New Jersey Water Science Center

Water Use

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Date published: August 3, 2021
Status: Archived

AWUDS

Coordinate AWUDS testing

Contacts: New Jersey WSC Specialists
Date published: June 30, 2021
Status: Active

Low-Flow Characteristics - Archive

To determine regional low-flow relationships for both the 2-year and 10-year 7-day low flows throughout New Jersey, so that accurate estimations of these values at ungaged sites can be made

Date published: June 30, 2021
Status: Archived

Water Budget analysis for Water Supply Planning

In the New Jersey Coastal Plain, where confined aquifers provide over 200 million gallons per day, effective water resource planning and management under increasingly complex circumstances requires a current and improving understanding of the limitations of the available water from confined aquifers, the interconnections between confined and unconfined aquifers, and the sources of flow to...

Contacts: New Jersey WSC Specialists
Date published: June 16, 2021
Status: Archived

Update the NJWaTr database for Years 2000 through 2007

Water Resource planning requires a source of reliable, relevant, easily accessible data. Multiple NJDEP agencies are involved with regulation and data collection with regard to the State's water resources. These programs include land use, water quality, water supply, and wildlife. The USGS NJ WSC has been asked to update the NJWaTr database structure to accommodate new data requirements and to...

Contacts: New Jersey WSC Specialists
Date published: June 15, 2021
Status: Archived

Streamflow characteristics and the basis for ecological flow goals

The population increase and the associated development have necessitated an increase in the withdrawals of both surface and groundwater to meet water-supply demands, have increased the amount of wastewater discharged from treatment facilities, and have increased the amount of impervious surface area and resulting stormwater flows. Since streamflow can be influenced by both human activities and...

Contacts: New Jersey WSC Specialists
Date published: June 11, 2021
Status: Archived

Stormwater Runoff TMDL for Aquatic Life

Biological impairment is but an indicator that some type of anthropogenic process has occurred resulting in aquatic assemblage degradation. The purpose of this proposal is to establish an applicable TMDL approach to address aquatic life impairments associated with stormwater runoff and hydrologic alteration for streams in New Jersey with the goal of improving river systems by reducing the...

Contacts: New Jersey WSC Specialists
Date published: June 11, 2021
Status: Archived

Statistics for Statewide Water Capacity Analysis

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) is undertaking an update of the Statewide Water-Supply Master Plan for New Jersey. As part of this process, the water supply planners want to perform an assessment of the potential water capacity of the surficial aquifers of the state. The approach that they envision is to examine the low streamflow statistics for each Hydrologic...

Contacts: New Jersey WSC Specialists
Date published: May 14, 2021
Status: Archived

Pinelands Kirkwood-Cohansey

The study examines the structure and function of the hydrologic system supporting Pinelands aquatic and wetland communities and the hydrologic and ecological response to groundwater-withdrawal stress. USGS components of the study focus on various aspects of the hydrologic system that controls groundwater and surface-water flow, depth of water in wetlands, and interactions between the...

Contacts: New Jersey WSC Specialists
Date published: May 14, 2021
Status: Archived

Project Management, NAWQA

NAWQA is a program from the USGS that addresses the goals of that status of surface-water and groundwater, provide understanding of human impact,  and to support local, state, and federal agencies with aforementioned data.  

Contacts: New Jersey WSC Specialists
Date published: May 12, 2021
Status: Archived

Pilot for Long Term Daily Hydrograph Development for the Ecological Flow Goals

To use NJHAT at ungaged sites, an analytical tool is required that can develop a long-term daily hydrograph at these sites. The objectives of the project is to pilot the use of TOPMODEL and DHI software to produce long-term hydrographs at gaged sites and to show that one or both of these models could be used to produce long-term hydrographs at ungaged sites with sufficient accuracy for use...

Contacts: New Jersey WSC Specialists
Date published: April 20, 2021
Status: Archived

Hopewell Long-Term Monitoring

The pace of development in Hopewell Township increased substantially in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Concurrent with this has been an increased awareness of the township’s finite water resources and the potential for environmental degradation from increased ground-water withdrawals and reduced ground-water recharge. The goal of this project is to provide a long-term, easily accessed data...

Contacts: New Jersey WSC Specialists
Date published: April 14, 2021
Status: Active

Self-Supplied Domestic Well Metering

The primary source of self-supplied domestic water use is from private wells which are often unmonitored.  As a result, estimates of the quantities of water withdrawn are based off of relatively small amounts of data.  To gain a better understanding of this type of water use, a project was initiated in cooperation with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection to meter private...

Contacts: Jennifer Shourds, Volunteer Inquiries - Liam Kenefic