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: 2018

Hydrologic assessment of the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge

The Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge (hereafter Forsythe refuge or the refuge) is situated along the central New Jersey coast and provides a mixture of freshwater and saltwater habitats for numerous bird, wildlife, and plant species. Little data and information were previously available regarding the freshwater dynamics that support the...

Wieben, Christine M.; Chepiga, Mary M.
Wieben, C.M., and Chepiga, M.M., 2018, Hydrologic assessment of the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, New Jersey: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2017–5088, 38 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20175088.

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Hydrogeology of, simulation of groundwater flow in, and potential effects of sea-level rise on the Kirkwood-Cohansey aquifer system in the vicinity of Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, New Jersey

The Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge encompasses more than 47,000 acres of New Jersey coastal habitats, including salt marshes, freshwater wetlands, tidal wetlands, barrier beaches, woodlands, and swamps. The refuge is along the Atlantic Flyway and provides breeding habitat for fish, migratory birds, and other wildlife species. The...

Fiore, Alex R.; Voronin, Lois M.; Wieben, Christine M.
Fiore, A.R., Voronin, L.M., and Wieben, C.M., 2018, Hydrogeology of, simulation of groundwater flow in, and potential effects of sea-level rise on the Kirkwood-Cohansey aquifer system in the vicinity of Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, New Jersey: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2017-5135, 59 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20175135.

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Bioremediation in fractured rock: 1. Modeling to inform design, monitoring, and expectations

Field characterization of a trichloroethene (TCE) source area in fractured mudstones produced a detailed understanding of the geology, contaminant distribution in fractures and the rock matrix, and hydraulic and transport properties. Groundwater flow and chemical transport modeling that synthesized the field characterization information proved...

Tiedeman, Claire; Shapiro, Allen M.; Hsieh, Paul A.; Imbrigiotta, Thomas E.; Goode, Daniel J.; Lacombe, Pierre; DeFlaun, Mary F.; Drew, Scott R.; Johnson, Carole D.; Williams, John H.; Curtis, Gary P.
Tiedeman, C.R., A.M. Shapiro, P.A. Hsieh, T.E. Imbrigiotta, D.J. Goode, P.J. Lacombe, M.F. DeFlaun, S.R. Drew, C.D. Johnson, J.H. Williams, G.P. Curtis, 2017, Bioremediation in Fractured Rock: 1. Modeling to Inform Design, Monitoring, and Expectations, Groundwater. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/gwat.12585

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Bioremediation in fractured rock: 2. Mobilization of chloroethene compounds from the rock matrix

A mass balance is formulated to evaluate the mobilization of chlorinated ethene compounds (CE) from the rock matrix of a fractured mudstone aquifer under pre- and postbioremediation conditions. The analysis relies on a sparse number of monitoring locations and is constrained by a detailed description of the groundwater flow regime. Groundwater...

Shapiro, Allen M.; Tiedeman, Claire; Imbrigiotta, Thomas E.; Goode, Daniel J.; Hsieh, Paul A.; Lacombe, Pierre; DeFlaun, Mary F.; Drew, Scott R.; Curtis, Gary P.
Shapiro, A. M., Tiedeman, C. R., Imbrigiotta, T. E., Goode, D. J., Hsieh, P. A., Lacombe, P. J., DeFlaun, M. F., Drew, S. R. and Curtis, G. P. 2017. Bioremediation in fractured rock: 2. Mobilization of chloroethene compounds from the rock matrix. Groundwater 56(2): 317-336. doi: 10.1111/gwat.12586.

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Leaching and sorption of neonicotinoid insecticides and fungicides from seed coatings

Seed coatings are a treatment used on a variety of crops to improve production and offer protection against pests and fungal outbreaks. The leaching of the active ingredients associated with the seed coatings and the sorption to soil was evaluated under laboratory conditions using commercially available corn and soybean seeds to study the fate and...

Smalling, Kelly L.; Hladik, Michelle; Sanders, Corey; Kuivila, Kathryn
Kelly L. Smalling, Michelle L. Hladik, Corey J. Sanders & Kathryn M. Kuivila (2017): Leaching and sorption of neonicotinoid insecticides and fungicides from seed coatings, Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Part B, DOI: 10.1080/03601234.2017.1405619

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Towards a comprehensive water quality modeling of Barnegat Bay: Development of ROMS to WASP Coupler

The Regional Ocean Modeling System (ROMS) has been coupled with the Water Quality Analysis Simulation Program (WASP) to be used in a comprehensive analysis of water quality in Barnegat Bay, New Jersey. The coupler can spatially aggregate hydrodynamic information in ROMS cells into larger WASP segments. It can also be used to resample ROMS output...

