Maryland, Delaware, DC Water Science Center

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Date published: September 19, 2017

Enhanced hydrologic and geomorphic monitoring in Ten Mile Creek, Montgomery County, Maryland

Ten Mile Creek is a small, predominantly agricultural and forested watershed located to the west of Clarksburg, Maryland, in an area that has experienced land-use change and urban development over the past decade. Additional development extending into the Ten Mile Creek watershed is planned over the next several years.

This planned development in the Ten Mile Creek watershed presents an...

Date published: September 11, 2017

Microplastics in Urban Streams of the Northeast Region

Microplastics in the environment are of increasing concern among resource managers and ecologists. With global production of plastic topping 300 million metric tons in 2015, research in fresh and marine waters throughout the world has implicated urban runoff, wastewater treatment effluent, and litter breakdown as major sources of microbeads and synthetic pieces and fibers that are slow to...

Contacts: Shawn C Fisher
Date published: September 11, 2017

Surface Elevation Table

The Surface Elevation Table (SET) is a portable mechanical leveling device for measuring the relative elevation change of wetland sediments. This website presents information on the purpose, design, and use of the SET. The website is specifically designed to be a forum for researchers in wetland science who use or might use the device and to offer more information about the proper use of the...

Contacts: Donald Cahoon, Ph.D., James C Lynch, Phillipe Hensel
Date published: March 2, 2017

Northeast Region Urban Landscapes Capabilities Team

The ULCT serves as a resource to assist the Region and its Science Centers for developing regional science programs that provide technical support on impacts of urban development on water resources and ecosystems. Specific objectives include:

• Build expertise to help communities understand their natural resources and effects of urbanization
• Develop expertise in the effects of...

Contacts: Shawn C Fisher
Date published: March 2, 2017

Northeast Region Capability Teams

The USGS Northeast Region (NER) began a process of integrating its scientific expertise and technical staff around issues of societal concern. These Regional Capability Teams (CTs) are intended to encourage interdisciplinary scientist-to- scientist collaboration and communication across the NER’s 11 Science Centers and promote the use of best methods on specific science focus areas to produce...

Date published: March 1, 2017

Northeast Region Flood Science Capability Team

The USGS Northeast Region has been an active and competent force in flood-science through (1) maintenance of our streamgaging network to provide timely and accurate data to the National Weather Service, other federal (USACE and FEMA) and state agencies (Emergency Management Agencies), and the public in times of flood emergencies; (2) documentation of major floods; (3) involvement in the USGS...

Contacts: Robert H Flynn
Date published: September 28, 2016

Geomorphic Responses to Stream Channel Restoration at Minebank Run, Baltimore County, Maryland

Urban streams frequently undergo severe incision and erosion due to flashy streamflows caused by impervious surfaces in the watershed. The study was designed to investigate the hydrodynamics and geomorphology of a selected reach of Minebank Run before and after stream restoration, in order to determine the effect that stream restoration had on sediment processes in the stream.

Date published: September 28, 2016

Surge, Wave, and Tide Hydrologic (SWaTH) Network in Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia

Many U.S. Geological Survey Water Science Centers have responsibilities for coastal regions within their mission areas. The integrated Surge, Wave, and Tide Hydrologic (SWaTH) Network has been developed in the wake of Hurricane Sandy to support model development and verification for coastal regions, detection of hydrologic trends, and early warning of hydrologic hazards in the northeast from...

Date published: September 15, 2016

Northeast Region Coastal Science Capabilities Team

The landfall of Hurricanes Irene and Sandy and Tropical Storm Lee have significantly increased concern over coastal erosion, inundation, and wave damage in the Northeastern coast. Recently, through the Disaster Relief Appropriations Act of 2013 (P.L. 113-2), Congress appropriated $829 million ($786.7 after sequestration) for the Department of the Interior (DOI, the Department) and its bureaus...

Contacts: Peter Murdoch
Date published: July 14, 2016

Assessment of Climate Change Impacts on Groundwater Resources at Assateague Island National Seashore

Assateague Island has been identified as being at risk from the effects of global climate change. Accelerated sea level rise, storms, rising temperatures, and changes in patterns of precipitation are all expected to drive significant change in the quality and quantity of groundwater resources, threatening sensitive ecological habitat. USGS plans to establish a groundwater well monitoring...

Date published: July 13, 2016

MD-DE-DC Streamgaging Network

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