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Environmental Trends

New Jersey's Environmental Trends Report - The Environmental Trends report includes many chapters, all of which can be separately accessed. Each chapter describes a specific area in which the DEP has been working to improve conditions and presents a specific environmental measure or category of measurements meaningful in gauging trends and current status of the environment in New Jersey.

DEP Performance Indicators

DEP Monthly Performance Report - The DEP provides monthly performance report updates to the Governor’s Performance Center. This statewide program tracks the operations and performance of each department of state government, with a particular focus on effectiveness, efficiency, timeliness and service quality.

You can find out additional descriptive information on the indicators listed in the DEP Monthly Performance Report, including how they relate to the Department’s environmental trends, priorities and goals by reviewing the document “Performance Based Management-Key Performance Indicator Descriptions”.

Also you can review the performance of monthly indicators over a thirteen month period from reviewing the “Performance Based Management-Key Performance Indicator Graphs”, which is updated quarterly.

Now in New Jersey
Links to Current Environmental Data
Today's Air Quality Find out the current air quality and forecast in your part of New Jersey. Updated hourly.

Drought Information

This site has information on drought indicators, water use restrictions, current reservoir and rainfall levels, as well as tips on how you can help conserve water.

Known Contaminated Sites Listing

The Known Contaminated Sites in New Jersey report is a municipal listing of sites where contamination of soil and/or ground water is confirmed at levels greater than the applicable cleanup criteria or standards.

Beach Water Quality

Find out if there are any bathing restrictions at any of New Jersey beaches. Updated daily or more frequently, if necessary.

Green Acres

Discover what lands have been purchased by the Green Acres Program at NJDEP that have become part of our system of state parks, forests, natural areas, and wildlife management areas.

Drinking Water Watch

You can obtain background information about your municipal drinking water system, the facilities it has, water monitoring schedules, plus a wide variety of water quality information including total coliform bacteria results and monitoring results for individual chemicals, and enforcement data.

Wildfire Warnings

The New Jersey Forest Fire Service measures and monitors the dryness of forest fuels and the possibility of fire ignitions becoming wildfires. This information is used for fire preparedness planning, which includes the following initiatives: campfire and burning restrictions, fire patrol assignments, staffing of fire lookout towers and readiness status for both observation and firefighting aircraft.

Flood Information

New Jersey State Police - Office of Emergency Management, Mitigation Division, the US Geological Survey, the National Weather Service and NJDEP work closely to provide data on potential flooding and emergency management.  This link will forward you to the USGS New Jersey Flood Watch website for current flood emergency information, including map locations of streamgages where the water level is currently at or above flood stage or at high flow.

Fish Smart Eat Smart NJ

Helps you decide what the right fish for you to eat. This page contains information on freshwater, marine water and local waterbody advisories as well as the benefits of eating fish.

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