USGS publications on the water resources of Cape Cod and southeastern Massachusetts

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The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has been investigating groundwater and surface-water resources on Cape Cod for more than 50 years. Recent studies have focused on the sources of water to public-supply wells, ponds, streams, and coastal areas; the transport and discharge of nitrogen derived from domestic and municipal disposal of wastewater; and the effects of climate change on groundwater and surface-water resources. Other USGS activities include long-term monitoring of groundwater and pond levels and field research on groundwater contamination at the USGS Cape Cod Toxic Substances Hydrology Research Site near the Joint Base Cape Cod (JBCC), formerly the Massachusetts Military Reservation (MMR).

 

Map of the water table in Cape Cod, Massachusetts

                       

USGS Cape Cod Groundwater Reports

Other Southeastern Massachusetts Reports

Groundwater is the sole source of drinking water and a major source of freshwater for domestic, industrial, and agricultural uses on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Groundwater discharged from aquifers also supports freshwater pond and stream ecosystems and coastal wetlands. Six hydraulically distinct groundwater-flow systems (lenses) have been delineated on Cape Cod. Of the approximately 450 million gallons per day of water that enters these lenses as recharge from precipitation, about 69 percent discharges directly to the coast, about 24 percent discharges to streams, and almost 7 percent is withdrawn by public-supply wells. In most areas, groundwater in the sand and gravel aquifers is shallow and susceptible to contamination from anthropogenic sources and saltwater intrusion. Continued land development and population growth on Cape Cod have created concerns that potable water will become less available and that the quantity and quality of water flowing to natural discharge areas such as ponds, streams, and coastal waters will continue to decline.

 

USGS Cape Cod Groundwater Reports

 

2019

Hull, R.B, Johnson, C.D., Stone, B.D., LeBlanc, D.R., McCobb, T.D., Phillips, S.N., Pappas, K.L., and Lane, J.W., 2019, Lithostratigraphic, geophysical, and hydrogeologic observations from a boring drilled to bedrock in glacial sediments near Nantucket sound in East Falmouth, Massachusetts: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2019–5042, 27 p., [https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20195042].

Smith, R.L., Repert, D.A., Stoliker, D.L., Kent, D.B., Song, B., LeBlanc, D.R., McCobb, T.D., Böhlke, J.K., Hyun, S.P., and Moon, H.S., 2019, Seasonal and spatial variation in the location and reactivity of a nitrate-contaminated groundwater discharge zone in a lakebed: Journal of Geophysical Research—Biogeoscience, [http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2018JG004635].

Barbaro, J.R., Belaval, M., Truslow, D.B., LeBlanc, D.R., Cambareri, T.C., and Michaud, S.C., 2019, Hydrologic site assessment for passive treatment of groundwater nitrogen with permeable reactive barriers, Cape Cod, Massachusetts: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2019–5047, 39 p., [https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20195047].

Hull, R.B., Briggs, M.A., LeBlanc, D.R., Armstrong, D.A., and McCobb, T.D., 2019, Temperature and seepage data from the nearshore bottom sediments of five groundwater flow-through glacial kettle lakes, western Cape Cod, Massachusetts, 2015-18: U.S. Geological Survey data release, [https://doi.org/10.5066/P9QLIFWV].

Hull, R.B., and Stone, B.D., 2019, Observations of lithostratigraphy and hydrogeology from a boring drilled to bedrock in glacial sediments near Nantucket Sound in East Falmouth, Cape Cod, Massachusetts: U.S. Geological Survey data release, [https://doi.org/10.5066/F7W66JPM].

Johnson, C.D., White, E.A., Phillips, S.N., Pappas, K.L., Hull, R.B., LeBlanc, D.R., and Lane Jr, J.W., 2019, Transient electromagnetics, passive seismic, and borehole electromagnetics, gamma, and nuclear magnetic resonance methods to characterize glacial sediments in East Falmouth, Massachusetts, near Nantucket Sound: U.S. Geological Survey data release, [http://doi.org/10.5066/F7P26X0Z].

McCobb, T.D., LeBlanc, D.R., Barbaro, J.R., and Belaval, M., 2019, Baseline groundwater-quality data from a densely developed coastal neighborhood, Falmouth, Massachusetts (2016 - 2019): U.S. Geological Survey data release, [https://doi.org/10.5066/P9GEMMN6].

Walter, D.A., McCobb, T.D., and Fienen, M.N., 2019, Use of a numerical model to simulate the hydrologic system and transport of contaminants near Joint Base Cape Cod, western Cape Cod, Massachusetts: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2018–5139, 98 p., [https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20185139].

Walter, D.A., McCobb, T.D., Fienen, M.N., and Watt, M.K., 2019, MODFLOW2005 and MODPATH used to simulate the hydrologic system and transport contaminants near Joint Base Cape Cod, Western Cape Cod, Massachusetts: U.S. Geological Survey data release, [https://doi.org/10.5066/F77P8XCT].

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2018

Briggs, M.A., Day-Lewis, F.D., Dehkordy, F.M.P., Hampton, T., Zarnetske, J.P., Scruggs, C.R., Singha, K., Harvey, J.W., and Lane, J.W., 2018, Direct observations of hydrologic exchange occurring with less-mobile porosity and the development of anoxic microzones sandy lakebed sediments:  Water Resources Research, v. 54, no. 7, p. 4714-4729, [http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2018/WR022823].

Briggs, M.A., Harvey, J.W., Hurley, S.T., Rosenberry, D.O., McCobb, T.D., Werkema, D., and Lane, J.W., in press, Working backwards from streambed thermal anomalies—Hydrogeologic controls on preferential brook trout spawning habitat in a coastal stream: Hydrology and Earth System Science, [https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-2017-693] (status as of October 2018).

Colman, J.A., LeBlanc, D.R., Böhlke, J.K., McCobb, T.D., Kroeger, K.D., Belaval, M., Cambareri, T.C., Pirolli, G.F., Brooks, T.W., Garren, M.E., Stover, T.B., and Keeley, A., 2018, Geochemical conditions and nitrogen transport in nearshore groundwater and the subterranean estuary at a Cape Cod embayment, East Falmouth, Massachusetts, 2013–14: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2018–5095, 69 p., [https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20185095].

Huntington, T.G., Pirolli, G.F., McCobb, T.D., Böhlke, J.K., Colman, J.A., Kroeger, K.D., Brooks, T.W., and LeBlanc, D.R., 2018, Geochemical data supporting analysis of geochemical conditions and nitrogen transport in nearshore groundwater and the subterranean estuary at a Cape Cod embayment, East Falmouth, Massachusetts, 2013: U.S. Geological Survey data release, [https://doi.org/10.5066/F7RR1WF0].

