New Jersey Water Science Center

Coastal Science

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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 7, 2018
Status: Active

New Jersey Precipitation and Weather Short-Term Network

The New Jersey Water Science Center provides valuable short-term (120 day) data augmentation to many locations for: Precipitation, Water and Air Temperature, and even Wind speed and direction at some of our coastal sites. Our field technicians continuously make field measurements and maintain these networks to ensure the accuracy of these data.

Contacts: Heidi L Hoppe
Date published: November 5, 2018
Status: Active

Index -Velocity and Hydroacoustics

Many streams do not have a direct streamflow-to-gage height (water-surface elevation referenced to a datum) relation. These sites include streams influenced by control structures, general backwater effects, and tidal effects. Historically, computation of streamflow at these sites has been difficult. Deploying stationary acoustic doppler instruments allows the USGS to “index” the mean channel...

Date published: November 5, 2018
Status: Active

Hydroacoustics and Technological advancements in Streamgaging

In the mid-1990s, a new technology emerged in the field of streamflow monitoring; the Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP). It was originally developed for oceanographic work, but was adapted for inland streamflow measurements. This instrument has been transforming the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) streamgaging program ever since.

Date published: November 5, 2018
Status: Active

New Jersey Coastal Surge, Wave, and Tide Hydrodynamics Network (SWaTH)

Following Hurricane Sandy, the USGS began construction of an overland Surge, Wave, and Tide Hydrodynamics (SWaTH) Network along the Northeastern Atlantic Coast from North Carolina to Maine. This network, developed collaboratively with numerous partners, features the integration of long-term tide gage networks, with real-time rapid-deployment gages (RDG) and mobile storm-tide sensors (STS). An...

Contacts: Heidi L Hoppe
Date published: November 5, 2018
Status: Active

Long-term Water Monitoring Networks in New Jersey

The accurate, long-term monitoring networks of New Jersey Water Science Center provide valuable data in real-time and historical perspective to compare that data to.  The longer a monitoring location is in operation, the more valuable it becomes, since more statistical comparisons can be...

Contacts: Heidi L Hoppe
Date published: September 12, 2018
Status: Active

New Jersey Tide Network

USGS monitors data for estuary and back-bay areas all along the New Jersey coast and links to related projects with more information about coastal flood hazards, water quality, and other topics.

The USGS operates the most extensive satellite network of tide-gaging stations in the region, many of which form the backbone of flood-warning systems. The USGS provides current ("real-time")...

Contacts: Heidi L Hoppe
Date published: July 16, 2018
Status: Active

Sandy Hook Gateway National Recreation Area Study

The Sandy Hook Unit, Gateway National Recreation Area (hereafter Sandy Hook) in New Jersey is a 10-kilometer-long spit visited by thousands of people each year who take advantage of the historical and natural resources and recreational opportunities.

Date published: July 16, 2018
Status: Active

The health of maritime forests in three Mid-Atlantic National Seashores

The 2017 Work Plan for the National Resources Protection Program (NRPP) project on Fire Island, Sandy Hook, and Assateague includes a description of the issues and implications; description of the methods; and summary of the 2017 tasks, including site selection, well and instrumentation installation, and monitoring groundwater levels, temperature, and specific conductance.

Date published: August 14, 2017
Status: Active

Barnegat Bay Restoration Science

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), in cooperation with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) and other partners, is conducting an extensive, coordinated study of physical, chemical, and biological processes in the Barnegat Bay-Little Egg Harbor estuary.  The study integrates findings of teams from the USGS New Jersey Water Science Center and USGS Coastal and Marine...

Contacts: Richard Kropp, New Jersey Water Science Center
Date published: February 16, 2017
Status: Active

Program to Maintain and Update Groundwater Models

The Model Maintenance program, in cooperation with the N.J. Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP), archives, maintains, updates, and shares groundwater-flow models that have been developed by the New Jersey Water Science Center (NJWSC). The program was started in 1995 to maintain existing groundwater flow models, use standardized procedures to archive the models, update...

Contacts: Alison Gordon