Welcome To The Rockaway River
Watershed Cabinet Website!
The Rockaway River Watershed Cabinet (RRWC) is an inter-municipal not-for-profit organization formed in February 1998.
The mission of the RRWC is to provide a unified, coordinated approach for Rockaway River watershed municipalities and interested private organizations to protect and improve water quality on a watershed-wide basis.
About the Rockaway River Watershed…
The Rockaway River Watershed has a drainage area of 133 square miles. The main flowing water body within the watershed is the Rockaway River, which is approximately 40 miles in length.
The Rockaway River runs from springs in a Sparta Mountain meadow in Sussex County to its confluence with the Passaic River in East Hanover. The river flows south towards the Berkshire Valley, then through Jefferson Township, Roxbury Township, Wharton Borough, and Rockaway Township. The Morris Canal joins the Rockaway River. The river then goes through the areas of Dover Town, Rockaway Borough, and Denville Township. The course continues through Boonton Township and Boonton Town where the river is dammed to form the Boonton Reservoir (Jersey City Reservoir). The Rockaway River continues flowing through Parsippany and Montville Townships and continues to its confluence with the Passaic River in East Hanover.
Rockaway River Watershed Cabinet Member List
2017-2018 Executive Committee Officers
Chair: Mr. Barry Brantner (Boonton Township)
Vice-Chair: Mr. Alex Cocoziello (Jefferson)
Treasurer: Mr. Frank P. Witty, III (Boonton Township)
Secretary: Ms. Christine Marion (County of Morris)
Member Municipalities & Organizations
Boonton Township – Denville – Dover – Jefferson – Jersey City – Mine Hill – Montville – Parsippany-Troy Hills – Rockaway Township – Wharton – County of Morris – Rockaway Valley Regional Sewerage Authority