McCobb, T.D., Briggs, M.A., LeBlanc, D.R., Day-Lewis, F.D., and Johnson, C.D., 2018, Evaluating long-term patterns of decreasing groundwater discharge through a lake-bottom permeable reactive barrier: Journal of Environmental Management, v. 220, p. 233-245, [https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2018.02.083].

McCobb, T.D., Briggs, M.A., LeBlanc, D.R., Day-Lewis, F.D., and Johnson C.D., 2018, Temperature and seepage data from a lake-bottom permeable reactive barrier, Ashumet Pond, Falmouth, MA, 2004-2015: U.S. Geological Survey data release, [https://doi.org/10.5066/F78914ZS]

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2017

Barber, L.B., Weber, A.K., LeBlanc, D.R., Hull, R.B., Sunderland, E.M., and Vecitis, C.D., 2017, Poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances in contaminated groundwater, Cape Cod, Massachusetts, 2014-2015: U.S. Geological Survey data release, [https://doi.org/10.5066/F7Z899KT].

Carlson, C.S., Masterson, J.P., Walter, D.A., and Barbaro, J.R., 2017, Development of simulated groundwater-contributing areas to selected streams, ponds, coastal water bodies, and production wells in the Plymouth-Carver region and Cape Cod, Massachusetts: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 1074, 17 p., [https://doi.org/10.3133/ds1074].

Weber, A.K., Barber, L.B., LeBlanc, D.R., Sunderland, E.M., and Vecitis, C.D., 2017, Geochemical and hydrological factors controlling subsurface transport of poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances, Cape Cod: Environmental Science & Technology, v. 51, no. 8, p. 4269-4279, [http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.est.6b05573].

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2016

Briggs, M.A., Hare, D.K., Boutt, D.F., Davenport, G., and Lane, J.W., 2016, Thermal infrared video details multiscale groundwater discharge to surface water through macropores and peat pipes: Hydrological Processes, v. 30, no. 14, p. 2510-2511, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/hyp.10722.

Briggs, M.A., Buckley, S.F., Bagtzoglou, A.C., Werkema, D.D., and Lane, J.W., Jr., 2016, Actively heated high-resolution fiber-optic-distributed temperature sensing to quantify streambed flow dynamics in zones of strong groundwater upwelling: Water Resources Research, v. 52, no. 7, p. 5179-5194, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/2015WR018219.

Rosenberry, D.O., Briggs, M.A., Delin, G., and Hare, D.K., 2016, Combined use of thermal methods and seepage meters to efficiently locate, quantify, and monitor focused groundwater discharge to a sand-bed stream: Water Resources Research, v. 52, no. 6, p. 4486-4503, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/2016WR018808.

Stoliker, D.L., Repert, D.A., Smith, R.L., Song, Bongkuen, LeBlanc, D.R., McCobb, T.M., Conaway, C.H., Hyun, S.P., Koh, D-C., Moon, H.S., and Kent, D.B., 2016, Hydrologic controls on nitrogen cycling processes and functional gene abundance in sediments of a groundwater flow-through lake: Environmental Science and Technology, v. 50, no. 7, p. 3649-3657, [http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.est.5b06155].

Weiskel, P.K., Barbaro, J.R., and DeSimone, L.A., 2016, Environmental conditions in the Namskaket Marsh area, Orleans, Massachusetts—A summary of studies by the U.S. Geological Survey, 1989–2011: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2016–5122, 29 p., [https://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sir20165122].

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: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2016–5058, 55 p., [https://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sir20165058].

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2015

Colman, J.A., Carlson, C.S, and Robinson, Clare, 2015, Simulation of nitrogen attenuation in a subterranean estuary, representative of the southern coast of Cape Cod, Massachusetts: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2015–1085, 35 p., [https://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20151085].

Carlson, C.S., Walter, D.A., and Barbaro, J.R., 2015, Simulated responses of streams and ponds to groundwater withdrawals and wastewater return flows in southeastern Massachusetts: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2015–5168, 60 p., [https://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sir20155168].

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2014

Arnold, W.A., Longnecker, Krista, Kroeger, K.D., and Kujawinski, E.B., 2014, Molecular signature of organic nitrogen in septic-impacted groundwater: Environmental Science—Processes & Impacts, v. 16, p. 2400-2407 [https://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c4em00289j].

Barbaro, J.R., Masterson, J.P., and LeBlanc, D.R., 2014, Science for the stewardship of the groundwater resources of Cape Cod, Massachusetts: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2014–3067, 6 p. [https://dx.doi.org/10.3133/fs20143067]

Briggs, M.A., Lautz, L.K., Buckley, S.F., and Lane, J.W., 2014, Practical limitations on the use of diurnal temperature signals to quantify groundwater upwelling:  Journal of Hydrology, v. 519, p. 1739-1751 [https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2014.09.030].

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2013

Barbaro, J.R., Walter, D.A., and LeBlanc, D.R., 2013, Transport of nitrogen in a treated-wastewater plume to coastal discharge areas, Ashumet Valley, Cape Cod, Massachusetts: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2013-5061, 37 p. [https://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2013/5061/].

Fairchild, G.M., Lane, J.W., Jr., Voytek, E.B., and LeBlanc, D.R., 2013, Bedrock topography of western Cape Cod, Massachusetts, based on bedrock altitudes from geologic borings and analysis of ambient seismic noise by the horizontal-to-vertical spectral-ratio method: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Map 3233, 1 sheet, maps variously scaled, 17-p. pamphlet, on one CD–ROM, [http://pubs.usgs.gov/sim/3233].

Rosenberry, D.O., Sheibley, R.W., Cox, S.E., Simonds, F.W., and Naftz, D.L., 2013, Temporal variability of exchange between groundwater and surface water based on high-frequency direct measurements of seepage at the sediment-water interface: Water Resources Research, v. 49, no. 5, p. 2975-2986, [http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/wrcr.20198].

Smith, R.L., Repert, D.A., Barber, L.B., and LeBlanc, D.R., 2013, Long-term groundwater contamination after source removal—The role of sorbed carbon and nitrogen on the rate of reoxygenation of a treated-wastewater plume on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, USA: Chemical Geology, v. 337-338, p. 38-47, [http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chemgeo.2012.11.007].

