Saturday, January 5, 2019



Record flow on Delaware River in 2018

TRENTON - One of roles of the Delaware River Basin Commission is to monitor and manage flow rates, primarily in the Delaware River.  That is done to ensure there is enough freshwater flowing downstream to keep the ocean/bay salt water pushed back so that it does not endanger the drinking water intakes for Philadelphia and South Jersey. 

The DRBC operations and science staff, knowing 2018 was a wet year, looked at USGS flow data and discovered that last year's flow rates (measured in cubic feet per second) were:

On the Delaware River at Montague, N.J. – The highest median flows (the measurement is taken about 1500 feet upstream from the bridge connecting Montague, N.J. and Milford, Pa.).  Records go back to 1940.  


Here are a few links to hydrologic products that DRBC staff develop and post weekly:


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