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Flood

The USGS New Jersey Water Science Center publishes water-information reports on many topics and in many formats. From this Web page, you can locate, view, download, or order scientific and technical articles and reports as well as general interest publications such as booklets, fact sheets, pamphlets, and posters resulting from the research performed by our scientists and partners.

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2014

Watson, K.M., Collenburg, J.V., and Reiser, R.G., 2014, Hurricane Irene and associated floods of August 27–30, 2011, in New Jersey: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2013–5234, 149 p. (SIR 2013-5234.)

Watson, K.M., and Niemoczynski, M.J., 2014, Flood-inundation maps for the Saddle River in Ho-Ho-Kus Borough, the Village of Ridgewood, and Paramus Borough, New Jersey, 2013: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Map 3299, 10 p. (SIM 3299)

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2009

Watson, K.M., Schopp, R.D., 2009, Methodology for Estimation of Flood Magnitude and Frequency for New Jersey Streams: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2009-5167, 61 p.    (SIR 2009-5167)

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2008

Schopp, Robert D., Firda, Gary D., 2008, Flood Magnitude and Frequency of the Delaware River in New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania: U.S. Geological Survey Open File Report 2008-1203, 9 p.    (OFR 2008-1203)

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2007

Reed, T.J., and Protz, A.R., 2007, Flood of April 2-4, 2005, Delaware River main stem from Port Jervis, New York, to Cinnaminson, New Jersey: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2007-5067, 157 p.    (SIR 2007-5067)

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2006

Protz, A.R., and Reed, T.J., 2006, Flood of July 12-13, 2004, Burlington and Camden Counties, south-central New Jersey: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2006-5096, 74 p.    (SIR 2006-5096)

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2002

Reiser, R.G., and Schopp, R.D., 2002, Sparta, New Jersey, flood of August 11-14, 2000: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 02-4099, 95 p.    (WRI 2002-4099)

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2001

Perry, C.A., Aldridge, B.N., and Ross, H.C., 2001, Summary of significant floods in the United States, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands, 1970 through 1989: U.S. Geological Survey Water Supply Paper 2502, 598 p.    (WSP 2502)

Reiser, R.G., and Schopp, R.D., 2001, Sparta, New Jersey, flood of August 11-14, 2000: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 004-01, unpaginated.    (FS 104-01)

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1998

Summer, W.M., 1998, Somerset County Flood Information System: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 090-98, 1 sheet.    (FS 090-98)

Summer, W.M., 1998, Passaic Flood Warning System: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 092-98, 1 sheet.    (FS 092-98)

Suro, T.P., 1998, December 11-12, 1992, in New Jersey, in Perry, C.A., and Combs, L.J., eds., Summary of floods in the United States, January 1992 through September 1993: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Supply Paper 2499, p. 165-171.    (WSP 2499)

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1995

Dunne, Paul, 1995, Flood magnitude and frequency of Eightmile Branch tributary at the culvert on New Jersey route 72, at Stafford Township, New Jersey: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 95-323, 10 p.    (OFR 95-323)

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1994

Dunne, Paul, 1994, Flood magnitude and frequency of Pochack Creek at two sites, at Pennsauken Township, New Jersey: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 94-499, 11 sheets.    (OFR 94-499)

Dunne, Paul, 1994, Flood magnitude and frequency of Chandlers Run at two sites, at Pennsauken Township, New Jersey: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 94-500, 12 sheets.    (OFR 94-500)

Dunne, Paul, 1994, Flood magnitude and frequency of Hollow Brook at the culvert on New Jersey route 35, at Neptune Township, New Jersey: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 95-417, 5 p.    (OFR 95-417)

Dunne, Paul, and Velnich, A.J., 1994, Development, installation, and operation of a flood-monitoring system in Somerset County, New Jersey: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 94-65, 23 p.    (OFR 94-65)

Dunne, Paul; Schopp, Robert D., 1994, Flood magnitude and frequency of Delaware River tributary at the culvert on New Jersey Route 29, at Lambertville, New Jersey: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 93-662, 8 sheets.    (OFR 93-662)

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1991

Schopp, R.D., and Burns, R.J., 1991, Local flood warning systems in New Jersey, in Proceedings of the Fifteenth Annual Conference of the Association of State Floodplain Managers, June 10-14, 1991, Denver, Colorado, p. 172-175.

