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  Passaic River - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The river in it upper course flows in a highly circuitous route, meandering through the swamp lowlands between the ridge hills of rural and suburban northern New Jersey, draining much of the northern portion of the state through its tributaries.
The Passaic rises in the boro of Mendham, in southern Morris County.
In particular the stretch of the river along downtown Newark came to be regarded in the later decades of the 20th century as particularly wretched.
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 Encyclopedia: Passaic River   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The Great Falls of the Passaic River The Great Falls of the Passaic River is a prominent waterfall, 77 ft (23 m) high, on the Passaic River in the city of Paterson in northern New Jersey in the United States.
Passaic is served by the Erie and the Delaware, Lackawana and Western railways.
Passaic was incorporated as a village in 1869, and in 1873 was chartered as a city.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Passaic-River   (641 words)

 Paterson, New Jersey - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Great Falls of the Passaic River in Paterson, which are the second-highest large-volume falls on the East Coast of the United States.
Riverside is a larger section of Paterson and, as its name states, this neighborhood is bound by the Passaic River to the north and east, separating the city from Hawthorne and Fair Lawn.
Passaic County's Board of Chosen Freeholders are Freeholder Director Elease Evans of Paterson, Freeholder Deputy Director James Gallagher of Paterson, Lois A. Cuccinello of Hawthorne, Terry Duffy of West Milford, Peter C. Eagler of Clifton, Pat Lepore of West Paterson and Sonia Rosado of Ringwood.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Paterson,_New_Jersey   (3253 words)

 Pompton River - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Pompton River is a tributary of the Passaic River, approximately 8 mi (13 km) long, in northern New Jersey in the United States.
It is formed south of the borough of Pompton Lakes by the confluence of the Ramapo and Pequannock rivers.
A portion of the river's water is diverted to the nearby Wanaque Reservoir.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Pompton_River   (174 words)

The river is as varied as the terrain that it flows through, from the Watchung Mountains, through the wetlands, marshes and swamps of Morris and Essex counties, through the suburbs and urban centers of Bergen and Essex Counties and down to Newark Bay.
The Passaic is joined by seven different tributaries on its 90-mile journey through seven counties and 45 municipalities, ranging in width from a few feet to almost 150 feet in some places.
Along this tidal portion of the river is also where the bulk of industrial development occurred and pollutants such as dioxin, pesticides, volatile organic compounds, among others, have been found in sediment samples taken from the river and in groundwater samples from near the river.
www.waterwire.net /Resources/archives.cfm?ContID=1308   (951 words)

 Passaic River Info
The Passaic River Basin is roughly elliptical in shape, and drains approximately 835 square miles of Northern New Jersey and Southern New York State.
The flood plain of the Passaic River ranges from 5,000 to 20,000 feet in width throughout much of the Central Basin, narrowing to approximately 100 to 4,000 feet at Chatham Borough.
Prior to 1902, flood control for the Passaic River Basin was limited to ditching local swamps and desnagging and enlarging sections of the Passaic River's channel.
www.passaicriver.org /passaicriverinfo.htm   (1832 words)

 NY Times 7.22.02
In a sense there are two Passaic Rivers, the freshwater segment that loops — and regularly floods — through four suburban counties, and the urbanized portion south of the Dundee Dam in Garfield, which is tidal, brackish and thoroughly contaminated.
But as it passes through the densely built suburbs of Essex, Bergen and Passaic Counties, the river is gradually fouled by treated sewage effluent, oily runoff from streets and the chemicals that keep suburban lawns lush and pest-free.
Filippone of the Passaic River Coalition appreciates that argument, but she is admittedly parochial when it comes to the river.
prri.org /press_room/NY_Times_7_22_02/body_ny_times_7_22_02.html   (1513 words)

 My Passaic River Kayak Trip - 90 Miles of Fun in Northern New Jersey - June 2000 - by Steve Garufi
I conquered the Passaic River in New Jersey.
Likely due to the bad reputation of the Passaic, there is very little recreational activity on the river, even though the early stages of the Passaic are aesthetically serene and quite accessible.
He explained how "messed up" the river is in view of the millions of barrels of toxins that were dumped into the river by a company that produced Agent Orange during the Vietnam era.
www.stevegarufi.com /passaicriver.htm   (2331 words)

 Land Trust
Today, Passaic River Coalition's Land Trust has acquired more than 800 acres of varied character in the Passaic River Watershed and is actively seeking new and additional lands to set aside, forever preserved against development or degradation.
Passaic River Coalition Land Trust has finalized its purchase of the forested mountainside that will be the centerpiece of a future park in Bloomingdale, New Jersey.
The intention of Upper Passaic Project is to "fill the gaps" between already existing greenway areas in Morris, Union and Somerset Counties.
www.passaicriver.org /landtrust.htm   (756 words)

