New England Water Science Center

Ecosystem Assessment

Filter Total Items: 8
Date published: July 9, 2019
Status: Active

Development of a Water Quality Monitoring Strategy for Mount Hope Bay and the Taunton River Estuary, Massachusetts

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) are collaborating on a study to develop a water quality monitoring strategy for Mount Hope Bay and the Taunton River Estuary.

Date published: July 9, 2019
Status: Active

Water Quality Data Collection to Support Aluminum Criteria Development in Massachusetts

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) are collaborating on a study to collect water-quality data at streams and ponds in Massachusetts that receive aluminum discharges from wastewater treatment (WWTF) or public-water supply (PWS) facilities.  The objective of this study is to inform the development of MassDEP guidelines on...

Date published: September 26, 2018
Status: Active

Nutrient and Sediment Load Reduction Estimates from Intensive Street Cleaning and Leaf Litter Removal Practices in Vermont

Urban stormwater runoff contains high phosphorus concentrations that contribute to the eutrophication to receiving waters. Recent studies have further shown that leaf fall management presents an opportunity to maximize the effectiveness of common municipal practices such as street cleaning and leaf litter removal and substantially nutrient loading.

Contacts: Jason Sorenson
Date published: September 26, 2018
Status: Active

Characterization of Water Quality in the Sakonnet River, Rhode Island

Sections of Narragansett Bay and its eastern arm, the Sakonnet River, are considered impaired for shell fishing, aquatic habitat and recreational use by the State of Rhode Island Rhode Island. The degradation of aquatic habitat and water quality in the western portions of Narragansett Bay has been and continues to be closely studied. However, there is comparably limited information available...

Contacts: Jason Sorenson
Date published: April 9, 2018
Status: Active

SELDM: Stochastic Empirical Loading and Dilution Model - Project page

Note: SELDM is now on version 1.0.3 Please use the new version on the software support page here

Contacts: Gregory Granato
Date published: May 11, 2015
Status: Completed

Stochastic Empirical Loading and Dilution Model (SELDM) Transportation Research Board Presentation

Note: SELDM is now on version 1.0.3 Please use the new version on the software support page here

Contacts: Gregory Granato
Date published: April 18, 2003
Status: Completed

National Highway Runoff Water-Quality Data and Methodology Synthesis (NDAMS)

Knowledge of the characteristics of highway runoff (concentrations and loads of constituents and the physical and chemical processes that produce this runoff) is important for decisionmakers, planners, and highway engineers to assess and mitigate possible adverse impacts of highway runoff on the Nation's receiving waters. This project was done by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in...

Contacts: Gregory Granato
Date published: October 3, 1993
Status: Completed

FHWA 1990 "Driscoll" Model Pollutant Loadings and Impacts from Highway Stormwater Runoff

Goto the project web page SELDM.html

Contacts: Gregory Granato