Define, Zafer; Spitz, Frederick J.; Depaul, Vincent T.; Wool, Tim A.
Defne, Z.; Spitz, F.J.; DePaul, V., and Wool, T.A., 2017. Toward a comprehensive water-quality modeling of Barnegat Bay: Development of ROMS to WASP coupler. In: Buchanan, G.A.; Belton, T.J., and Paudel, B. (eds.), A Comprehensive Assessment of Barnegat Bay-Little Egg Harbor, New Jersey.

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User’s Manual for the National Water Information System of the U.S. Geological Survey: Aggregate Water-Use Data System, Version 3.2

The Aggregate Water-Use Data System (AWUDS) is the database management system used to enter, store, and analyze state aggregate water-use data. It is part of the U.S. Geological Survey National Water Information System. AWUDS has a graphical user interface that facilitates data entry, revision, review, and approval. This document provides...

Nawyn, John P.; Sargent, B. Pierre; Hoopes, Barbara; Augenstein, Todd; Rowland, Kathleen M.; Barber, Nancy L.
Nawyn, J.P., Sargent, B.P., Hoopes, B.C., Augenstein, T.W., Rowland, K.M., and Barber, N.L., 2017, User’s Manual for the National Water Information System of the U.S. Geological Survey: Aggregate Water-Use Data System, Version 3.2: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2017–1114, 29 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20171114.

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Landslide monitoring in the Atlantic Highlands area, New Jersey

Shallow and deep-seated landslides have occurred episodically on the steep coastal bluffs of the Atlantic Highlands area (Boroughs of Atlantic Highlands and Highlands) in New Jersey. The oldest documented deep-seated landslide occurred in April 1782 and significantly changed the morphology of the bluff. However, recent landslides have been mostly...

Reilly, Pamela A.; Ashland, Francis X.; Fiore, Alex R.
Reilly, P.A., Ashland, F.X., and Fiore, A.R., 2017, Landslide monitoring in the Atlantic Highlands area, New Jersey: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2017–3068, 4 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/fs20173068.

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Year Published: 2017

New Jersey StreamStats: A web application for streamflow statistics and basin characteristics

StreamStats is an interactive, map-based web application from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) that allows users to easily obtain streamflow statistics and watershed characteristics for both gaged and ungaged sites on streams throughout New Jersey. Users can determine flood magnitude and frequency, monthly flow-duration, monthly low-flow...

Watson, Kara M.; Janowicz, Jon A.
Watson, K.M., and Janowicz, J.A., 2017, New Jersey StreamStats: A web application for streamflow statistics and basin characteristics: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2017–3057, 4 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/fs20173057.

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Simulated groundwater flow paths, travel time, and advective transport of nitrogen in the Kirkwood-Cohansey aquifer system, Barnegat Bay–Little Egg Harbor Watershed, New Jersey

Elevated concentrations of nitrogen in groundwater that discharges to surface-water bodies can degrade surface-water quality and habitats in the New Jersey Coastal Plain. An analysis of groundwater flow in the Kirkwood-Cohansey aquifer system and deeper confined aquifers that underlie the Barnegat Bay–Little Egg Harbor (BB-LEH) watershed and...

Voronin, Lois M.; Cauller, Stephen J.
Voronin, L.M., and Cauller, S.J., 2017, Simulated groundwater flow paths, travel time, and advective transport of nitrogen in the Kirkwood-Cohansey aquifer system, Barnegat Bay–Little Egg Harbor Watershed, New Jersey: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2016–5169, 17 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20165169.

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Amphibians, pesticides, and the amphibian chytrid fungus in restored wetlands in agricultural landscapes

Information on interactions between pesticide exposure and disease prevalence in amphibian populations is limited, especially from field data. Exposure to certain herbicides and insecticides has the potential to decrease the immune response in frogs, which can potentially lead to increased abundance of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Bd) zoospores...

Reeves, Rebecca A.; Pierce, Clay; Vandever, Mark W.; Muths, Erin L.; Smalling, Kelly L.
Reeves, R.A., Pierce, C.L., Vandever, M.W., Muths, E., Smalling, K.L., 2017, Amphibians, pesticides and the amphibian chytrid fungus in restored wetlands in agricultural landscapes. Herpetological Conservation and Biology, vol. 12, p. 68-77.

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Ecological community datasets used to evaluate the presence of trends in ecological communities in selected rivers and streams across the United States, 1992-2012

In 1991, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) began a study of more than 50 major river basins across the Nation as part of the National Water-Quality Assessment (NAWQA) project of the National Water-Quality Program. One of the major goals of the NAWQA project is to determine how water-quality and ecological conditions change over time. To support...

Zuellig, Robert E.; Riskin, Melissa L.
Zuellig, R.E. and Riskin, M.L., 2017, Ecological community datasets used to evaluate the presence of trends in ecological communities in selected rivers and streams across the United States, 1992-2012: U.S. Geological Survey data release, http://dx.doi.org/10.5066/F7G44ND3.