New Jersey Water Science Center


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Date published: May 12, 2020

USGS Responds to Spring Flooding

U.S. Geological Survey field crews are measuring flooding across the country as spring weather is in full swing. Warming temperatures, increased precipitation and snowmelt have caused moderate to major flooding in the upper Midwest, East Coast, Central Plains and the Southeast portions of the country.

Date published: March 19, 2020

USGS Partners with the Government of Panama on a New Pilot Study to Assess Groundwater Resources

Panama is currently dealing with water-supply issues due to declining precipitation rates and increased water needs.  The USGS, as part of a multi-agency team, will support the Government of Panama by assessing  groundwater resources and providing information on other water issues.  

Date published: July 12, 2019

USGS Studies Water Quality and Harmful Algal Bloom on Lake Hopatcong, New Jersey

On July 9, USGS scientists deployed an advanced monitoring buoy to study water-quality conditions and a harmful algal bloom-HAB-recently detected in Lake Hopatcong, New Jersey. 

Date published: June 14, 2019

Modeling Management Actions Helps Researchers Pinpoint the Main Culprit of Wood Frog Declines

Amphibian decline is a global conservation crisis driven by multiple interacting stressors, which often act at a local scale with global implications.

Date published: April 23, 2019

Africa Groundwater Program

USGS International study promotes groundwater sustainability using innovative science and technology transfer

Date published: October 26, 2018

A Unified Research Strategy for Disease Management

As wildlife diseases increase globally, an understanding of host-pathogen relationships can elucidate avenues for management and improve conservation efficacy. Amphibians are among the most threatened groups of wildlife, and disease is a major factor in global amphibian declines.

Date published: March 1, 2018

USGS Deploys Storm-Tide Sensors in Advance of Nor’Easter

USGS field crews are deploying storm-tide and wave sensors today from Maine to Delaware to track and study a Nor’easter forecasted to begin tomorrow.

Date published: February 27, 2017

40-year trend study finds signs of improved water quality in New Jersey streams

A USGS analysis of New Jersey water quality trends found levels of total nitrogen and total phosphorus, which fuel algae blooms, declined or stayed the same at most stream sites between the 1970s and 2011. At all sites studied, chlorides from road salt increased over that time.

Date published: November 17, 2016

Location Matters: Sandy’s Tides Hit Some Parts of the New Jersey Coast Harder Than Others

USGS researchers ground-truthed Hurricane Sandy's October 2012 storm tides in New Jersey and found northern coastal communities had significantly higher storm tides than southern ones did, though flood damage was widespread in both areas. The findings suggest that some southern New Jersey communities may be underestimating their future flood risks.

Date published: May 13, 2016

Summary of Coastal Flooding in New Jersey Caused by the Nor'easter, January 22–24, 2016

From January 22-24 2016, a historic Nor’easter produced large snowfall totals, damaging winds, and substantial coastal flooding from across the southern Appalachians through southern New England. Winds from the storm, combined with high astronomical tides, set the stage for significant tidal flooding along sections of the New Jersey coastline. 

Date published: May 11, 2016

Coastal Storm Jonas

USGS activated its Surge, Wave, and Tide Hydrodynamics (SWaTH) Network in preparation for the major coastal storm that affected the eastern seaboard.

Date published: October 20, 2011

Summary of Flooding in New Jersey Caused by Hurricane Irene, August 27–30, 2011

Hurricane Irene moved up the eastern seaboard making landfall for a second time at Little Egg Inlet New Jersey early Sunday morning August 28, 2011. This is the first time a Hurricane made landfall in New Jersey since 1903.