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Barnegat Bay at Waretown Stage (ft)USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesWATN4(plotting HMIRG) Graph Created (10:02PM Nov 17, 2019)
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NOTE: Gauge reading affected by nearby construction.

NOTE: Please see PHICFWPHI for storm-related departures.

NOTE: Forecasts are not available for the Barnegat Bay at Waretown. Only observed stages are available for this point.

Vertical Datum references a tidal datum (MLLW). For more information click on USGS link below.

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

Historic Crests
(1) 6.34 ft on 12/11/1992
(2) 5.84 ft on 10/29/2012
(3) 3.43 ft on 03/07/1962
(4) 2.80 ft on 10/19/1996
(5) 2.53 ft on 10/01/2001

(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 5.84 ft on 10/29/2012
(2) 2.53 ft on 10/01/2001
(3) 2.80 ft on 10/19/1996
(4) 6.34 ft on 12/11/1992
(5) 3.43 ft on 03/07/1962

(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.

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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.
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Latitude: 39.791111° N, Longitude: 74.181944° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft Not Available 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 -0.28 Not Available 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 Not Available Not Available  

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All gage data has been converted to MLLW following the National Ocean Service protocal. Gage data displayed on the USGS website is in NAVD88. 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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