Ambient-Metals of New Jersey, Series DGS05-2, Edition 20140114

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Originator:
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP), NJ Geological and Water Survey (NJGWS)
Publication_Date: 20040315
Title: Ambient-Metals of New Jersey, Series DGS05-2, Edition 20140114
Edition: 20140114
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Digital Geodata Series
Issue_Identification: DGS05-2
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Trenton, NJ
Publisher: New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP)
Online_Linkage: <http://www.state.nj.us/dep/njgs/geodata/index.htm>
Online_Linkage: <http://www.nj.gov/dep/gis/listall.html>
Description:
Abstract:
Trace elements are inorganic chemicals that generally occur at concentrations less than 1 mg/L in water. Metals and metalloids are classified as trace elements. They occur naturally in ground water but can also be introduced or mobilized by man's activities. Because of the toxic nature of some trace elements, water managers and scientists across the United States rate trace elements among the highest-priority issues for the National Water-Quality Assessment (NAWQA) program. The trace elements analyzed for in the Ambient Ground Water Quality Monitoring Network include: Arsenic Dissolved as As, Barium Dissolved as Ba, Cadmium Dissolved as Cd, Chromium Dissolved as Cr, Copper Dissolved as Cu, Iron Dissolved as Fe, Lead Dissolved as Pb, Manganese Dissolved as Mn, Silver Dissolved as Ag, Zinc Dissolved as Zn, Selenium Dissolved as Se, Mercury Dissolved as Hg, Beryllium Dissolved as Be, Thallium Dissolved as Tl, Antimony Dissolved as Sb, and Aluminum Dissolved as Al. Concentrations are reported in micrograms per liter, ug/l. This update (2013) includes the data from the completed second sampling cycle of all 150 wells which comprise the redesigned NJAGWQMN.
Purpose:
Ground-water quality data from the Ambient Ground Water Quality Monitoring Network was and is being collected to increase our understanding of water quality as it relates to the geologic character of various aquifers and non-point source impacts from land use. This data set was established to allow all interested parties easy access to the network data in a visual format.
Supplemental_Information:
New Jersey's Ambient Ground-Water Quality Network (AGWQN) is a cooperative program between the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) and United States Geological Survey (USGS) that started in 1983 when it was discovered that the ambient ground-water quality data was needed, yet lacking, in New Jersey. Since it's inception, over 500 existing and installed wells have been sampled. Historically, chemical and physical parameters analyzed included: 1) Field parameters such as pH and specific conductance, 2) Major ions, 3) Metals, 4) Nutrients, 5) Radioactivity, and 6) Volatile organic compounds. In the redesigned shallow-well network described below pesticides have also been added. During the first few years an intensive ground-water survey was conducted in a northern valley-fill aquifer system (> 50 wells, data not in this dataset) and some regional sampling was conducted in the coastal plain of southern New Jersey. In 1986 a lack of data in the northern bedrock portion of the state was recognized and finalized goals for the network were established. Those goals were: 1) Determine chemical ranges of ground-water constituents within and between rock types, 2) Determine geochemical reasons for the differences observed, and 3) Determine long term trends in ambient water quality by resampling using an 8 to 20 year cycle.
-99999 implies the constituent was detected but the concentration could not be quantified or was estimated below the reporting limit and the confidence in the concentration determination is not acceptable for standard reporting. Note: an estimated value can also be designated for other reasons. See the annual USGS Water-Data Reports NJ-(year of interest) for the estimated values and an explanation. The actual estimated value is not shown in this database. A zero (0) implies no sampling was performed for that parameter.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 1987
Ending_Date: 2013
Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
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Theme_Keyword: Metal
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Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Bousenberry, Raymond
Contact_Organization: NJDEP, NJGWS
Contact_Position: Research Scientist 2
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 29 Arctic Pkwy, P.O. Box 420, Mail Code: 29-01
City: Trenton
State_or_Province: NJ
Postal_Code: 08625-0420
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 609-984-6587
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Raymond.Bousenberry@dep.nj.gov
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Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: NJDEP, NJ Geological and Water Survey
Publication_Date: 20040315
Title: Ambient-Metals
Edition: 20140114
Series_Information:
Series_Name: NJGS Digital Geodata Series
Issue_Identification: DGS05-2
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Trenton, NJ
Publisher: NJDEP, NJ Geological and Water Survey
Online_Linkage: <http://www.state.nj.us/dep/njgs/geodata/dgs05-2.htm>
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Beginning_Date: 1987
Ending_Date: 2008
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Source_Citation_Abbreviation: Metals
Source_Contribution:
1)U.S. Geological Survey NWIS database: <http://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/> 2) U.S. Geological Survey Annual Water Resources Reports for water year (1982-present)
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
This update (2014) includes the data from the completed second sampling cycle of all 150 wells which comprise the redesdigned NJAGWQMN
Process_Date: 2013
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Bousenberry, Raymond
Contact_Organization: NJDEP, NJGWS
Contact_Position: Research Scientist 2
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: 29 Arctic Pkwy, Box 420, Mail Code 29-01
City: Trenton
State_or_Province: NJ
Postal_Code: 08625-420
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 609-984-6587
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Raymond.Bousenberry@dep.nj.gov
Contact_Instructions: via email
Process_Step:
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This update (2007) includes the data from the remaining 57 wells (sampled in 2003 and 2004) out of the 150 wells which comprise the redesigned NJAGWQMN. This data completes one full sampling cycle of the network.
Process_Date: 2007
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Bousenberry, Raymond
Contact_Organization: NJDEP, NJGWS
Contact_Position: Research Scientist 2
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Address_Type: mailing address
Address: 29 Arctic Pkwy, Box 420, Mail Code 29-01
City: Trenton
State_or_Province: NJ
Postal_Code: 08625-420
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 609-984-6587
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Raymond.Bousenberry@dep.nj.gov
Contact_Instructions: via email

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-99999 implies the constituent was detected but the concentration could not be quantified or was estimated below the reporting limit and the confidence in the concentration determination is not acceptable for standard reporting. Note: an estimated value can also be designated for other reasons. See the annual USGS Water-Data Reports NJ-(year of interest) for the estimated values and an explanation. The actual estimated value is not shown in this database. A zero (0) implies no sampling was performed for that parameter.
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Entity_and_Attribute_Detail_Citation:
For detection limits, analytical methods, etc., reference USGS annual reports "Water Resources Data - New Jersey" for the year of interest.

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Contact_Organization: NJDEP, NJGWS
Contact_Position: Research Scientist 2
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Address: 29 Arctic Pkwy, P.O. Box 420, Mail Code: 29-01
City: Trenton
State_or_Province: NJ
Postal_Code: 08625
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 609-984-6587
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Raymond.Bousenberry@dep.nj.gov
Contact_Instructions: via email
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Although these data have been processed successfully on a computer system at NJDEP, no warranty expressed or implied is made regarding the accuracy or utility of the data on any other system or for general or scientific purposes, nor shall the act of distribution constitute any such warranty. It is also strongly recommended that careful attention be paid to the contents of the metadata file associated with these data to evaluate data set limitations, restrictions or intended use. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency shall not be held liable for improper or incorrect use of the data described and/or contained herein.
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