New Jersey Water Science Center

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Filter Total Items: 27
Date published: May 28, 2021
Status: Archived

Processes Affecting the Natural Attenuation of Gasoline in Ground Water -- Galloway Township, New Jersey

Gasoline spills from leaking underground storage tanks is the most common mechanism of subsurface point source contamination. The U.S. Geological Survey's Toxic Substances Hydrology Program investigated the fate and transport of hydrocarbons in the unsaturated zone and shallow groundwater at a gasoline-spill site...

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  As a result, estimates of the quantities of water withdrawn are based off of relatively small amounts of data.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
Date published: March 25, 2021
Status: Archived

Ecologically Relevant Hydrologic Indices for a Baseline Period of Record for Selected Stream Gages in New Jersey

The hydroecological integrity assessment process (HIP) has been fully developed for the State of New Jersey (NJHIP). The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection is in the process of applying ecologically relevant ecological flow goals (ERHI's) from the NJHIP to current and future regulation of New Jersey streams. It is the goal of NJDEP to evaluate potential impacts of a proposed...

Contacts: New Jersey WSC Specialists
Date published: March 24, 2021
Status: Archived

Coastal Plain Aquifer Synoptic - Chloride Network

Chloride concentrations in groundwater are measured in select wells on a 5-year cycle, as an early warning indicator of saltwater intrusion, and for the definition of the 250 mg/L chloride concentration line within the principal aquifers of the New Jersey Coastal Plain.

Contacts: New Jersey WSC Specialists
Date published: August 25, 2020
Status: Active

New Jersey Water Science Center Webcams

Static webcams have been installed at a number of real-time stream-gaging locations in New Jersey to allow you to view the current river-stage conditions. These webcams provide valuable information to the National Weather Service, emergency managers, and area residents to evaluate real-time conditions in river environments during storms.

Contacts: Heidi L Hoppe
Date published: June 16, 2020
Status: Active

Contaminant Fate and Transport Studies in Fractured Sedimentary Rock Aquifers at the former Naval Air Warfare Center (NAWC), West Trenton, N.J.

Contaminants associated with industrial, airport, and other activities are present in groundwater in fractured-rock aquifers, posing long-term hazards to drinking-water supplies and ecosystems. The heterogeneous character of fractured rock challenges our understanding, monitoring, and remediation of such sites.

Date published: August 2, 2019
Status: Active

Coastal Plain Aquifer Synoptic

Groundwater withdrawals from the Coastal Plain aquifers of New Jersey have increased steadily since 1900. Because water levels are directly a function of groundwater withdrawals a need exists for the evaluation of potentiometric surfaces with respect to the distribution of water use.

Date published: June 21, 2019
Status: Active

Investigations and Technical Assistance to the Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, in Assessing the Distribution and Transport of Perfluorinated Compounds in Groundwater and Surface Water

The USGS New Jersey Water Science Center is providing technical hydrologic assistance to the U.S. Air Force Civil Engineer Center (AFCEC) at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst (JBMDL) in New Jersey, regarding contamination issues associated with perfluorinated compounds, such as perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS), perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), and other perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in...

Contacts: Alex R Fiore
Date published: May 13, 2019
Status: Active

Water Levels in the Ten Major Confined Aquifers of the New Jersey Coastal Plain

The Coastal Plain aquifers of New Jersey provide an important source of water for more than 3.5 million people. The USGS, in cooperation with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, has been measuring water levels in the confined aquifers of the New Jersey Coastal Plain every five years beginning in 1978.  Persistent, regionally extensive cones of depression are present in Ocean...

Date published: December 21, 2018
Status: Active

National Water-Quality Assessment (NAWQA) Program Studies in New Jersey

The USGS National Water-Quality Assessment Project (NAWQA) is now part of the USGS National Water-Quality Program (NWQP). NAWQA provides nationally consistent data and...

Date published: December 14, 2018
Status: Active

USGS Data Delivery Tools

USGS WaterAlert allows users to set notification thresholds for any USGS real-time data collection station, including stream, tidal, and groundwater gages, water-quality, and weather stations and sends emails or text messages to subscribers whenever the threshold conditions are met, as often as every hour.


Date published: December 7, 2018
Status: Completed

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Data for New Jersey

Spatial/GIS data sets for New Jersey are available numerous spatial data clearinghouses. Spatial/GIS data sets for USGS studies that include New Jersey or include parts of New Jersey are also available from USGS.