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The New England Water Science Center operates over 500 real-time data collection sites throughout the six New England states. The sites collect surface-water, groundwater, water-quality, and precipitation data. Much of our real-time data is publicly available through NWIS. Additional data releases are also available on the page below.

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Simulated Groundwater Contributing Areas to Selected Streams, Ponds, Coastal Water Bodies, and Production Wells, Plymouth-Carver Region and Cape Cod, Massachusetts

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) assisted the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) with the Massachusetts Estuary Project (MEP), by delineating groundwater-contributing areas to various hydrologic features including ponds, streams, and coastal water bodies, throughout southeastern Massachusetts. These contributing areas were delineated over a 6-year period from 2003 to 2

Flood frequency and source data used in the regional regression analysis of annual peak flows in Connecticut (2020) (ver. 2.0, April 2021)

Current estimates of the magnitude and frequency of floods at gaged and ungaged stream sites are critical for assessing flood risk, delineating flood zones, designing hydraulic structures, and managing flood plains. The Connecticut Department of Transportation collaborated with U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in a study to improve the flood-frequency estimates in Connecticut and develop regional reg

Data and shapefiles used to document the floods associated with the January and March 2018 Nor'easters for Coastal Areas of New England

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) New England Water Science Center worked with the Federal Emergency Management Agency to document the floods of January 4, 2018 and March 2-4, 2018, in coastal Massachusetts. USGS conducted a frequency analysis of stillwater elevations at three National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration coastal gages following the coastal floods of 2018. The data for these an

Data for Occurrence and Sources of Lead in Private Wells, Sturbridge, Massachusetts

This dataset contains water-quality data, quality-control data, and input and output data for geochemical models that support the findings of a study of lead in drinking water in the Sturbridge, Massachusetts, study area. These data include major and trace element data for unfiltered and filtered (dissolved) samples collected from both taps and well heads at private well sites, and quality-control

MODFLOW-2005, MODPATH, and MOC3D used for groundwater flow simulation, pathlines analysis, and solute transport in the crystalline-rock aquifer in the vicinity of the Savage Municipal Water-Supply Well Superfund Site, Milford, New Hampshire

The U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services, developed a model for used with MODFLOW-2005 and MODPATH5 to evaluate groundwater flow and advective transport under pre- and post-remediation conditions in the crystalline-rock aquifer in the vicinity of the Savage Municipal Water-Supply Well Superf

Streamflow and Dissolved Organic Carbon Input Datasets and Model Results Using the Weighted Regressions on Time, Discharge, and Season (WRTDS) Model for Sleepers River W9 in Vermont, 1991 to 2018

This data release supports an analysis of changes in dissolved organic carbon (DOC) concentration and in the slope of the concentration-discharge relation in the Sleepers River Research Watershed W9 near North Danville, Vermont 1991 to 2018. The data release includes pre-processed model inputs and model outputs. W9 is a 40.5 hectares forested sub-watershed of the Sleepers River Research Watershed

Data used to model and map manganese in the Northern Atlantic Coastal Plain aquifer system, eastern USA

Data used to model and map manganese concentrations in groundwater in the Northern Atlantic Coastal Plain (NACP) aquifer system, eastern USA, are documented in this data release. The model predicts manganese concentration within four classes and is based on concentration data from 4492 wells. The well data were compiled from U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Suffolk Cou

Modeled and observed trends in streamflows at managed basins in the conterminous U.S. from October 1, 1983 through September 30, 2016

This data release contains trend results computed on the basis of modeled and observed daily streamflows at 1,257 gages across the conterminous U.S. from October 1, 1983 through September 30, 2016. Study gages were selected from the GAGES-II dataset of gages classified as non-reference which means streamflows may be affected by human influence. Modeled daily streamflows were computed using the det

Results of peak-flow frequency analysis and regionalization for selected streamgages in or near Maine, based on data through water year 2019

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) recently completed a report documenting methods for peak-flow frequency analysis following implementation of the Bulletin 17C guidelines ( The methods provide estimates of peak-flow quantiles for 50-, 20-, 10-, 4-, 2-, 1-, 0.5-, and 0.2-percent annual exceedance probabilities (AEPs) for selected streamgages operated by the USGS and E

Data for Simulating the Effects of Air Temperature and Precipitation Changes on Streamflow and Water Temperature in the Meduxnekeag River Watershed, Maine

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), in cooperation with the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians (HBMI), has developed tools to assess the effects climate change on hydrology and water temperatures in the Meduxnekeag River Watershed in Maine. A USGS Scientific Investigations Report (SIR) report documents tools and datasets developed by the USGS to evaluate how climate change will affect the hydrology a

Penobscot River Cross Section Data pre- and post-Dam Removal

The Great Works (20 feet high) and Veazie (30 feet high) dams on the lower section of the Penobscot River in Maine were removed during the summers of 2012 and 2013, respectively. Channel cross sections upstream and downstream of these dams from just below the Milford Dam to the head‐of‐tide at Eddington Bend just below the former Veazie Dam were surveyed before and after the dams were removed in o

Chemical Data From 40 Years of Monitoring a Treated-Wastewater Groundwater Plume in a Sand and Gravel Aquifer, Cape Cod, Massachusetts, 1978-2018

This U.S. Geological Survey data release provides a comprehensive dataset of water-quality data and sampling-site characteristics collected in 1978-2018 during a study of the effects of land disposal of treated wastewater on groundwater quality in an unconsolidated sand and gravel aquifer on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Treated sewage-derived wastewater was discharged to rapid-infiltration beds at Joi