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June 5, 2020

Pennsylvania Waters - Summer 2020 - Issue 1

Introducing the Pennsylvania Water Science Center’s Newsletter, Pennsylvania Waters. Our newsletter will be published periodically to keep you informed of the latest USGS water-resources information for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Articles present new data, reports, activities, and outreach from our center as well as USGS national and regional programs. 
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Pennsylvania Water Science Center

215 Limekiln Road
New Cumberland, PA 17070
United States
Phone: 717-730-6900
Fax: 717-730-6997

Curtis Schreffler

Associate Director for Studies Programs
215 Limekiln Road
New Cumberland, PA 17070
Phone: 717-730-6913
Fax: 717-730-6997

Daniel J Goode

Research Hydrologist
3450 Princeton Pike
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
Phone: 717-571-8783

In Pennsylvania, the USGS's water-resources roots date back to the late 1800s, with the initiation of streamflow gaging on the Delaware and Susquehanna Rivers. Today we work in cooperation with numerous federal, state, and local agencies to collect scientific data and conduct scientific studies of the source, quantity, quality, ecology, and use of Pennsylvania's water resources.

The PaWSC has a cadre of nearly 75 scientists, technicians, and support staff in our New Cumberland, Downingtown, Pittsburgh, and Williamsport offices that work in cooperation with numerous Federal, state, and local agencies to provide unbiased scientific and technical information needed for the best use and management of Pennsylvania's water resources. The PaWSC monitors and disseminates real-time water resource data for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania at over 350 streamgages, 74 groundwater wells, 135 water-quality and 92 precipitation stations. The PaWSC characterizes the quality of surface-water and groundwater by collecting discreet samples in statewide networks and in statewide, regional, and local investigations. The results of these activities in some way affect every citizen, every day. 

The USGS Pennsylvania WSC strives to meet the water-information needs of the public we serve. Please contact us if you have questions about our data or services, or to suggest improvements for our outreach. We look forward to hearing from you.

Our main office is in New Cumberland, just across the Susquehanna River from Harrisburg, with additional offices in Downingtown (Philadelphia), Pittsburgh, and Williamsport.