Water Resources Data, New Jersey, Water Year 2003--Volume 3. Water-Quality Data

Water-Data Report NJ-03-3

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


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Water-resources data for the 2003 water year for New Jersey are presented in three volumes, and consists of records of stage, discharge, and water-quality of streams; stage and contents of lakes and reservoirs; and water levels and water-quality of ground water. Volume 3 contains a summary of surface- and ground-water hydrologic conditions for the 2003 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 123 continuing-record surface-water stations, 35 ground-water sites, records of daily statistics of temperature and other physical measurements from 20 continuous-recording stations, and 5 special-study sites consisting of 2 surface-water sites, 1 spring site, and 240 groundwater sites. Locations of water-quality stations are shown in figures 21-25. Locations of special-study sites are shown in figures 49-53. 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.



Cover (405 KB)

Calendar_titlepage (259 KB)

Section_1 (952 KB)


Water-quality stations, in downstream order, for which records are published in this volume

Discontinued continuous water-quality stations



Summary of hydrologic conditions

Yearly trend 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 recoverable trace elements in whole water and bed sediment, nutrients and organic compounds in bed sediment, volatile organic compounds in whole water, and pesticides in filtered samples from selected stations in the ASMN.

Ambient Stream Monitoring Network Reconnaissance Study

Ambient Ground-Water-Quality Network

Distribution, detection frequency, and concentration of selected constituents in filtered samples from 35 sites in the AGWQN

Concentration and detection frequency of selected organic constituents in filtered samples from 35 sites in the

Downstream order and station number

Numbering system for wells and miscellaneous sites

Special networks and programs

Local networks and programs

Section_2 (1.6 MB)

Explanation of water-quality records

Collection and Examination of Data

Water Analysis

Classification of records

Accuracy of the records

Arrangement of records

On-site measurements and sample collection

Water temperature


Laboratory measurements

Analyses of pesticides in surface-water and ground-water samples (schedule 2001)

Analyses of waste water compounds in groundwater (schedule 1433)

Data presentation

Remark Code

Water-quality control data

Blank samples

Reference samples

Replicate samples

Spike samples

Access to USGS water data

Current water-resources projects in New Jersey

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

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

Water-related fact sheets for New Jersey completed by the Geological Survey in recent years

Definition of terms

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

Surface-water-quality station records

Hudson River Basin (2.2 MB)

Hackensack River Basin (837 KB)

Passaic River Basin (11.0 MB)

Rahway River Basin (1.1 MB)

Raritan River Basin (4.9 MB)

Shrewsbury River Basin (487 KB)

Shark River Basin (331 KB)

Manasqu River Basin (669 KB)

Metedeconk River Basin (661 KB)

Toms River Basin (545 KB)

Cedar Creek Basin (330 KB)

Forked River Basin (408 KB)

Mullica River Basin (1.3 MB)

Absecon Creek Basin (418 KB)

Great Egg Harbor River Basin (794 KB)

Fishing Creek Basin (331 KB)

Dennis Creek Basin (474 KB)

West Creek Basin (420 KB)

Maurice River Basin (1.1 MB)

Cohansey River Basin (332 KB)

Delaware River Basin (15.7 MB)

Ground-water-quality site records

Section_3 (16.1 MB)

Water-quality at special-study sites

Morristown National Historical Park

Confined aquifer flow and chemistry: Piney Point and basal Kirkwood Sands

Trace-element chemistry: Kirkwood-Cohansey aquifer system

Radium sampling of water from the Kirkwood-Cohansey aquifer system and of backwash brine from ion-exchange treatment systems

Chloride distribution in major artesian aquifers of the New Jersey Coastal Plain

Section_4 (352 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


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