New York Water Science Center


The New York Water Science Center (NYWSC) provides research and data about water-related issues. The NYWSC provides high-quality, timely, and unbiased scientific data, reports, and other information that are widely accessible and understandable and that benefit science interests of all levels of government, Native American Nations, academia, nongovernmental organizations, the private sector, ....

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orange acoustic doppler current profiler floating in river surrounded by snow-covered trees
April 20, 2018

ADCP measurement on a snowy day at the Cattaraugus Creek near Springville, NY

USGS measures discharge at the Ohio River at Olmsted Lock and Dam
March 7, 2018

Crews from the U.S. Geological Survey have been in the field for weeks measuring flooding in the Midwest and in the Mississippi River watershed, and more recently flooding and storm tides on the Northern Atlantic coast, as higher temperatures, heavy rain, snowmelt and nor’easters affected numerous states. 

March 1, 2018

USGS field crews are deploying storm-tide and wave sensors today from Maine to Delaware to track and study a Nor’easter forecasted to begin tomorrow.


Year Published: 2018

Long-term changes in soil and stream chemistry across an acid deposition gradient in the northeastern United States

Declines in acidic deposition across Europe and North America have led to decreases in surface water acidity and signs of chemical recovery of soils from acidification. To better understand the link between recovery of soils and surface waters, chemical trends in precipitation, soils, and streamwater were investigated in three watersheds...

Siemion, Jason; McHale, Michael; Lawrence, Gregory B.; Burns, Douglas A.; Antidormi, Michael
Siemion, J., McHale, M.R., Lawrence, G.B., Burns, D.A., and Antidormi, M.R. 2018. Long-term Changes in Soil and Stream Chemistry across an Acid Deposition Gradient in the Northeastern United States. J. Environ. Qual. 47:410–418. doi:10.2134/jeq2017.08.0335

Year Published: 2018

Groundwater-level data from an earthen dam site in southern Westchester County, New York

In 2005, the U.S. Geological Survey began a cooperative study with New York City Department of Environmental Protection to characterize the local groundwater-flow system and identify potential sources of seeps on the southern embankment of the Hillview Reservoir in Westchester County, New York. Groundwater levels were collected at 49 wells at...

Noll, Michael L.; Chu, Anthony
Noll, M.L., and Chu, Anthony, 2018, Groundwater-level data from an earthen dam site in southern Westchester County, New York: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 1075, 35 p.,

Year Published: 2018

Pharmaceutical manufacturing facility discharges can substantially increase the pharmaceutical load to U.S. wastewaters

Discharges from pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities (PMFs) previously have been identified as important sources of pharmaceuticals to the environment. Yet few studies are available to establish the influence of PMFs on the pharmaceutical source contribution to wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) and waterways at the national scale....

Scott, Tia-Marie; Phillips, Patrick J.; Kolpin, Dana W.; Colella, Kaitlyn M.; Furlong, Edward T.; Foreman, William T.; Gray, James L.