Pamela Reilly

Current Projects: 

Landslide Monitoring in the Atlantic Highlands, NJ. 

The USGS New Jersey Water Science Center (NJWSC) and the USGS Landslide Hazards Program (LHP) are currently monitoring hillslopes within the Atlantic Highlands area of NJ to better understand the hydrologic and meteorological conditions associated with shallow landslide initiation on the coastal bluff.

Biography

Pamela Reilly works as a Hydrologist in the Water Quality and Biological Studies Section of the USGS New Jersey Water Science center. She received her BS in Biology from Monmouth University in 1998 and began her internship at the USGS in 1999.  She received her MS in Environmental Studies, with a focus on environmental health, from Rutgers University in 2004. Her work at the USGS has focused on groundwater-surface water interactions, including multiple studies on water quality, geochemistry and eco-hydrology.   Her past research has focused on understanding the biogeochemical transformations of trace elements within the sub-surface that affect mobility and toxicity in aquatic systems.  Current interests include identifying the effects of urban development on surface water quality and biological communities. 

EDUCATION

B.S. Biology, Monmouth University, 1998

M.S. Environmental Science, Rutgers University, 2004

1998-1999.  Environmental Consultant with RMC Environmental at Lakehurst Naval Base, NJ. 

1999-2000.  Intern in the Field Operations Unit, USGS New Jersey Water Science Center

2000-Current. Hydrologist in the Water Quality and Biological Research Studies Section at the USGS New Jersey Water Science Center

Project Webpages:

Landslide Monitoring in the Atlantic Highlands area of New Jersey

PUBLICATION LIST

Rapp, J.L., and Reilly, P.A., 2017, Virginia flow-ecology modeling results—An initial assessment of flow reduction effects on aquatic biota: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2017–1088, 68 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20171088

Ashland, F.X., Fiore, A.R., and Reilly, P.A., 2017, Characterizing meteorological and hydrologic conditions associated with shallow landslide initiation in the coastal bluffs of the Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey, in De Graff, J.V., and Shakur, A., eds. Landslides: Putting Experience, Knowledge and Emerging Technologies into Practice: Proceedings of the 3rd North American Symposium on Landslides, Roanoke, V.A., June 4–8, 2017, Association of Environmental & Engineering Geologists Special Publication 27, p. 461–472, ISBN: 978-0- 9897253-7-8 (link to PDF)

Fiore, A.R., Ashland, F.X., and Reilly, P.A., 2017, Groundwater levels, soil moisture, precipitation, and slope movement in the coastal bluffs of the Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey, 2015-2016: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7959FQB

Reilly, P.A., Ashland, F.X., and Fiore, A.R., 2017, Landslide monitoring in the Atlantic Highlands area, New Jersey: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2017–3068, 4 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/fs20173068.

Ng, K., Szabo, Z., Reilly, P.A., Barringer, J.L, Smalling, K.L., 2016. An assessment of mercury in estuarine sediment and tissue in Southern New Jersey using public domain data. Marine Pollution BulletinOnline at doi:10.1016/j.marpolbul.2016.04.027

Reilly, P.A., Szabo, Z., Coles, J., 2016. Urban Development and Stream Ecosystem Health – Science Capabilities of the U.S. Geological Survey. U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2016-3026, 2p. [Link]

Mumford, Adam C.; Barringer, Julia L.; Reilly, Pamela A.; Eberl, Dennis D; Blum, Alex E.; Young, Lily Y., 2014. Biogeochemical environments of streambed-sediment pore waters withand without arsenic enrichment in a sedimentary rock terrain, New Jersey Piedmont, USA. Elsevier , Elsevier [Link]

Barringer, Julia L.; Reilly, Pamela A.; Eberl, Dennis D.; Mumford, Adam C.; Benzel, William M.; Szabo, Zoltan; Shourds, Jennifer L.; Young, Lily Y., 2013. Arsenic in New Jersey Coastal Plain streams, sediments, and shallow groundwater: effects from different geologic sources and anthropogenic inputs on biogeochemical and physical mobilization processes. U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2013-5107, viii, 38 p.; Appendices 3-6 [Link]

