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Filter Total Items: 442
Year Published: 2015

The river as a chemostat: fresh perspectives on dissolved organic matter flowing down the river continuum

A better understanding is needed of how hydrological and biogeochemical processes control dissolved organic carbon (DOC) concentrations and dissolved organic matter (DOM) composition from headwaters downstream to large rivers. We examined a large DOM dataset from the National Water Information System of the US Geological Survey, which represents...

Creed, Irena F.; McKnight, Diane M.; Pellerin, Brian; Green, Mark B.; Bergamaschi, Brian; Aiken, George R.; Burns, Douglas A.; Findlay, Stuart E G; Shanley, James B.; Striegl, Robert G.; Aulenbach, Brent T.; Clow, David W.; Laudon, Hjalmar; McGlynn, Brian L.; McGuire, Kevin J.; Smith, Richard A.; Stackpoole, Sarah M.
Creed, I.F., McKnight, D.M., Pellerin, B.A., Green, M.B., Bergamaschi, B.A., Aiken, G.R., Burns, D.A., Findlay, S.E.G., Shanley, J.B., Striegl, R.G., Aulenbach, B.T., Clow, D.W., Laudon, Hjalmar, McGlynn, B.L., McGuire, K.J., Smith, R.A., and Stackpoole, 2015, The river as a chemostat: fresh perspectives on dissolved organic matter flowing down the river continuum: Canadian Journal of Fish and Aquatic Sciences, v. 72, p. 1272-1285.

Year Published: 2015

Effects of extreme floods on trout populations and fish communities in a Catskill Mountain river

Summary 1. Extreme hydrologic events are becoming more common with changing climate. Although the impacts of winter and spring floods on lotic ecosystems have been well studied, the effects of summer floods are less well known. 2. The Upper Esopus Creek Basin in the Catskill Mountains, NY, experienced severe flooding from Tropical Storm Irene on 28...

George, Scott D.; Baldigo, Barry P.; Smith, Alexander J.; Robinson, George
George, S. D., Baldigo, B. P., Smith, A. J. and Robinson, G. R. (2015), Effects of extreme floods on trout populations and fish communities in a Catskill Mountain river. Freshwater Biology.

Year Published: 2015

Delineation of fractures, foliation, and groundwater of the bedrock at a geothermal feasibility site on Roosevelt Island, New York County, New York

Advanced borehole-geophysical methods were used to investigate the hydrogeology of the crystalline bedrock in three boreholes on Roosevelt Island, New York County, New York. Cornell University was evaluating the feasibility of using geothermal energy for a future campus at the site. The borehole-logging techniques were used to delineate bedrock...

Stumm, Frederick; Chu, Anthony; Como, Michael D.; Noll, Michael L.; Joesten, Peter K.
Stumm, Frederick, Chu, Anthony, Como, Michael, Noll, Michael L., and Joesten, Peter K., 2015, Delineation of Fractures, Foliation, and Groundwater of the Bedrock at a Geothermal Feasibility Site on Roosevelt Island, New York County, New York: 22nd Conference on the Geology of Long Island and Metropolitan New York, Stony Brook University

Year Published: 2015

Geophysical log analysis of selected test and residential wells at the Shenandoah Road National Superfund Site, East Fishkill, Dutchess County, New York

The U.S. Geological Survey collected and analyzed geophysical logs from 20 test wells and 23 residential wells at the Shenandoah Road National Superfund Site in East Fishkill, New York, from 2006 through 2010 as part of an Interagency Agreement to provide hydrogeologic technical support to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 2. The...

Reynolds, Richard J.; Anderson, J. Alton; Williams, John H.
Reynolds, R.J., Anderson, J.A., and Williams, J.H., 2015, Geophysical log analysis of selected test and residential wells at the Shenandoah Road National Superfund Site, East Fishkill, Dutchess County, New York: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2014–5228, 30 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sir20145228.

Year Published: 2015

Estimation of unaltered daily mean streamflow at ungaged streams of New York, excluding Long Island, water years 1961-2010

The lakes, rivers, and streams of New York State provide an essential water resource for the State. The information provided by time series hydrologic data is essential to understanding ways to promote healthy instream ecology and to strengthen the scientific basis for sound water management decision making in New York. The U.S. Geological Survey...

Gazoorian, Christopher L.
Gazoorian, C.L., 2015, Estimation of unaltered daily mean streamflow at ungaged streams of New York, excluding Long Island, water years 1961–2010: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2014–5220, 29 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sir20145220.

Year Published: 2015

Hydrogeology of the Ramapo River-Woodbury Creek valley-fill aquifer system and adjacent areas in eastern Orange County, New York

The hydrogeology of the valley-fill aquifer system and surrounding watershed areas was investigated within a 23-mile long, fault-controlled valley in eastern Orange County, New York. Glacial deposits form a divide within the valley that is drained to the north by Woodbury Creek and is drained to the south by the Ramapo River. Surficial geology,...

Heisig, Paul M.

