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Hurricane Irene Flood
August 27-30, 2011
Hurricane Irene moved up the eastern seaboard making landfall for a second time at Little Egg Inlet New Jersey early Sunday morning August 28, 2011. This is the first time a Hurricane made landfall in New Jersey since 1903. Six to seven inches fell across most of the state. Thirty-eight of the 93 gages with greater than or equal to 20 years of record had record high peaks. Another 24 gages recorded the second highest peaks of record and 5 gages recorded the third highest peaks of record. Thirty gages experienced peaks greater then the 100 year recurrence interval and ten of these gages experienced greater than a 500 year event.
Click here for a detailed summary of the August 27-30, 2011 flooding caused by Hurricane Irene.
Click here for the table with links to graphs of August flow data for USGS stations in New Jersey with provisional flood peaks August 27-30, 2011.