Unified Interior Regions

New Jersey

New Jersey is an area of wide industrial diversification and is known as the Crossroads of the East. Products from over 20,000 manufacturers can be delivered overnight to 100 million people. The greatest single industry is chemicals, with New Jersey being one of the foremost research centers in the world. Productive farmland covers about 790,000 acres and about 16.7% of New Jersey's land area.

New Jersey Water Science Center

New Jersey Water Science Center

3450 Princeton Pike
Suite 110
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648

Phone: (609) 771-3900
Fax: (609) 771-3915

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New Jersey is an area of wide industrial diversification and is known as the Crossroads of the East. Products from over 20,000 manufacturers can be delivered overnight to 100 million people. The greatest single industry is chemicals, with New Jersey being one of the foremost research centers in the world. Productive farmland covers about 790,000 acres and about 16.7% of New Jersey's land area.

News

Date published: August 7, 2020

Get to know a Scientist Emeritus - Thomas Imbrigiotta

The USGS is highlighting and celebrating the contributions of exemplary Scientists Emeriti, and among them is New Jersey’s own Thomas Imbrigiotta.

Date published: August 4, 2020

USGS Field Crews Document Isaias’ Effects Along Atlantic Coast

To learn more about USGS’s role in providing science to decision makers before, during, and after Hurricane Isaias, visit the USGS Hurricane Isaias page at https://www.usgs.gov/isaias

Date published: July 21, 2020

Assessment of Mercury Bioaccumulation in US National Parks Using Citizen Science

A team of federal, academic, and NGO researchers conducted a national-scale assessment of mercury bioaccumulation in aquatic ecosystems using dragonfly larvae as biosentinels.

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Date published: June 16, 2020
Status: Active

Contaminant Fate and Transport Studies in Fractured Sedimentary Rock Aquifers at the former Naval Air Warfare Center (NAWC), West Trenton, N.J.

Contaminants associated with industrial, airport, and other activities are present in groundwater in fractured-rock aquifers, posing long-term hazards to drinking-water supplies and ecosystems. The heterogeneous character of fractured rock challenges our understanding, monitoring, and remediation of such sites.

Date published: June 4, 2020
Status: Active

Vernal Pool Inundation Models

This website provides an application for exploring modeling results from a U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) project titled ...

Date published: April 27, 2020
Status: Active

Microbial Source Tracking in the Lower Passaic River Basin Study Area, New Jersey

The USGS NJWSC is collaborating with the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission (PVSC) on an Urban Waters Federal Partnership project in the Lower Passaic River basin to investigate the occurrence and potential sources of E. coli fecal indicator bacteria. 

Contacts: Pamela Reilly
Date published: April 17, 2020
Status: Active

The Response of Coastal Wetlands to Sea-level Rise: Understanding how Macroscale Drivers Influence Local Processes and Feedbacks

The purpose of this work is to advance our understanding of how coastal wetland responses to sea-level rise (SLR) within the conterminous United States are likely to vary as a function of local, regional, and macroscale drivers, including climate. Based on our interactions with managers and decision makers, as well as our knowledge of the current state of the science, we propose to: (a)...

Date published: September 4, 2019
Status: Active

Real-Time Storm Response

Coastal change forecasts and pre- and post-storm photos documenting coastal change for landfalling storms. Currently responding to Hurricane Dorian.

Contacts: Kara Doran
Date published: June 26, 2019
Status: Active

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Date published: June 21, 2019
Status: Active

Investigations and Technical Assistance to the Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, in Assessing the Distribution and Transport of Perfluorinated Compounds in Groundwater and Surface Water

The USGS New Jersey Water Science Center is providing technical hydrologic assistance to the U.S. Air Force Civil Engineer Center (AFCEC) at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst (JBMDL) in New Jersey, regarding contamination issues associated with perfluorinated compounds, such as perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS), perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), and other perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in...