Walter, D.A., 2013, The simulated effects of wastewater-management actions on the hydrologic system and nitrogen-loading rates to wells and ecological receptors, Popponesset Bay Watershed, Cape Cod, Massachusetts: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2013–5060, 62 p. [https://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2013/5060/].

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2012

Fairchild, G.M., Lane, J.W., Jr., Voytek, E.B., and LeBlanc, D.R., 2012, Bedrock topography of western Cape Cod, Massachusetts, based on bedrock altitudes from geologic borings and analysis of ambient seismic noise by the horizontal-to-vertical spectral-ratio method: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Map 3233, 1 sheet, maps variously scaled, 17 p. pamphlet, 1 CD–ROM [https://pubs.usgs.gov/sim/3233].

Savoie, J.G., and LeBlanc, D.R., 2012, Comparison of no-purge and pumped sampling methods for monitoring concentrations of ordnance-related compounds in groundwater, Camp Edwards, Massachusetts Military Reservation, Cape Cod, Massachusetts, 2009-2010: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2012-5084, 23 p. [https://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2012/5084].

Savoie, J.G., LeBlanc, D.R., Fairchild, G.M., Smith, R.L., Kent, D.B., Barber, L.B., Repert, D.A., Hart, C.P., Keefe, S.H., and Parsons, L.A., 2012, Groundwater-quality data for a treated-wastewater plume near the Massachusetts Military Reservation, Ashumet Valley, Cape Cod, Massachusetts, 2006-08: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 648, 11 p., 1 CD-ROM [https://pubs.usgs.gov/ds/648/].

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2011

McCobb, T.D., and LeBlanc, D.R., 2011, Water-quality data from shallow pond-bottom groundwater in the Fishermans Cove area of Ashumet Pond, Cape Cod, Massachusetts, 2001-2010: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 588, 13 p., 1 CD-ROM [https://pubs.usgs.gov/ds/588].

Walter, D.A., and Masterson, J.P., 2011, Estimated hydrologic budgets of kettle-hole ponds in coastal aquifers of southeastern Massachusetts: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2011-5137, 72 p. [https://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2011/5137/].

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2009

Masterson, J.P., and Walter, D.A., 2009, Hydrogeology and groundwater resources of the coastal aquifers of southeastern Massachusetts: U.S. Geological Survey Circular 1338, 16 p. [https://pubs.usgs.gov/circ/circ1338/].

McCobb, T.D., LeBlanc, D.R., and Massey, A.J., 2009, Monitoring the removal of phosphate from ground water discharging through a pond-bottom permeable reactive: Ground Water Monitoring & Remediation, v. 29, no. 2, p. 43-55 [http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1745-6592.2009.01235.x].

McCobb, T.D., LeBlanc, D.R., Parsons, L.A., and Blount, J.G., 2009, Distribution of treated-wastewater constituents in pore water at a pond-bottom permeable reactive barrier, Cape Cod, Massachusetts: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Map 3078, 1 plate [https://pubs.usgs.gov/sim/3078/] .

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2008

Baumann, P.C., LeBlanc, D.R., Blazer, V.S., Meier, J.R., Hurley, S.T., and Kiryu, Yasu, 2008, Prevalence of tumors in brown bullhead from three lakes in southeastern Massachusetts, 2002: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2008-5198, 43 p. [https://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2008/5198/].

Colman, J.A., and Masterson, J.P., 2008, Transient simulations of nitrogen load for a coastal aquifer and embayment, Cape Cod, MA: Environmental Science & Technology, v. 42, no. 1, p. 207-213 [http://pubs.acs.org/doi/pdf/10.1021/es070638b].

LeBlanc, D.R., and Vroblesky, D.A., 2008, Comparison of pumped and diffusion sampling methods to monitor concentrations of perchlorate and explosive compounds in ground water, Camp Edwards, Cape Cod, Massachusetts, 2004-2005: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2008-5109, 16 p. [https://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2008/5109/].

LeBlanc, D.R., Massey, A.J., Cochrane, J.J., King, J.H., and Smith, K.P., 2008, Distribution and migration of ordnance-related compounds and oxygen and hydrogen stable isotopes in ground water near Snake Pond, Sandwich, Massachusetts, 2001-2006: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2008-5052, 19 p. [https://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2008/5052/].

Walter, D.A., 2008, Use of numerical models to simulate transport of sewage-derived nitrate in a coastal aquifer, central and western Cape Cod, Massachusetts: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2007–5259, 41 p. [https://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2007/5259/].

Walter, D.A., and LeBlanc, D.R., 2008, Use of inverse modeling methods to improve ground-water-modeling calibration and evaluate model-prediction uncertainty, Camp Edwards, Cape Cod, Massachusetts: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2007-5257, 57 p. [https://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2007/5257/].

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2007

Colman, J.A., and Masterson, J.P., 2007, Monitoring ground-water quality in coastal ecosystems: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2007–1149, 94 p. [https://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2007/1149/].

Masterson, J.P., and Garabedian, S.P., 2007, Effects of sea-level rise on ground water flow in a coastal aquifer system: Ground Water, v. 45, no. 2, p. 209-217 [https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1745-6584.2006.00279.x].

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2006

Kroeger, K.D., Cole, M.L, York, J.K., and Valiela, Ivan, 2006, Nitrogen loads to estuaries from waste water plumes—Modeling and isotopic approaches: Ground Water, v. 44, no. 2, p. 188-200 [https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1745-6584.2005.00130.x].

LeBlanc, D.R., 2006, Cape Cod Toxic Substances Hydrology research site—Physical, chemical, and biological processes that control the fate of contaminants in ground water: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2006-3096, 2 p. [https://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/2006/3096/].

Massey, A.J., Carlson, C.S., and LeBlanc, D.R., 2006, Ground-water levels near the top of the water-table mound, western Cape Cod, Massachusetts, 2002-04: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2006-5054, 13 p. [https://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2006/5054/].

Repert, D.A., Barber, L.B., Hess, K.M., Keefe, S.H., Kent, D.B., LeBlanc, D.R., and Smith, R.L., 2006, Long-term natural attenuation of carbon and nitrogen within a groundwater plume after removal of the treated wastewater source: Environmental Science & Technology, v. 40, no. 4, p. 1154-1162 [https://dx.doi.org/10.1021/es051442j].

Savoie, J.G., Smith, R.L., Kent, D.B., Hess, K.M., LeBlanc, D.R., and Barber, L.B., 2006, Ground-water-quality data for a treated-wastewater plume undergoing natural restoration, Ashumet Valley, Cape Cod, Massachusetts, 1994-2004: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 198, 1 CD-ROM [https://pubs.usgs.gov/ds/2006/198/].

