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Our New York Water Science Center priority is to continue the important work of the Department of the Interior and the USGS, while also maintaining the health and safety of our employees and community.  Based on guidance from the White House, the CDC, and state and local authorities, we are shifting our operations to a virtual mode and have minimal staffing within our offices. 

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Date published: March 23, 2021

Field Photo Friday Winner for March 2021

Kent Smith installing a Crest Stage Gage (CSG) on March 17th, 2021, while Jared Marion, Ron Johnson, Scott Holewinski, and John Wernly upgrade USGS 04230650 GENESEE R AT BALLANTYNE BRIDGE NEAR MORTIMER NY to an index velocity river gage for the New York State Canal Corporation.  (Credit: John Wernly, USGS NY WSC, Public domain.)

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Year Published: 2021

Considerations of variability and power for long-term monitoring of stream fish assemblages

Little attention has been given to optimizing statistical power for monitoring stream fish assemblages. We explored the relationship between temporal variability and statistical power using 34 metrics from fish community data collected annually at six sites over 10 years via electrofishing. Metric variability differed by the life stage and group...

George, Scott D.; Daniel Stich; Baldigo, Barry P.

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Eastward expansion of Round Goby in New York: Assessment of detection methods and current range

The Round Goby Neogobius melanostomus has spread rapidly around the Great Lakes region since its introduction to North America in 1990. In 2014, a specimen was captured in the New York State Canal System west of Utica, prompting concerns that Round Goby would soon reach the ecologically and economically valuable watersheds of Lake...

George, Scott D.; Baldigo, Barry P.; Rees, Christopher B.; Bartron, Meredith L.; Winterhalter, Dylan R

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Atmospheric nitrogen deposition in the Chesapeake Bay watershed: A history of change

The Chesapeake Bay watershed has been the focus of pioneering studies of the role of atmospheric nitrogen (N) deposition as a nutrient source and driver of estuarine trophic status. Here, we review the history and evolution of scientific investigations of the role of atmospheric N deposition, examine trends from wet and dry deposition ...

Burns, Douglas A.; Bhatt, Gopal; Linker, Lewis; Bash, Jesse; Capel, Paul; Shenk, Gary Wynee