New Jersey Water Science Center

Publications

New Jersey Water Science Center scientists have produced over 1,300 publications that are registered in the USGS Publications Warehouse, along with many others prior to their work at the USGS or in conjunction with other government agencies. Journal articles and conference proceedings are also available. 

USGS Publications Warehouse

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Year Published: 2014

Aquatic ecosystems as indicators of status and trends in water quality

This chapter provides an introduction and overview of the use of aquatic ecosystems as indicators of water quality. The monitoring of biological communities (fish, algae, and invertebrates) as a means of assessing water quality conditions is emphasized along with ecotoxicological studies and measures of ecosystem function. Issues related...

Cuffney, Thomas F.; Kennen, Jonathan; Waite, Ian R.

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Year Published: 2013

Occurrence and mobility of mercury in groundwater

Mercury (Hg) has long been identified as an element that is injurious, even lethal, to living organisms. Exposure to its inorganic form, mainly from elemental Hg (Hg(0)) vapor (Fitzgerald & Lamborg, 2007) can cause damage to respiratory, neural, and renal systems (Hutton, 1987; USEPA, 2012; WHO, 2012). The organic form, methylmercury (CH3Hg+;...

Bradley, Paul M.; Barringer, Julia L.; Szabo, Zoltan; Reilly, Pamela A.
Occurrence and mobility of mercury in groundwater; 2013; Book chapter; Book; Current perspectives in contaminant hydrology and water resources sustainability; Barringer, Julia L.; Szabo, Zoltan ; Reilly, Pamela A.

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Year Published: 2013

Arsenic in New Jersey Coastal Plain streams, sediments, and shallow groundwater: effects from different geologic sources and anthropogenic inputs on biogeochemical and physical mobilization processes

Arsenic (As) concentrations in New Jersey Coastal Plain streams generally exceed the State Surface Water Quality Standard (0.017 micrograms per liter (µg/L)), but concentrations seldom exceed 1 µg/L in filtered stream-water samples, regardless of geologic contributions or anthropogenic inputs. Nevertheless, As concentrations...

Barringer, Julia L.; Reilly, Pamela A.; Eberl, Dennis D.; Mumford, Adam C.; Benzel, William M.; Szabo, Zoltan; Shourds, Jennifer L.; Young, Lily Y.
Arsenic in New Jersey Coastal Plain streams, sediments, and shallow groundwater: effects from different geologic sources and anthropogenic inputs on biogeochemical and physical mobilization processes; 2013; SIR; 2013-5107; Barringer, Julia L.; Reilly, Pamela A.; Eberl, Dennis D.; Mumford, Adam C.; Benzel, William M.; Szabo, Zoltan; Shourds, Jennifer L.; Young, Lily Y.

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Year Published: 2013

Hurricane Irene and associated floods of August 27-30, 2011, in New Jersey

Intense rainfall from Hurricane Irene during August 27–30, 2011, inundated streams throughout New Jersey resulting in peak streamflows exceeding the 100-year recurrence interval at many streamgages and causing heavy property and road damage. The rain event affected the entire State. Some notably affected areas were the Passaic and Hackensack...

Watson, Kara M.; Collenburg, Jerilyn V.; Reiser, Robert G.
Hurricane Irene and associated floods of August 27-30, 2011, in New Jersey; 2013; SIR; 2013-5234; Watson, Kara M.; Collenburg, Jerilyn V.; Reiser, Robert G.

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Year Published: 2013

Complex resistivity signatures of ethanol biodegradation in porous media

Numerous adverse effects are associated with the accidental release of ethanol (EtOH) and its persistence in the subsurface. Geophysical techniques may permit non-invasive, real time monitoring of microbial degradation of hydrocarbon. We performed complex resistivity (CR) measurements in conjunction with geochemical data analysis on three...

Personna, Yves Robert; Slater, Lee; Ntarlagiannis, Dimitrios; Werkema, Dale D.; Szabo, Zoltan

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Year Published: 2013

Method to support Total Maximum Daily Load development using hydrologic alteration as a surrogate to address aquatic life impairment in New Jersey streams

More than 300 ambient monitoring sites in New Jersey have been identified by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) in its integrated water-quality monitoring and assessment report (that is, the 305(b) Report on general water quality and 303(d) List of waters that do not support their designated uses) as being impaired with...

Kennen, Jonathan; Riskin, Melissa L.; Reilly, Pamela A.; Colarullo, Susan J.
Method to support Total Maximum Daily Load development using hydrologic alteration as a surrogate to address aquatic life impairment in New Jersey streams; 2013; SIR; 2013-5089; Kennen, Jonathan G.; Riskin, Melissa L.; Reilly, Pamela A.; Colarullo, Susan J.

