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National Water-Quality Assessment (NAWQA) Program, Long Island-New Jersey (LINJ) Coastal Drainages Study Unit

Fact Sheet 012-94

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Abstract

In 1991, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) began its National Water-Quality Assessment (NAWQA ) program to (1) document the quality of a large, representative part of the Nation's water resources; (2) define water-quality trends; and (3) identify major factors that affect water quality. In addressing these goals, the program will produce information that will be useful to water policy makers and managers at National, State, and local levels.

Studies of 60 hydrologic systems that include parts of most major river and aquifer systems form the building blocks of the NAWQA program. Study units range in size from about 1,000 mi ² (square miles) to more than 60,000 mi² and represent 60 to 70 percent of the Nation's water use and population served by public water supply. The first 20 studies were begun in 1991; 20 more were begun in 1994, and the remaining 20 are to begin in 1997.

Suggested Citation

Stackelberg, P.E., and Ayers, M.A, 1994, Long Island-New Jersey (LINJ) coastal drainages study: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 1994-0012, http://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/1994/0012.

ISSN: 2327-6932 (online)

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Table of Contents

  • Abstract
  • Description of the Study Unit
  • Coordination
  • Major Water-Quality Issues

Additional publication details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
National Water-Quality Assessment (NAWQA) Program, Long Island-New Jersey (LINJ) Coastal Drainages Study Unit
Series title:
Fact Sheet
Series number:
012-94
Year Published:
1994
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Contributing office(s):
New Jersey Water Science Center
Description:
HTML Document
Country:
United States
State:
New Jersey
Other Geospatial:
Long Island
Online Only (Y/N):
Y
Additional Online Files (Y/N):
Y