Upper Maurice River Surficial Aquifer Study

Science Center Objects

Hydrology of the unconfined aquifer system in the Upper Maurice River Basin and adjacent areas in Gloucester County, New Jersey, 1986-87

Groundwater budget (1933-86)
Water use data (1987)

Illustration of Groundwater interactions

Illustration of Groundwater and Surface water interactions

(Public domain.)

Land Surface System

P = ET + Qo + R

Groundwater System

R = Qb + Qi + L + Wp + Wd + Wi+ Wn

List of Budget Components (in inches per year)

  • Precipitation (P) = 44.5
  • Direct Runoff/overland flow(Qo) = 3.01
  • Base Flow (Qb) = 17.24
  • Evapotranspiration (ET) = 24.84
  • Leakage (L) = 0.1
  • Withdraw, public-supply, consumptive (Wp) = 0.39
  • Withdraw, domestic self-supply, consumptive (Wd) = 0.08
  • Withdraw, irrigation self-supply, consumptive (Wi) = 0.42
  • Withdraw, industrial self-supply, consumptive (Wn) = 0.02
  • Basin discharge, groundwater component (Qi) = 0.12
  • Aquifer recharg (R) = 18.57