New England Water Science Center


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Date published: April 6, 2021

New USGS Report Shows High Levels of Arsenic and Uranium in Some Connecticut Wells

A new U.S. Geological Survey study provides an updated, statewide estimate of high levels of naturally occurring arsenic and uranium in private well water across Connecticut.

April 1, 2021

WaterMarks Newsletter - Spring 2021

In this issue of the USGS New England WSC Newsletter, we spotlight recent field activities, our Hydrologic Interpretive Program, a new report about arsenic in groundwater, and research at the Sleepers River Research Watershed. I hope you enjoy the articles about some of the great work our folks are doing and exploring the links to this quarter’s publications. Thanks for making us part of your day!

Date published: March 31, 2021

Potential drought conditions developing in New England

Recent surface-water, groundwater, and precipitation data indicate that drought conditions may presently be developing in parts of New England.

Date published: March 30, 2021

New England WSC Data Releases and Publications in the first quarter of 2021

List of data releases and publications from the New England Water Science Center released in the first quarter of 2021.

Date published: March 29, 2021

Hydrologic Monitoring Program Highlights

Hydrologic Monitoring Program Highlights

Date published: March 18, 2021

Drought May Lead to Elevated Levels of Naturally Occurring Arsenic in Private Domestic Wells

An estimated 4.1 million people in the lower 48 states are potentially exposed to arsenic levels that exceed EPA’s drinking water standards

January 6, 2021

WaterMarks Newsletter - 2020

In this issue we introduce our new director, John Bumgarner, presenting his vision for the center. We also feature our hydrologic monitoring program, a recap of the 2020 drought, current work on the Federal Emergency Management Agency flood insurance maps, two geonarratives, and we provide links to our 2020 staff publications and data releases.

Date published: December 16, 2020

New England WSC Data Releases and Publications - 2020

List of data releases and publications from the New England Water Science Center released in 2020.


Date published: December 11, 2020

The New England WSC Hydrologic Monitoring Program - December 2020

The Hydrologic Monitoring Program (HMP) conducts hydrologic surveillance and investigation in all six New England States. 

Date published: September 28, 2020

New England Water Use, 2015 Geonarrative

The New England Water Science Center has collected, reviewed, and aggregated water-withdrawal data in each of the six New England States every 5 years since 1950. The most recent water-use compilation was completed in 2015, and its summary is presented in this geonarrative.

Date published: September 21, 2020

Drought in New England

Current information to help with understanding the extent and severity of the recent drought in New England.