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Image: Acadia Waterfall
May 1, 2005

Acadia Waterfall

Hadlock Brook, in Acadia National Park, is a small watershed that was monitored by the USGS from 1999 to 2006. This photo of Hadlock Falls is a popular spot for a break on one of the many scenic trails through the park. The USGS gaging station was approximately 100 ft above the falls.

Image: Under The Ice at Libby Brook
February 1, 2005

Under The Ice at Libby Brook

In February 2005 a visit to a USGS station on Libby Brook near Northfield, Maine revealed a gap between the water level and a layer of ice above. Cold temperatures after a rain event caused the ice layer to form and as water levels dropped the ice layer remained. 

Groundwater sampling array Cape Cod Massachusetts
June 27, 2000

Groundwater sampling array

Groundwater sampling array at the Toxics Substances research site, Cape Cod, Massachusetts

White tanks used to hold the tracer injection solutions with tubing going to injection wells
April 6, 1999

Antibiotics in Groundwater Tracer Injection

U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) scientists conducted a unique study, which demonstrated that the ecology of natural groundwater bacteria changed after exposure of the bacteria to the antibiotic sulfamethoxazole (SMX). The study was conducted within the zone of the historic wastewater-contamination plume at the

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Connecticut River, Holyoke Dam during flood of March 1936
March 31, 1936

Connecticut River, Holyoke Dam during flood of March 1936

Connecticut River Holyoke Dam, Holyoke Water Power Company, during flood of March 1936.

View of river from webcam

Kennebec River at Calumet Bridge at Augusta, Maine (01049320)

Kennebec River at Calumet Bridge at Augusta, Maine (01049320)

 

Station operated in cooperation with the Maine Emergency Management Agency and the Maine River Flow Advisory Commission. 
 

Image: Lewy Lake Station 01019300

Lewy Lake Station 01019300

USGS lake elevation gage on Lewy Lake at Princeton, Maine, station 01019300. 

Image: Kennebec River at The Forks

Kennebec River at The Forks

The view of the river from the USGS gaging station on the Kennebec River at The Forks, station 01042500. 

Image: Kennebec River at The Forks

Kennebec River at The Forks

The view from the river of the USGS gaging station on the Kennebec River at The Forks, station 01042500.