New Jersey Water Science Center
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Water Resources of New Jersey
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:
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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.
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.
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.
Noreaster - January 2016
USGS activated its Surge, Wave, and Tide Hydrodynamics (SWaTH) Network in preparation for the major coastal storm that affected the eastern seaboard
In response to the major coastal storm that affected the eastern seaboard this past weekend, the USGS activated its Surge, Wave, and Tide Hydrodynamics (SWaTH) Network. USGS teams in 5 states worked to install storm-tide and wave sensors in coastal areas that were expected to receive moderate to major tidal flooding from this storm. About 125 sensors from the Delaware coast north to southern Connecticut were deployed. Some of these sensors (rapid-deployment gages) provided real-time tide and meteorological data where needed to assist local emergency management and flood-forecast efforts. We plan to recover and process the sensors over the next week or two, with data being available from the USGS storm-tide mapper at http://stn.wim.usgs.gov/noreasterjan2016.
Photos of Storm-tide and Wave sensor deployment:
Hurricane Sandy: Support and Recovery
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.
The USGS New Jersey Water Science Center produces publications about water resources.
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.
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.
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.