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: 2013

Electrical signatures of ethanol-liquid mixtures: implications for monitoring biofuels migration in the subsurface

Ethanol (EtOH), an emerging contaminant with potential direct and indirect environmental effects, poses threats to water supplies when spilled in large volumes. A series of experiments was directed at understanding the electrical geophysical signatures arising from groundwater contamination by ethanol. Conductivity measurements were performed at...

Personna, Yves Robert; Slater, Lee; Ntarlagiannis, Dimitrios; Werkema, Dale D.; Szabo, Zoltan
Electrical signatures of ethanol-liquid mixtures: implications for monitoring biofuels migration in the subsurface; 2013; Article; Journal; Journal of Contaminant Hydrology; Personna, Yves Robert; Slater, Lee ; Ntarlagiannis, Dimitrios ; Werkema, Dale ; Szabo, Zoltan

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Variable contributions of mercury from groundwater to a first-order urban coastal plain stream in New Jersey, USA

Filtered total mercury (FTHg) concentrations in a rapidly urbanizing area ranged from 50 to 250 ng/L in surface waters of the Squankum Branch, a tributary to a major river (Great Egg Harbor River (GEHR)) traversing both urban and forested/wetland areas in the Coastal Plain of New Jersey. An unsewered residential area with Hg-contaminated well...

Barringer, Julia; Szabo, Zoltan; Reilly, Pamela A.; Riskin, Melissa L.

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Nutrient concentrations in surface water and groundwater, and nitrate source identification using stable isotope analysis, in the Barnegat Bay-Little Egg Harbor watershed, New Jersey, 2010–11

Five streams in the Barnegat Bay-Little Egg Harbor (BB-LEH) watershed in southern New Jersey were sampled for nutrient concentrations and stable isotope composition under base-flow and stormflow conditions, and during the growing and nongrowing seasons, to help quantify and identify sources of nutrient loading. Samples were analyzed for...

Wieben, Christine M.; Baker, Ronald J.; Nicholson, Robert S.
Nutrient concentrations in surface water and groundwater, and nitrate source identification using stable isotope analysis, in the Barnegat Bay-Little Egg Harbor watershed, New Jersey, 2010–11; 2013; SIR; 2012-5287; Wieben, Christine M.; Baker, Ronald J.; Nicholson, Robert S.

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Year Published: 2012

Integrated characterization of the geologic framework of a contaminated site in West Trenton, New Jersey

Fractured sedimentary bedrock and groundwater at the former Naval Air Warfare Center in West Trenton, New Jersey (United States of America) are contaminated with chlorinated solvents. Predicting contaminant migration or removing the contaminants requires an understanding of the geology. Consequently, the geologic framework near the site was...

Ellefsen, Karl J.; Burton, William C.; Lacombe, Pierre J.
Integrated characterization of the geologic framework of a contaminated site in West Trenton, New Jersey; 2012; Article; Journal; Journal of Applied Geophysics; Ellefsen, Karl J.;Burton, William C.;Lacombe, Pierre J.

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Simulation of groundwater flow and hydrologic effects of groundwater withdrawals from the Kirkwood-Cohansey aquifer system in the Pinelands of southern New Jersey

The Kirkwood-Cohansey aquifer system is an important source of present and future water supply in southern New Jersey. Because this unconfined aquifer system also supports sensitive wetland and aquatic habitats within the New Jersey Pinelands (Pinelands), water managers and policy makers need up-to-date information, data, and projections that show...

Charles, Emmanuel G.; Nicholson, Robert S.
Simulation of groundwater flow and hydrologic effects of groundwater withdrawals from the Kirkwood-Cohansey aquifer system in the Pinelands of southern New Jersey; 2012; SIR; 2012-5122; Charles, Emmanuel G.; Nicholson, Robert S.

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Simulated effects of alternative withdrawal strategies on groundwater flow in the unconfined Kirkwood-Cohansey aquifer system, the Rio Grande water-bearing zone, and the Atlantic City 800-foot sand in the Great Egg Harbor and Mullica River Basins, New Jersey

Groundwater is essential for water supply and plays a critical role in maintaining the environmental health of freshwater and estuarine ecosystems in the Atlantic Coastal basins of New Jersey. The unconfined Kirkwood-Cohansey aquifer system and the confined Atlantic City 800-foot sand are major sources of groundwater in the area, and each faces...

Pope, Daryll A.; Carleton, Glen B.; Buxton, Debra E.; Walker, Richard L.; Shourds, Jennifer L.; Reilly, Pamela A.
Simulated effects of alternative withdrawal strategies on groundwater flow in the unconfined Kirkwood-Cohansey aquifer system, the Rio Grande water-bearing zone, and the Atlantic City 800-foot sand in the Great Egg Harbor and Mullica River Basins, New Jersey; 2012; SIR; 2012-5187; Pope, Daryll A.; Carleton, Glen B.; Buxton, Debra E.; Walker, Richard L.; Shourds, Jennifer L.; Reilly, Pamela A.

