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Explanations of USGS Real-time Site types

Tide Telemetry Sites

Tide telemetry monitors provide real-time tide-level and meteorological data for the most flood-prone areas along the New Jersey shore and back bays. Data is generally used to make flood forecasts and in the design of roads and bridges. The Barnegat Bay Restoration Project will use this data to understand flow and water-quality changes in the Bay.

 

Weather Stations

Weather monitors provide real-time meteorological data for two sites in the Barnegat Bay watershed. Data is generally temporary (available for 120 days) and used in quality assurance of tide telemetry and stream-flow monitoring stations and by local fisherman.

 

Water-Quality Sites

Water-quality monitors provide real-time data of chemical and physical characteristics of streams within the Barnegat bay watershed and in the Bay. Data is generally used to asses water-quality conditions that affect the aquatic health of the Bay. The Barnegat Bay Restoration Project will use this data to understand flow and water-quality changes in the Bay.

 

Stream Flow Measurement Sites

Stream flow monitors provide real-time stage and discharge data for streams within the Barnegat Bay watershed and at inlets connecting Barnegat Bay to the Atlantic Ocean. Data is generally used in flood warning, and water-supply and drought management. The Barnegat Bay Restoration Project will use this data to understand flow and water-quality changes in the Bay.

 

Barnegat Bay

Barnegat Bay, N.J.

Barnegat Bay

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