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. 

Filter Total Items: 594
Publication Thumbnail
Year Published: 1999

Principles and Practices for Quality Assurance and Quality Control

Quality assurance and quality control are vital parts of highway runoff water-quality monitoring projects. To be effective, project quality assurance must address all aspects of the project, including project management responsibilities and resources, data quality objectives, sampling and analysis plans, data-collection protocols, data quality-...

Jones, Berwyn E.
Principles and Practices for Quality Assurance and Quality Control; 1999; OFR; 98-636; Jones, Berwyn E.

Publication Thumbnail
Year Published: 1999

A siphon gage for monitoring surface-water levels

A device that uses a siphon tube to establish a hydraulic connection between the bottom of an onshore standpipe and a point at the bottom of a water body was designed and tested for monitoring surface-water levels. Water is added to the standpipe to a level sufficient to drive a complete slug of water through the siphoning tube and to flush all...

McCobb, Timothy D.; LeBlanc, Denis R.; Socolow, Roy S.
A siphon gage for monitoring surface-water levels; 1999; Article; Journal; Journal of the American Water Resources Association; McCobb, T. D.; LeBlanc, D. R.; Socolow, R. S.

Publication Thumbnail
Year Published: 1999

Dynamic replacement and loss of soil carbon on eroding cropland

Links between erosion/sedimentation history and soil carbon cycling were examined in a highly erosive setting in Mississippi loess soils. We sampled soils on (relatively) undisturbed and cropped hillslopes and measured C, N, 14C, and CO2 flux to characterize carbon storage and dynamics and to parameterize Century and spreadsheet 14C...

Harden, J.W.; Sharpe, J.M.; Parton, W.J.; Ojima, D.S.; Fries, T.L.; Huntington, Thomas G; Dabney, S.M.

Publication Thumbnail
Year Published: 1999

Water Resources Data for Massachusetts and Rhode Island, 1998

INTRODUCTION The Water Resources Division of the U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with State agencies, obtains a large amount of data pertaining to the water resources of Massachusetts and Rhode Island each water year. These data, accumulated during many water years, constitute a valuable data base for developing an improved understanding...

Socolow, R.S.; Comeau, L.Y.; Zanca, J.L.; Ramsbey, L.R.
Water Resources Data for Massachusetts and Rhode Island, 1998; 1999; WDR; MA-RI-98-1; Socolow, R. S.; Comeau, L. Y.; Zanca, J. L.; Ramsbey, L. R.

Publication Thumbnail
Year Published: 1998

The Flood of June 1998 in Massachusetts and Rhode Island

More than 10 inches of rain fell on some areas of eastern Massachusetts and more than 7 inches fell on some areas of Rhode Island during and intense and prolonged rainstorm from June 12 through June 15, 1998. On some streams, the magnitude of the floods resulting from the rain would be exceeded, on average, only once every 50 years. Estimated...

Parker, Gene W.; Ries, Kernell G.; Socolow, Roy S.
The Flood of June 1998 in Massachusetts and Rhode Island; 1998; FS; 110-98; Parker, Gene W.; Ries, Kernell G., III; Socolow, Roy S.

Publication Thumbnail
Year Published: 1998

Delineation of contributing areas to selected public-supply wells, western Cape Cod, Massachusetts

No abstract available. 

Masterson, John P.; Walter, Donald A.; LeBlanc, Denis R.
Delineation of contributing areas to selected public-supply wells, western Cape Cod, Massachusetts; 1998; WRI; 98-4237; Masterson, John P.; Walter, Donald A.; LeBlanc, Denis R.

Publication Thumbnail
Year Published: 1998

Soil, environmental, and watershed measurements in support of carbon cycling studies in northwestern Mississippi

Measurements including soil respiration, soil moisture, soil temperature, and carbon export in suspended sediments from small watersheds were recorded at several field sites in northwestern Mississippi in support of hillslope process studies associated with the U.S. Geological Survey's Mississippi Basin Carbon Project (MBCP). These measurements...

Huntington, Thomas G; Harden, J.W.; Dabney, S.M.; Marion, D.A.; Alonso, C.; Sharpe, J.M.; Fries, T.L.
Soil, environmental, and watershed measurements in support of carbon cycling studies in northwestern Mississippi; 1998; OFR; 98-501; Huntington, T. G.; Harden, J. W.; Dabney, S. M.; Marion, D. A.; Alonso, C.; Sharpe, J. M.; Fries, T. L.

Publication Thumbnail
Year Published: 1998

Channel morphology and streambed-sediment quality in the Muddy River, Boston and Brookline, Massachusetts, October, 1997

Breault, Robert F.; Weiskel, Peter K.; McCobb, Timothy D.
Channel morphology and streambed-sediment quality in the Muddy River, Boston and Brookline, Massachusetts, October, 1997; 1998; WRI; 98-4027; Breault, Robert F.; Weiskel, Peter K.; McCobb, Timothy D.

Publication Thumbnail
Year Published: 1998

A Review of Semivolatile and Volatile Organic Compounds in Highway Runoff and Urban Stormwater

Many studies have been conducted since 1970 to characterize concentrations of semivolatile organic compounds (SVOCs) in highway runoff and urban stormwater. To a lesser extent, studies also have characterized concentrations of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), estimated loads of SVOCs, and assessed potential impacts of these contaminants on...

Lopes, Thomas J.; Dionne, Shannon G.
A Review of Semivolatile and Volatile Organic Compounds in Highway Runoff and Urban Stormwater; 1998; OFR; 98-409; Lopes, Thomas J.; Dionne, Shannon G.

Publication Thumbnail
Year Published: 1998

Data Quality Objectives and Criteria for Basic Information, Acceptable Uncertainty, and Quality-Assurance and Quality-Control Documentation

The Federal Highway Administration and State transportation agencies have the responsibility of determining and minimizing the effects of highway runoff on water quality; therefore, they have been conducting an extensive program of water-quality monitoring and research during the last 25 years. The objectives and monitoring goals of highway runoff...

Granato, Gregory E.; Bank, Fred G.; Cazenas, Patricia A.
Data Quality Objectives and Criteria for Basic Information, Acceptable Uncertainty, and Quality-Assurance and Quality-Control Documentation; 1998; OFR; 98-394; Granato, Gregory E.; Bank, Fred G.; Cazenas, Patricia A.

Publication Thumbnail
Year Published: 1998

Water-quality data and methods of analysis for samples collected near a plume of sewage-contaminated ground water, Ashumet Valley, Cape Cod, Massachusetts, 1993-94

No abstract available.

Savoie, Jennifer G.; LeBlanc, Denis R.
Water-quality data and methods of analysis for samples collected near a plume of sewage-contaminated ground water, Ashumet Valley, Cape Cod, Massachusetts, 1993-94; 1998; WRI; 97-4269; Savoie, Jennifer; LeBlanc, Denis R.

Publication Thumbnail
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.