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Northwest New Jersey 15 Basin Aquifer Northwest New Jersey 15 Basin Aquifer

VII. Tables

Table 1. New Jersey Department of Environmental Conservation Sole Source Aquifer Designation Areas for Fifteen Basin Aquifer System

Basin Aquifer System Counties Municipalities (Townships)
Delawanna Creek Warren Blairstown, Knowlton, Hope, & Whiate and Town of Belvidere
Flat Brook Sussex Wantage, Montague, Sandyston, Frankford, Stillwater & Walpack
Lopatcong Creek Warren Greenwich, Harmony, Lopatcong, Oxford, Pohatcong, White; Borough of Alpha; Towns of Belvidere & Phillipsburg
Millstone River Mercer, Somerset, Middlesex, Hunterdon Bridgewater, East Amwell, Franklin, Hillsborough, Hopewell, Lawrence, Montgomery, North Brunswick, Plainsboro, Princeton, South Brunswick, West Amwell, and West Windsor; and Boroughs of Hopewell, Manville, Millstone, Pennington, Princeton, and Rocky Hill
Musconetcong River Morris, Sussex, Warren, Hunterdon Alexandria, Allamuchy, Bethlehem, Byram, Franklin, Green, Greenwich, Holland, Independence, Jefferson, Lebanon, Mansfield, Mount Olive, Pohatcong, Roxbury, Sparta, & Washtington; and Boroughs of Bloomsbury, Glen Gardner, Hampton, Hopatcong, Mount Arlington, Netcong, Stanhope, & Washington, and the Town of Hackettstown
Musconetcong River Morris, Sussex, Warren, Hunterdon Alexandria, Allamuchy, Bethlehem, Byram, Franklin, Green, Greenwich, Holland, Independence, Jefferson, Lebanon, Mansfield, Mount Olive, Pohatcong, Roxbury, Sparta, & Washtington; and Boroughs of Bloomsbury, Glen Gardner, Hampton, Hopatcong, Mount Arlington, Netcong, Stanhope, & Washington, and the Town of Hackettstown
North Branch Raritan River Hunterdon, Morris, and Somerset Bedminster, Bernards, Branchburg, Bridgewater, Chester, Clinton, Hillsborough, Lebanon, Mendham, Mine Hill, Randolph, Readington, Roxbury, Tewksbury & Washington, and Boroughs of Bernardsville, Califon, Chester, Far Hills, Lebanon, Mendham, Mount Arlington, Peapack, Gladstone, raritan, and Somerville, and Town of Clinton
Papakating Creek Sussex Frankford, Lafayette, Montague, Sandyston, and Wantage, and Borough of Sussex
Paulins Kill Warren and Sussex Andover, Blairstown, Frankford, Fredon, Frelinghuysen, Hampton, Hardwick, Hardyston, Knowlton, Lafayette, Pahaquarry, Sandyston, Sparta, Stillwater, and Walpack, and Borough of Branchville, and Town of Newton
Pequest River Warren and Sussex Allamuchy, Andover, Blairstown, Byram, Fredon, Frelinghuysen, Green, Hope, Independence, Knowlton, Liberty, Mansfield, Oxford, Sparta, Washington, and White, the Borough of Andover, and Towns of Belvidere & Newton
Pochuck Creek Sussex, Passaic, NJ and Orange, NY Hardyston, Vernon, and West Milford in NJ; and Warwick and Chester, and Village of Warwick in NY
Pohatcong Creek Warren Franklin, Greenwich, Harmony, Independence, Lopatcong, Mansfield, Oxford, Pohatcong, Washington, & White, and Boroughs of Alpha & Washington
South Branch Raritan River Morris, Hunterdon and Somerset Alexandria, Bethlehem, Branchburg, Chester, Clinton, Delaware, East Amwell, Franklin, Hillsborough, Lebanon, Mount Olive, Raritan, Readington, Roxbury, Tewksbury, Union, Washington, and West Amwell, and Town of Clinton, and Boroughs of Califon, Flemington, Glen Gardner, Hampton, High Bridge, and Mount Arlington
Shimmers Brook Sussex, NJ and Orange, NY Montague, Sandyston, Walpack and Wantague in NJ; & Greenville and City of Port Jervis in NY
Van Campens Brook Warren and Sussex Blairstown, Hardwick, Knowlton, Pahaquarry and Walpack
Wallkill River Sussex, NJ and Orange NY Andover, Byram, Hardyston, Jefferson, Lafayette, Montague, Sparta, Vernon, and Wantage, and Boroughs of Franklin, Hamburg, Ogdensburg, and Sussex in NJ; and Greenville, Minisink, Warwick, Wawayanda, Mount Hope, and Wallkill, and Village of Unionville in NY

Table 2. Percentage of Basin Aquifer Systems in Different Physiographic Provinces

