Toms River Surficial Aquifer Study

Science Center Objects

Hydrology of the unconfined aquifer system, Toms River, Metedeconk River, and Kettle Creek Basins, New Jersey, 1987-90

Groundwater budget (1980-89)
Water use data (1988)

Illustration of Groundwater interactions

Illustration of Groundwater and Surface water interactions

(Public domain.)

Land Surface System

P = Qdr + ET + Ws + R

Groundwater System

R = Qb + L + Wg

List of Budget Components (in inches per year)

Budgets for the Toms River Basin and Metedeconk River Basin were calculated seperately in the report.

Toms River

  • Precipitation (P) = 46.4
  • Direct Runoff (Qdr) = 3.4
  • Base Flow (Qb) = 18
  • Evapotranspiration (ET) = 23.5
  • Leakage (L) = 0.002
  • Consumptive Water Use from surface-water withdraws (Ws) = 0.13
  • Consumptive Water Use from unconfined groundwater withdraws (Wg) = 1.4
  • Recharge to the aquifer (R) = 19.4 

 

Metedeconk

  • Precipitation (P) = 45.9
  • Direct Runoff (Qdr) = 7
  • Base Flow (Qb) = 15
  • Evapotranspiration (ET) = 23.0
  • Leakage (L) = 0.00044
  • Consumptive Water Use from surface-water withdraws (Ws) = 0.44
  • Consumptive Water Use from unconfined groundwater withdraws (Wg) = 0.45
  • Recharge to the aquifer (R) = 15