The Sustainable Raritan River Initiative (SRRI) produced Volume 1 of the State of the Raritan Report (Lathrop et al. 2016) to identify trends in key indicators of water quality and watershed health for the Raritan River basin that were originally assessed in the Raritan Basin: Portrait of a Watershed as developed by the New Jersey […]
A real-time water quality monitoring station has been deployed on the bottom of the Raritan River in the mid-channel in front of the Rutgers Class of 1914 Boathouse (at approximately Lat/Long 40.488960, -74.33184). YSI/Xylem EXO2 Sonde sensors include: conductivity, temperature, depth, dissolved oxygen, salinity, chlorophyll, turbidity. A Sontek Argonaut-XR ADCP measures pressure, temperature, and current […]
This research study by the Meadowlands Environmental Research Institute (MERI) at Rutgers – Newark, aimed to fill in data gaps in river and marsh sediment contamination in the Lower Raritan River. The main tasks of this study were: (1) Measure trace metal and organic contaminant levels in surficial sediments along 20 km of the Lower […]
Key Raritan Indicators described through ArcGIS StoryMaps by Advanced Environmental Geomatics Students In the Spring of 2019, undergraduate students in Dr. Richard Lathrop’s Advanced Environmental Geomatics course developed ArcGIS StoryMaps for key indicators identified in the State of the Raritan Report, Volumes 1 and 2. The reports were written to provide critical data to inform […]
We have deployed a real-time water quality monitoring station in the Raritan River near the Rutgers Class of 1914 Boathouse in New Brunswick. All data coming from the gaging station is recorded every 10 minutes and uploaded every hour to the ERDDAP server. Twelve minutes later the data is processed and posted to the public. […]
The R/V Rutgers, available to organizations inside and outside of Rutgers University, comes equipped with instrumentation to measure water quality and quantity, such as CTDs, an ADCP, and a fluorometer. Follow this link to learn more about the R/V Rutgers. Follow this link to real-time data collected on the Raritan.
The EPA Rutgers Raritan River Project was conducted to compile data related to point source and non-point source pollution and Superfund, Brownfield and other contaminated sites into a comprehensive database. In addition, the project developed an interactive tool that assists federal, state, and local stakeholders to make decisions related to environmental cleanup and site reuse, […]
This page contains titles and links to research, reports, books and studies that are either focused on an area of the Raritan Basin or on one of the key issue areas that we focus on. We welcome recommendations for additions to this list. Please send suggestions for additions or any changes with “Raritan Bibliography” in […]