New Jersey Water Science Center
USGS IN YOUR STATE
USGS Water Science Centers are located in each state.
New Jersey Water-Resources Projects
The USGS New Jersey Water Science Center conducts projects that involve the collection, monitoring, management, and analysis of data on hydrologic and biological resource conditions. These projects address a wide variety of water-resources issues, including water supply, ground-water contamination, nutrient loading in streams, ecological influences, effects of land use on water quality, and basic hydrologic and biological data collection. The purpose of this project work is to provide reliable, impartial, and timely information needed to understand the Nation's water resources and enable decision makers to wisely manage the Nation's water resources. Project work is accomplished with funding by State, county, municipal, and Federal cooperators with water-resources responsibilities. Some projects provide online sites through which the public can see much of the ongoing work. Results and data from other projects are not available until they are published.
Studies involving water on the land surface.
Studies involving water below ground and in aquifers.
Studies concerning the chemical and physical characteristics of water.
Studies involving water's connection to living things.
Completed New Jersey Projects
Completed New Jersey Water Science Center projects.
Toxic Substances Hydrology Program
New Screening Tool
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.