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Managing drought risk with a computer model of the Raritan River Basin water-supply system in central New Jersey

Fact Sheet 206-96

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Abstract

The reservoirs and pumping stations that comprise the Raritan River Basin water-supply system and its interconnections to the Delaware-Raritan Canal water-supply system, operated by the New Jersey Water Supply Authority (NJWSA), provide potable water to central New Jersey communities. The water reserve of this combined system can easily be depleted by an extended period of below-normal precipitation. Efficient operation of the combined system is vital to meeting the water-supply needs of central New Jersey. In an effort to improve the efficiency of the system operation, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), in cooperation with the NJWSA, has developed a computer model that provides a technical basis for evaluating the effects of alternative patterns of operation of the Raritan River Basin water-supply system. This fact sheet describes the model, its technical basis, and its operation.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Managing drought risk with a computer model of the Raritan River Basin water-supply system in central New Jersey
Series title:
Fact Sheet
Series number:
206-96
Year Published:
1996
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Description:
2 p.
Country:
United States
State:
New Jersey
Other Geospatial:
Raritan River Basin