New England Water Science Center


The U.S. Geological Survey provides a wide array of educational resources for teachers and students of earth science. 

New England Science Seminars are an integral part of our education and outreach activities.

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Date published: February 22, 2017
Status: Completed

New England WSC Seminar series Cerutti 20170222

Prior to 2007, the year before oil reached $100 per barrel for the 1st time in history, MassDEP processed less than ten Underground Injection Control (UIC) registration applications per year for geothermal well installations. That number quickly increased to multiple hundreds per year.

Date published: February 1, 2017
Status: Completed

New England WSC Seminar series Vogel 20170201

Over half a century ago, the Harvard Water Program introduced the field of operational or synthetic hydrology, providing stochastic streamflow models (SSMs) which could generate equally likely synthetic streamflow traces useful for hydrologic risk management. This presentation advances the modern equivalent of SSMs, termed ‘stochastic watershed models’ (SWMs), which could provide useful input...

Date published: January 5, 2017
Status: Completed

New England WSC Seminar series Granato 20170105

Example analyses for total nitrogen, total phosphorus, suspended sediment, and total zinc in highway-runoff were done by the U.S. Geological Survey in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration to simulate long-term annual loads for Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDL) analyses with the Stochastic Empirical Loading and Dilution Model (SELDM).

Contacts: Gregory Granato
Date published: December 7, 2016
Status: Completed

New England WSC seminar series LeBlanc 20161207

The Cape Cod unconsolidated sand and gravel aquifer is pitted with more than 400
groundwater-flow-through kettle lakes. In groundwater-flow models of western and central
Cape Cod, about 25 percent of the total simulated recharge to the aquifer from precipitation
discharges into lakes and subsequently seeps back into the groundwater before discharging to
streams and the...

Contacts: Denis R LeBlanc