Contacts: Alex R Fiore
Date published: June 19, 2019
Status: Archived

Forsythe

Hydrogeology of, Simulation of Groundwater Flow in, and Potential Effects of Sea-Level Rise on the Kirkwood-Cohansey Aquifer System in the Vicinity of Edwin B. Forsythe Naitonal Wildlife Refuge, New Jersey

Contacts: New Jersey Groundwater Specialist
Date published: June 4, 2019
Status: Active

Appalachian Basin Geologic Mapping Project

The Appalachian Basin Geologic Mapping Project performs geologic mapping at local and regional scales, and geologic research in The Valley and Ridge and Appalachian Plateaus physiographic provinces. These provinces include parts of 11 states and mainly borders the Blue Ridge / Piedmont and North Interior Lowlands Provinces. Two states have Valley and Ridge geology only (GA, NJ), two have...

Date published: May 13, 2019
Status: Active

Water Levels in the Ten Major Confined Aquifers of the New Jersey Coastal Plain

The Coastal Plain aquifers of New Jersey provide an important source of water for more than 3.5 million people. The USGS, in cooperation with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, has been measuring water levels in the confined aquifers of the New Jersey Coastal Plain every five years beginning in 1978.  Persistent, regionally extensive cones of depression are present in Ocean...

Date published: March 13, 2019
Status: Active

Streamflow Characteristics and Trends in New Jersey, Water Years 1897 - 2017

Water resource managers regularly utilize streamflow statistics from the USGS for planning and regulation across the state. The impacts of climate, water use, and land use changes can alter streamflow over time. Periodically updated streamflow statistics are essential for the effective management of water resources in New Jersey.

Contacts: Amy McHugh
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Date published: November 24, 2020

New Jersey Coastal Plain Water-Table

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.

Date published: November 24, 2020

Ambient SWQ Monitoring Network 2016-17 Probabilistic Sites

Ambient SWQ Monitoring Network 2016-17 Probabilistic Sites

Date published: November 24, 2020

Ambient SWQ Monitoring Network 2018-19 Probabilistic Sites

Ambient SWQ Monitiring Network 2018-19 Probabilistic Sites

Date published: November 24, 2020

NWIS Mapper (New Jersey)

National Water Information System Web Mapper (NWISWeb Mapper) Provides access to water-resources data collected throughout the state of New Jersey as presented in the form of an interactive map.

Date published: November 24, 2020

New Jersey Flood Inundation Mapper

The USGS Flood Inundation Mapping Program (FIM) partners with local communities and other government agencies to develop and validate flood inundation map libraries. Click the title above to visit the USGS FIM website and learn more about available tools. Completed projects are collected on the USGS National Flood Inundation Mapper,...

Date published: November 24, 2020

Ambient SWQ Monitoring Network Fixed Sites

Ambient Surface Water Quality Monitoring Network Fixed Sites

Date published: November 24, 2020

Ambient SWQ Monitoring Network 2015 HUC14 Sites

Ambient SWQ Monitoring Network 2015 HUC14 Sites

Date published: October 21, 2020

Water Table Mapper for the Coastal Plain

Water Table Mapper for the Coastal Plain of New Jersey

Date published: August 28, 2020

Daily-timestep and monthly-timestep estimates of baseflow at 49 reference stream gages located within 25 miles of the Delaware River basin watershed boundary for the years 1950 through 2015

This USGS data release contains daily-timestep and monthly-timestep estimates of baseflow at 49 reference stream gages located within 25 miles of the Delaware River basin watershed boundary. Estimates are provided for the available period of record of streamflow data at each site between 1950 and 2015. A two-parameter recursive digital filter was used to estimate baseflow at the selected...

