Real-time ground-water-level monitoring in New Jersey

Fact Sheet 011-02
Prepared in cooperation with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
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A network of seven observation wells that transmit ground-water-level data on a real-time basis through satellite telemetry is operating (started May 2001) in New Jersey through a cooperative effort of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP). The water-level data from these observation wells are transmitted every 4 hours and then are immediately posted for viewing on the Internet. This fact sheet describes the rationale for real-time monitoring of ground-water levels, the design of the network, and the equipment used to measure water levels and transmit the data to the Internet. Instructions for viewing the data are included.

Suggested Citation

Jones, W.W., Navoy, A.S., and Pope, D.A., 2002, Real-time ground-water-level monitoring in New Jersey: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2002-0011,

ISSN: 2327-6932 (online)

Study Area

Table of Contents

  • Abstract
  • Background
  • Description of the Network
  • Description of Data Collection and Reporting System
  • Where to View Data
  • Future Sites
  • Related Internet Links

Additional publication details

Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Real-time ground-water-level monitoring in New Jersey
Series title Fact Sheet
Series number 011-02
DOI 10.3133/fs01102
Year Published 2002
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) New Jersey Water Science Center
Description 4 p.
Country United States
State New Jersey
Online Only (Y/N) Y
Additional Online Files (Y/N) Y
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