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Filter Total Items: 436
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.

Year Published: 2014

An empirical approach to modeling methylmercury concentrations in an Adirondack stream watershed

Inverse empirical models can inform and improve more complex process-based models by quantifying the principal factors that control water quality variation. Here we developed a multiple regression model that explains 81% of the variation in filtered methylmercury (FMeHg) concentrations in Fishing Brook, a fourth-order stream in the Adirondack...

Burns, Douglas A.; Nystrom, Elizabeth A.; Wolock, David M.; Bradley, Paul M.; Riva-Murray, Karen
Burns, D. A., E. A. Nystrom, D. M. Wolock, P. M. Bradley, and K. Riva-Murray (2014), An empirical approach to modeling methylmercury concentrations in an Adirondack stream watershed, J. Geophys. Res. Biogeosci., 119.

Year Published: 2014

Development and use of a basin-scale hydrologic model for the Onondaga Lake basin

No abstract available.

Coon, William F.
Coon. W.F., 2014, Development and use of a basin-scale hydrologic model for the Onondaga Lake basin: ClearWaters, New York Water Environment Associates, Inc., vol. 44, no. 3. p. 31-33.

Year Published: 2014

Groundwater quality in the Upper Hudson River Basin, New York, 2012

Water samples were collected from 20 production and domestic wells in the Upper Hudson River Basin (north of the Federal Dam at Troy, New York) in New York in August 2012 to characterize groundwater quality in the basin. The samples were collected and processed using standard U.S. Geological Survey procedures and were analyzed for 148...

Scott, Tia-Marie; Nystrom, Elizabeth A.
Groundwater quality in the Upper Hudson River Basin, New York, 2012; 2014; OFR; 2014-1084; Scott, Tia-Marie; Nystrom, Elizabeth A.

Year Published: 2014

Maximum known stages and discharges of New York streams and their annual exceedance probabilities through September 2011

Maximum known stages and discharges at 1,400 sites on 796 streams within New York are tabulated. Stage data are reported in feet. Discharges are reported as cubic feet per second and in cubic feet per second per square mile. Drainage areas range from 0.03 to 298,800 square miles; excluding the three sites with larger drainage areas on the St....

Wall, Gary R.; Murray, Patricia M.; Lumia, Richard; Suro, Thomas P.
Maximum known stages and discharges of New York streams and their annual exceedance probabilities through September 2011; 2014; SIR; 2014-5084; Wall, Gary R.; Murray, Patricia M.; Lumia, Richard; Suro, Thomas P.

Year Published: 2014

Floods of 2011 in New York

Record rainfall combined with above-average temperatures and substantial spring snowmelt resulted in record flooding throughout New York during 2011. Rainfall totals in eastern New York were the greatest since 1895 and as much as 60 percent above the long-term average within the Catskill Mountains area and the Susquehanna River Basin. This report...

Lumia, Richard; Firda, Gary D.; Smith, Travis L.
Floods of 2011 in New York; 2014; SIR; 2014-5058; Lumia, Richard; Firda, Gary D.; Smith, Travis L.