Date published: June 23, 2020

Global Geochemical Database for Critical Minerals in Archived Mine Samples

The Critical Minerals in Archived Mine Samples Database (CMDB) contains chemistry and geologic information for historic ore and ore-related rock samples from mineral deposits in the United States. In addition, the database contains samples from archetypal deposits from 27 other countries in North America, South America, Asia, Africa and Europe. Samples were obtained from archived ore

Date published: June 8, 2020

Reported groundwater levels and groundwater pump-and-treat withdrawal volumes, former Naval Air Warfare Center, West Trenton, New Jersey, 2018

This dataset contains U.S. Navy contractor-reported groundwater level data measured on June 18, 2018 and reported daily total groundwater pump-and-treat withdrawal volumes for calendar year 2018 at the former Naval Air Warfare Center, West Trenton, New Jersey. This data release supports: Fiore, A.R., and Lacombe, P.J., 2020, Groundwater levels and generalized potentiometric s

Date published: April 23, 2020

Domestic Wells in the United States

Domestic wells provide drinking water supply for approximately 40 million people in the United States. Knowing the location of these wells, and the populations they serve, is important for identifying heavily used aquifers, locations susceptible to contamination, and populations potentially impacted by poor-quality groundwater. 

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Floodplain Ecosystem Service Mapper
September 10, 2020

Healthy floodplains and wetlands provide critical ecosystem services to local and downstream communities by retaining sediments, nutrients, and floodwaters. Land conversion and degradation diminish floodplain functionality and services.

Third River basin study area
April 27, 2020

Lower Passic River - Third River Basin 2020

Map of Urbanized area around the Second and Third Rivers
April 27, 2020

Lower Passaic River Basin 2020

Map of Second River Study Area
April 27, 2020

Lower Passaic River - Second River Basin 2020

Black and grey map of the contiguous 48 states shaded by the number of people using domestic wells per square kilometer (2010)
April 23, 2020

Domestic wells provide drinking water supply for approximately 40 million people in the United States. Knowing the location of these wells, and the populations they serve, is important for identifying heavily used aquifers, locations susceptible to contamination, and populations potentially impacted by poor-quality groundwater. 

Image of the National Water Information System Mapper for New Jersey
April 3, 2018

Ambient SWQ Monitiring Network 2018-19 Probabilistic Sites

Image of the National Water Information System Mapper for New Jersey
April 3, 2018

Ambient SWQ Monitoring Network 2015 HUC14 Sites

Image of the National Water Information System Mapper for New Jersey
April 3, 2018

Ambient SWQ Monitoring Network 2016-17 Probabilistic Sites

Image of the National Water Information System Mapper for New Jersey
April 3, 2018

Ambient Surface Water Quality Monitoring Network Fixed Sites

Screen capture of the Flood Inundation Mapper
August 10, 2017

The USGS Flood Inundation Mapping Program (FIM) partners with local communities and other government agencies to develop and validate flood inundation map libraries. Click the title above to visit the USGS FIM website and learn more about available tools. Completed projects are collected on the USGS National Flood Inundation Mapper, brought to you by the USGS Wisconsin Internet Mapping Group (WiM)

Image of the National Water Information System Mapper for New Jersey
July 6, 2017

National Water Information System Web Mapper (NWISWeb Mapper) Provides access to water-resources data collected throughout the state of New Jersey as presented in the form of an interactive map.

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Webcam image of town across the Delaware River from Lambertville Camera
September 6, 2020

Lambertville Webcam

Wecam image of Delaware River taken from the Lambertville Station (01462000)

Webcam image from Wanaque
August 26, 2020

Wanaque Webcam

Webcam image from Wanaque River at Wanaque, NJ (01387000)

Webcam image from Ramapo above Pompton Lakes
August 26, 2020

Above Pompton Lakes Dam Webcam

Webcam image from Ramapo River above Dam at Pompton Lakes, NJ (01387998)

webcam image from Ramapo at Pompton Lakes
August 26, 2020

Ramapo Webcam

Webcam image from Ramapo River at Pompton Lakes, NJ (01388000)

Webcam image from Passaoc River near Chathem
August 25, 2020

Chathem Webcam

Webcam image from Passaic River near Chathem, NJ (01379500)

Webcam image from Whippany near Morristown
August 25, 2020

Whippany Morristown Webcam

Webcam image from Whippany near Morristown (01381500)

Webcam image from Macopin Intake Dam
August 25, 2020

Macopin Dam Webcam

Webcam image from Pequannock River at Macopin Intake Dam, NJ (01382500)