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2005

Archfield, S.A., and LeBlanc, D.R., 2005, Comparison of diffusion- and pumped-sampling methods to monitor volatile organic compounds in ground water, Massachusetts Military Reservation, Cape Cod, Massachusetts, July 1999-December 2002: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2005-5010, 53 p. [https://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2005/5010/].

Colman, J.A., 2005, Response curves for phosphorus plume lengths from reactive-solute-transport simulations of onland disposal of wastewater in noncarbonate sand and gravel aquifers: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2004-5299, 28 p. [https://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2004/5299/].

Masterson, J.P., and Portnoy, J.W., 2005, Potential changes in ground-water flow and their effects on the ecology and water resources of the Cape Cod National Seashore, Massachusetts: U.S. Geological Survey General Information Product 13, 16 p. [https://pubs.usgs.gov/gip/2005/13/].

Walter, D.A., and Whealan, A.T., 2005, Simulated water sources and effects of pumping on surface and ground water, Sagamore and Monomoy flow lenses, Cape Cod, Massachusetts: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2004-5181, 85 p. [https://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2004/5181/].

Zimmerman, M.J., 2005, Occurrence of organic wastewater contaminants, pharmaceuticals, and personal care products in selected water supplies, Cape Cod, Massachusetts, June 2004: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2005-1206, 16 p. [https://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2005/1206/].

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2004

Colman, J.A., Masterson, J.P., Pabich, W.J., and Walter, D.A., 2004, Effects of aquifer travel time on nitrogen transport to a coastal embayment, Cape Cod, Massachusetts: Ground Water (Oceans Issue), v. 42, no. 7, p. 1069-1078 [https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1745-6584.2004.tb02644.x].

Masterson, J.P., 2004, Simulated interaction between freshwater and saltwater and effects of ground-water pumping and sea-level change, Lower Cape Cod aquifer system, Massachusetts: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2004-5014, 78 p. [https://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2004/5014/].

Masterson, J.P., Walter, D.A., and LeBlanc, D.R., 2004, Transient analysis of the source of water to wells, Cape Cod, Massachusetts: Ground Water, v. 42, no. 1, p. 126-134 [https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1745-6584.2004.tb02458.x].

Savoie, J.G., Kent, D.B., Smith, R.L., LeBlanc, D.R.,and Hubble, D.W., 2004, Changes in ground-water quality near two granular-iron permeable reactive barriers in a sand and gravel aquifer, Cape Cod, Massachusetts, 1997-2000: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 03-4309, 77 p. [https://pubs.usgs.gov/wri/wri034309/pdf/wrir034309.pdf].

Walter, D.A., Masterson, J.P., and Hess, K.M., 2004, Ground-water recharge areas and traveltimes to pumped wells, ponds, streams, and coastal water bodies, Cape Cod, Massachusetts: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Map I-2857, 1 sheet [https://pubs.usgs.gov/sim/2004/2857/].

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2003

LeBlanc, D.R., 2003, Diffusion and drive-point sampling to detect ordnance-related compounds in shallow ground water beneath Snake Pond, Cape Cod, Massachusetts, 2001-02: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 03-4133, 20 p. [https://pubs.usgs.gov/wri/wrir034133/].

McCobb, T.D., and Weiskel, P.K., 2003, Long-term hydrologic monitoring protocol for coastal ecosystems: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 02-497, 94 p. [https://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2002/ofr02497/].

McCobb, T.D., LeBlanc, D.R., Walter, D.A., Hess, K.M., Kent, D.B., and Smith, R.L., 2003, Phosphorus in a ground-water contaminant plume discharging to Ashumet Pond, Cape Cod, Massachusetts, 1999: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 02-4306, 69 p. [https://pubs.usgs.gov/wri/wri024306/pdfs/wrir024306.pdf].

Parkhurst, D.L., Stollenwerk, K.G., and Colman, J.A., 2003, Reactive-transport simulation of phosphorus in the sewage plume at the Massachusetts Military Reservation, Cape Cod, Massachusetts: U. S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 03-4017, 33 p. [https://pubs.usgs.gov/wri/wri034017/pdf/wrir034017.pdf].

Walter, D.A., and Masterson, J.P., 2003, Simulation of advection flow under steady-state and transient recharge conditions, Camp Edwards, Massachusetts Military Reservation, Cape Cod, Massachusetts: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 03-4053, 68 p. [https://pubs.usgs.gov/wri/wri034053/].

Zarriello, P.J., and Socolow, R.S., 2003, The U.S. Geological Survey streamflow and observation-well network in Massachusetts and Rhode Island: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 03-277, 120 p. [https://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2003/ofr03277/].

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2002

Granato, G.E., and Smith, K.P., 2002, Robowell—Providing accurate and current water-level and water-quality data in real time for protecting ground-water resources: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 053-02, 6 p. [https://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/fs05302/].

Hess, K.M., Davis, J.A., Kent, D.B., and Coston, J.A., 2002, Multispecies reactive tracer test in an aquifer with spatially variable chemical conditions, Cape Cod, Massachusetts—Dispersive transport of bromide and nickel: Water Resources Research, v. 38, no. 8, p. 36-1 to 36-17 [https://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2001/WR000945].

Masterson, J.P., Hess, K.M., Walter, D.A., and LeBlanc, D.R., 2002, Simulated changes in the sources of ground water for public-supply wells, ponds, streams, and coastal areas on western Cape Cod, Massachusetts: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 02-4143, 12 p. [https://pubs.usgs.gov/wri/wri024143/pdf/wri024143.pdf].

McCobb, T.D., and LeBlanc, D.R., 2002, Detection of fresh ground water and a contaminant plume beneath Red Brook Harbor, Cape Cod, Massachusetts, 2000: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 02-4166, 36 p. [https://pubs.usgs.gov/wri/wri024166/].

Walter, D.A., Masterson, J.P., and LeBlanc, D.R., 2002, Simulated pond-aquifer interactions under natural and stressed conditions near Snake Pond, Cape Cod, Massachusetts: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 99-4174, 35 p. [https://pubs.usgs.gov/wri/wri994174/pdfs/wrir994174.pdf].

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2001

Lane, J.W., Jr., Joesten, P.K., and Savoie, J.G, 2001, Cross-hole radar scanning of two vertical, permeable reactive-iron walls at the Massachusetts Military Reservation, Cape Cod, Massachusetts: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 00-4145, 17 p. [https://water.usgs.gov/ogw/bgas/publications/wri004145/].

