USGS - science for a changing world

New Jersey Water Science Center

  home   water data   projects   publications   hazards   news   about us   contact   webcams
Great Falls of the Passaic River at Paterson, N.J

Great Falls of the Passaic River at Paterson, N.J.

NEW JERSEY PROJECTS

ABOUT US

USGS IN YOUR STATE

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.

Analysis of interactions between groundwater and surface-water in the Ramapo River

Project Title: NJ165 Analysis of interactions between groundwater and surface-water in the Ramapo River
Project Number: NJ165
Project Chief:
Project Start Date: 01-OCT-1997
Project End Date: 30-SEP-2002

Project Objectives

The objectives of the study are to develop a detailed understanding of groundwater and surface-water dynamics in the Ramapo Basin over a range of climatic and water-use conditions; to define the interdependencies and interactions between and among the groundwater system components and the surface-water system; and to determine the integrated-system response to current and future conditions.

Statement of Problem

Competition for new water allocations and efforts to protect existing diversion rights have become contentious issued in the Ramapo River Basin. The magnitude of this overall hydraulic stress and the interaction between the groundwater and surface water systems raises concerns about the availability of the water resources of the basin to meet current and future demands over a range of flow conditions. The proximity of existing and proposed well fields has raised concerns about well interference, reduced well yields, and induced infiltration from the river.

Strategy and Approach

The approach of the study involves evaluating groundwater conditions and constructing a groundwater flow model; evaluating surface-water conditions and constructing a surface-water flow model; coupling the two models at the stream-aquifer interface using a groundwater/surface-water model; and preparing a project report.

Accessibility FOIA Privacy Policies and Notices

USA.gov logo U.S. Department of the Interior | U.S. Geological Survey
URL: http://nj.usgs.gov/projects/nj165/index.html
Page Contact Information: New Jersey WSC Webmaster
Page Last Modified: Wednesday, 20-Jul-2016 13:10:04 EDT