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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Aquatic ecosystems in a changing climate

Extreme climate events (ECEs) such as tropical storms and hurricanes, thunderstorms, heat waves, droughts, ice storms, and snow storms have increased and are projected to further increase in intensity and frequency across the world. These events are expected to have significant consequences for aquatic ecosystems with the potential for large...

Inamdar, Shreeram; Shanley, James B.; McDowell, William H.
Inamdar, S., Shanley, J.B., and McDowell, W.H., 2017. Aquatic ecosystems in a changing climate. EOS, Transactions of the American Geophysical Union, 98, doi:10.1029/2017EO076549.

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Magnitude of flood flows for selected annual exceedance probabilities for streams in Massachusetts

The U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, determined the magnitude of flood flows at selected annual exceedance prob­abilities (AEPs) at streamgages in Massachusetts and from these data developed equations for estimating flood flows at ungaged locations in the State. Flood magnitudes were...

Zarriello, Phillip J.
Zarriello, P.J., 2017, Magnitude of flood flows at selected annual exceedance probabilities for streams in Massachusetts: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2016–5156, 54 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20165156.

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Arsenic and uranium in private wells in Connecticut, 2013-15

The occurrence of arsenic and uranium in groundwater at concentrations that exceed drinking-water standards is a concern because of the potential adverse effects on human health. Some early studies of arsenic occurrence in groundwater considered anthropogenic causes, but more recent studies have focused on sources of naturally occurring arsenic to...

Flanagan, Sarah M.; Brown, Craig J.
Flanagan, S.M., and Brown, C.J., 2017, Arsenic and uranium in private wells in Connecticut, 2013–15: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2017–1046; 8 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20171046.

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The history of mercury pollution near the Spolana chlor-alkali plant (Neratovice, Czech Republic) as recorded by Scots pine tree rings and other bioindicators

We assessed > 100 years of mercury (Hg) pollution recorded in the tree rings of Scots Pine near a Czech chlor-alkali plant operating since 1941. Hg concentrations in tree rings increased with the launching of plant operations and decreased when Hg emissions decreased in 1975 due to an upgrade in production technology. Similar to...

Navrátil, Tomáš; Šimeček, Martin; Shanley, James B.; Rohovec, Jan; Hojdová, Maria; Houška, Jakub
Navrátil T., Šimeček M., Shanley J.B., Rohovec J., Hojdová M., Houška J. The history of mercury pollution near the Spolana chlor-alkali plant (Neratovice, Czech Republic) as recorded by Scots pine tree rings and other bioindicators Sci Total Environ. 2017 May 15;586:1182-1192.

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Tropical river suspended sediment and solute dynamics in storms during an extreme drought

Droughts, which can strongly affect both hydrologic and biogeochemical systems, are projected to become more prevalent in the tropics in the future. We assessed the effects of an extreme drought during 2015 on stream water composition in the Luquillo Mountains of Puerto Rico. We demonstrated that drought base flow in the months leading up to the...

Clark, Kathryn E.; Shanley, James B.; Scholl, Martha A.; Perdrial, Nicolas; Perdrial, Julia N.; Plante, Alain F.; McDowell, William H.
Clark, K. E., J. B. Shanley, M. A. Scholl, N. Perdrial, J. N. Perdrial, A. F. Plante, and W. H. McDowell, 2017. Tropical river suspended sediment and solute dynamics in storms during an extreme drought, Water Resour. Res., 53, 3695–3712, doi:10.1002/2016WR019737.

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Brackish groundwater in the United States

For some parts of the Nation, large-scale development of groundwater has caused decreases in the amount of groundwater that is present in aquifer storage and that discharges to surface-water bodies. Water supply in some areas, particularly in arid and semiarid regions, is not adequate to meet demand, and severe drought is affecting large parts of...

Stanton, Jennifer S.; Anning, David W.; Brown, Craig J.; Moore, Richard B.; McGuire, Virginia L.; Qi, Sharon L.; Harris, Alta C.; Dennehy, Kevin F.; McMahon, Peter B.; Degnan, James R.; Böhlke, John Karl
Stanton, J.S., Anning, D.W., Brown, C.J., Moore, R.B., McGuire, V.L., Qi, S.L., Harris, A.C., Dennehy, K.F., McMahon, P.B., Degnan, J.R., and Böhlke, J.K., 2017, Brackish groundwater in the United States: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1833, 185 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/pp1833.

