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Flood of August 31-September 1, 1978, in Crosswicks Creek basin and vicinity, central New Jersey

Water-Resources Investigations Report 80-115

Prepared in cooperation with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Water Resources
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Abstract

A thunderstorm during the evening of August 31, 1978, caused flooding in a small area of south central New Jersey. Maximum peaks of record occurred on the upper Crosswicks Creek basin in the vicinity of Fort Dix, Wrightstown, and New Egypt. At New Egypt, high water crest elevations for Crosswicks Creek were approximately 4 feet higher than the previous maximum recorded on August 28, 1971. Total damages were in excess of 2 million dollars, with 70 houses and 14 businesses affected.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Flood of August 31-September 1, 1978, in Crosswicks Creek basin and vicinity, central New Jersey
Series title:
Water-Resources Investigations Report
Series number:
80-115
Year Published:
1980
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Trenton, NJ
Contributing office(s):
New Jersey Water Science Center
Description:
vi, 20 p.
Country:
United States
State:
New Jersey
Online Only (Y/N):
Y