 Wild NJ - Passaic River Endangered   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Bowman said the Passaic River, ranked 16th on the list, has been endangered for some time and was cited by the group about a decade ago.
Filippone hopes the Passaic River will be one of 10 rivers nationally to receive special designation from the Clinton administration, known as American Heritage Rivers status, to help foster environmental protection, historical and cultural preservation, and economic development.
Rivers given this status -- which will be determined next month -- gain recognition of their link to the nation's history, along with help from the federal government to coordinate future activity, from cleanups to monitoring water quality to sound development.
www.wildnj.com /br5.htm   (1050 words)

The Passaic River begins near Mendham were small streams come together to form a brook running along the edge of Mendham High School's athletic field.
As the Passaic River takes a slow easterly course to Little Falls it suddenly loses 40 feet in elevation, with a steep drop of 16 feet in a ravine whose base is made of sandstone.
In 1828 a dam was built on the Passaic River in Passaic, New Jersey, by VanBlarcum and VanWinkle.
www.pcti.tec.nj.us /oldsite/ps2/page/classnotes/MAPPING%20THE%20PASSAIC%20RIVER.htm   (883 words)

 PASSAIC RIVER IS CLEANER - BUT STILL TOXIC   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Across the river in Newark, the New Jersey Performing Arts Center and Newark Bears Stadium, both visible from Harrison, are testaments to the riverfront's possibilities.
The river, long referred to as "dead" by locals, is experiencing a rebirth.
Ella Filippone, executive administrator of the Passaic River coalition, says she is encouraged by the improvement she's seen since she started working in the environmental movement more than 30 years ago.
www.gsenet.org /library/11gsn/2001/gs010528.4.html   (851 words)

 Passaic River   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The lower Passaic river, is threatened by dioxin, and is a key river on the endangered list.
Although the ground water is not used as a source of drinking water, it migrates toward the Passaic River where it may add to the contaimination of fish and shellfish.
While state and federal agencies assess responsibility for the cleanup of the Lower Passaic River, the severity of the threat requires immediate dredging and disposal of the containinated sediments.
www.kayenta.k12.az.us /kms/kmsweb/jim/endrivs/passaic.html   (333 words)

 Passaic River --¬† Encyclop√¶dia Britannica
river, rising near Morristown, southeastern Morris county, northeastern New Jersey, U.S. It flows south past Millington, then north and east to Paterson and its Great Falls (70 feet [21 metres] high), at which point it turns south and east past Passaic and Newark and into Newark Bay.
It is a 20- to 30-mile (30- to 50-kilometer) belt of rolling upland that extends from the New York border to the Delaware River.
It is located on the west bank of the Passaic River only 8 miles (13 kilometers) from New York City and is part of the New York–Northern New Jersey–Long Island metropolitan area.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9058651   (879 words)

 Passaic River Study Area   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The Passaic River Study Area is bordered on the eastern shore of the river by Harrison and Kearny, and on the western shore by Newark.
It includes all parts of the Passaic River from one mile south of the Second River Tributary in northern Newark, to the mouth of the Passaic River in Newark Bay near the abandoned CONRAIL Railroad Bridge.
River sediments are the small soil particles at the bottom and on the banks of the river.
www.epa.gov /region02/superfund/pass_ou2.htm   (751 words)

 Passaic River -- Background
The Lower Passaic River is a 17-mile tidal stretch from the Dundee Dam to the river mouth at Newark Bay.
The Passaic River is one of 96 watersheds across the country threatened by high levels of contaminated sediments, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.
The announcement on the Passaic River came as part of the release of the American Rivers' 13th annual report, "America's Most Endangered Rivers of 1998." The report examines rivers which this year are facing the most serious and immediate environmental abuse and provides an overview of the state of rivers today.
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 NJDEP-News Release 03/131 - DEP to Address More Than 4,000 Potential Claims for Natural Resource Damages Statewide; ...
The waters and sediments of the Lower Passaic River watershed are contaminated with hazardous substances including dioxin, PCBs, DDT, heavy metals and polyaromatic hydrocarbons, which persist in the environment long after the initial discharge.
The Passaic River, covering parts of northeastern New Jersey and southeastern New York, drains almost 935 square miles and is the second largest river in New Jersey, stretching approximately 85 miles from the Bernardsville Mountains and emptying into the Newark Bay.
The Lower Passaic River, from the Dundee Dam in Paterson to the mouth of the river at Newark Bay, drains a watershed of approximately 170 square miles.
www.state.nj.us /dep/newsrel/releases/03_0131.htm   (1548 words)

 Passaic River Institute - Montclair State University
The Passaic River Institute for Environmental Research and Education (commonly known as the “Passaic River Institute” or “PRI”) is housed within the College of Science and Mathematics at MSU.
The severely polluted lower reaches of the Passaic River (between Dundee Dam at Garfield and Newark Bay) have recently drawn considerable public interest as state and federal agencies have sought to jump start their efforts at remediation.
Many of the environmental issues confronting the Passaic basin are interdisciplinary, requiring an integrated approach by a team of physical, biological and social scientists, with accompanying outreach to the affected communities.
www.csam.montclair.edu /earth/PRI/PRI_bkgrnd.html   (378 words)

