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Glacial Deposits of New Jersey
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|Synopsis:||Morning lecture-format presentations will be followed by an afternoon field trip (bring hard hat!) to provide students the opportunity to examine several types of glacial sediment first-hand.|
|Start Time:||Friday, March 21, 2014 9:00 AM|
|End Time:||Friday, March 21, 2014 4:30 PM|
|Address:||No Street Address|
|Room:||Pequest Trout Hatchery|
|City, State, Country:||Oxford, NJ US|
|Sponsor:||Rutgers Office of Continuing Professional Education|
|Contact Name:||Pamela Mayer|
|Contact Phone:||(732) 932-9271 ext. 626|
Glacial aquifers provide about 40% of the groundwater supply in northern New Jersey. These aquifers can be highly productive, but they are also susceptible to depletion and pollution due to their small size, locally high permeability, and proximity to the surface. Management and assessment of this valuable groundwater resource starts with an understanding of the geology involved. The quantity and flowpaths of water in the aquifers, and the recharge of water in the aquifers, are determined by the location and extent of permeable sand and gravel aquifer beds and impermeable silt, clay, and till confining beds. The geologic environment and physical processes leading to the deposition of these beds helps to determine their distribution as well.
Although this course is designed for the non-specialist, some familiarity with introductory geologic concepts is helpful. The lectures, field trip and accompanying text will:
|Target Audience:||General Public|