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Monitor buoy floating on Lake Hopatcong
July 9, 2019

Monitor Buoy

USGS monitoring buoy deployed on Lake Hopatcong, New Jersey, to monitor water-quality conditions and a harmful algal bloom in near real-time.

Warning sign posted at the marina on Lake Hapatcong
July 9, 2019

Hopatcong Warning

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection advised the public to avoid swimming in or contact with Lake Hopatcong water due to a harmful algal bloom confirmed in June 2019 by aerial surveillance. To help study water-quality conditions and the bloom’s severity, the USGS installed a monitoring buoy on the lake in July.

Harmful Algal Bloom floating on Lake Hopatcong
July 9, 2019

Algal Bloom on Hopatcong

Harmful Algal Bloom on Lake Hopatcong.

Two USGS scientists collecting samples from the river bed
December 20, 2018

NAWQA Sampling

USGS Scientists collecting Biological samples in stream bed

Recording groundwater levels
November 29, 2018

Recording Groundwater Levels

USGS Hydrologist Robert Rosman sketching site information at a production well during a water-level-site visit, Camden County.

Taking a tapedown at a groundwater well
November 28, 2018

Layne Tapedown

USGS Scientist Robert Rossman checking groundwater levels with a steel tape 

Groundwater tapedown
November 28, 2018

Worthington groundwater tapedown

USGS Hydrologist Robert Rosman using an electric tape to measure static water level in a production well, Burlington County. 

Map defining the New Jersey Pinelands
November 6, 2018

Pinelands Study Areas

Map depicting the bounderies of the New Jersey Pinelands Management Areas

NJ tide site
November 2, 2018

NJ tide site

Northeast Region Photo Contest Winner | November 2018 | Honorable Mention
NJ tide site

Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP) boat measurement at 01457500 Delaware River
October 31, 2018

Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP) boat measurement

Northeast Region Photo Contest Winner | June 2019 | Where We Work
Getting ready to begin an Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP) boat measurement at 01457500 Delaware River at Riegelsville, NJ

Photo of Ground stratification showing different types of Geomorphology
August 4, 2018

New Jersey Strata 1

 Exposure of the Cape May Formation in the Kirkwood-Cohansey aquifer system.