Regional Hydrostratigraphic Framework of Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst and Vicinity, New Jersey, in the Context of Perfluoroalkyl Substances Contamination of Groundwater and Surface Water

Open-File Report 2019-1134
Prepared in cooperation with the U.S. Air Force
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  • Document: Report (9.75 MB pdf)
  • Plates:
    • Plate 1 (1.21 MB pdf) - Map of well locations and outcrop areas of hydrostratigraphic units, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst and vicinity, New Jersey
    • Plate 2 (1.42 MB pdf) - Map of the bottom of the Kirkwood-Cohansey aquifer system, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst and vicinity, New Jersey
    • Plate 3 (1.20 MB pdf) - Map of the top of semiconfining subunits within the Kirkwood-Cohansey aquifer system, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst and vicinity, New Jersey
    • Plate 4 (1.48 MB pdf) - Map of the thickness of semiconfining subunits within the Kirkwood-Cohansey aquifer system, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst and vicinity, New Jersey
    • Plate 5 (1.18 MB pdf) - Map of the top of the Piney Point aquifer, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst and vicinity, New Jersey
    • Plate 6 (1.87 MB pdf) - Map of the top of the confined portion of the Vincentown aquifer, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst and vicinity, New Jersey
    • Plate 7 (755 KB pdf) - Map of the thickness of the confined portion of the Vincentown aquifer, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst and vicinity, New Jersey
    • Plate 8 (1.88 MB pdf) - Map of the bottom of the unconfined portion of the Vincentown aquifer, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst and vicinity, New Jersey
    • Plate 9 (2.04 MB pdf) - Map of the bottom of the Navesink-Hornerstown confining unit, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst and vicinity, New Jersey
    • Plate 10 (588 KB pdf) - Sections A-A’ through E-E’, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst and vicinity, New Jersey
    • Plate 11 (533 KB pdf) - Sections F-F’ through I-I’, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst and vicinity, New Jersey
    • Plate 12 (409 KB pdf) - Sections J-J’ through L-L’, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst and vicinity, New Jersey
  • Tables:
    • Table 3 (23.2 KB xlsx) - Wells used to develop a hydrostratigraphic framework, and interpreted aquifer structure points, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst and vicinity, New Jersey (Preferred method to view file)
    • Table 3 (10.2 KB csv) - Wells used to develop a hydrostratigraphic framework, and interpreted aquifer structure points, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst and vicinity, New Jersey
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Abstract

A study was conducted by the U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the U.S. Air Force, to describe the regional hydrostratigraphy of shallow aquifers and confining units underlying Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst (JBMDL) and vicinity, New Jersey, in the context of contamination of groundwater and surface water by per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) potentially originating from JBMDL sources. The aquifers studied are two that crop out within JBMDL boundaries—the Kirkwood-Cohansey aquifer system and the Vincentown aquifer—and another aquifer near JBMDL that does not crop out at land surface—the Piney Point aquifer. The unconfined portion of the Vincentown aquifer and portions of the Kirkwood-Cohansey aquifer system that overlie the unconfined portion of the Vincentown aquifer are consolidated into, and described as, a single, separate unconfined aquifer system. Regionally extensive clay subunits that potentially create semiconfined hydrologic conditions within the mostly unconfined Kirkwood-Cohansey aquifer system also are identified. Two confining units were studied—the Manasquan-Shark River confining unit underlying the Kirkwood-Cohansey aquifer system, which includes the basal confining sediment in the Kirkwood Formation, and the Navesink-Hornerstown confining unit underlying the Vincentown aquifer. The hydrostratigraphic units are defined using available borehole geophysical logs, lithologic logs, and (or) drillers’ logs from 131 wells and are presented in a series of 8 aquifer structure maps and 12 cross sections. The framework positions JBMDL into a regional hydrostratigraphic structure for which higher-resolution delineation of the shallow aquifers can be constructed to determine potential pathways of PFAS contamination in groundwater to off-site drinking water wells in areas adjacent to JBMDL.

Suggested Citation

Fiore, A.R., 2020, Regional hydrostratigraphic framework of Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst and vicinity, New Jersey, in the context of perfluoroalkyl substances contamination of groundwater and surface water: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2019–1134, 42 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20191134.

ISSN: 2331-1258 (online)

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Table of Contents

  • Acknowledgments
  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Data and Methods
  • Hydrostratigraphic Framework
  • Summary
  • References Cited
  • Appendix 1 Lithologic Logs and Drillers’ Logs for Selected Wells

Additional publication details

Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Regional hydrostratigraphic framework of Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst and vicinity, New Jersey, in the context of perfluoroalkyl substances contamination of groundwater and surface water
Series title Open-File Report
Series number 2019-1134
DOI 10.3133/ofr20191134
Year Published 2020
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) New Jersey Water Science Center
Description Report: viii, 42 p.; 12 Plates: 30 x 24 inches; 2 Tables
Country United States
State New Jersey
Other Geospatial Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst
Online Only (Y/N) Y
Additional Online Files (Y/N) Y
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