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Trends in snowmelt-related streamflow timing in the conterminous United States

Changes in snowmelt-related streamflow timing have implications for water availability and use as well as ecologically relevant shifts in streamflow. Historical trends in snowmelt-related streamflow timing (winter-spring center volume date, WSCVD) were computed for minimally disturbed river basins in the conterminous United States. WSCVD was...

Dudley, Robert W.; Hodgkins, Glenn A.; McHale, Michael; Kolian, Michael J.; Renard, Benjamin
Dudley, R.W., Hodgkins, G.A., McHale, M.R., Kolian, M.J., and Renard, B., 2017, Trends in snowmelt-related streamflow timing in the conterminous United States: Journal of Hydrology, v. 547, p. 208-221. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2017.01.051

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In-well time-of-travel approach to evaluate optimal purge duration during low-flow sampling of monitoring wells

A common assumption with groundwater sampling is that low (<0.5 L/min) pumping rates during well purging and sampling captures primarily lateral flow from the formation through the well-screened interval at a depth coincident with the pump intake. However, if the intake is adjacent to a low hydraulic conductivity part of the screened...

Harte, Philip T.
Harte P.T. In-well time-of-travel approach to evaluate optimal purge duration during low-flow sampling of monitoring wells 2017. Environmental Earth Sciences. 76 : 6: 1-13

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Analysis of trends of water quality and streamflow in the Blackstone, Branch, Pawtuxet, and Pawcatuck Rivers, Massachusetts and Rhode Island, 1979 to 2015

Trends in long-term water-quality and streamflow data from six water-quality-monitoring stations within three major river basins in Massachusetts and Rhode Island that flow into Narragansett Bay and Little Narragansett Bay were evaluated for water years 1979–2015. In this study, conducted by the U.S. Geological Survey in cooperation with the Rhode...

Savoie, Jennifer G.; Mullaney, John R.; Bent, Gardner C.
Savoie, J.G., Mullaney, J.R., and Bent, G.C., 2017, Analysis of trends of water quality and streamflow in the Blackstone, Branch, Pawtuxet, and Pawcatuck Rivers, Massachusetts and Rhode Island, 1979 to 2015: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2016–5178, 43 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20165178.

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Modeled ecohydrological responses to climate change at seven small watersheds in the northeastern United States

A cross-site analysis was conducted on seven diverse, forested watersheds in the northeastern United States to evaluate hydrological responses (evapotranspiration, soil moisture, seasonal and annual streamflow, and water stress) to projections of future climate. We used output from four atmosphere–ocean general circulation models (AOGCMs; CCSM4,...

Pourmokhtarian, Afshin; Driscoll, Charles T.; Campbell, John L.; Hayhoe, Katharine; Stoner, Anne M. K.; Adams, Mary Beth; Burns, Douglas A.; Fernandez, Ivan; Mitchell, Myron J.; Shanley, James B.

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Hydrologic and hydraulic analyses of Great Meadow wetland, Acadia National Park, Maine

The U.S. Geological Survey completed hydrologic and hydraulic analyses of Cromwell Brook and the Sieur de Monts tributary in Acadia National Park, Maine, to better understand causes of flooding in complex hydrologic and hydraulic environments, like those in the Great Meadow wetland and Sieur de Monts Spring area. Regional regression equations were...

Lombard, Pamela J.
Lombard, P.J., 2017, Hydrologic and hydraulic analyses of Great Meadow wetland, Acadia National Park, Maine: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2016–5159, 39 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20165159.

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Arsenic hazard and associated health risks: New England, USA aquifers: Chapter A1

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Ayotte, Joseph D.
Ayotte J. D. (2017). Arsenic hazard and associated health risks: New England, USA aquifers. In: Best Practice Guide on the Control of Arsenic in Drinking Water, P. Bhattacharya, D. A. Polya and D. Jovanovic (eds), IWA Publishing, Chapter A1, ISBN13: 9781843393856.