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The New Jersey Water Science Center's mission is to collect, and disseminate reliable scientific information on issues affecting rivers, lakes, estuaries, groundwater, and water resources across the state of New Jersey and its neighbors. These data provide the scientific knowledge that engineers, planners, and managers can use to make informed water-resources decisions.
Real-time New Jersey Streamflow, Groundwater, and Water-quality conditions available through the Natioan Water Data Dashboard interactive map application.
New Jersey Water Science Center conducts research and investigations to provide the scientific knowledge that engineers, planners and managers can used to make informed water-resources decisions.
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Major aquifers in New Jersey consist of regionally extensive areas where the geologic formation or group of formations provide sufficient quantity of groundwater to wells for potable water supply.
Did you know? Earthquakes can affect groundwater levels?
We often see a response to large (and sometimes not so large) earthquakes in groundwater levels in wells. The USGS maintains a network of wells for monitoring various things like natural variability in water levels and response to pumping and climate change across the U.S.
USGS WaterAlert allows users to set notification thresholds for any USGS real-time data collection station, including stream, tidal, and groundwater gages, water-quality, and weather stations and sends emails or text messages to subscribers whenever the threshold conditions are met, as often as every hour.
USGS WaterNow allows you to send a text message or email containing a USGS current-conditions