DeSimone, L.A., and Smith, K.P., 2000, Ground-water quality near a septage-treatment facility, Orleans, Massachusetts, 1997-98: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 00-285, 15 p. [https://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2000/0285/report.pdf].

Moench, A.F., Garabedian, S.P., and LeBlanc, D.R., 2001, Estimation of hydraulic parameters from an unconfined aquifer test conducted in a glacial outwash deposit, Cape Cod, Massachusetts: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1629, 69 p. [https://pubs.usgs.gov/pp/pp1629/].

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2000

Savoie, J.G., LeBlanc, D.R., Blackwood, D.S., McCobb, T.D., Rendigs, R.R., and Clifford, Scott, 2000, Delineation of discharge areas of two contaminant plumes by use of diffusion samplers, Johns Pond, Cape Cod, Massachusetts, 1998: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 00-4017, 30 p. [https://pubs.usgs.gov/wri/wrir004017/pdf/wrir004017.pdf].

Masterson, J.P., and Walter, D.A., Delineation of groundwater recharge areas, western Cape Cod, Massachusetts, 2000: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 2000–4000, 1 p., [https://pubs.usgs.gov/wri/2000/4000].

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1999

Granato, G.E., and Smith, K.P., 1999, Robowell—An automated process for monitoring ground water quality using established sampling protocols: Ground Water Monitoring & Remediation, v. 19, no. 4, p. 81-89 [https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1745-6592.1999.tb00243.x].

McCobb, T.D, LeBlanc, D.R., and Socolow, R.S., 1999, A siphon gage for monitoring surface-water levels: Journal of the American Water Resources Association, v. 35, no. 5, p. 1141-1146 [https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1752-1688.1999.tb04201.x].

McCobb, T.D., LeBlanc, D.R., and Hess, K.M., 1999, Determination of temporal and spatial variability of hydraulic gradients in an unconfined aquifer using three-point triangulation, Cape Cod, Massachusetts, in Morganwalp, D.W., and Buxton, H.T., eds., U.S. Geological Survey Toxic Substances Hydrology Program, Proceedings of the Technical Meeting, Charleston, South Carolina, March 8-12, 1999—Subsurface Contamination from Point Sources: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 99-4018C, v. 3, p. 349-360 [https://toxics.usgs.gov/pubs/wri99-4018/Volume3/SectionC/3411_McCobb/].

Shapiro, S.D., LeBlanc, Denis, Schlosser, Peter, and Ludin, Andrea, 1999, Characterizing a sewage plume using the 3H-3He dating technique: Ground Water, v. 37, no. 6, p. 861-878 [https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1745-6584.1999.tb01185.x].

Savoie, J.G., 1999, Analysis of carbon isotopes, determination of ground-water age, and estimated characteristics of the contaminant source at two fuel-spill plumes, western Cape Cod, Massachusetts, 1996: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 98-4112, 21 p. [https://pubs.usgs.gov/wri/1998/4112/report.pdf].

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1998

DeSimone, L.A., and Howes, B.L., 1998, Nitrogen transport and transformations in a shallow aquifer receiving wastewater discharge—A mass balance approach: Water Resources Research, v. 34, no. 2, p. 271-285 [https://dx.doi.org/10.1029/97WR03040].

DeSimone, L.A., Howes, B.L., Goehringer, D.G., and Weiskel, P.K., 1998, Wetland plant and algal distribution in a coastal marsh, Orleans, Cape Cod, Massachusetts: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 98-4011, 33 p. [https://pubs.usgs.gov/wri/1998/4011/report.pdf].

DeSimone, L.A., Weiskel, P.K., Howes, B.L., and Smith, K.P., 1998, Water-quality data collected in a coastal marsh, Orleans, Cape Cod, Massachusetts, March 1993 through January 1998: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 98-184, 38 p. [https://pubs.usgs.gov/of/1998/0184/report.pdf].

Masterson, J.P., Walter, D.A., and LeBlanc, D.R., 1998, Delineation of contributing areas to selected public-supply wells, western Cape Cod, Massachusetts: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 98-4237, 45 p. [https://pubs.usgs.gov/wri/1998/4237/report.pdf].

Savoie, Jennifer, and LeBlanc, D.R., eds., 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: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 97-4269, 208 p. [https://pubs.usgs.gov/wri/wri974269/].

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1997

Barlow, P.M., 1997, Particle-tracking analysis of contributing areas of public-supply wells in simple and complex flow systems, Cape Cod, Massachusetts: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Supply Paper 2434, 66 p. [https://pubs.usgs.gov/wsp/wsp2434/].

DeSimone, L.A., Howes, B.L., and Barlow, P.M., 1997, Mass-balance analysis of reactive transport and cation exchange in a plume of wastewater-contaminated groundwater: Journal of Hydrology, v. 203, no. 1–4, p. 228–249 [https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0022-1694(97)00101-7].

Masterson, J.P., and Barlow, P.M., 1997, Effects of simulated ground-water pumping and recharge on ground-water flow in Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard, and Nantucket Island basins, Massachusetts: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Supply Paper 2447, 79 p., 1 plate [https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/wsp2447].

Masterson, J.P., Stone, B.D., Walter, D.A., and Savoie, Jennifer, 1997, Hydrogeologic framework of western Cape Cod, Massachusetts: U. S. Geological Survey Hydrologic-Investigations Atlas HA-741, 1 sheet [https://pubs.usgs.gov/ha/741/plate-1.pdf].

Masterson, J.P., Walter, D.A., and Savoie, J.G., 1997, 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: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Supply Paper 2482, 50 p. [https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/wsp2482].

Walter, D.A., and LeBlanc, D.R., 1997, Geochemical and hydrologic considerations in remediating phosphorus-contaminated ground water in a sewage plume near Ashumet Pond, Cape Cod Massachusetts: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 97-202, 20 p. [https://pubs.usgs.gov/of/1997/0202/report.pdf].

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1996

Bussey, K.W., and Walter, D.A., 1996, Spatial and temporal distribution of specific conductance, boron, and phosphorus in a sewage-contaminated aquifer near Ashumet Pond, Cape Cod, Massachusetts: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 96-472, 44 p. [https://pubs.usgs.gov/of/1996/0472/report.pdf].

DeSimone, L.A., and Howes, B.L., 1996, Denitrification and nitrogen transport in a coastal aquifer receiving wastewater discharge: Environmental Science & Technology, v. 30, no. 4, p. 1152-1162 [http://pubs.acs.org/doi/pdf/10.1021/es950366p].

