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Coastal Plain Aquifer Synoptic Water-Level Measurements and Chloride Network

Project Title: NJ00208/20 Coastal Plain Aquifer Synoptic Water-Level Measurements and Chloride Network
Project Number: LJ00ABM
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Project Start Date: 01-OCT-1978
Project End Date:

Project Objectives

  1. Re-evaluate well network
  2. Develop potentiometric surface maps for each major aquifer.
  3. Document changes in water levels and water use.
  4. Develop chloride monitoring network
  5. Estimate saltwater interface location in each major aquifer.

Statement of Problem

Groundwater withdrawals from the Coastal Plain aquifers of New Jersey have increased steadily since 1900. Because water levels are directly a function of groundwater withdrawals a need exists for the evaluation of potentiometric surfaces with respect to the distribution of water use.

Strategy and Approach

Water levels and Chloride concentrations will be measured synoptically on a 5-year cyclic basis.

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