MERI

Groundwater Monitoring in the Meadowlands District

The increases in sea level and the frequency of storm events due to climate change is having a profound effect on the water table of the tidally influenced Meadowlands district and will consequently affect the redistribution of legacy trace metal contaminants buried and immobilized in the sediments. With the support from NJWRRI (New Jersey Water Resources Research Institute) funding, MERI established four shallow groundwater monitoring wells at a well-studied contaminated site (SHS) in the Meadowlands to explore the relationship between the groundwater table level and storm events with trace metal movement and redistribution.