John R Mullaney

Biography

John Mullaney is a hydrologist in Connecticut office the New England Water Science Center, serving as the Center Groundwater Specialist

Current projects include:

  • Analysis of tidal groundwater levels in the vicinity of the Herring River, Lower Cape Cod, as part of a proposed tidal marsh restoration at the Cape Cod National Seashore
  • Analysis of methods for estimating high groundwater levels in Massachusetts, with the use of index wells.
  • Analysis of nitrogen loads to Long Island Sound
  • Development of tools using R statistical package for review of water-quality and groundwater-level data.

Recent research has included:

John received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Connecticut in geology in 1986.

He began working for the USGS in 1986, and has worked on a wide variety of groundwater and water-quality studies in Connecticut and other parts of New England.

 

 

 

Publications

Vidon, P. ,Karwan, D.L. ,Andres, A.S., Inamdar, S., Kaushal, S., Morrison. J., Mullaney, J.R., Ross, D.S., Schroth, A.W., Shanley, J.B., and Yoon, B., 2018, In the path of the Hurricane: impact of Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee on watershed hydrology and biogeochemistry from North Carolina to Maine, USA: Biogeochemistry, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10533-018-0423-4.

Mullaney, J.R., Martin, J.W., and Morrison, J., 2018, Nitrogen concentrations and loads for the Connecticut River at Middle Haddam, Connecticut, computed with the use of autosampling and continuous measurements of water quality for water years 2009 to 2014: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2018–5006, 22 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20185006.

Savoie, J.G., Mullaney, J.R., and Bent, G.C., 2017, Analysis of trends of water quality and streamflow in the Blackstone, Branch, Pawtuxet, and Pawcatuck Rivers, Massachusetts and Rhode Island, 1979 to 2015: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2016–5178, 43 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20165178.

Mullaney, J.R., 2016, Nutrient, organic carbon and chloride concentrations and loads in selected Long Island Sound tributaries: Four decades of change following the passage of the Federal Clean Water Act: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2015–5189, 47 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sir20155189.

Mullaney, J.R., 2016, Nitrogen loads from selected rivers in the Long Island Sound Basin, 2005–13, Connecticut and Massachusetts: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2016–1007, 14 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20161007.

Savoie, J.G., DeSimone, L.A., Mullaney, J.R., Zimmerman, M.J., and Waldron, M.C., 2016, Changes in phosphorus concentrations and loads in the Assabet River, Massachusetts, October 2008 through April 2014: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2016–5063, 40 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sir20165063.

Mullaney, John R., 2015. Evaluation of the effects of sewering on nitrogen loads to the Niantic River, southeastern Connecticut, 2005-2011. U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2015-5011, vii, 30 p.

Brown, C.J., Mullaney, J.R., Morrison, Jonathan, Martin, J.W., and Trombley, T.J., 2015, Chloride concentrations, loads, and yields in four watersheds along Interstate 95, southeastern Connecticut, 2008–11— Factors that affect peak chloride concentrations during winter storms: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2015–5057, 68 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sir20155057.

Varekamp, J.C., McElroy, A.E., Mullaney, J.R., and Breslin, V.T., 2014, Metals, organic compounds, and nutrients in Long Island Sound: sources, magnitudes, trends, and impacts, in, Latimer, J.S., Tedesco, M.A., Swanson, R.L., Yarish, C., Stacey, P., Garza, C. (Eds.), 2014. Long Island Sound: Prospects for the Urban Sea. Springer. http://www.springer.com/life+sciences/ecology/book/978-1-4614-6125-8

Mullaney, John R., 2013. Nutrient concentrations and loads and Escherichia coli densities in tributaries of the Niantic River estuary, southeastern Connecticut, 2005 and 2008–2011. U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2013-5008, viii, 30 p. [Link]

Mullaney, J.R., and Schwarz, G.E., 2013, Estimated nitrogen loads from selected tributaries in Connecticut draining to Long Island Sound, 1999–2009: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2013–5171, 65 p., http://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2013/5171/.