 NJAS: NJ Waters Newsletter   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The land, the rain, the rivers and the wetlands are all part of a complex system that maintains the critical substance of life - water.
Dundee dam raises the river to 27 feet elevation, and at the foot of Passaic falls, 7.25 miles above, it is 40 feet above mean tide.
This is the outlet of the Passaic valley proper, a flat-bottomed valley between the First and Second Mountains and the southeastern foot of the Highlands, 8 to 12 miles wide and 32 miles long.
www.njaudubon.org /Education/njwnews.html   (1250 words)

 The official website of the City of Newark, NJ
The Lower Passaic River Restoration Project focuses on a study area that stretches 17 miles from the Dundee Dam south to the point where the Passaic River enters Newark Bay.
This part of the Passaic River, referred to as the Lower Passaic River, is highly industrialized and commercialized and has a long history of degraded water quality, sediment contamination, loss of wetlands, and abandoned or underutilized properties along its shores.
Working with our great state and federal partners, we will give a clean Passaic River back to our city's residents and visitors, and they will once again be able to enjoy the river just as Captain Robert Treat and his band of Connecticut Puritans saw it when they came ashore in 1666.
www.ci.newark.nj.us /Public_Information/Press_Releases/Press_Releases_222.htm   (729 words)

 Trash Skimmer Boats Part of Passaic River Clean-Up
On July 14, 1999, Governor Christine Todd Whitman and Passaic Valley Sewerage Commissioners (PVSC) christened the Skimmer Vessel "S.V. Newark Bay", a boat specially designed to remove "floatables" (debris found on the water's surface) from the Passaic River and Newark Bay.
In 1998, a program was launched that helps these and other concerned and dedicated groups in their efforts to revive a river system that was once one of the most polluted systems in the United States.
In addition, the program is a great community-builder that fosters appreciation and respect for the Passaic River, an invaluable natural resource.
www.trashskimmer.com /newspassaic2.htm   (509 words)

 CLEANUP OF PASSAIC RIVER OUTLINED AT FORUM   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Reviving the Passaic from Garfield to Newark is still at least a decade and hundreds of millions of dollars away, but it's the lofty goal of a federal and state project outlined at a Newark conference on Friday.
The vision of the Passaic laid out at the gathering of 90 academics, engineers, and government officials includes a river cleansed of dioxins, heavy metals, and other contaminants, wetlands restored to support wildlife, and empty lots replaced with boat launches and bike trails.
That would be a far cry from 1894, when tanneries, mills, and other industries gave the river a reputation for "acid fumes," "nose-bleeding" and "nausea," according to one account at the time.
www.gsenet.org /library/11gsn/2002/gs020617.4.html   (471 words)

 News Release   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
A cleaned-up Passaic River will bring new business to these communities, giving the region's economy a shot in the arm and improving residents' quality of life," Rothman said.
The new program on the Passaic, termed the Passaic River Restoration Initiative (PRRI), is aimed at finding and implementing comprehensive solutions to the complex contamination problems facing 17 miles of the lower Passaic River between Newark Bay and the Dundee Dam in Garfield.
A study of the best way to clean the Passaic River will be first conducted, followed by the actual restoration.
www.house.gov /rothman/news_releases/rel_102003.htm   (373 words)

 Flow and Water Quality Modeling of Passaic River Watershed
The BASINS tool is expected to be applicable to the Passaic River watershed upstream of Paterson for the initial assessment and modeling purposes.
The calibrated hydrologic and water quality coefficients for the Whippany River watershed are also expected to be applicable, after minor adjustments, to the Passaic River watershed upstream of Paterson.
Due to the natural and planning complexities of the Passaic River watershed, modeling modules more advanced than those currently included in BASINS 3.0 are expected to be needed in the future, at least for some segments and/or characteristics of the watershed.
www.civeng.rutgers.edu /water/abstracts/passaic.htm   (598 words)

 Passaic River   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The class uses the Passaic River, which lies just behind the school, to illustrate math, history and science lessons.
Last year, Governor Christine Todd Whitman and Passaic Valley Sewerage Commissioners (PVSC) christened the Skimmer Vessel "S.V. Newark Bay", a boat specially designed to remove "floatables" (debris found on the water's surface) from the Passaic River and Newark Bay.
Along with ground contamination, the river itself has six miles of Superfund sites (the nation's dirtiest and most toxic waste sites as deemed by the government) due to dumping of chemicals such as dioxin, a by-product of the infamous Agent Orange during the Vietnam War.
www.passaicriver.com   (700 words)

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