Maurice River Surficial Aquifer Study

Science Center Objects

Hydrology of the unconfined aquifer system, Maurice River area: Maurice and Cohancey River Basins, New Jersey, 1994-95

Groundwater budget (1985-94)
Water use data (1994)

Illustration of Groundwater interactions

Illustration of Groundwater and Surface water interactions

(Public domain.)

Land Surface System

P + Ras = Qdr + ET + Ws + Rn

Groundwater System

Rn + Rag = Wg + L + Qg

Qg = Qb - Ras + Ws

List of Budget Components (in inches per year)

  • Precipitation (P) = 42.9
  • Direct Runoff (Qdr) = 3.1
  • Base Flow (Qb) = 15.9
  • Evapotranspiration (ET) = 24.6
  • Leakage (L) = 0.053
  • Consumptive Water Use from Surface-water Withdraws (Ws) = 0.014
  • Consumptive Water Use from unconfined Groundwater Withdrawals (Wg) = 0.79
  • Artificial Recharge to the Surface-water System (Ras) = 0.66
  • Artificial Recharge to the Groundwater System (Rag) = 0.0054
  • Natural recharge to the Aquifer (Rn) = 16.1
  • Groundwater discharge (Qg) = 15.3