Flood of April 5-7, 1984, in northeastern New Jersey

Open-File Report 86-423- W
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This report documents hydrologic and meteorologic aspects of flooding in northeastern New Jersey and nearby New York during April 5-7, 1984. Recorded rainfall varied from 2 inches to slightly more than 8 inches within the study area. Peak stages and discharges at 46 streamflow-gaging sites are tabulated and compared to previous maximums. Thirteen gages in the Passaic River basin recorded new peaks of record. Flood-crest elevations are presented for nine stream reaches in the Passaic River basin where the most severe flooding occurred. The flooding caused 3 deaths, $250 million in property damages, and forced 6,000 people from their homes. (Author 's abstract)

Additional publication details

Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Flood of April 5-7, 1984, in northeastern New Jersey
Series title Open-File Report
Series number 86-423
Chapter W
DOI 10.3133/ofr86423W
Edition -
Year Published 1986
Language ENGLISH
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey,
Description v, 111 p. :ill., maps ;28 cm.
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