Shellfish bed closure and bathing beach closure.
study was conducted from 1994 to 2000 in the Toms River
basin. The study was a cooperative effort between
the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the New Jersey
Department of Environmental Protection and the U.S. Geological
above photo shows housing for monitoring equipment along
a tributary of the Toms River in Ocean County, New Jersey. Data collected provides the department with information on
the amount of certain pollutants being carried in storm
water and how those pollutant loads (quantities) are related
to land use.
reports are being produced on this work by the U.S. Geological
of Water Quality to Land Use in the Drainage Basins of
Four Tributaries to the Toms River, New Jersey, 1994-95."
USGS Water Resources Investigations Report 99-4001. This
report covers data collected from 1994 and 1995 and is
available through the New Jersey Office of the U.S. Geological
second report on data collected from 1996 to 2000 is expected
to be available in 2006 from the New Jersey Office of
the U.S. Geological Survey.
work on the Toms River - Long Swamp Creek source tracking
project is scheduled to start in 2007.
Click here to view 'Pollution
Source Tracking in Long Swamp Creek, Ocean County', which is a demonstration project of field techniques for identifying
actual and potential nonpoint pollution sources along
Long Swamp Creek, a tributary of the Toms River in
Ocean County, New Jersey.