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Filter Total Items: 17
Date published: May 4, 2018
Status: Archived

Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals and Prevalence of Intersex in Fish Populations in New Jersey

NJ WSC and Leetown Science Center scientists in cooperation with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection were tasked with characterizing endocrine disruption in smallmouth bass from New Jersey.


Contacts: Kelly Smalling, Luke R Iwanowicz, Ph.D., Sandra Goodrow
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: March 5, 2018
Status: Active

Summaries of Surface-Water Quality in New Jersey

These summaries describe and characterize the quality of surface-water data collected cooperatively by the USGS and New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) as part of the New Jersey Ambient Surface-Water-Quality Monitoring Network. Data on the physical characteristics and water-quality constituents in samples collected at surface-water and bed-sediment sites are presented in...

Date published: February 21, 2018
Status: Active

New Jersey Ambient Groundwater-Quality Monitoring Network

The USGS, in cooperation with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, New Jersey Geological and Water Survey, Ambient Groundwater-Quality Monitoring Net­work (AGWQMN), which is designed to characterize the status of groundwater quality at or near the water table as a function of land use. Shallow groundwater is generally the first and most significantly affected...

Contacts: Heidi L Hoppe
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-...