New Jersey Water Science Center
Great Falls of the Passaic River at Paterson, N.J.
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USGS assistance to USEPA on the Pohatcong Valley Superfund Site
Project Title: NJ181 USGS assistance to USEPA on the Pohatcong Valley Superfund Site
USGS will assist EPA in hydrogeologic investigations and perform a groundwater flow assessment in the Pohatcong Valley area to deterrmine probable source of contamination of wells.
Statement of Problem
Contamination of groundwater in the Pohatcong Valley is a cconcern because it is a sole source of drinking water for publication and private wells in the area.
Strategy and Approach
Conduct review of available data in aquifer tests and withdrawals, participate in field investigations with EPA contractor for water quality, water levels, packer tests, tracer tests and geophysical investigations. Perform synoptic streamflow survey. Use data to perform a groundwater flow assessment.