Webcam image from Dawes Highway
August 25, 2020

Dawes Highway Webcam

Webcam image from Ramapo River at Dawes Highway at Pompton, NJ (01388100)

webcam image from Pompton at Pompton Plains
August 25, 2020

Pompton Webcam

Webcam Image from Pompton River at Pompton Plains (01388500)

Webcam image from Hohokus at Ho-Ho-Kus
August 25, 2020

Hohokus webcam

Webcam image from Hohokus Brook at Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ (01391000)

Webcam image from Delaware River at Trenton
August 24, 2020

Trenton Webcam

Webcam image from Delaware River at Trenton, NJ (01463500)

Wildwood NJ Surf
August 20, 2020

Wildwood NJ Surf

Photo of the surf and clouds in Wildwood, NJ November 2019. 

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Thomas Imbrigiotta
August 7, 2020

The USGS is highlighting and celebrating the contributions of exemplary Scientists Emeriti, and among them is New Jersey’s own Thomas Imbrigiotta.

Image shows USGS field crew conducting measurements on flooding streams
August 4, 2020

To learn more about USGS’s role in providing science to decision makers before, during, and after Hurricane Isaias, visit the USGS Hurricane Isaias page at https://www.usgs.gov/isaias

Dragonfly larvae being held in an open hand
July 21, 2020

A team of federal, academic, and NGO researchers conducted a national-scale assessment of mercury bioaccumulation in aquatic ecosystems using dragonfly larvae as biosentinels.

TNMCorps Mapping Challenge: THUMBNAIL Timelapse of Mid-Atlantic City/Town Halls
October 3, 2019

Our Mid-Atlantic City / Town Hall mapping challenge is now finished!!  A huge shout-out to all of our volunteers who participated in this challenge!  Here are the summary results and a timelapse our volunteer contributions.

TNMCorps Mapping Challenge: City / Town Halls in PA, NJ, & NY
September 26, 2019

FINISHED!! Our Mapping Challenge for City / Town Hall Structures in the Mid-Atlantic is now complete!

Piping plover chicks on a beach
July 25, 2019

Storms and undeveloped coastlines can create and maintain habitat for this species, which is threatened along the Atlantic coast.

Monitor buoy floating on Lake Hopatcong
July 12, 2019

On July 9, USGS scientists deployed an advanced monitoring buoy to study water-quality conditions and a harmful algal bloom-HAB-recently detected in Lake Hopatcong, New Jersey. 

Photo of two of the partners involved in the Africa Groundwater Study
April 23, 2019

USGS International study promotes groundwater sustainability using innovative science and technology transfer

Two people, wearing safety gear, stand on board a ship and retrieve an instrument, attached to heavy cable, from the water..
November 1, 2018

In August 2018, the USGS Coastal/Marine Hazards and Resources Program (CMHRP) completed the Mid-Atlantic Resource Imaging Experiment (MATRIX), a three-week cruise that acquired more than 2,000 kilometers of multichannel seismic data between Hudson Canyon and Cape Hatteras on the U.S. Atlantic margin.

Photograph of a sonobuoy launch
September 20, 2018

Data acquired by the U.S. Geological Survey on the U.S. Atlantic Margin in August 2018 reveal new information about the distribution of gas hydrates in the sector stretching from the upper continental slope to deep water areas offshore New Jersey to North Carolina.

USGS
August 31, 2018

USGS SPCMSC personnel Jennifer Miselis (Research Geologist), Julie Bernier (Geologist), Nancy DeWitt (Geologist), Andy Farmer (CNT), Jake Fredericks (Hydrographic Technician), Kyle Kelso (Marine Operations Manager), BJ Reynolds (Engineering Technician), Chelsea Stalk (CNT), and Hunter Wilcox (CNT) will travel to southern New Jersey to conduct a nearshore geophysical survey.

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New Jersey Water Science Center

New Jersey Water Science Center

3450 Princeton Pike
Suite 110
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648

Phone: (609) 771-3900
Fax: (609) 771-3915

New Jersey Water