New England Water Science Center

Publications

The USGS Pubs Warehouse provides access to over 130,000 publications. This list of New England Water Science Center publications includes both official USGS publications and journal articles authored by our scientists. 

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Year Published: 1998

Source-Water Protection and Water-Quality Investigations in the Cambridge, Massachusetts, Drinking-Water Supply System

Introduction The Cambridge Water Department (CWD) supplies about 15 million gallons of water each day to more than 95,000 customers in the City of Cambridge, Massachusetts. Most of this water is obtained from a system of reservoirs located in Cambridge and in parts of five other suburban-Boston communities. The drainage basin that contributes...

Waldron, Marcus C.; Norton, Chip; MacDonald, Timothy W.D.
Source-Water Protection and Water-Quality Investigations in the Cambridge, Massachusetts, Drinking-Water Supply System; 1998; FS; 101-98; Waldron, Marcus C.; Norton, Chip; MacDonald, Timothy W. D.

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Technology Transfer Opportunities: Automated Ground-Water Monitoring, A Proven Technology

Introduction The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has developed and tested an automated ground-water monitoring system that measures and records values of selected water-quality properties and constituents using protocols approved for manual sampling. Prototypes using the automated process have demonstrated the ability to increase the quantity and...

Smith, Kirk P.; Granato, Gregory E.
Technology Transfer Opportunities: Automated Ground-Water Monitoring, A Proven Technology; 1998; FS; 122-98; Smith, Kirk P.; Granato, Gregory E.

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Walden Pond, Massachusetts: Environmental Setting and Current Investigations

Introduction Walden Pond, in Concord, Massachusetts, is famous among lakes because of its unique social history. Walden was the setting for American naturalist Henry David Thoreau's well-known essay 'Walden; or, Life in the Woods,' first published in 1854. Thoreau lived and wrote at Walden Pond from July 1845 to September 1847. In 'Walden,'...

Colman, John A.; Waldron, Marcus C.
Walden Pond, Massachusetts: Environmental Setting and Current Investigations; 1998; FS; 064-98; Colman, John A.; Waldron, Marcus C.

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Year Published: 1997

Hydrogeology and water quality of a surficial aquifer underlying an urban area, Manchester, Connecticut

The quality of water along flowpaths in a surficial aquifer system in Manchester, Connecticut, was studied during 1993-95 as part of the National Water Quality Assessment program. The flowpath study examined the relations among hydrogeology, land-use patterns, and the presence of contaminants in a surficial aquifer in an urban area, and evaluated...

Mullaney, John R.; Grady, Stephen J.
Hydrogeology and water quality of a surficial aquifer underlying an urban area, Manchester, Connecticut; 1997; WRI; 97-4195; Mullaney, John R.; Grady, Stephen J.

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Effects of simulated ground-water pumping and recharge on ground-water flow in Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard, and Nantucket Island basins, Massachusetts

Three-dimensional transient ground-water-flow models that simulate both freshwater and saltwater flow were developed for the flow cells of the Cape Cod Basin to determine the effects of long-term pumping and recharge, seasonal fluctuations in pumping and recharge, and prolonged reductions of natural recharge, on the position of the freshwater-...

Masterson, John P.; Barlow, Paul M.
Effects of simulated ground-water pumping and recharge on ground-water flow in Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard, and Nantucket Island basins, Massachusetts; 1997; WSP; 2447; Masterson, John P.; Barlow, Paul M.

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Reporting of Real Time River Levels in Massachusetts and Rhode Island

Introduction In times of floods and droughts, immediate access to river level data is important to officials charged with the responsibilities of protecting lives and property by taking actions to diminish the adverse effects of the emergency. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), in cooperation with many Federal, State, and local agencies, is the...

Gadoury, Russell A.
Reporting of Real Time River Levels in Massachusetts and Rhode Island; 1997; FS; 152-97; Gadoury, Russell A.

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Stream Stability and Scour Assessments at Bridges in Massachusetts

In 1989, the Federal Highway Administration mandated that every state establish a program to evaluate the vulnerability to floods of all bridges over water. The Massachusetts Highway Department entered into a cooperative effort with the U.S. Geological Survey to comply with this mandate. Geomorphic and hydraulic characteristics were collected and...

Parker, Gene W.; Bratton, Lisa; Armstrong, David S.
Stream Stability and Scour Assessments at Bridges in Massachusetts; 1997; OFR; 97-558; Parker, Gene W.; Bratton, Lisa; Armstrong, David S.

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Effects of acidic deposition on water quality and forest health in Georgia

Biogeochemical studies at the Panola Mountain Research Watershed near Atlanta, Ga., and in the Coastal Plain Province of Georgia have provided an assessment of some of the potential effects of acid deposition on streamwater quality and forest health in Georgia. Historically, "acid rain" has not been considered a potentially serious problem in the...

Huntington, Thomas G; Hooper, R. P.

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Use of particle tracking to improve numerical model calibration and to analyze ground-water flow and contaminant migration, Massachusetts Military Reservation, western Cape Cod, Massachusetts

A steady-state, three-dimensional flow model coupled with a particle-tracking algorithm was developed to assess the complex interaction of hydrogeologic conditions affecting ground-water flow and contaminant transport--including aquifer heterogeneities, hydrologic boundaries such as ponds and streams, ground-water withdrawals, and aquifer recharge...

Masterson, John P.; Walter, Donald A.; Savoie, Jennifer G.
Use of particle tracking to improve numerical model calibration and to analyze ground-water flow and contaminant migration, Massachusetts Military Reservation, western Cape Cod, Massachusetts; 1997; WSP; 2482; Masterson, John P.; Walter, Donald A.; Savoie, Jennifer

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Hydrogeologic framework of western Cape Cod, Massachusetts

The aquifer of western Cape Cod consists of several hydrogeologic units composed of sand, gravel, silt, and clay (fig. 1) that were deposited during the late Wisconsinan glaciation of New England. The aquifer is a shallow, unconfined hydrologic system in which ground-water flows radially outward from the apex of the ground-water mound near the...

Masterson, John P.; Stone, Byron D.; Walter, Donald A.; Savoie, Jennifer G.
Hydrogeologic framework of western Cape Cod, Massachusetts; 1997; HA; 741; Masterson, John P.; Stone, Byron D.; Walter, Donald A.; Savoie, Jennifer

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Technology Transfer Opportunities: Automated Ground-Water Monitoring

Introduction A new automated ground-water monitoring system developed by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) measures and records values of selected water-quality properties and constituents using protocols approved for manual sampling. Prototypes using the automated process have demonstrated the ability to increase the quantity and quality of...

Smith, Kirk P.; Granato, Gregory E.
Technology Transfer Opportunities: Automated Ground-Water Monitoring; 1997; FS; 112-97; Smith, Kirk P.; Granato, Gregory E.

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Year Published: 1996

Hydrogeology and analysis of ground-water-flow system, Sagamore Marsh area, southeastern Massachusetts

A study of the hydrogeology and an analysis of the ground-water-flow system near Sagamore Marsh, southeastern Massachusetts, was undertaken to improve the understanding of the current (1994­ 95) hydrogeologic conditions near the marsh and how the ground-water system might respond to proposed changes in the tidal-stage regime of streams that flood...

Walter, Donald A.; Masterson, John P.; Barlow, Paul M.
Hydrogeology and analysis of ground-water-flow system, Sagamore Marsh area, southeastern Massachusetts; 1996; WRI; 96-4200; Walter, D. A.; Masterson, J. P.; Barlow, P. M.