Environment and History

Water Quality

Surface Water Quality and Pollutant Loadings — A Technical Report for the Raritan Basin Watershed Management Project, NJ Water Supply Authority, 2002
www.raritanbasin.org/Alliance/Reports/SurfaceWaterQuality/SurfaceWaterQuality_0802.pdf
Educational Power Point: www.raritanbasin.org/Alliance/Education/SurfaceWaterQualityPresentation.pdf

NJWSA Surface Water Quality Monitoring Stations Map — Raritan Basin
www.raritanbasin.org/Alliance/Map_Gallery/surfacewatermonitoring.jpg

NJWSA Raritan Basin Surface Water Classification Map
www.raritanbasin.org/Alliance/Map_Gallery/stream_classification.jpg
Raritan Basin Watershed Management Plan — Summary, NJ Water Supply Authority
www.raritanbasin.org/Alliance/Documents/RaritanPlanExecutiveSummary.pdf

Rescuing the River “The Raritan” Raritan River documentary
[From the NY/NJ Baykeeper & Raritan Riverkeeper] On June 15, 2012, NJN Public Television aired Rescuing the River “The Raritan”, a historic documentary about the ecological plight of the Raritan River. A film by Eric Schultz, narrated by Avery Brooks, it focuses on the Lower Raritan, its toxic industrial past, polluted present, and possibilities for the future. NJN has made it available online: http://watch.njtvonline.org/video/2247681729

Combined Sewer Overflows Impacting the Raritan
The NY/NJ Baykeeper & Raritan Riverkeeper have mapped the location of CSOs (Combined Sewer Overflows) discharging into the Raritan River and Bay/Arthur Kill. In storm events, these systems allow flow from sanitary sewers to mix with stormwater, resulting in the discharge of raw sewage into the receiving waters. Map: http://nynjbaykeeper.org/images/stories/Maps/Raritan_and_Perth_Amboy_CSOs_small.jpg

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Riparian Corridor

NJWSA Surface Water & Riparian Area Report for the Raritan Basin
www.raritanbasin.org/Alliance/surface_water_riparian.html

Lower Raritan Riparian Corridor Analysis and Recommendations — Power Point
www.co.somerset.nj.us/planweb/learn/Raritan%20River%20Presentation%20April14th.pdf

D&R Greenway Land Trust www.drgreenway.org

Stormwater & Flooding

US Army Corps of Engineers Green Brook Sub Basin — Flood Control Project www.nan.usace.army.mil/business/prjlinks/flooding/greenbk/index.php

Green Brook Flood Control Commission www.gbfcc.org

NJDEP Green Brook Flood Control Project Page
www.nj.gov/dep/floodcontrol/greenbrookfc.htm

Dam Removals

Under a Natural Resources Damages settlement with the El Paso Corporation, the Calco Dam at Bridgewater/Bound Brook was removed in 2011 and the Robert Street Dam at Bridgewater/Hillsborough was taken out in 2012. A third dam, the Nevius Street Dam at Raritan Borough, is also targeted for removal in the next few years. The three-pronged initiative will open up ten miles of migratory fish habitat between Bridgewater and Manville.

Dam Removal Report — www.raritan.rutgers.edu/resources/2012NJDamRemovalGuidance.pdf

Video of Calco Dam removal — www.nynjbaykeeper.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=123&Itemid=70

Video of Robert Street Dam removal — www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNJPtYJ4THg&feature=channel&list=UL

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Geography/Geology

NJWSA municipal and road map of Raritan Basin, Watersheds # 8, 9 & 10
www.raritanbasin.org/Alliance/Map_Gallery/Mun.jpg

Groundwater in the Raritan River Basin, NJ Water Supply Authority
www.raritanbasin.org/Alliance/Reports/GroundWater/GroundWater_0602.pdf

History and the Raritan

Rescuing the River “The Raritan” Raritan River documentary
[From the NY/NJ Baykeeper & Raritan Riverkeeper] On June 15, 2012, NJN Public Television aired Rescuing the River “The Raritan”, a historic documentary about the ecological plight of the Raritan River. A film by Eric Schultz, narrated by Avery Brooks, it focuses on the Lower Raritan, its toxic industrial past, polluted present, and possibilities for the future. NJN has made it available online: www.njn.net/television/specials/rescuingtheriver/videos/fullshow.html

D&R Canal

D&R Canal Watch www.canalwatch.org
D&R Canal Commission and State Park www.dandrcanal.com
Franklin Township’s Local Guide to the D&R Canal www.mappler.com/dnrcanal

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