Wreck Pond Watershed Preservation Association, Inc.

Address

809 Central Avenue
Spring Lake Heights, NJ 07762

County

Monmouth

Telephone

(732) 449-8764

Description

The Wreck Creek Watershed Preservation Association is listed among New Jersey Watershed Organizations by the NJ Water Resources Research Institute.

Wreck Pond is a coastal lake in Monmouth County that flourished with recreational activities such as fishing, crabbing, sailing, rowing, swimming and rafting in the 1960s. Over the past several decades, recreational activities have been limited to occasional crabbing due to water pollution from stormwater runoff and the filling in of the lake from sedimentation. When it rains this degraded water flows into nearby Spring Lake and Sea Girt beaches causing beach closings.

Wreck Pond Watershed is in southern Monmouth County and comprised of the following four municipalities: Wall Township; and the Boroughs of Spring Lake Heights, Spring Lake and Sea Girt.  The watershed is approximately 12.8 square miles (8,172 acres), extending from the headwaters in Wall Township near Allaire Airport and flowing east-southeast to discharge into Wreck Pond.  There are three major tributaries in the watershed: Hannabrand Brook; Wreck
Pond Brook; and Black Creek, as well as several other ponds.  Wreck Pond is approximately 73 acres with tidal influence on the eastern portion.  The eastern end of Wreck Pond contains an outfall structure that exchanges water with the Atlantic Ocean.