New York Water Science Center


The NYWSC studies the effects of weather, climate, and man-made influences on groundwater levels, streamflow, and reservoir and lake levels as well as the ecological health of rivers, lakes, reservoirs, watersheds, estuaries, and fish and wildlife.


photo of trees and debris on damaged bridge at E. Kill nr Jewett Center, NY

The USGS provides science about the natural hazards that threaten lives and livelihoods, the water, energy, minerals, and other natural resources we rely on, the health of our ecosystems and environment, and the effects of climate and land-use change. USGS scientists develop new methods and tools to enable timely, relevant, and useful information about the Earth and its processes.

Robert Breault Director of USGS New York Water Science Center

Welcome to the New York Water Science Center (NYWSC).