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USGS Water Science Centers are located in each state.

There is a USGS Water Science Center office in each State Washington Oregon California Idaho Nevada Montana Wyoming Utah Colorado Arizona New Mexico North Dakota South Dakota Nebraska Kansas Oklahoma Texas Minnesota Iowa Missouri Arkansas Louisiana Wisconsin Illinois Mississippi Michigan Indiana Ohio Kentucky Tennessee Alabama Pennsylvania West Virginia Georgia Florida Caribbean Alaska Hawaii New York Vermont New Hampshire Maine Massachusetts South Carolina North Carolina Rhode Island Virginia Connecticut New Jersey Maryland-Delaware-D.C.

New Jersey Hazard Information

A major goal of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is to reduce the vulnerability of the people and areas most at risk from natural hazards. Working with partners throughout all sectors of society, the USGS provides information, products, and knowledge to help citizens, emergency managers, and policy makers decide how to react to each hazard and how to safeguard society. The New Jersey Water Science Center's robust monitoring networks provide the fundamental information needed to accurately predict and characterize hazards, as well as information vital to response and recovery efforts.

New Jersey Hazards

Floods

Relatively high streamflows that overflow the natural or artificial banks of a stream or that submerge land not normally below the water level.

Droughts

Conditions of moisture deficit sufficient to have an adverse effect on streamflow, groundwater levels, vegetation, animals, and man over a sizeable area.

Earthquakes

Ground shaking caused by the sudden release of accumulated strain by an abrupt shift of rock along a fracture in the Earth or by volcanic or magmatic activity, or other sudden stress changes in the Earth.

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