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Measuring high water mark - blizzard of January 2018 in New England
January 6, 2018

Measuring high water mark - blizzard of January 2018 in New England

Physical Scientist Andrew Massey measuring high water mark at the Yacht Club in Hull, MA. Blizzard of January 2018 in New England.

Surveying for the FEMA project
December 7, 2017

Surveying for the FEMA project

Sam Banas using a total station to survey points on the covered bridge that is located along the Tioga River in the Belmont, New Hampshire. These survey points will be used in the Winnipesaukee Watershed flood risk analysis mapping project funded by FEMA as part of the National Flood Insurance Program.

USGS Station 011058798 Herring River at Chequessett Neck Road gage house
November 6, 2017

USGS Station 011058798 Herring River at Chequessett Neck Rd gage house

This is a downstream view of the Herring River from the Chequessett Neck Road dike. The site was visited on November 6, 2017 to collect water-quality samples. An automated sampler inside the gage house was used to collect samples over an approximately 24-hour period and combine them into two bottles. One bottle represented two ebb tides and one bottle represented two flood

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Leaf litter removal practices
October 30, 2017

Leaf litter removal practices

Leaf litter removal practices in Vermont

City of Fall River Massachusetts
October 6, 2017

City of Fall River Massachusetts

City of Fall River Massachusetts

A small boat with scientific equipment loaded onboard resting near shore of a lake.
September 10, 2017

"Miss Q" Ready to Go

The Maine Office boat, "Miss Q", is parked next to the boat launch on Verona Island, ready to begin data collection on the Penobscot River. The crew was preparing to collect ADCP data (depth and velocity) as well as conductivity, temperature and depth profiles at various locations. In the background is the Penobscot Narrows Bridge and Fort Knox.

USGS 01174565, West Branch Swift River near Shutesbury, Massachusetts streamgage station
August 15, 2017

01174565 streamgage station, West Branch Swift River, Shutesbury, MA

USGS 01174565 gaging station, West Branch Swift River near Shutesbury, Massachusetts

USGS Streamgage 1174500 East Branch Swift River Near Hardwick, MA
August 11, 2017

USGS Streamgage 1174500 East Branch Swift River Near Hardwick, MA

USGS Streamgage 1174500 East Branch Swife Near Hardwick, MA . 

The stream flows into the Quabbin Reservoir, which is one of the major sources of water supply for Boston. Monitoring began in January 1937, with no breaks in the record. I don't know if you could tell in

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USGS employee conducts gage inspection at gage 1175500 Swift River MA
August 11, 2017

USGS employee conducts gage inspection at gage 1175500 Swift River MA

USGS employee conducts gage inspection at gage 1175500 Swft River MA

Streamflow measurement near the Charles River USGS 01104200 gage at Wellesley, MA
August 11, 2017

Streamflow measurement - Charles River Wellesley, MA

Streamflow measurement near the Charles River USGS 01104200 gage at Wellesley, MA

Continuous water-quality monitor at the Salmon River, Connecticut
August 3, 2017

Continuous water-quality monitor

Photograph showing a continuous water-quality monitor at the Salmon River near East Hampton, Connecticut.

A manned boat is pulled back and forth across the river on a static line to make smooth transects for an ADCP measurement.
April 7, 2017

Highflow measurement downstream of a dam

High flow measurements are important is refining and confirming the validity of the high end of discharge ratings. Here, a technician moves the manned boat back and forth across the river channel with an ADCP tethered to the side of
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