Barringer, Julia L.; Reilly, Pamela A.:Bradley,Paul M., (Ed) 2013. Arsenic in groundwater: a summary of sources and the biogeochemical and hydrogeologic factors affecting arsenic occurrence and mobility. InTech , 34 p. [Link]

Barringer, Julia L.; Szabo, Zoltan ; Reilly, Pamela A.: Bradley, Paul M (ed)., 2013. Occurrence and mobility of mercury in groundwater, . InTech , 34 p. [Link]

Kennen, Jonathan G.; Riskin, Melissa L.; Reilly, Pamela A.; Colarullo, Susan J., 2013. Method to support Total Maximum Daily Load development using hydrologic alteration as a surrogate to address aquatic life impairment in New Jersey streams. U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2013-5089, viii, 86 p. [Link]

Barringer, J.L., Szabo, Zoltan, Reilly, P.A., and Riskin, M.L., 2013, Variable contributions of mercury from groundwater to a first-order urban coastal plain stream in New Jersey, USA: Water, Air, Soil Pollution, v. 224, no. 4, article 1475, p. 1-25. [doi:10.1007/s11270-013-1475-7]

Mumford, Adam C.; Barringer, Julia L.; Benzel, William M.; Reilly, Pamela A.; Young, L. Y., 2012. Microbial transformations of arsenic: Mobilization from glauconitic sediments to water. Elsevier , 10 p.[Link]

Barringer, Julia L.; Szabo, Zoltan; Reilly, Pamela A., 2012. Mercury in waters, soils, and sediments of the New Jersey Coastal Plain: A comparison of regional distribution and mobility with the mercury contamination at the William J. Hughes Technical Center, Atlantic County, New Jersey. U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2012-5115, vii, 34 p. [Link]

Pope, Daryll A.; Carleton, Glen B.; Buxton, Debra E.; Walker, Richard L.; Shourds, Jennifer L.; Reilly, Pamela A., 2012. Simulated effects of alternative withdrawal strategies on groundwater flow in the unconfined Kirkwood-Cohansey aquifer system, the Rio Grande water-bearing zone, and the Atlantic City 800-foot sand in the Great Egg Harbor and Mullica River Basins, New Jersey. U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2012-5187, Report: x, 139 p.; Appendixes: 2-3

Barringer, Julia L.; Walker, Richard L.; Jacobsen, Eric; Jankowski, Pamela, 2010. Hydrostratigraphy, soil/sediment chemistry, and water quality, Potomac-Raritan-Magothy aquifer system, Puchack Well Field Superfund site and vicinity, Pennsauken Township, Camden County, New Jersey, 1997-2001. U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2009-5179, xvi, 123 p.; Appendices; Plate 1: 36 inches x 48 inches; Plate 2: 36 inches x 48 inches; Plate 3: 36 inches x 48 inches; [Link]

Barringer, J.L., Riskin, M.L., Szabo, Z., Reilly, P.A., Rosman, R., Bonin, J.L., Fischer, J.M., Heckathorn, H.A., 2010. Mercury and methylmercury dynamics in a Coastal Plain watershed, New Jersey, USA. Water, Air, and Soil Pollution, v. 212, p. 251-273

Barringer, J.L., Mumford, A., Young, L.Y., Reilly, P.A., Bonin, J.L., Rosman, R., 2010. Pathways for arsenic from sediments to groundwater to streams: Biogeochemical processes in the Inner Coastal Plain, New Jersey, USA. Water Research, v. 44, 5532-5544

Walker, Richard L.; Reilly, Pamela A.; Watson, Kara M., 2008. Hydrogeologic Framework in Three Drainage Basins in the New Jersey Pinelands, 2004-06. Geological Survey (U.S.) Scientific Investigations Report 2008-5061, viii, 149 p. [Link]