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white truck in distance on gravel road in midst of fall foliage-orange, yellow, brown leaves
October 29, 2018

Adirondack Fall Foliage, NY

Waning fall foliage as seen on a rural Adirondack road during the Western Adirondack Stream Survey (WASS) conducted in November, 2018. Photo by Scott George

graphic of N and S deposition and annual temp and precipitation from Horn, et al. (2018)
October 18, 2018

Figure 1, Horn, et al. (2018)

Gradients of N deposition, S deposition, mean annual temperature, and mean annual precipitation across the conterminous U.S. Panels are the a) mean total N deposition from 2000–2012, b) mean total S deposition from 2000–2012, c) mean annual temperature from 2000–2014, and d) mean annual precipitation form 2000–2014. Deposition data are from the TDEP product [23] and

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3 men in waders in grassy stream with fish nets
September 21, 2018

Biologists from the USGS and Nature Conservancy identify a small fish

Biologists from the USGS and Nature Conservancy identify a small fish captured during a September electrofishing survey on a tributary to Follensby Pond, Adirondack Mountains, New York

woman with USGS clothing in green woodsy area with orange butterfly on arm
September 5, 2018

Field Photo Friday winner for NY September 2018

Karen Murray and a visitor at Canajoharie Creek near Canajoharie, NY during ecological sampling for the National Water Quality Assessment project.

water rapids flowing under a bridge
August 30, 2018

Mohawk River Tributary

A large Mohawk River tributary

solar panel on a pole by a shed by body of water
August 15, 2018

Lake Ontario gage installation

Lake Ontario gage installation

woman kneeling on boat putting yellow USGS buoy in lake
August 10, 2018

Water quality monitoring buoy deployed on Skaneateles Lake

USGS Hydrologist deploys water quality monitoring buoy on Skaneateles Lake

solar panel on pole on pier in lake
August 9, 2018

Pier water quality monitoring station at Skaneateles Lake

Pier water quality monitoring station at Skaneateles Lake

woman measuring circumference of tree with a tape measure in a forest
August 6, 2018

Tree Growth - soil acidified by acid rain

Peggy Phillips measures a young red maple in an Adirondack watershed to see if liming has improved tree growth in a watershed where acid rain severely acidified the soil.

usgs scientists and electrofishing equipment in 2 motorboats heading upstream to a lake
June 13, 2018

Electrofishing Niagara River, NY

Electrofishing Niagara River, NY

man holding metal rod standing in water close to dam with waterfall
June 5, 2018

Eighteen Mile Creek at Burt Dam at Burt, NY

Andrew Kowalczk collecting a water quality sample below dam in Eighteenmile Creek at Burt, NY ( 04219768) as part of the Great Lake Restoration Initiative (GLRI).

person in yellow USGS shirt holding a pile of zebra mussels
May 30, 2018

Zebra Mussels St. Lawrence River

During a National Water Quality Network (NWQN) sampling trip in May to the St Lawrence River, Hydrologic Technician Dave Knauer finds a batch of Zebra mussels attached to the boat anchor.