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News

September 30, 2021

Pennsylvania Waters - Fall 2021 - Issue 5

This issue of our Pennsylvania Water Science Center Newsletter includes high water from Hurricanes Ida and Henri, removal of a low-head dam in York County, state of the art USGS monitoring and modeling of stream temperature in the Delaware River Basin, and more.

Date published: September 17, 2021

Northeastern U.S. Streams During Tropical Storm Henri

Streamflow and water level changed dramatically as Tropical Storm Henri made landfall in the northeastern U.S. in late August, 2021, as shown by the Water Footprint Data Visualization.

Date published: July 8, 2021

Spring Grove Weir Removal

Pennsylvania Water Science Center personnel remove broad-crested weir, Codorus Creek at Spring Grove

Publications

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Year Published: 2021

Hydrogeologic framework, water levels, and selected contaminant concentrations at Valmont TCE Superfund Site, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, 2020

The Valmont TCE Superfund Site, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania is underlain by fractured and folded sandstones and shales of the Pottsville and Mauch Chunk Formations, which form a fractured-rock aquifer recharged locally by precipitation. Industrial activities at the former Chromatex Plant resulted in trichloroethene (TCE) contamination of...

Senior, Lisa A.; Fiore, Alex R.; Bird, Philip H.
Senior, L.A., Fiore, A.R., and Bird, P.H., 2021, Hydrogeologic framework, water levels, and selected contaminant concentrations at Valmont TCE Superfund Site, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, 2020: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2021–1093, 80 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20211093.

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Methods for estimating regional skewness of annual peak flows in parts of eastern New York and Pennsylvania, based on data through water year 2013

Bulletin 17C (B17C) recommends fitting the log-Pearson Type III (LP−III) distribution to a series of annual peak flows at a streamgage by using the method of moments. The third moment, the skewness coefficient (or skew), is important because the magnitudes of annual exceedance probability (AEP) flows estimated by using the LP–III distribution are...

Veilleux, Andrea G.; Wagner, Daniel M.
Veilleux, A.G., and Wagner, D.M., 2021, Methods for estimating regional skewness of annual peak flows in parts of eastern New York and Pennsylvania, based on data through water year 2013: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2021–5015, 38 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20215015.

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Development of a screening tool to examine lake and reservoir susceptibility to eutrophication in selected watersheds of the eastern and southeastern United States

This report describes a new screening tool to examine lake and reservoir susceptibility to eutrophication in selected watersheds of the eastern and southeastern United States using estimated nutrient loading and flushing rates with measures of waterbody morphometry. To that end, the report documents the compiled data and methods (R-script) used to...

Green, W. Reed; Hoos, Anne B.; Wilson, Alan E.; Heal, Elizabeth N.
Green, W.R., Hoos, A.B., Wilson, A.E., and Heal, E.N., 2021, Development of a screening tool to examine lake and reservoir susceptibility to eutrophication in selected watersheds of the eastern and southeastern United States: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2021–5075, 59 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20215075.