New Jersey Water Science Center

Surface Water and Groundwater Monitoring

Filter Total Items: 25
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: November 1, 2018
Status: Active

New Jersey Groundwater Network

 

Groundwater is the sole source of water supply for many people in New Jersey. Large-scale groundwater pumpage, installation of sanitary- and storm-sewer systems, and frequent variations in precipitation all have significant effects on regional groundwater levels and aquifer storage. In order to properly manage this resource, there needs to be a consistent dataset of...

Date published: August 23, 2018
Status: Active

New Jersey Ambient Surface-Water-Quality Monitoring Network

The USGS New Jersey Water Science Center, in cooperation with the NJ Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP), New Jersey Water Supply Authority, and the Delaware River Basin Commission, maintain the New Jersey Ambient Surface-Water-Quality Monitoring Network (ASWQMN) — a collection of monitoring stations on streams throughout New Jersey. Constituent concentration data from the ASWQMN...

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: May 31, 2018
Status: Completed

Surficial Aquifer Studies

The series of surficial aquifer studies were completed to evaluate the unconfined aquifer system of the NJ Coastal Plain for use as a potential source of water. As the demand for water in the State increases and the restrictions continue on the use of water from certain confined aquifers, withdrawals on the unconfined aquifer system are expected to increase. Detailed study of the unconfined...

Date published: March 28, 2018
Status: Active

StreamStats in New Jersey

StreamStats is a Web application for water-resources planning and engineering purposes. The map-based user interface can be used to delineate drainage areas for user-selected sites on streams, generate basin characteristics and estimate flow statistics for the selected sites. Users also can select the locations of U.S. Geological Survey data-collection stations, shown as triangles on the...

Date published: March 6, 2018
Status: Active

Summary of Monthly Hydrologic Conditions in New Jersey

The U.S. Geological Survey New Jersey Water Science Center’s monthly summary reports and tables of hydrologic conditions for surface and ground water are based on average monthly conditions for the period of record at each index station. Statistical analyses that correlate current conditions with previous climatic extremes are commonly used to develop these averages.

Contacts: Heidi L Hoppe
Date published: November 3, 2017
Status: Active

Africa Groundwater Exploration and Assessment Program

The purpose of the Program is to develop a sound understanding of the potential for development of potable groundwater supply in selected African countries and build local capacity to plan and conduct the hydrologic investigations and monitoring necessary to help ensure that groundwater resources are developed and managed efficiently and sustainably. 

Contacts: Richard Kropp
Date published: August 16, 2017
Status: Active

Low-Flow Characteristics

Streamflow data collection and analysis are a necessary component of effective water resource management and planning.  Low-flow statistics are needed to safely allow withdraws from and discharges to surface waters in the State of New Jersey.  Operating streamflow gaging stations at every water use location would be ideal but is cost prohibitive. Statistics help extend the utility of available...

Contacts: Amy McHugh
Date published: August 16, 2017
Status: Active

Pinelands Research

The New Jersey Pine Barrens, or Pinelands National Reserve (PNR), is a vast and unique ecosystem comprising approximately a 938,000-acre area of southern New Jersey. It spans portions of seven counties (Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, and Ocean), and  all or part of 56 municipalities. It is home to dozens of rare plant and animal species, and the Kirkwood-...