State Water Resources Research Institute Program

Project Id: 2010NJ230B
Title: Hydrogeophysical investigation of subsurface controls on persistent canopy gaps in the New Jersy Pinelands
Project Type: Research
Start Date: 3/01/2010
End Date: 2/28/2011
Congressional District: NJ-010
Focus Categories: Hydrogeochemistry, Water Supply, Groundwater
Keywords: hydrogeophysics, New Jersey Pinelands
Principal Investigators: Parsekian, Andrew (Rutgers University); Slater, Lee (Rutgers University)
Federal Funds: $ 5,000
Non-Federal Matching Funds: $ 10,000
Abstract: Working within the New Jersey Pinelands Biosphere Reserve, the objectives of this study are three-fold: 1) estimate properties of the near-surface geology (i.e. clay content, particle texture) which may influence local hydrology within individual canopy gaps, 2) make comparisons of the physical properties of the subsurface between vernal pond canopy gaps and peat-filled "spongs" and 3) assess the potential of paleo-channels to impact local and regional ground water flow. The results of this study may influence the management plans for aquifers underlying the Pinelands.

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