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Wanaque River at Wanaque, NJ (WNQN4)


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Inundation Levels
NAVD88 Stage

220.211.0
Record Crest: 10.82 ft
219.210.0
218.29.0

Major Flooding Begins

217.28.0

Moderate Flooding Begins

216.27.0
215.26.0

Minor Flooding Begins

214.25.0

Near Flooding Begins

213.74.5
213.24.0
* = Extended rating
Weather Forecast Office Philadelphia/Mount Holly, NJ Middle Atlantic River Forecast Center
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1.4 ft at 11/24/2017 23:00:00 UTC
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 9
Moderate Flood Stage: 8
Flood Stage: 6
Action Stage: 5
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 10.82 ft on 04/05/1984
(2) 9.12 ft on 03/31/1951
(3) 8.42 ft on 05/29/1968
(4) 8.03 ft on 03/11/2011
(5) 8.00 ft on 04/07/1924
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 7.51 ft on 09/08/2011
(2) 7.88 ft on 08/29/2011
(3) 8.03 ft on 03/11/2011
(4) 6.13 ft on 03/31/2010
(5) 5.39 ft on 03/23/2010
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.

Graphical representation of flood inundation for NWS flood categories are based on steady state hydraulic modeling of water surface elevations for incremented discharges. Map shows approximate inundation areas for given water surface elevations and should not be used for navigation or permitting or other legal purposes, but strictly as a planning reference tool.

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11 Flooding expands in Pompton Lakes. Flooding increases between Hershfield Park Place. Riverdale Road floods. First floor residential flooding occurs.
10 Flooding expands in Pompton Lakes. Roads between Hershfield Park Place and Riverdale Road flood. Residences are flooded, mainly basements.
9 Back Beach Park in Wanaque is completely submerged. 4th Avenue is Wanaque takes on water. Flooding in Pompton Lakes expands between Wanaque Avenue and the Paterson Hamburg Turnpike. Industry and residential homes are flooded.
8 The athletic fields at Back Beach Park in Wanaque flood. Flooding expands across the light industrial area off of Lakeside Avenue in Pompton Lakes. Flooding also expands across VFW Way in Pompton Lakes. Backyard flooding worsens on Henderson Court and Hill Court in Pompton Lakes. Basement flooding is possible.
7 Back Beach Park in Wanaque begins to flood. The light industrial area off of Lakeside Avenue in Pompton Lakes floods. VFW Way in Pompton Lakes begins to flood. Backyards flood on Henderson Court and Hill Court in Pompton Lakes.
6 John E. Murrin Park begins to flood. Hershfield Park floods. The athletic fields begin to take on water. Parking lots and Hershfield Park Place floods. Carlough Field floods.
5 Open adjacent land begins to flood. Waters rise around Wilderness Island Park.
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Graphical representation of flood inundation for NWS flood categories are based on steady state hydraulic modeling of water surface elevations for incremented discharges. Map shows approximate inundation areas for given water surface elevations and should not be used for navigation or permitting or other legal purposes, but strictly as a planning reference tool.