New Jersey Water Science Center
Summary of February 2003 Monthly Hydrologic Conditions
Compiled in cooperation with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
The following pages are adapted for online release from a summary of hydrologic condions for the previous month.
Precipitation was above normal at all three index stations. Newark reported 3.90 inches, which is 132 percent of normal. Atlantic City reported 5.39 inches, which is 189 percent of normal. Trenton reported 3.52 inches, which is 126 percent of normal.
Combined storage in the thirteen major water supply reservoirs as of February 28 was estimated to be 76.1 billion gallons, which is 94.7 percent of capacity. The storage was 1.33 billion gallons more than one month ago and 47.9 billion gallons more than one year ago. The thirteen major water supply reservoirs are as follows: Lake Tappan, Woodcliff Lake, Oradell Reservoir, DeForest Lake, Splitrock Reservoir, Boonton Reservoir, Canistear Reservoir, Oak Ridge Reservoir, Clinton Reservoir, Charlottesburg Reservoir, Echo Lake, Wanaque Reservoir and Spruce Run Reservoir.
Streamflow was below normal at the High Bridge and Trenton index stations and above normal at the Folsom index station. The monthly-mean discharge at South Branch Raritan River near High Bridge was 135 ft3/s, 81.3 percent of normal. The monthly-mean discharge of the Great Egg Harbor River at Folsom was 113 ft3/s, 105 percent of normal. The observed monthly mean discharge of the Delaware River at Trenton was 10,300 ft3/s, 77.6 percent of normal. The observed daily mean discharge of the Delaware River at Trenton on February 28 was 12,800 ft3/s.
Groundwater levels, as measured in water-table observation wells, were below normal at the Readington and Vocational School index wells and slightly above normal at the Morrell index well.
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