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Water Resources of New Jersey

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Welcome to the USGS New Jersey Water Science Center Web page. This is your direct link to water-resource information on New Jersey's rivers and streams, groundwater, water quality, and biology. Data collection and interpretive studies are done by the Center to support statewide water-resource infrastructure and management needs and are part of the USGS science strategy to address the water-resource priorities of the Nation and global trends in:

''Ecosystem status and change
''Climate variability and change
''Energy and mineral management
''National hazard risk and assessment
''Environmental risk to human health
''Water use and availability

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NJ Water Sciences

The USGS New Jersey Water Science Center monitors and analyzes surface-water, groundwater, water-quality, and biological parameters throughout the State. Data collection and interpretive studies are done in cooperation with various local, State, or Federal agencies.

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Surface Water

The USGS New Jersey Water Science Center provides real-time water-stage and streamflow data for more than 140 sites across the State. Flood prediction, stream low-flow characteristics, and surface-water-quality are currently being investigated as part of 28 studies.


The USGS New Jersey Water Science Center maintains a long-term water-level-monitoring network. Real-time water-level data are available for 22 of these wells. More than 30 groundwater investigations are underway to evaluate groundwater-supply and groundwater-quality issues.

Water Quality

The USGS New Jersey Water Science Center continuously monitors Water-quality conditions at 42 real-time sites across the State of New Jersey. Groundwater and Surface-water-quality issues are addressed in more than 30 current interpretive studies.


Interpretive studies based on periodic monitoring address aquatic-life impairments resulting from the impact of hydrologic stresses.

BioData - Aquatic Bioassessment Data for the Nation.

Featured Science

Hurricane Sandy: Support and Reovery

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Hurricane Sandy made a variety of impacts along the highly populated northeastern Atlantic seaboard. Scientific information and the development of new tools helps communities recover and become more resilient in the future.

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Featured Project

New Screening Tool

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A new screening tool to assess the potential risk posed by contaminated groundwater moving from landfills to nearby streams, wetlands and residences has been developed by the U.S. Geological Survey and the New Jersey Pinelands Commission.

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Highlighted Publications

The USGS New Jersey Water Science Center produces publications about water resources.

Data Series 956

Chemical and ancillary data associated with bed sediment, young of year bluefish (Pomatomus saltatrix) tissue, and mussel (Mytilus edulis and Geukensia demissa) tissue collected after Hurricane Sandy in bays and estuaries of New Jersey and New York, 2013–14: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 956, 18 p.

Open-file Report 2015-1188A

Strategy to evaluate persistent contaminant hazards resulting from sea-level rise and storm-derived disturbances—Study design and methodology for station prioritization: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2015–1188A, 20 p.

Open-file Report 2015-1113

Chemical mixtures and environmental effects—A pilot study to assess ecological exposure and effects in streams: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2015–1113, 12 p.

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