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Date published: June 29, 2021
Status: Active

Applied Hydrology Program

The mission of the Applied Hydrology Program of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) New England Water Science Center (WSC) is to support water resource managers, stakeholders, and policy makers with the hydrologic data, interpretation, and tools they need to manage and make critical decisions about water resources throughout New England. This program is divided into two broad sections: the...

Date published: June 28, 2021
Status: Active

Eyes on Earth Episode 53 - Remapping Canada's Fire History

Eyes on Earth is a podcast on remote sensing, Earth observation, land change and science, brought to you by the USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center. In this episode, we learn how Landsat improved fire perimeter mapping in Canada.

Contacts: Tim Glynn
Date published: June 23, 2021
Status: Active

Tracking Data for Whooper Swans (Cygnus cygnus)

Available here are tracking data for the whooper swan, a Eurasian species that closely resembles the trumpeter swan in North America. These data were collected to better understand the potential transmission of avian influenza viruses carried by swans and provide information on the migratory habits of whooper swans in East Asia.

Contacts: David Douglas
Date published: June 23, 2021
Status: Active

Tracking Data for Kittlitz's Murrelet (Brachyramphus brevirostris)

Available here are tracking data for the Kittlitz’s murrelet, a rare seabird species that nests solitarily on the ground in barren, often alpine areas near the North Pacific and Bering Sea. 

Date published: June 17, 2021
Status: Archived

USGS assistance to USEPA on the Pohatcong Valley Superfund Site

The goal of this project is to assist EPA in hydrogeologic investigations and perform a groundwater flow assessment in the Pohatcong Valley area to determine probable source of contamination of wells. 

Contacts: New Jersey WSC Specialists
Date published: June 16, 2021
Status: Archived

Update the NJWaTr database for Years 2000 through 2007

Water Resource planning requires a source of reliable, relevant, easily accessible data. Multiple NJDEP agencies are involved with regulation and data collection with regard to the State's water resources. These programs include land use, water quality, water supply, and wildlife. The USGS NJ WSC has been asked to update the NJWaTr database structure to accommodate new data requirements and to...

Contacts: New Jersey WSC Specialists
Date published: June 16, 2021
Status: Archived

Unregulated Contaminants in WWTPs

Although the occurrence of OWCs in streams can be related in part to discharges from WWTPs it is uncertain whether the sources of these compounds are domestic waste, or waste from manufacturing or other commercial processes. Furthermore, it is unclear if different treatment processes may be more effective at removing OWCs than others. The primary objective of the study is to perform a...

Date published: June 16, 2021
Status: Archived

Swartswood Lake

The USGS will collect monthly water quality and quantity data from Neldon's Brook and Indian Brook in support of the Swartswood Lake and Watershed Association's (SWLA) development of a regional storm water management plan (RSWMP). 

Contacts: New Jersey WSC Specialists
Date published: June 16, 2021
Status: Archived

SWAP Susceptibility Application

As part of the New Jersey Source Water Assessment Program, the U.S. Geological Survey previously developed models to determine the susceptibility of surface water intakes and groundwater supply wells used for public supply. Applying these models presently requires a substantial data-processing effort involving many manual steps. An adaptable, automated process is needed so that NJDEP can...

Contacts: New Jersey WSC Specialists
Date published: June 15, 2021
Status: Archived

Streamflow characteristics and the basis for ecological flow goals

The population increase and the associated development have necessitated an increase in the withdrawals of both surface and groundwater to meet water-supply demands, have increased the amount of wastewater discharged from treatment facilities, and have increased the amount of impervious surface area and resulting stormwater flows. Since streamflow can be influenced by both human activities and...

Contacts: New Jersey WSC Specialists
Date published: June 14, 2021
Status: Active

Eyes on Earth Episode 52 - Tracking 'Gray Ghosts' with Landsat

Eyes on Earth is a podcast on remote sensing, Earth observation, land change and science, brought to you by the USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center. In this episode, we hear how satellite imagery helps track invasive insects on the East Coast.

Contacts: Tim Glynn
Date published: June 11, 2021
Status: Archived

Stormwater Runoff TMDL for Aquatic Life

Biological impairment is but an indicator that some type of anthropogenic process has occurred resulting in aquatic assemblage degradation. The purpose of this proposal is to establish an applicable TMDL approach to address aquatic life impairments associated with stormwater runoff and hydrologic alteration for streams in New Jersey with the goal of improving river systems by reducing the...

Contacts: New Jersey WSC Specialists