U.S. Geological Survey, 1991, National Water Summary 1988-89--Hydrologic events and floods and droughts: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Supply Paper 2375, 591 p.    (WSP 2375)

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1990

Fulton, J.L., 1990, Application of a distributed-routing rainfall-runoff model to flood-frequency estimation in Somerset County, New Jersey: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 89-4210, 78 p.    (WRI 89-4210)

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1986

Philips, M.O., and Schopp, R.D., 1986, Flood of April 5-7, 1984 in northeastern New Jersey: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 86-423W, 112 p.    (OFR 86-423-W)

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1984

Zapecza, O.S., 1984, Hydrogeologic framework of the New Jersey coastal plain: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 84-730, 61 p.    (OFR 84-730)

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1982

Harriman, D.A., and Velnich, A.J., 1982, Flood data in West Windsor Township, Mercer County, New Jersey through 1981 water year: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 82-434, 22 p.    (OFR 82-434)

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1981

Vickers, A.A., Farsett, H.A., and Green, J.W., 1981, Flood peaks and discharge summaries in the Delaware River basin: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 81-912, 291 p.    (OFR 81-912)

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1980

Vickers, A.A., 1980, Flood of August 31-September 1, 1978, in Crosswicks Creek basin and vicinity, central New Jersey: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 80-115, 20 p.    (WRI 80-115)

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1979

Schopp, R.D., and Velnich, A.J., 1979, Flood of November 8-10, 1977 in northeastern and central New Jersey: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 79-559, 33 p.    (OFR 79-559)

Velnich, A.J., and Laskowski, S.L., 1979, Technique for estimating depth of 100-year flood in New Jersey: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 79-419, 17 p.    (OFR 79-419)

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1978

Velnich, A.J., and Schopp, R.D., 1978, Flood-prone areas on Cedar Creek in the vicinity of Lanoka Harbor, New Jersey: .S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 78-840, 1 sheet.    (OFR 78-840)

Velnich, A.J., and Schopp, R.D., 1978, Flood prone areas on Mullica River in the vicinity of Pleasant Mills, New Jersey: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 78-839, 1 sheet.    (OFR 78-839)

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1977

Crippen, J.R., and Bue, C.D., 1977, Maximum flood flows in the conterminous United States: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Supply Paper 1887, 52 p.    (WSP 1887)

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1975

Stankowski, S.J., Schopp, R.D., and Velnich, A.J., 1975, Flood of July 21, 1975 in Mercer County, New Jersey: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 75-51, 51 p.    (WRI 75-51)

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1974

Stankowski, S.J., 1974, Magnitude and frequency of floods in New Jersey with effects of urbanization: New Jersey of Environmental Protection Special Report 38, 46 p.

Stankowski, S.J., and Velnich, A.J., 1974, A summary of peak stages and discharges for the flood of August 1973 in New Jersey: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report, 740-197, 13 p.    (OFR 74-1097)

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1972

Rostvedt, J.O., and others, 1972, Summary of floods in the United States during 1968: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Supply Paper 1970-B, 73 p.    (WSP 1970-B)

Stankowski, S.J., 1972, Floods of August and September 1971 in New Jersey: New Jersey of Environmental Protection Special Report 37, 329 p.

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1971

Freiberger, H.J., and Ross, T.G., 1971, Extent and frequency of floods on Crosswicks Creek from New Egypt to Bordentown, New Jersey: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File  Report, 71-113, 36 p.    (OFR 71-113)

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1970

Ross, T.G., 1970, Floods in Beden Brook basin in Somerset and Mercer Counties, New Jersey: U.S. Geological Survey Hydrologic Investigations Atlas 378, 1 sheet, scale 1:24,000.    (HA 378)

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1969

Farlekas, G.M., 1969, Extent and frequency of floods in upper Millstone River basin in the vicinity of Hightstown, New Jersey: U.S. Geological Survey Open- File Report, 57 p.

Farlekas, G.M., 1969, Floods in upper Millstone River basin in the vicinity of Hightstown, New Jersey: U.S. Geological Survey Hydrologic Investigations Atlas 359, 1 sheet, scale 1:24,000.    (HA 359)

Ross, T.G., 1969, Extent and frequency of floods in the Beden Brook basin in Somerset and Mercer Counties, New Jersey: U.S. Geological Survey Open- File Report, 51 p.

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1968

Buchanan, T.J., 1968, Comparison of flood-wave and water particle traveltimes, in Chase, E,B. and Payne, F.N., compilers, Selected techniques in water-resources investigations, 1966-67: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Supply Paper 1892, p. 34-36.    (WSP 1892)

Tice, R.H., 1968, Magnitude and frequency of floods in the United States, Part 1- B. North Atlantic Slope Basins, New York to York River: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Supply Paper 1672, 585 p.    (WSP 1672)

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1967

Bettendorf, J.A., 1967, Floods on Millstone River and Stony Brook in the vicinity of Princeton, New Jersey: U.S. Geological Survey Hydrologic Investigations Atlas 245, 1 sheet, scale 1:24,000.    (HA 245)

Farlekas, G.M., 1967, Floods at Easton, Pennsylvania-Phillipsburg, New Jersey: U.S. Geological Survey Hydrologic Investigations Atlas 246, 1 sheet, scale 1:24,000.    (HA 246)

Farlekas, G.M., 1967, Floods on Delaware River in the vicinity of Belvidere, New Jersey: U.S. Geological Survey Hydrologic Investigations Atlas 263, 1 sheet, scale 1:24,000.    (HA 263)