Year Published: 2015

Concentrations of hormones, pharmaceuticals and other micropollutants in groundwater affected by septic systems in New England and New York

Septic-system discharges can be an important source of micropollutants (including pharmaceuticals and endocrine active compounds) to adjacent groundwater and surface water systems. Groundwater samples were collected from well networks tapping glacial till in New England (NE) and sandy surficial aquifer New York (NY) during one sampling round in...

Phillips, Patrick J.; Schubert, Christopher E.; Argue, Denise M.; Fisher, Irene J.; Furlong, Edward T.; Foreman, William T.; Gray, James L.; Chalmers, Ann T.
Phillips, P.J., Schubert, C., Argue, D., Fisher, I., Furlong, E.T., Foreman, W., Gray, J., and Chalmers, A., 2015, Concentrations of hormones, pharmaceuticals and other micropollutants in groundwater affected by septic systems in New England and New York: Science of the Total Environment, 512-513, 43-54.

Year Published: 2015

Acidic deposition along the Appalachian Trail corridor and its effects on acid-sensitive terrestrial and aquatic resources

The Appalachian National Scenic Trail (AT), a unit of the National Park Service (NPS), spans nearly 2,200 miles from Georgia to Maine, encompassing a diverse range of ecosystems. Acidic deposition (acid rain) threatens the AT’s natural resources. Acid rain is a result of sulfur (S) and nitrogen (N) compounds produced from fossil fuel combustion,...

Lawrence, Gregory B.; Sullivan, Timothy J.; Burns, Douglas A.; Bailey, Scott W.; Cosby, Bernard J.; Dovciak, Martin; Ewing, Holly A.; McDonnell, Todd C.; Minocha, Rakesh; Riemann, Rachel; Quant, Juliana; Rice, Karen C.; Siemion, Jason; Weathers, Kathleen C.
Lawrence, G. B., T. J. Sullivan, D. A. Burns, S. W. Bailey, B. J. Cosby, M. Dovciak, H. A. Ewing, T. C. McDonnell, R. Minocha, R. Riemann, J. Quant , K. C. Rice, J. Siemion, and K. Weathers. 2015. Acidic deposition along the Appalachian Trail corridor and its effects on acid-sensitive terrestrial and aquatic resources: Results of the Appalachian Trail MEGA-transect atmospheric deposition effects study. Natural Resource Report NPS/NRSS/ARD/NRR—2015/996. National Park Service, Fort Collins, Colorado.

Year Published: 2015

Contrasting fish assemblages in free-flowing and impounded tributaries to the Upper Delaware River: Implications for conserving biodiversity

The Neversink River and the Beaver Kill in southeastern New York are major tributaries to the Delaware River, the longest undammed river east of the Mississippi. While the Beaver Kill is free flowing for its entire length, the Neversink River is subdivided by the Neversink Reservoir, which likely affects the diversity of local fish assemblages and...

Baldigo, Barry P.; Delucia, Mari-Beth; Keller, Walter D.; Schuler, George E.; Apse, Colin D.; Moberg, Tara
Baldigo, B.P., DeLucia, MB, Keller, W.T., Schuler, G.E., and Apse, C.D., 2015, Contrasting Fish Assemblages in Free-Flowing and Impounded Tributaries to the Upper Delaware River: Implications for Conserving Biodiversity: Advances in Environmental Research, v 45, pp 43-70

Year Published: 2014

Groundwater quality in central New York, 2012

Water samples were collected from 14 production wells and 15 private wells in central New York from August through December 2012 in a study conducted by the U.S. Geological Survey in cooperation with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. The samples were analyzed to characterize the groundwater quality in unconsolidated and...

Reddy, James E.
Reddy, J.E., 2014, Groundwater quality in central New York, 2012: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2014–1226, 13 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20141226.

Year Published: 2014

Drilling and geophysical logs of the tophole at an oil-and-gas well site, Central Venango County, Pennsylvania

In a study conducted by the U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Bureau of Topographic and Geologic Survey, drilling and geophysical logs were used to characterize the geohydrologic framework and the freshwater and saline-water zones penetrated by the tophole at an oil-and-...

Williams, John H.; Bird, Philip H.; Conger, Randall W.; Anderson, J. Alton
Williams, J.H., and others, 2014, Drilling and geophysical logs of the tophole at an oil-and-gas well site, Central Venango County, Pennsylvania: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2014–1194, 8 p., http://doi.dx.org/10.3133/ofr20141194.

Year Published: 2014

Turbidity and suspended sediment in the upper Esopus Creek watershed, Ulster County, New York

Suspended-sediment concentrations (SSCs) and turbidity were measured for 2 to 3 years at 14 monitoring sites throughout the upper Esopus Creek watershed in the Catskill Mountains of New York State. The upper Esopus Creek watershed is part of the New York City water-supply system that supplies water to more than 9 million people every day....

McHale, Michael R.; Siemion, Jason
McHale, M.R., and Siemion, Jason, 2014, Turbidity and suspended sediment in the upper Esopus Creek watershed, Ulster County, New York: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2014–5200, 42 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sir20145200.