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New Jersey Rivers

The Passaic River

Essential to a Sustainable Future

ANJEC is working to educate the public on ways individuals and communities can restore the health and beauty of the Passaic River and its watershed.

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) considers the Passaic watershed a regional high priority area and a valuable link to northern New Jersey's past industrial development. The Passaic System includes the entire 80-mile length of the River from its headwaters in the New Jersey Highlands to its confluence with Newark Bay, and its watershed, covering 787 square miles in New Jersey and 148 square miles in New York.
The Passaic River Institute has developed a web page. It shows a map of the 935-square mile watershed - the main stem of the Passaic River with the seven major tributary rivers; Rockaway, Whippany, Pequannock, Wanaque, Pompton, Ramapo and Saddle Rivers.

The Passaic System supplies

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