7 ft 5:00AM Nov 17, 2018Forecast: 4.1 ft 6:00AM Nov 17, 2018Forecast: 3.9 ft 7:00AM Nov 17, 2018Forecast: 3.2 ft 8:00AM Nov 17, 2018Forecast: 2 ft 9:00AM Nov 17, 2018Forecast: 1 ft 10:00AM Nov 17, 2018Forecast: 0.4 ft 11:00AM Nov 17, 2018Forecast: -0.1 ft 12:00PM Nov 17, 2018Forecast: -0.2 ft 1:00PM Nov 17, 2018Forecast: 0.6 ft 2:00PM Nov 17, 2018Forecast: 1.9 ft 3:00PM Nov 17, 2018Forecast: 3.2 ft 4:00PM Nov 17, 2018Forecast: 4.1 ft 5:00PM Nov 17, 2018Forecast: 4.8 ft 6:00PM Nov 17, 2018Forecast: 4.9 ft 7:00PM Nov 17, 2018Forecast: 4.4 ft 8:00PM Nov 17, 2018Forecast: 3.5 ft 9:00PM Nov 17, 2018Forecast: 2.3 ft 10:00PM Nov 17, 2018Forecast: 1.3 ft 11:00PM Nov 17, 2018Forecast: 0.6 ft 12:00AM Nov 18, 2018Forecast: 0.2 ft 1:00AM Nov 18, 2018Forecast: 0.4 ft 2:00AM Nov 18, 2018Forecast: 1.4 ft 3:00AM Nov 18, 2018Forecast: 2.8 ft 4:00AM Nov 18, 2018Forecast: 3.9 ft 5:00AM Nov 18, 2018Forecast: 4.7 ft 6:00AM Nov 18, 2018Forecast: 5.2 ft 7:00AM Nov 18, 2018Forecast: 4.9 ft 8:00AM Nov 18, 2018Forecast: 4.2 ft 9:00AM Nov 18, 2018Forecast: 3 ft 10:00AM Nov 18, 2018Forecast: 1.9 ft 11:00AM Nov 18, 2018Forecast: 1.1 ft 12:00PM Nov 18, 2018Forecast: 0.6 ft 1:00PM Nov 18, 2018Forecast: 0.5 ft 2:00PM Nov 18, 2018Forecast: 1.4 ft 3:00PM Nov 18, 2018Forecast: 2.8 ft 4:00PM Nov 18, 2018Forecast: 4.1 ft 5:00PM Nov 18, 2018Forecast: 5 ft 6:00PM Nov 18, 2018Forecast: 5.7 ft 7:00PM Nov 18, 2018Forecast: 5.6 ft 8:00PM Nov 18, 2018Forecast: 5 ft 9:00PM Nov 18, 2018Forecast: 3.9 ft 10:00PM Nov 18, 2018Forecast: 2.7 ft 11:00PM Nov 18, 2018Forecast: 1.7 ft 12:00AM Nov 19, 2018Forecast: 0.9 ft 1:00AM Nov 19, 2018Forecast: 0.5 ft 2:00AM Nov 19, 2018National Ocean and Coastal AgencyRDYD1(plotting HMIRG) Graph Created (4:02AM Nov 16, 2018)ObservedForecast (issued 3:50AM Nov 16)Latest observed value: 5.22 ft at 10:24 PM EST 8-Nov-2018. Flood Stage is 7.2 ft
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NOTE: Please refer to our Coastal Hazard Message for specific information regarding Coastal Flood Watches, Warnings and Advisories. 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. During tropical cyclones, please refer here for additional storm surge information.

NOTE: During a Tropical Storm or Hurricane Watch or Warning, inundation mapping provided by the National Hurricane Center reflects a plausible worst case scenario. The experimental forecast above is the total water forecast that is expected to occur.

NOTE: Forecasts for the Delaware Bay at Reedy Point are issued routinely year-round.

Vertical Datum references a tidal datum (MLLW)...for more information see Tides and Currents .

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 9.2
Moderate Flood Stage: 8.2
Flood Stage: 7.2
Action Stage: 0
Low Stage (in feet): -2

Historic Crests
(1) 9.24 ft on 04/16/2011
(2) 9.19 ft on 12/21/2012
(3) 9.10 ft on 10/30/2012
(4) 8.88 ft on 10/25/1980
(5) 8.66 ft on 09/19/2003
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 8.25 ft on 05/01/2014
(2) 9.19 ft on 12/21/2012
(3) 9.10 ft on 10/30/2012
(4) 9.24 ft on 04/16/2011
(5) 8.33 ft on 05/12/2008
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) -4.01 ft on 04/07/1982
(2) -3.83 ft on 11/21/1989
(3) -3.76 ft on 03/02/2018
(4) -3.60 ft on 03/08/1986
(5) -3.54 ft on 02/25/1990
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9.2 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.
8.2 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.
7.8 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 just 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.
7.6 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 NJ and along Delaware Avenue, Spring Street and Briar Avenue in Carneys Point NJ. Flooding begins along Riviera Drive and Hook Road in Pennsville Township NJ. Flooding begins along Pointers-Auburn Road and NJ Route 45 in Mannington Township NJ. Flooding begins along Sinnicksons Landing Road in Elsinboro Township NJ and along NJ Routes 45 and 49 in Salem.
7.4 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.
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Latitude: 39.551389° N, Longitude: 75.567778° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
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Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 7.2 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
Vertical Datum Elevation
(gauge height = 0)
(gauge height = flood stage)
Elevation information source
NAVD88 -2.97 4.23 Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
MSL Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
Other -2.87 1.36 NAVD88 to MHHW conversion from NOAA Vertical Datum Transformation (VDatum)
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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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