EarthWorks Geospatial Catalog

New Jersey (Surface Water Quality Standards, 2005)

ADVISORY: Users should check back periodically for updated releases and attention to the information contained within this metadata record is important.This data is a digital representation of New Jersey's Surface Water Quality Standards in accordance with "Surface Water Quality Standards for New Jersey Waters" as designated in N.J.A.C. 7:9 B. The Surface Water Quality Standards (SWQS) establish the designated uses to be achieved and specify the water quality (criteria) necessary to protect the State's waters. Designated uses include potable water, propagation of fish and wildlife, recreation, agricultural and industrial supplies, and navigation. These are reflected in use classifications assigned to specific waters. The linework has been broken/altered to reflect the location written in the standards text. When interpreting the surface water quality standards, the Surface Water Quality Standards regulations at N.J.A.C. 7:9B always take precedence. The GIS layer is supplemental only and is not legally binding.
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
NJ, New Jersey, and Delaware River
hydrography, rivers, streams, drainage, water quality, surfacewater, standards, swqs, inlandWaters, and njfw_hydro
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