Several of the important resorts of the New Jersey shore, from Atlantic City southwestward, are situated on barrier beaches which are separated from the mainland by open bays or tidal marshes, as shown in figures 1 and 2. The water supply for these resorts is largely obtained from deep drilled wells located on the barrier beaches. An average of about 5,000,000 gallons daily is pumped from wells in Atlantic City and about 3,000,000 in near-by cities. During the past 30 years the head on the water in the principal water-bearing horizon has dropped more than 80 feet. In view of this fact, it becomes important to determine, so far as possible, the ultimate safe yield of the formation.
This paper presents some of the results of a study of ground-water conditions in the Atlantic City region undertaken jointly by the New Jersey Department of Conservation and Development and the . . .