DeSimone, L.A., Barlow, P.M., and Howes, B.L., 1996, A nitrogen-rich septage-effluent plume in a glacial aquifer, Cape Cod, Massachusetts, February 1990 to December 1992: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Supply Paper 2456, 96 p. [https://pubs.usgs.gov/publication/wsp2456].

Walter, D.A., Rea, B. A., Stollenwerk, K.G., and Savoie, Jennifer, 1996, Geochemical and hydrologic controls on phosphorus transport in a sewage- contaminated sand and gravel aquifer near Ashumet Pond, Cape Cod, Massachusetts: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Supply Paper 2463, 89 p. [https://pubs.usgs.gov/wsp/2463/report.pdf].

Weiskel, P.K., DeSimone, L.A., and Howes, B.L., 1996, A nitrogen-rich septage-effluent plume in a coastal aquifer, marsh, and creek system, Orleans, Massachusetts: Project Summary, 1988-95: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 96-111, 20 p. [https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/ofr96111]

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1995

DeSimone, L.A., and Howes, B.L., 1995, Hydrogeologic, water-quality, and biogeochemical data collected at a septage-treatment facility, Orleans, Cape Cod, Massachusetts, October 1988 through December 1992: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 95-439, 73 p. [https://pubs.usgs.gov/of/1995/0439/report.pdf]

DeSimone, L.A., Barlow, P.M., and Howes, B.L., 1995, A nitrogen-rich septage-effluent plume in a glacial aquifer, Cape Cod, Massachusetts, February 1990 to December 1992: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 95-290, 92 p. [https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/ofr95290].

Savoie, Jennifer, 1995, Altitude and configuration of the water table, western Cape Cod aquifer, Massachusetts, March 1993: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 94-462, 1 sheet, scale 1:50,000 [https://pubs.usgs.gov/of/1994/0462/plate-1.pdf].

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1994

Barlow, P.M., 1994, Two- and three-dimensional pathline analysis of contributing areas to public-supply wells of Cape Cod, Massachusetts: Ground Water, v. 32, no. 3, p. 399-410 [https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1745-6584.1994.tb00657.x].

DeSimone, L.A., and Weiskel, P.K., 1994, Transport of nitrogen-contaminated ground water through a coastal aquifer and marsh, Orleans, Massachusetts: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 032-94, 2 p.

Harris, S.L., and Steeves, P.A., 1994, Identifying potential public water-supply areas of the Cape Cod aquifer system, Massachusetts, using a geographic information system: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 94-4156, 23 p., 1 plate, scale 1:24000 [https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/wri944156].

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1993

Barlow, P.M., and Hess, K.M., 1993, Simulated hydrologic responses of the Quashnet River stream-aquifer system to proposed ground-water withdrawals, Cape Cod, Massachusetts: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 93-4064, 52 p. [https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/wri934064].

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1992

Hess, K.M., Wolf, S.H., and Celia, M.A., 1992, Large-scale natural gradient tracer test in sand and gravel, Cape Cod, Massachusetts—3. Hydraulic-conductivity variability and calculated macrodispersivities: Water Resources Research, v. 28, no. 8, p. 2011-2027 [https://dx.doi.org/10.1029/92WR00668].

Frimpter, M.H., and Belfit, G.B., 1992, Estimation of high ground-water levels for construction and land use planning, A Cape Cod example (Updated 1991 and 2006): Cape Cod Commission 92-001, 41 p., 4 plates [http://www.capecodcommission.org/resources/regulatory/HighGroundH20TechBulletin.pdf].

Johnson, D.G., 1992, Use of ground-penetrating radar for water-table mapping, Brewster and Harwich, Massachusetts: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 90-4086, 27 p. [https://pubs.usgs.gov/wri/1990/4086/report.pdf].

Oldale, R.N., 1992, Cape Cod and the Islands—The geologic story: East Orleans, Mass., Parnassus Imprints, 208 p.

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1991

Baevsky, Y.H., 1991, Physical and water-quality characteristics affecting trout-spawning habitat in the Quashnet River, Cape Cod, Massachusetts: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 91-4045, 21 p. [https://pubs.usgs.gov/wri/1991/4045/report.pdf].

Fitterman, D.V., and Dennehy, K.F., 1991, Verification of geophysically determined depths to saltwater near the Herring River (Cape Cod National Seashore), Wellfleet, Massachusetts: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 91-321, 49 p. [https://pubs.usgs.gov/of/1991/0321/report.pdf].

Garabedian, S.P., LeBlanc, D.R., Gelhar, L.W., and Celia, M.A., 1991, Large-scale natural-gradient tracer test in sand and gravel, Cape Cod, Massachusetts—2. Analysis of spatial moments for a nonreactive tracer: Water Resources Research, v. 27, no. 5, p. 911-924 [https://dx.doi.org/10.1029/91WR00242].

LeBlanc, D.R., Garabedian, S.P., Hess, K.M., Gelhar, L.W., Quadri, R.D., Stollenwerk, K.G., and Wood, W.W., 1991, Large-scale natural-gradient tracer test in sand and gravel, Cape Cod, Massachusetts—1. Experimental design and observed tracer movement: Water Resources Research, v. 27, no. 5, p. 895-910 [https://dx.doi.org/10.1029/91WR00241].

Olimpio, J.C., Flynn, E.C., Tso, S., and Steeves, P.A., 1991, Use of a geographic information system to assess risk to ground-water quality at public-supply wells, Cape Cod, Massachusetts: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 90-4140, 45 p. [https://pubs.usgs.gov/wri/1990/4140/report.pdf]

Smith, R.L., Harvey, R.W., and LeBlanc, D.R., 1991, Importance of closely spaced vertical sampling in delineating chemical and microbiological gradients in groundwater studies: Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, v. 7, no. 3, p. 285-300 [https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0169-7722(91)90032-V].

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1990

Frimpter, M.H., Donohue, J.J., IV, and Rapacz, M.V., 1990, A mass-balance nitrate model for predicting the effects of land use on ground-water quality: Journal of New England Water Works Association, v. 104, no. 4, p. 214-231.

Frimpter, M.H., Donohue, J.J., IV, Rapacz, M.V., and Beye, H. G., 1990, A mass-balance nitrate model for predicting the effects of land use on ground-water quality in municipal wellhead protection areas: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 88-493, 56 p. [https://pubs.usgs.gov/of/1988/0493/report.pdf].

