Watershed and Urban Hydrology Section Data Releases

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Two data releases were recently published by the Watershed and Urban Hydrology Section of the New England WSC.

Physical and Chemical Data to Characterize Water-Quality Conditions in the Sakonnet River, Rhode Island, 2018-2019

Physical and chemical data were collected to characterize water-quality conditions in the Sakonnet River, a tidal strait located on the east side of Narragansett Bay in Rhode Island, from April 28 to November 11, 2018 and from June 19 to November 26, 2019. Specifically, the 2018 information in this data release includes: vertical profiles of water quality from 16 to 18 locations and data collected from three surface spatial surveys (moving boat surveys) designed to characterize near-surface water-quality conditions in the river. Characterization of Water Quality in the Sakonnet River, Rhode Island, 2018-19.

Data-collection locations for the 2018 monitoring program, Sakonnet RI

Data-collection locations for the 2018 monitoring program in the Sakonnet River, Rhode Island.

Data-collection locations for 2019 monitoring program, Sakonnet RI

Data-collection locations for the 2019 monitoring program in the Sakonnet River, Rhode Island.

Aqueous chemistry database, Sleepers River Research Watershed, Danville, Vermont, 1991-2018

The Sleepers River Research Watershed, near Danville, Vermont, is a 111-square-kilometer watershed established in 1958 by the Agricultural Research Service. The research watershed has since been operated by three other federal agencies: National Weather Service, U.S. Army Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL), and U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). USGS started at the site in collaboration with CRREL in 1991 and has been the sole operating entity since 2000. From 1991 to 2017, the research watershed was part of the national 5-site network of the USGS Water, Energy, and Biogeochemical Budgets (WEBB) program. Since 2017 Sleepers has been funded by USGS Land Change Science to continue the core measurements at the small watershed scale while expanding the geographic scope to the larger Connecticut River basin. This data release brings together the analytical results from more than 15,000 samples into a single spreadsheet. Sleepers River Research Watershed.

Precipitation measurement and sampling at a meteorological platform

A Belfort Weighing Bucket, Tipping Bucket,  Aerochem, Ott Pluvio , Hubbard Brook, and standard rain gage. Sleepers River Research Watershed, Danville, Vermont. (Credit: Ann Chalmers, U.S. Geological Survey. Public domain.)

 

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Date published: March 5, 2021
Status: Active

Sleepers River Research Watershed

The Sleepers River Research Watershed in Danville, Vermont has been the site of active hydrologic research since 1959, when the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) established a research program in the watershed. The Sleepers River site is now operated by the USGS, in cooperation with several other Federal agencies and universities. 

Contacts: James Shanley
Date published: September 26, 2018
Status: Completed

Characterization of Water Quality in the Sakonnet River, Rhode Island, 2018-19

Sections of Narragansett Bay and its eastern arm, the Sakonnet River, are considered impaired for shellfishing, aquatic habitat and recreational use by the State of Rhode Island. Aquatic habitat and water quality in the western portions of Narragansett Bay are relatively well understood, but there is comparably limited information available in the Sakonnet River. To address concerns about the...

Contacts: Jason Sorenson