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Scientists collecting water samples from near the water buoy
July 16, 2020

VanDorn Sample

Hydrographers Bradley Bjorklund and Jonathan Cohl splitting a sample collected at Spruce Run Reservoir into sample containers for laboratory analysis.

Scientists checking a water buoy from the bow of a boat
June 16, 2020

Buoy Validation

Hydrologists Jonathan Cohl and Bradley Bjorklund take field comparison readings while preparing for sampling at two depths of the Spruce Run Reservoir to collect discrete water quality samples.

View upstream in a walled river channel seen from Washington Avenue in Belleville, NJ
March 5, 2020

Second_River

Looking upstream from the bridge at the sampling site on the Second River above Washington Ave at Belleville, NJ (USGS Downstream order number 01392518) 

​​​​​​​Daniel Skulski conducting PFAS collection
March 2, 2020

​​​​​​​Daniel Skulski conducting PFAS collection

Photo Contest Winner | March 2020 | Honorable Mention 2
Daniel Skulski conducting PFAS collection

Ringing Rocks
December 2, 2019

Pam Reilly

Pamela Reilly, Hydrologist

View of the Delaware River looking upstream towards the Gage house tower
September 25, 2019

Del_Riv_at_Montique

Looking upstream at the Delaware River at Montique (01438500) USGS gage house tower.

Recording equipment mounted to a wall next to a water heater in a monitor site
August 2, 2019

Data Collection Platform

Data Collection Platform (DCP) setup at a private well monitoring site.

​​​​​​​Dragonfly on tagline
July 16, 2019

​​​​​​​Dragonfly on tagline

Northeast Region Photo Contest Winner | Sept 2019 | Honorable Mention
Dragonfly on tagline

Scientist spraying down a boat after sampling around Harmful Algal Blooms
July 9, 2019

Decontamination

Hydrographer Jonathan Cohl sprays down the boat and trailer, used to deploy a Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) water quality monitoring buoy on Lake Hopatcong, with a decontamination solution. This is a very important step between missions when vessels are used in multiple bodies of water.

Scientists setting out a monitor for algal bloom
July 9, 2019

Hopatcong Monitor

USGS scientists Lisa Carper and Jon Cohl deploy a monitoring buoy at Lake Hopatcong, New Jersey, to monitor water-quality conditions and a harmful algal bloom in near real-time.

Looking a a monitoring Buoy from the boat
July 9, 2019

Hopatcong Buoy

USGS scientists deploy a monitoring buoy on Lake Hopatcong, New Jersey, to monitor water-quality conditions and a harmful algal bloom in near real-time. USGS scientist Karl Braun is photographed.

Scientists collecting samples on lake Hopatcong
July 9, 2019

Sampling Hopatcong

USGS scientists Brad Bjorklund and Jon Cohl collect a water-quality sample at Lake Hopatcong, New Jersey, to monitor a harmful algal bloom on the lake.