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1989

Fitterman, D.V., Brooks, G.A., and Snyder, S.L., 1989, Geophysical investigation of depth to saltwater near the Herring River (Cape Cod National Seashore), Wellfleet, Massachusetts: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 89-677, 69 p. [https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/ofr89677].

 

1988

Johnson, D.G., and Davis, N.M., 1988, Water-table map of Brewster and Harwich, Massachusetts; September 21 to October 22, 1987: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 88-330, 1 sheet, scale: 1:25,000 [https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/ofr88330].

 

1987

Frimpter, M.H., 1987, Massachusetts ground-water quality: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 87-731, 7 p. [https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/ofr87731].

 

1986

Knott, J.F., and Olimpio, J.C., 1986, Estimation of recharge rates to the sand and gravel aquifer using environmental tritium, Nantucket Island, Massachusetts: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Supply Paper 2297, 26 p. [https://pubs.usgs.gov/wsp/wsp_2297/].

LeBlanc, D.R., Guswa, J.H., Frimpter, M.H., and Londquist, C.J., 1986, Ground-water resources of Cape Cod, Massachusetts: U.S. Geological Survey Hydrologic Investigations Atlas HA-692, 4 plates, 1:24,000 [https://pubs.usgs.gov/ha/692/].

Oldale, R.N., and Barlow, 1986, Geologic map of Cape Cod and the Islands, Massachusetts: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Investigations Map I-1763, 1 sheet, scale 1:100,000 [https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/i1763].

Persky, J.H., 1986, The relation of ground-water quality to housing density, Cape Cod, Massachusetts: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 86-4093, 28 p. [https://pubs.usgs.gov/wri/1986/4093/report.pdf].

Thurman, E.M., Barber, L.B., II, and LeBlanc, D.R., 1986, Movement and fate of detergents in ground water—A field study: Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, v. 1, no. 1, p. 143-161 [https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0169-7722(86)90013-6].

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1985

Persky, J.H., 1985, Direction of ground-water flow and ground-water quality near a landfill in Falmouth, Massachusetts: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 85-4188, 24 p. [https://pubs.usgs.gov/wri/1985/4188/report.pdf].

 

1984

LeBlanc, D.R. , 1984, Movement and fate of solutes in a plume of sewage-contaminated ground water, Cape Cod, Massachusetts—U.S. Geological Survey Toxic Waste Ground-water Contamination Program : U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 84-475, 175 p. [https://pubs.usgs.gov/of/1984/ofr84475/].

LeBlanc, D.R., 1984, Digital modeling of solute transport in a plume of sewage-contaminated ground water, in LeBlanc, D.R., ed., Movement and fate of solutes in a plume of sewage-contaminated ground water, Cape Cod, Massachusetts—U.S. Geological Survey Toxic Waste Ground-Water Contamination Program, Papers presented at the toxic waste technical meeting, Tucson, Arizona, March 20-22, 1984: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 84-475, p. B-11 through B-46, [https://pubs.usgs.gov/of/1984/ofr84475/].

LeBlanc, D.R., 1984, Sewage plume in a sand and gravel aquifer, Cape Cod, Massachusetts: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Supply Paper 2218, 28 p. [https://pubs.usgs.gov/wsp/wsp2218/pdf/wsp_2218a.pdf].

Letty, D.F., 1984, Ground-water and pond levels, Cape Cod, Massachusetts, 1950-82: U.S. Geological Open-File Report 84-719, Massachusetts Hydrologic-Data Report No. 26, 86 p., [https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/ofr84719].

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1983

Frimpter, M.H., and Fisher, M.N., 1983, Estimating high ground-water levels for construction and land use planning— A Cape Cod, Massachusetts example: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 83-4112, 23 p., 4 plates, scale 1:48,000 [https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/wri834112].

 

1981

Frimpter, M.H., 1981, Probable high ground-water levels in Massachusetts: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 80-1205, 22 p. [https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/ofr801205]

 

1980

Delaney, D.F., and Maevsky, A., 1980, Distribution of aquifers, liquid-waste impoundments, and municipal water-supply sources, Massachusetts: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 80-431, 1 plate.

Frimpter, M.H., 1980, Probable high ground-water levels on Cape Cod, Massachusetts: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 80-1008, 31 p.

Guswa, J.H., and LeBlanc, D.R., 1980, Digital models of ground-water flow in the Cape Cod aquifer system, Massachusetts: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Supply Paper 2209, 112 p. [https://pubs.usgs.gov/wsp/2209/report.pdf].

LeBlanc, D.R., 1980, Potential hydrologic impacts of ground-water withdrawal from the Cape Cod National Seashore, Truro, Massachusetts: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 82-438, 42 p. [https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/ofr82438].

Ryan, B.J., 1980, Cape Cod Aquifer, Cape Cod, Massachusetts: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 80-571, 36 p.

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1979

Frimpter, M.H., and Gay, F.B., 1979, Chemical quality of ground water on Cape Cod, Massachusetts: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 79-65, 11 p.

 

1978

Tasker, G.D., and Guswa, J.H., 1978, Application of a mathematical model to estimate water levels: Ground Water, v. 16, no. 1, p. 18-21 [https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1745-6584.1978.tb03199.x].

 

1977

LeBlanc, D.R., and Guswa, J.H., 1977, Water-table map of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, May 23-27, 1976: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 77-419, 2 plates, scale 1:48,000 [https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/ofr77419].

 

1976

Guswa, J.H., and Londquist, C.J., 1976, Potential for development of ground water at a test site near Truro, Massachusetts: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 76-614, 22 p.

Oldale, R.N., 1976, Notes on the generalized geologic map of Cape Cod: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 76-765, 23 p., 1 plate [https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/ofr76765].

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1975

Burns, A.W., Frimpter, M.H., and Willey, R.E., 1975, Evaluation of data availability and examples of modeling for ground-water management on Cape Cod, Massachusetts: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 75-16, 22 p.

 

1973

Frimpter, M.H., 1973, Ground-water management, Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard, and Nantucket, Massachusetts: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 74-1132, variously paged.

Frimpter, M.H., 1973, Ground-water hydrology, southeastern New England: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 73-76, variously paged.

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1972

Delaney, D.F., and Cotton, J.E., 1972, Evaluation of proposed ground-water withdrawal, Cape Cod National Seashore, North Truro, Massachusetts: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 72-85, 76 p.

 

1963

Maevsky, A. and Drake, J.A., 1963, Records and logs of selected wells and test holes and chemical analyses of water in southeastern Massachusetts: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 63-87, Massachusetts Hydrologic-Data Report No. 7, 50 p.