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Year Published: 2013

Significance of headwater streams and perennial springs in ecological monitoring in Shenandoah National Park

Shenandoah National Park has been monitoring water chemistry and benthic macroinvertebrates in stream ecosystems since 1979. These monitoring efforts were designed to assess the status and trends in stream condition associated with atmospheric deposition (acid rain) and changes in forest health due to gypsy moth infestations. The primary objective...

Snyder, Craig D.; Webb, James R.; Young, John A.; Johnson, Zane B.
Significance of headwater streams and perennial springs in ecological monitoring in Shenandoah National Park; 2013; OFR; 2013-1178; Snyder, Craig D.; Webb, James R.; Young, John A.; Johnson, Zane B.

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Year Published: 2013

Occurrence and mobility of mercury in groundwater: Chapter 5

1. Introduction 1.1. FORMS, TOXICITY, AND HEALTH EFFECTS Mercury (Hg) has long been identified as an element that is injurious, even lethal, to living organisms. Exposure to its inorganic form, mainly from elemental Hg (Hg(0)) vapor (Fitzgerald & Lamborg, 2007) can cause damage to respiratory, neural, and renal systems (Hutton, 1987; ...

Bradley, Paul M.; Barringer, Julia L.; Szabo, Zoltan; Reilly, Pamela A.

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Year Published: 2013

Flood-inundation maps for the Saddle River from Upper Saddle River Borough to Saddle River Borough, New Jersey, 2013

Digital flood-inundation maps for a 4.1-mile reach of the Saddle River from 0.6 miles downstream from the New Jersey-New York State boundary in Upper Saddle River Borough to 0.2 miles downstream from the East Allendale Road bridge in Saddle River Borough, New Jersey, were created by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in cooperation with the New...

Watson, Kara M.; Hoppe, Heidi L.
Flood-inundation maps for the Saddle River from Upper Saddle River Borough to Saddle River Borough, New Jersey, 2013; 2013; SIM; 3262; Watson, Kara M.; Hoppe, Heidi L.

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Year Published: 2013

Occurrence and partitioning of antibiotic compounds found in the water column and bottom sediments from a stream receiving two wastewater treatment plant effluents in northern New Jersey, 2008.

An urban watershed in northern New Jersey was studied to determine the presence of four classes of antibiotic compounds (macrolides, fluoroquinolones, sulfonamides, and tetracyclines) and six degradates in the water column and bottom sediments upstream and downstream from the discharges of two wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) and a drinking-...

Gibs, Jacob; Heckathorn, Heather A.; Meyer, Michael T.; Klapinski, Frank R.; Alebus, Marzooq; Lippincott, Robert
Occurrence and partitioning of antibiotic compounds found in the water column and bottom sediments from a stream receiving two wastewater treatment plant effluents in northern New Jersey, 2008.; 2013; Article; Journal; Science of the Total Environment; Gibs, Jacob; Heckathorn, Heather A.; Meyer, Michael T.; Klapinski, Frank R.; Alebus, Marzooq Lippincott, Robert

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Year Published: 2013

Complex resistivity signatures of ethanol in sand-clay mixtures

We performed complex resistivity (CR) measurements on laboratory columns to investigate changes in electrical properties as a result of varying ethanol (EtOH) concentration (0% to 30% v/v) in a sand–clay (bentonite) matrix. We applied Debye decomposition, a phenomenological model commonly used to fit CR data, to determine model parameters (time...

Personna, Yves Robert; Slater, Lee; Ntarlagiannis, Dimitrios; Werkema, Dale D.; Szabo, Zoltan
Complex resistivity signatures of ethanol in sand-clay mixtures; 2013; Article; Journal; Journal of Contaminant Hydrology; Personna, Yves Robert; Slater, Lee ; Ntarlagiannis, Dimitrios ; Werkema, Dale ; Szabo, Zoltan

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Year Published: 2013

Arsenic in groundwater: a summary of sources and the biogeochemical and hydrogeologic factors affecting arsenic occurrence and mobility

Arsenic (As) is a metalloid element (atomic number 33) with one naturally occurring isotope of atomic mass 75, and four oxidation states (-3, 0, +3, and +5) (Smedley and Kinniburgh, 2002). In the aqueous environment, the +3 and +5 oxidation states are most prevalent, as the oxyanions arsenite (H3AsO3 or H2AsO3- at pH ~9-11) and arsenate (H2AsO4-...

Bradley, Paul M.; Barringer, Julia L.; Reilly, Pamela A.
Arsenic in groundwater: a summary of sources and the biogeochemical and hydrogeologic factors affecting arsenic occurrence and mobility; 2013; Book chapter; Book; Current perspectives in contaminant hydrology and water resources sustainability; Barringer, Julia L.; Reilly, Pamela A.