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December 4, 2020

Our Director: A Vision for Our Center (New England WSC)

An introduction to the New England Water Science Center's Director and his vision for the Center.
 

November 4, 2020

Lesson 10e1: Products and Services of the 3D Elevation Program

In this lesson, you will learn about the lidar products available through the 3D Elevation Program (which is abbreviated as “3DEP”). The lesson will introduce 3DEP, discuss the lidar data available, and where to find the data.

Please note that some of our URLs in the video have changed. All URLs beginning with 'viewer.nationalmap.gov/...' have been updated to 'apps.

Checking in on a benchmark and taking recovery photos
October 6, 2020

Checking in on a benchmark and taking recovery photos

Surface Water Modeling for FEMA Flood Insurance Rate Maps. ​

USGS Hydrologic Technicians Terrence Talbot and Gunther Schletter take field notes and benchmark recovery photos after checking in at the benchmark.

​USGS employee in a canoe hold a prism while survey rod level and the channel point is collected with a total station from shore
October 6, 2020

Taking channel measurements from a canoe

Surface Water Modeling for FEMA Flood Insurance Rate Maps.

​​USGS employee in a canoe hold a prism and survey rod level while the channel point is collected with a total station from shore.

USGS employees check a channel measurement taken with a total station on a river near St. Johnsbury, VT.
October 6, 2020

Checking the channel measurement

Surface Water Modeling for FEMA Flood Insurance Rate Maps.

​USGS employees check a channel measurement taken with a total station on a river near St. Johnsbury, VT.

Hydrologic Technician Gunther Schletter takes a channel measurement using a Total Station on a river near St. Johnsbury, VT.
October 6, 2020

Behind the Total Station

Surface Water Modeling for FEMA Flood Insurance Rate Maps.

Hydrologic Technician Gunther Schletter takes a channel measurement using a Total Station on a river near St. Johnsbury, VT.​​

​USGS employees use a GPS to set reference marks next to a damn near St. Johnsbury, VT.
October 6, 2020

Setting reference marks

​​Surface Water Modeling for FEMA Flood Insurance Rate Maps. 

USGS employees use a GPS to set reference marks next to a damn near St. Johnsbury, VT.​​​

USGS employee stands in the river with a prism while a point measurement is taken with a station located on the river bank.
October 6, 2020

Taking a channel measurement

Surface-water modeling for Federal Emergency Management Agency flood insurance rate maps. 

​A USGS employees stands in the river channel keeping a prism on a survey rod level while a point measurement is taken with a total station located on the river bank.​

2020 drought impact on Cochituate Brook at Framingham, Massachusetts
October 1, 2020

2020 drought impact on Cochituate Brook at Framingham, Massachusetts

2020 drought impact on Cochituate Brook at Framingham, Massachusetts

Zero flow during 2020 drought - Pendleton Hill Brook near Clarks Falls, CT
September 25, 2020

2020 drought - Pendleton Hill Brook near Clarks Falls, Connecticut

Station 01118300 Pendleton Hill Brook near Clarks Falls, Connecticut.

Photo shows zero flow, just standing water, during 2020 drought.

September 19, 2020

Lesson 8: U.S. Geological Survey Topographic Maps

In this lesson we will examine a brief history of the USGS topographic map, Introduce US Topo maps and their content, discuss the production and future goals of US Topo, and learn how to access these maps for viewing or printing.
 

Stony Brook near West Suffield, Connecticut during 2020 drought
September 18, 2020

Stony Brook near West Suffield, Connecticut during 2020 drought

Station 01184100 Stony Brook near West Suffield, Connecticut. 

Photo shows a stretch of channel that is almost dry. There was such little flow that non-conventional means of discharge measurement was required, instead of wading with a velocity meter in a cross section

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