Great Egg Harbor River Surficial Aquifer Study

Science Center Objects

Water resources of the unconfined aquifer system of the Great Egg Harbor River basin, New Jersey, 1989-90     

Groundwater budget (1928-88)
Water use data (1987)

Illustration of Groundwater interactions

Illustration of Groundwater and Surface water interactions

(Public domain.)

Land Surface System

P = Qdr + ET + R

Groundwater System

R = Wp + L + Qb

List of Budget Components (in inches per year)

  • Precipitation (P) = 45.3
  • Direct Runoff (Qdr) = 3.1
  • Base Flow (Qb) = 17.6
  • Evapotranspiration (ET) = 24
  • Leakage (L) = 0.3
  • Consumptive Water Use from Water Surface (Wp) = 0.4
  • Recharge to the Aquifer (R) = 18.3