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Year Published: 2012

Mercury in waters, soils, and sediments of the New Jersey Coastal Plain: A comparison of regional distribution and mobility with the mercury contamination at the William J. Hughes Technical Center, Atlantic County, New Jersey

Mercury in soils, surface water, and groundwater at the William J. Hughes Technical Center , Atlantic County, New Jersey, has been found at levels that exceed established background concentrations in Coastal Plain waters, and, in some cases, New Jersey State standards for mercury in various media. As of 2012, it is not known whether this mercury...

Barringer, Julia L.; Szabo, Zoltan; Reilly, Pamela A.
Mercury in waters, soils, and sediments of the New Jersey Coastal Plain: A comparison of regional distribution and mobility with the mercury contamination at the William J. Hughes Technical Center, Atlantic County, New Jersey; 2012; SIR; 2012-5115; Barringer, Julia L.; Szabo, Zoltan; Reilly, Pamela A.

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Year Published: 2012

Measurement and simulation of evapotranspiration at a wetland site in the New Jersey Pinelands

Evapotranspiration (ET) was monitored above a wetland forest canopy dominated by pitch-pine in the New Jersey Pinelands during November 10, 2004-February 20, 2007, using an eddy-covariance method. Twelve-month ET totals ranged from 786 to 821 millimeters (mm). Minimum and maximum ET rates occurred during December-February and in July, respectively...

Sumner, David M.; Nicholson, Robert S.; Clark, Kenneth L.
Measurement and simulation of evapotranspiration at a wetland site in the New Jersey Pinelands; 2012; SIR; 2012-5118; Sumner, David M.; Nicholson, Robert S. ; Clark, Kenneth L.

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Temporal changes in aquatic-invertebrate and fish assemblages in streams of the north-central and northeastern U.S.

Many management agencies seek to evaluate temporal changes in aquatic assemblages at monitoring sites, but few have sites with ecological time series that are long enough for this purpose. Trends in aquatic-invertebrate and fish assemblage composition were assessed at 27 long-term monitoring sites in the north-central and northeastern United...

Kennen, Jonathan; Sullivan, Daniel J.; May, Jason T.; Bell, Amanda H.; Beaulieu, Karen M.; Rice, Donald E.

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Flood-inundation maps for the Saddle River from Rochelle Park to Lodi, New Jersey, 2012

Digital flood-inundation maps for a 2.75-mile reach of the Saddle River from 0.2 mile upstream from the Interstate 80 bridge in Rochelle Park to 1.5 miles downstream from the U.S. Route 46 bridge in Lodi, New Jersey, were created by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in cooperation with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP...

Hoppe, Heidi L.; Watson, Kara M.
Flood-inundation maps for the Saddle River from Rochelle Park to Lodi, New Jersey, 2012; 2012; SIM; 3221; Hoppe, Heidi L.; Watson, Kara M.

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Volatile organic compounds in the unsaturated zone from radioactive wastes

Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are often comingled with low-level radioactive wastes (LLRW), but little is known about subsurface VOC emanations from LLRW landfills. The current study systematically quantified VOCs associated with LLRW over an 11-yr period at the USGS Amargosa Desert Research Site (ADRS) in southwestern Nevada. Unsaturated-zone...

Baker, Ronald J.; Andraski, Brian J.; Stonestrom, David A.; Luo, Wentai
Volatile organic compounds in the unsaturated zone from radioactive wastes; 2012; Article; Journal; Journal of Environmental Quality; Baker, Ronald J.; Andraski, Brian J.; Stonestrom, David A.; Luo, Wentai

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Comparison of stream invertebrate response models for bioassessment metric

We aggregated invertebrate data from various sources to assemble data for modeling in two ecoregions in Oregon and one in California. Our goal was to compare the performance of models developed using multiple linear regression (MLR) techniques with models developed using three relatively new techniques: classification and regression trees (CART),...

Waite, Ian R.; Kennen, Jonathan; May, Jason T.; Brown, Larry R.; Cuffney, Thomas F.; Jones, Kimberly A.; Orlando, James L.
Comparison of stream invertebrate response models for bioassessment metric; 2012; Article; Journal; Journal of the American Water Resources Association; Waite, Ian R.; Kennen, Jonathan G.; May, Jason T.; Brown, Larry R.; Cuffney, Thomas F.; Jones, Kimberly A.; Orlando, James L.