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1966

Bettendorf, J.A., 1966, Extent and frequency of inundation of flood plain in the vicinity of Princeton, New Jersey: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report, 66-6, 31 p.    (OFR 66-6)

Farlekas, G.M., 1966, Extent and frequency of floods on Delaware River in the vicinity of Belvidere, New Jersey: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report, 66-43, 44 p.    (OFR 66-43)

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1965

Dalrymple, Tate, 1965, Flood peak runoff and associated precipitation in selected drainage basins in the United States: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Supply Paper 1813, 406 p.    (WSP 1813)

Farlekas, G.M., 1965, Extent and frequency of floods in the vicinity of Easton, Pennsylvania-Phillipsburg, New Jersey: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report, 65-57, 61 p.    (OFR 65-57)

Rostvedt, J.O., 1965, Summary of floods in the United States during 1960: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Supply Paper 1790-B, 147 p.    (WSP 1790-B)

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1964

Thomas, D.M., 1964, Floods in New Jersey magnitude and frequency: New Jersey Department of Conservation and Economic Development Water-Resources Circular 13, 145 p.

Thomas, D.M., 1964, Flood-depth frequency in New Jersey: New Jersey Department of Conservation and Economic Development Water-Resources Circular 14, 14 p.

Thomas, D.M., 1964, Height-frequency relations for New Jersey floods: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 475-D, Article 167, p. D202-D203.    (PP 475-D)

Thomas, D.M., and Tice, R.H., 1964, Floods on Raritan and Millstone Rivers in Somerset County, New Jersey: U.S. Geological Survey Hydrologic Investigations Atlas 104, 1 sheet, scale 1:24,000.    (HA 104)

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1962

Thomas, D.M., 1962, Extent and frequency of inundation of Millstone River flood plain in Somerset County, New Jersey: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report, 62-133, 19 p.    (OFR 62-133)

Thomas, D.M., and Edelen, G.W., Jr., 1962, Tidal floods, Atlantic City and vicinity, New Jersey: U.S. Geological Survey Hydrologic Investigations Atlas 65, 1 sheet, scale 1:12,000.    (HA 65)

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1961

Thomas, D.M., 1961, Extent and frequency of inundation of flood plain in vicinity of Bound Brook in Somerset and Middlesex Counties, New Jersey: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report, 62-132, 21 p.    (OFR 62-132)

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1960

Bogart, D.B., 1960, Floods of August-October 1955, New England to North Carolina: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Supply Paper 1420, 854 p.    (WSP 1420)

Thomas, D.M., 1960, Extent and frequency of inundation of the flood plain in the vicinity of Somerville and Manville, New Jersey: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report, 61-163, 24 p.    (OFR 61-163)

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1959

Tice, R.H., 1959, Extent and frequency of inundation of the flood plain near Raritan, New Jersey: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report, 59-116, 14 p.    (OFR 59-116)

Wells, J.V.B., 1959, Summary of floods in the United States during 1954: U.S. Geological Survey Water Supply Paper 1370-C, p. 201-263.    (WSP 1370-C)

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1958

Dalrymple, Tate, 1958, Northeastern floods of 1955: Rainfall and runoff, in American Society of Civil Engineers Proceedings Paper 1662: Journal of the Hydraulics Division, v. 84, no. HY3, 19 p.

Tice, R.H., 1958, Delaware River basin flood frequency: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report, 58-104, 10 p.    (OFR 58-104)

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1957

Wells, J.V.B., 1957, Summary of floods in the United States during 1951: U.S. Geological Survey Water Supply Paper 1227-D, p. 279-298.    (WSP 1227-D)

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1956

U.S. Geological Survey, 1956, Floods of August 1955 in the northeastern states: U.S. Geological Survey Circular 377, 76 p.    (Circular 377)

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1954

Wells, J.V.B., 1954, Summary of floods in the United States during 1950: U.S. Geological Survey Water Supply Paper 1137-I, p. 957-991.    (WSP 1137-I)

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1947

U.S. Geological Survey, 1947, Minor floods of 1938, in the North Atlantic states: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Supply Paper 966, 426 p.    (WSP 966)

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1940

Paulsen, Carl G.; Bigwood, B. L.; Harrington, A. W.; Hartwell, O. W.; Kinnison, H. B, 1940, Hurricane floods of September 1938: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Supply Paper 867, 562 p.    (WSP 867)

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1937

U.S. Geological Survey, 1937, The floods of March 1936--Part 2, Hudson River to Susquehanna River region: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Supply Paper 799, 380 p.    (WSP 799)

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1906

Murphy, E.C., 1906, Destructive floods in the United States in 1905: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Supply Paper 162, 105 p.    (WSP 162)

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1904

Leighton, M.O., 1904, The Passaic flood of 1903: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Supply Paper 92, 48 p.    (WSP 92)

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1903

Hollister, G.B., and Leighton, M.O., 1903, The Passaic flood of 1902: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Supply Paper 88, 56 p.    (WSP 88)

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