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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Lake transparency: a window into decadal variations in dissolved organic carbon concentrations in Lakes of Acadia National Park, Maine

A forty year time series of Secchi depth observations from approximately 25 lakes in Acadia National Park, Maine, USA, evidences large variations in transparency between lakes but relatively little seasonal cycle within lakes. However, there are coherent patterns over the time series, suggesting large scale processes are responsible. It has been...

Roesler, Collin S.; Culbertson, Charles W.

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Predicting arsenic in drinking water wells of the Central Valley, California

Probabilities of arsenic in groundwater at depths used for domestic and public supply in the Central Valley of California are predicted using weak-learner ensemble models (boosted regression trees, BRT) and more traditional linear models (logistic regression, LR). Both methods captured major processes that affect arsenic concentrations, such as...

Ayotte, Joseph D.; Nolan, Bernard T.; Gronberg, JoAnn M.
Ayotte, J.D., Nolan, B.T., and Gronberg, J.A., 2016, Predicting arsenic in drinking water wells of the Central Valley, California: Environmental Science and Technology, v. 50, no. 14, p. 7555-7563, DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.6b01914.

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Flood-inundation maps for Lake Champlain in Vermont and in northern Clinton County, New York

Digital flood-inundation maps for an approximately100-mile length of Lake Champlain in Addison, Chittenden, Franklin, and Grand Isle Counties in Vermont and northern Clinton County in New York were created by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in cooperation with the International Joint Commission (IJC). The flood-inundationmaps, which can be...

Flynn, Robert H.; Hayes, Laura
Flynn, R.H., and Hayes, Laura, 2016, Flood-inundation maps for Lake Champlain in Vermont and in northern Clinton County, New York: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2016–5060, 11 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sir20165060.

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Potential effects of sea-level rise on the depth to saturated sediments of the Sagamore and Monomoy flow lenses on Cape Cod, Massachusetts

In 2014, the U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the Association to Preserve Cape Cod, the Cape Cod Commission, and the Massachusetts Environmental Trust, began an evaluation of the potential effects of sea-level rise on water table altitudes and depths to water on central and western Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Increases in atmospheric and...

Walter, Donald A.; McCobb, Timothy D.; Masterson, John P.; Fienen, Michael N.
Walter, D.A., McCobb, T.D., Masterson, J.P., and Fienen, M.N., 2016, Potential effects of sea-level rise on the depth to saturated sediments of the Sagamore and Monomoy flow lenses on Cape Cod, Massachusetts (ver. 1.1, October 18, 2016): U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2016–5058, 55 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sir20165058.

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Streamflow, water quality and constituent loads and yields, Scituate Reservoir drainage area, Rhode Island, water year 2014

Streamflow and concentrations of sodium and chloride estimated from records of specific conductance were used to calculate loads of sodium and chloride during water year (WY) 2014 (October 1, 2013, through September 30, 2014) for tributaries to the Scituate Reservoir, Rhode Island. Streamflow and water-quality data used in the study were collected...

Smith, Kirk P.
Smith, K.P., 2016, Streamflow, water quality, and constituent loads and yields, Scituate Reservoir drainage area, Rhode Island, water year 2014: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2016–1051, 31 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20161051.

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Enriched groundwater seeps in two Vermont headwater catchments are hotspots of nitrate turnover

Groundwater seeps in upland catchments are often enriched relative to stream waters, higher in pH, Ca2+ and sometimes NO3¯. These seeps could be a NO3¯ sink because of increased denitrification potential but may also be ‘hotspots’ for nitrification because of the relative enrichment. We compared seep soils with nearby well-drained soils in two...

Kaur, Amninder J.; Ross, Donald S.; Shanley, James B.; Yatzor, Anna R.
Kaur, A.J., Ross, D.S., Shanley, J.B. et al. Wetlands (2016) 36: 237. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13157-016-0733-z

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Nitrogen loads from selected rivers in the Long Island Sound Basin, 2005–13, Connecticut and Massachusetts

Total nitrogen loads at 14 water-quality monitoring stations were calculated by using discrete measurements of total nitrogen and continuous streamflow data for the period 2005–13 (water years 2006–13). Total nitrogen loads were calculated by using the LOADEST computer program.Overall, for water years 2006–13, streamflow in Connecticut was...

Mullaney, John R.
Mullaney, J.R., 2016, Nitrogen loads from selected rivers in the Long Island Sound Basin, 2005–13, Connecticut and Massachusetts: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2016–1007, 14 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20161007.

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Climate Change Science Activities of the U.S. Geological Survey in New England

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has actively pursued research in the effects of climate change on the hydrology of New England. Ongoing focus areas of climate change science activities of the USGS in New England include the following: • Hydrologic climate-response data (initiating or expanding long-term hydrologic climate-response data...

Lent, Robert M.
U.S. Geological Survey, 2016, Climate change science activities of the U.S. Geological Survey in New England: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2016–3011, 4 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/fs20163011.

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Flood- and drought-related natural hazards activities of the U.S. Geological Survey in New England

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has many ongoing and recent water-related natural hazard activities in New England that can be used to help mitigate the effects of natural hazards in cooperation with other agencies. The themes related to potential hazards and the tools and science to better understand and address them include the following:...

Lombard, Pamela J.
U.S. Geological Survey, 2016, Flood- and drought-related natural hazards activities of the U.S. Geological Survey in New England: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2016–3008, 4 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/fs20163008.

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Groundwater contaminant science activities of the U.S. Geological Survey in New England

Aquifers in New England provide water for human needs and natural ecosystems. In some areas, however, aquifers have been degraded by contaminants from geologic and human sources. In recent decades, the U.S. Geological Survey has been a leader in describing contaminant occurrence in the bedrock and surficial aquifers of New England. In cooperation...

Weiskel, Peter K.
U.S. Geological Survey, 2016, Groundwater contaminant science activities of the U.S. Geological Survey in New England: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2016–3010, 4 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/fs20163010.

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Surface water-quality activities of the U.S. Geological Survey in New England

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) collaborates with a variety of Federal, State, local, and tribal partners on scientific projects to provide reliable and impartial water-quality data and interpretation to resource managers, planners, stakeholders, and the general public. The themes related to surface water quality include the following: •...

Huntington, Thomas G.
U.S. Geological Survey, 2016, Surface water-quality activities of the U.S. Geological Survey in New England: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2016–3012, 4 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/fs20163012.

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Transportation and Hydrology Studies of the U.S. Geological Survey in New England

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has a long history of working with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and State transportation agencies to provide data and information to address various issues related to water resources and the Nation’s transportation infrastructure. These issues include the following: • Streamgaging data...

Lombard, Pamela J.
U.S. Geological Survey, 2016, Transportation and hydrology studies of the U.S. Geological Survey in New England: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2016–3009, 4 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/fs20163009.