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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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Scientist inserting a snow tube
February 28, 2017

Scientist inserting a snow tube

Physical Scientist Serena Matt inserting a fiberglass snow tube during the Snow Depth and Snow Water Equivalent (SWE) measurement. Sleepers River Research Watershed, Danville, Vermont.

Snow depth and water equivalent measurements have been made at Sleepers River Watershed starting in 1960. Initial snowpack measurements were made by the Agricultural Research Service

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Scientist posing next to a snow scale
February 28, 2017

Scientist posing next to a snow scale

Physical Scientist Serena Matt posing next to a snow scale during the Snow Depth and Snow Water Equivalent (SWE) measurement. Sleepers River Research Watershed, Danville, Vermont.

Snow depth and water equivalent measurements have been made at Sleepers River Watershed starting in 1960. Initial snowpack measurements were made by the Agricultural Research Service

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February 24, 2017

Ice Breaking on the Penobscot River

On February 24, 2017, Nick Stasulis (Data Section Chief of the USGS New England Water Science Center, Maine Office) met with police and fire officials from the City of Bangor and surrounding communities to ride along with the US Coast Guard on the ice breaker Bridle. Along with Bridle, ice breaker Tackle worked to clear ice on the Penobscot River in preparation for spring

Monitoring wells located along the eastern shore of Little Pond, East Falmouth, MA
February 8, 2017

Monitoring wells East Falmouth, MA

Monitoring wells located along the eastern shore of Little Pond, East Falmouth, MA

Flowing stream passing a streamgage with swirling leaves in the water
October 20, 2016

Streamgage in Connecticut

A beautiful capture of a streamgage at Bunnell Brook near Burlington, CT.

A weir structure controls the height of the water, so a stable relation between stream stage and flow can be maintained. The gage house is the concrete structure in the photo, and has been used to collect streamflow data since 1931. Recent drought conditions have reduced the flow to a trickle

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Autumn in New England banner
October 12, 2016

Autumn in New England

Long exposure photo of a river during fall as the leaves are beginning to turn colors.

Streamflow measurement in the fall
October 12, 2016

Streamflow measurement in the fall

Hydro Technician, Henry Witt, takes a self portrait while he conducts a discharge measurement in the Houstonic River at Falls Village, CT. One of the many perks of field work year round is the ability to witness the seasons come and go. 

Shepaug River Peter's Dam gage pool
October 10, 2016

Shepaug River Peter's Dam gage pool

Autumnal reflection in the Shepaug River Peter's Dam gage pool looking upstream at the dam with the gage in view (site 01202501 at Woodville, CT). The blue sky and Autumn leaves cast a reflection in the gage pool.

Habitat assessment in the Bronx River NY
August 6, 2016

Habitat assessment in the Bronx River NY

Peter VanMetre and Jennifer Krstolic making a habitat assessment in the Bronx River, NY as a part of the 2016 USGS National Water-Quality Assessment (NAWQA) stream quality assessment in the northeastern United States.