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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.

Find out about the N.J. surface-water monitoring network

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 Recovery

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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 Research

Location Matters: Sandy’s Tides Hit Some Parts of the New Jersey Coast Harder Than Others
Publication Type: Scientific Investigations Report

USGS researchers ground-truthed Hurricane Sandy's October 2012 storm tides in New Jersey and found northern coastal communities had significantly higher storm tides than southern ones did, though flood damage was widespread in both areas. The findings suggest that some southern New Jersey communities may be underestimating their future flood risks.

To read the full press release and access the report click here

Persistent Contaminant Threats Following Hurricane Sandy—Establishing Baselines and Assessing Impacts
Publication Type: Scientific Investigations Report

Potential long-term contaminant threats resulting from compromised infrastructure, beach erosion, and sediment disturbance were evaluated in the coastal environments of New Jersey and New York in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

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Highlighted Publications

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

Documentation and hydrologic analysis of Hurricane Sandy in New Jersey, October 29–30, 2012

Publication Type: Scientific Investigations Report

Simulated effects of groundwater withdrawals from aquifers in Ocean County and vicinity, New Jersey

Publication Type: Scientific Investigations Report

Estimated use of water in the Delaware River Basin in Delaware, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania, 2010

Publication Type: Scientific Investigations Report

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