 

1905

Crosby, W.O., 1905, Massachusetts and Rhode Island in Underground waters of eastern United States, 1903: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Supply Paper 114, 285 p. [https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/wsp114].

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Other Southeastern Massachusetts Reports

 

2017

Carlson, C.S., Masterson, J.P., Walter, D.A., and Barbaro, J.R., 2017, Development of simulated groundwater-contributing areas to selected streams, ponds, coastal water bodies, and production wells in the Plymouth-Carver region and Cape Cod, Massachusetts: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 1074, 17 p., [https://doi.org/10.3133/ds1074].

 

2009

Masterson, J.P., Carlson, C.S., and Walter, D.A.,, 2009, Hydrogeology and simulation of groundwater flow in the Plymouth-Carver-Kingston-Duxbury aquifer system, southeastern Massachusetts: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2009-5063, 110 p. [https://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2009/5063/].

Masterson, J.P., and Walter, D.A., 2009, Hydrogeology and groundwater resources of the coastal aquifers of southeastern Massachusetts: U.S. Geological Survey Circular 1338, 16 p. [https://pubs.usgs.gov/circ/circ1338/].

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1999

Granato, G.E., and Smith, K.P., 1999, Estimating concentrations road-salt constituents in highway-runoff from measurements of specific conductance: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 99-4077, 27 p. [https://pubs.usgs.gov/wri/wri99-4077/].

 

1996

Church, P.E., 1996, Effectiveness of highway-drainage systems in preventing road-salt contamination of ground water, southeastern Massachusetts: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 115-96, 4 p. [https://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/0115-96/report.pdf].

Church, P.E., Armstrong, D.S., Granato, G.E., Stone, V.J., Smith, K.P., and Provencher, P.L., 1996, Effectiveness of highway-drainage systems in preventing contamination of ground water by road salt, Route 25, southeastern Massachusetts--Description of study area, data collection programs, and methodology: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 96-317, 72 p. [https://pubs.usgs.gov/of/1996/0317/report.pdf].

Walter, D.A., Masterson, J.P., Barlow, P.M., 1996, Hydrogeology and analysis of ground-water-flow system, Sagamore marsh area, southeastern Massachusetts: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 96-4200, 41 p. [https://pubs.usgs.gov/wri/1994/4200/report.pdf].

Warren, L.P., Church, P.E., and Turtora, Michael, 1996, Comparison of estimated hydraulic conductivities for a sand and gravel aquifer in southeastern Massachusetts, estimated by three methods: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 95-4160, 16 p. [https://pubs.usgs.gov/wri/1995/4160/report.pdf].

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1995

Bent, G.C., 1995, Streamflow, ground-water recharge and discharge, and characteristics of surficial deposits in Buzzards Bay Basin, southeastern Massachusetts: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 95-4234, 61 p. [https://pubs.usgs.gov/wri/wri954234/].

 

1992

Hansen, B.P, and Lapham, W.W., 1992, Geohydrology and simulated ground-water flow, Plymouth-Carver aquifer, southeastern Massachusetts: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 90-4204, 93 p. [https://pubs.usgs.gov/wri/wri904204].

 

1984

Pollock, S.J., 1984, Effectiveness of highway drainage systems in preventing salt contamination of ground water, Route 25 from Wareham to the Cape Cod Canal, Massachusetts: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 84-4166, 22 p. [https://pubs.usgs.gov/wri/1984/4166/report.pdf].

 

1980

Delaney, D.F., 1980, Ground-water hydrology of Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts: U.S. Geological Survey Hydrologic Investigations Atlas HA-618, 5 sheets, scale 1:48,000 [https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/ha618].

Walker, E.H., 1980, Water resources to Nantucket Island, Massachusetts: U.S. Geological Survey Hydrologic Investigations Atlas HA-615, 2 sheets, 1 48:000, [https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/ha615].

Williams, J.R., Willey, R.E., and Tasker, G.D., 1980, Hydrologic data of the coastal drainage basins of southeastern Massachusetts, northwest shore of Buzzards Bay: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 80-583, Massachusetts Hydrologic-Data Report No. 20, 33 p.

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1978

Folger, D.W., Hathaway, R.A., Christopher, P.C., Valentine, and Poag, C.W., 1978, Stratigraphic test well, Nantucket Island, Massachusetts: U.S. Geological Survey Circular 773, 28 p. [https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/cir773].

Williams, J.R., and Tasker, G.D., 1978, Water resources of the coastal drainage basins of southeastern Massachusetts, northwest shore of Buzzards Bay: U.S. Geological Survey Hydrologic Investigations Atlas HA-560, 2 sheets, scale 1:48,000 [https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/ha560].

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1977

Kohout, F.H., Hathaway, J.C., Folger, D.W., Bothner, M.H., Walker, E.H., Delaney, D.F., Frimpter, M.H., Weed, E.G.A., and Rhodehamel, E.C., 1977, Fresh groundwater stored in aquifers under the Atlantic Continental Shelf: Implications from a deep test, Nantucket Island, Massachusetts: Journal of American Water Resources Association, v. 13, no. 2, p. 215-444 [https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1752-1688.1977.tb02031.x]

Williams, J.R., and Tasker, G.D., and Willey, Richard E., 1977, Hydrologic data of the coastal drainage basins of southeastern Massachusetts, Plymouth to Weweantic River, Wareham : U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 77-186, Massachusetts Hydrologic-Data Report No. 18 , 32 p., 1 plate [https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/ofr77186]

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1976

Kohout, F.H., Walker, E.H., Bothner, M.H., and Hathaway, J.C., 1976, Fresh groundwater found deep beneath Nantucket Island, Massachusetts: Journal of Research of the U.S. Geological Survey, v. 4, No. 5, p. 511-515 [https://pubs.usgs.gov/journal/1976/vol4issue5/report.pdf].

 

1975

Kaye, C.A., 1975, Generalized hydrologic map of Martha's Vineyard, Mass.: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 75-189, 1 plate.

 

1974

Williams, J.R., and Tasker, G.D., 1974, Water resources of the coastal drainage basins of southeastern Massachusetts, Plymouth to Weweantic River, Wareham: U.S. Geological Survey Hydrologic Investigations Atlas HA-507, 2 sheets, scale 1:125,000 and 1:24,000, [https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/ha507].

Frimpter, M.H., 1974, Ground-water management, Buzzards Bay coastal streams, Massachusetts and Rhode Island: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 74-69, variously paged.

Frimpter, M.H., 1974, Ground-water management, south shore coastal streams, Massachusetts: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 74-1035, variously paged.

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