Water Resources Data, New Jersey, Water Year 2002--Volume 3. Water-Quality Data

Water-Data Report NJ-02-3

Prepared in cooperation with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and with other agencies.


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Water-resources data for the 2002 water year for New Jersey are presented in three volumes, and consists of records of stage, discharge, and quality of streams; stage and contents of lakes and reservoirs; and levels and quality of ground water. Volume 3 contains a summary of surface- and ground-water hydrologic conditions for the 2002 water year, a listing of current water-resources projects in New Jersey, a bibliography of water-related reports, articles, and fact sheets for New Jersey completed by the Geological Survey in recent years, water-quality records of chemical analyses from 118 continuing-record surface-water stations, 15 miscellaneous ground-water sites, and records of daily statistics of temperature and other physical measurements from 6 continuous-recording stations. Locations of water-quality stations are shown in figures 12-14. Locations of miscellaneous water-quality sites are shown in figures 40-41. These data represent that part of the National Water Data System operated by the U.S. Geological Survey and cooperating federal, state, and local agencies in New Jersey.



Section 1 -- 1.1 MB


List of surface-water stations, in downstream order, for which records are published

List of discontinued continuous water-quality stations



Summary of hydrologic conditions

Surface-water quality

Yearly trends of precipitation, stream discharge, and physical water-quality characteristics monitored at several index stations

Ambient Stream Monitoring Network

Distribution of selected constituents in filtered and unfiltered surface water from stations in the ASMN

Distribution, detection frequency, and concentration of selected whole-water-recoverable trace elements, volatile organic compounds, and filtered pesticides in samples from 46 stations in the ASMN

Ambient Stream Monitoring Network Reconnaissance Study

Ground-water quality

Special networks and programs

Explanation of records

Station identification numbers

Downstream order system

Latitude-longitude system

Water quality records

Classification of records

Arrangement of records

On-site measurements and sample collection

Water temperature


Laboratory measurements

Data presentation

Dissolved trace-element concentrations

Section 2 -- 498 KB

Current water-resources projects in New Jersey

Water-related reports for New Jersey completed by the U.S. Geological Survey in recent years

Water-related articles for New Jersey completed by the U.S. Geological Survey in recent years

Water-related factsheets for New Jersey completed by the U.S. Geological Survey in recent years

Access to USGS water data

Definition of terms

Selected references

Techniques of Water-Resources Investigations of the U.S. Geological Survey

Section 3 -- 8.3 MB

Station records, surface-water quality

Water-quality at miscellaneous ground-water sites

Ambient Ground-Water-Quality network

Long Island-New Jersey National Water-Quality Assessment Program Ground-Water-Quality network

Section 4 -- 529 KB


For information on the water program in New Jersey write to:


District Chief

U.S. Geological Survey

Mountain View Office Park

810 Bear Tavern Road, Suite 206

West Trenton, New Jersey 08628-1099


or access the New Jersey USGS site at:


U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey
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