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USGS groundwater well with Holiday Decorations
December 19, 2019

USGS groundwater well with Holiday Decorations

USGS groundwater well with Holiday Decorations.

USGS employee showing holiday spirit while conducting a tape down measurement in a groundwater well
December 13, 2019

USGS employee showing holiday spirit at groundwater well

Shown in this photo is Hydrologic Technician Sam Banas performing an electric tape down measurement of a real-time recording groundwater well station while showing some holiday spirit. The site ID is: 415546071474701 RI-BUW 395 located in Burrillville, Rhode Island.

Scientist sitting in ​the bow of a canoe with a GPS unit mounted on a 13 foot rod resting across her shoulders.​
November 21, 2019

Housatonic channel measurements

FEMA Flood Insurance Rate Maps.

A two teams of two USGS employees measured structures and channel cross sections along a section of the Housatonic River.

 Hydrologic Technicians set up a total station near a covered bridge on the Housatonic River in Connecticut
November 19, 2019

Surveying a bridge in Connecticut

Surface Water Modeling for FEMA Flood Insurance Rate Maps.

Hydrologic Technician Brendan McCarthy and Alex Butcher set up a total station near a covered bridge on the Housatonic River in Connecticut. 

A crew of two teams worked on measuring structures and channel cross sections along a reach of the Housatonic River.

October 14, 2019

Introduction to the FEMA Project Team: Surveying

The USGS assists FEMA with updating flood insurance rate maps throughout New England. This is in response to recent major flooding events and because of the need to update the 30 year-old effective flood insurance rate maps. This video gives a brief overview of the FEMA project team with a focus on the surveying component of the project.
 

September 12, 2019

ADCP Training Time Lapse

This video was taken during the SW1321 training course, Streamflow Measurements Using ADCPs. On this field day, students from all over the USGS used their newfound knowledge to collect ADCP data in Windham, Maine.
 

August 19, 2019

Placing a New Survey Reference Marker

Massachusetts student intern Michael Upton placing a new survey reference marker at a live recording groundwater well station.
 

Calibrate the tide gage 01194815 Connecticut River
August 7, 2019

Calibrate the tide gage 01194815 Connecticut River

Northeast Region Photo Contest, August 2019, Honorable Mention
Stephen Banulski using a surveying instrument to calibrate the tide gage 01194815 Connecticut River near Bridge St near Old Saybrook, CT

USGS employees are setting up a total station on the edge of a field in preparation to make a channel measurement.
July 16, 2019

Setting up a total station on the edge of a field

​Surface Water Modeling for FEMA Flood Insurance Rate Maps.    

USGS employees are setting up a total station on the edge of a field in preparation to make a channel measurement.

The photo is taken over the shoulder of a USGS employee as he uses the Collector App to locate the survey site.
July 16, 2019

Locating survey site using Collector app

Surface Water Modeling for FEMA Flood Insurance Rate Maps.

USGS employee uses Collector App to locate the survey site.​

USGS employee using survey data to model water surface elevation for different storm events.
July 16, 2019

Modeling FEMA Flood Insurance Rate Maps

Surface Water Modeling for FEMA Flood Insurance Rate Maps.

USGS employee using survey data to model water surface elevation for different storm events.

USGS employees carry survey equipment to the survey site. They are hiking down a grassy hill in a farmers field in Connecticut.
July 16, 2019

Hiking in to the survey site

Surface Water Modeling for FEMA Flood Insurance Rate Maps.

USGS employees carry survey equipment to the survey site. They are hiking down a grassy hill in a farmers field in Connecticut.