Water-Resources Investigations Report 80–115
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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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.
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