Basin Aquifer System Piedmont Highlands Valley & Ridge
Delawanna Creek ---- ---- 100
Flat Brook ---- ---- 100
Lopatcong Creek ---- 95 5
Millstone River 100 ---- ----
Musconetcong River ---- 100 ----
North Branch Raritan River 50 50 ----
Papakating Creek ---- ---- 100
Paulins Kill ---- 4 96
Pequest River ---- 35 65
Pochuck Creek ---- 100 ----
Pohatcong Creek ---- 100 ----
South Branch Raritan River 50 50 ----
Shimmer Brook ---- ---- 100
Van Campens Brook ---- ---- 100
Wallkill River ---- 50 50

Source: NJDEP Sole Source Aquifer Petition (1985)

Table 3. Aquifer Service Area (ASA) Populations for the Fifteen Basin Aquifer Systems Service Area

Population Served
Aquifer ASA Total Domestic Public
Delawanna Creek 1,460 1,196 1,156 40
Flat Brook 2,668 2,371 2,362 9
Lopatcong Creek 37,284 33,660 4,628 29,032
Millstone River 126,083 72,192 27,496 44,696
Musconetcong River 89,486 77,505 37,503 40,453
North Branch Raritan River 98,603 67,000 49,377 17,623
Papakating Creek 9,418 6,319 6,167 152
Paulins Kill 31,947 21,629 19,307 2,322
Pequest River 29,383 24,466 17,024 7,442
Pochuck Creek 28,771 23,880 21,393 8,764
Pohatcong Creek 21,905 15,596 6,832 8,764
South Branch Raritan River 112,903 107,665 54,481 53,184
Shimmers Brook 2,319 2,319 1,644 675
Van Campens Brook 699 676 666 10
Wallkill River 39,520 36,628 17,882 18,746

Source: NJDEP SSA Petition Documentation (1988).

Table 4. Drinking Water Sources: Percentage of Drinking Water Supplied to ASA

Population Served
Aquifer Aquifer
System
Surface
Water in
Basin
From
Outside
Basin
Total
Delawanna Creek 82 0 18 100
Flat Brook 89 0 11 100
Lopatcong Creek 90 1 9 100
Millstone River 57 38 15 100
Musconetcong River 87 5 8 100
North Branch Raritan River 68 20 12 100
Papakating Creek 67 29 4 100
Paulins Kill 68 27 5 100
Pequest River 83 5 12 100
Pochuck Creek 83 16 1 100
Pohatcong Creek 100 0 0 100
South Branch Raritan River 95 3 2 100
Shimmers Brook 100 0 0 100
Van Campens Brook 97 0 3 100
Wallkill River 93 4 3 100

Source: NJDEP SSA Peition Documentation.

Table 5. Estimated Volume of Drinking Water Supplied

Aquifer Volume (gpd)
Delawanna Creek 119,600
Flat Brook 237,100
Lopatcong Creek 3,366,000
Millstone River 7,219,200
Musconetcong River 7,750,500
North Branch Raritan River 6,700,000
Papakating Creek 631,900
Paulins Kill 2,162,900
Pequest River 2,444,600
Pochuck Creek 2,388,000
Pohatcong Creek 1,559,600
South Branch Raritan River 10,766,500
Shimmers Brook 231,900
Van Campens Brook 67,600
Wallkill River 3,662,800
Total 49,308,200

EPA calculated values assuming 100 gallons per day per person.

Table 6. Potential Alternate Drinking Water Sources

Source
Surface
Water Inside
Surface Water Outside
Ground Water #
Spruce Run Reservoir
X
Round Valley Reservoir
X
Delaware and Raritan Canal
X
* Wallkill Lake
*
* Franklin Pound
*
* Morris Lake
*
* Clyde Potts Reservoir
*
* Merrill Creek Reservoir
*
* New Jersey Coastal Plain
*
#
* Northern New Jersey
(East of Petitioned Area)
*
#
* New York
*
*
#
* Pennsylvania
*
#
Lawrence Chain of Lakes
X
#

# Potential alternate surface surface water sources exist inside and outside of the petition area. A11 ground water within the petition area is part of the basin aquifer systems. Therefore, ground water alternate sources are only outside the petition area.

* Source eliminated during constraints.

Source: NJDEP SSA Petition documentation (1988).

Table 7. Alternative Drinking Water Sources for Fifteen Basin Aquifer System

Source Yield Allotment Surplus
(Deficit)
Spruce Run and Round Valley Reservoirs 160 87.5 72.5
Delaware and Raritan Canal 41* 70.4 (-29.4)
Lawrence Chain of Lakes 8.5 10.0 (-1.5)
Total Surplus     41.6

All figures are in millin gallons per day (mgd).

* Corresponds to reduced yield under drought conditions following 24 mgd diversion from Lake Hopatcong for northeast metropolitan region. Drought figures are used due to interstate agreements on the use of Deleware River Basin Water and New Jersey's emergency water supply plans.

Source: NJDEP SSA Petition Documentation (1988).

 

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