Digital Geodata Series
DGS98-5 Aquifers of New Jersey
dgs98-5.zip (938 KB)
The Aquifers of New Jersey consists of two ARC/INFO Geographic Information
Systems (GIS) coverages of the bedrock and surficial aquifers and confining
units in New Jersey. The bedrock-aquifer coverage includes fractured-rock
aquifers of the Valley and Ridge, Highlands, and Piedmont physiographic
provinces, and aquifers and confining units of the Coastal Plain physiographic
province. The surfical-aquifer coverage includes glacial sediment exceeding
50 ft. thickness in northern New Jersey, and surficial sediment thicker than
50 ft. overlying Coastal Plain aquifers and confining units. Both coverages
are generalized to the 1:250,000 scale by eliminating polygons with less
than 1,000,000 sq. ft. area (about 23 acres). The data were digitized from
various published and unpublished1:24,000, 1:100,000, and 1:250,000 scale
geologic maps compiled from 1987 to 1993.
Map Showing Aquifers of New Jersey.