Bjerklie, David M.; Mullaney, John R.; Stone, Janet R.; Skinner, Brian J.; Ramlow, Matthew A., 2012. Preliminary investigation of the effects of sea-level rise on groundwater levels in New Haven, Connecticut. U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2012-1025, v, 46 p. [Link]

Trench, Elaine C. Todd; Moore, Richard B.; Ahearn, Elizabeth A.; Mullaney, John R.; Hickman, R. Edward; Schwarz, Gregory E., 2012. Nutrient concentrations and loads in the northeastern United States - Status and trends, 1975-2003. U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2011-5114, xi, 134 p.; Tables: pgs. 135-148; Appendices: pgs. 149-169; Excel Tables 1-10; Excel Tables 11-27; Appendix index page with contents and file downloads [Link]

Brown, Craig J.; Mullaney, John R.; Morrison, Jonathan; Mondazzi, Remo , 2011. Preliminary assessment of chloride concentrations, loads, and yields in selected watersheds along the Interstate 95 corridor, southeastern Connecticut, 2008-09. U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2011-1018, vi, 41 p. [Link]

Mullaney, John R.; Lorenz, David L.; Arntson, Alan D., 2009. Chloride in Groundwater and Surface Water in Areas Underlain by the Glacial Aquifer System, Northern United States. U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2009-5086, viii, 43 p. [Link]

Mullaney, John R., 2007. Nutrient Loads and Ground-Water Residence Times in an Agricultural Basin in North-Central Connecticut. Scientific Investigations Report 2006-5278, vi, 45 p. [Link]

Mullaney, John R., 2004. Water Use, Ground-Water Recharge and Availability, and Quality of Water in the Greenwich Area, Fairfield County, Connecticut and Westchester County, New York, 2000-2002. Water-Resources Investigations Report 2003-4300, 64 p. [Link]

Mullaney, J.R., 2004, Summary of water quality trends in the Connecticut River, 1968-1998. Pages 273-286 in P.M. Jacobson, D.A. Dixon, W.C. Leggett, B.C. Marcy, Jr., and R.R. Massengill, editors. The Connecticut River Ecological Study (1965-1973) revisited: ecology of the lower Connecticut River 1973-2003. American Fisheries Society, Monograph 9, Bethesda, Maryland [Link]

Mullaney, J. R.; Schwarz, G. E.; Trench, E. C. T., 2002. Estimation of nitrogen yields and loads from basins draining to Long Island Sound, 1988-98. Water-Resources Investigations Report 2002-4044, 84 p.[Link]

Mullaney, J.R., Chuch, P.E., Pina-Springer, C.J., 2002, Nutmeg Valley Road Superfund site, Wolcott and Waterbury Connecticut: in Church, P.E., Lyford, F.P., Vroblesky, D.A., and Willey, R.E., 2002, Guidance on the use of passive-vapor-diffusion samplers to detect volatile organic compounds in ground-water discharge areas and example applications in New England: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 02-4186, 79 p. [Link]

Starn, J. Jeffrey; Stone, Janet Radway; Mullaney, John R., 2000. Delineation and Analysis of Uncertainty of Contributing Areas to Wells at the Southbury Training School, Southbury, Connecticut. U.S. Dept. of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey ;Branch of Information Services [distributor], Water-Resources Investigations Report 2000-4158, v, 54 p. :ill., maps (some col.) ;28 cm. [Link]

Mullaney, J. R.; Mondazzi, R. A.; Stone, J. R., 1999. Hydrogeology and water quality of the Nutmeg Valley area, Wolcott and Waterbury, Connecticut. U.S. Dept. of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey ; Branch of Information Services [distributor], Water-Resources Investigations Report 99-4081, vi, 90 p. :ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ;28 cm. [PGS - 89 p.] [Link]

Grady, S. J.; Mullaney, J. R., 1998. Natural and human factors affecting shallow water quality in surficial aquifers in the Connecticut, Housatonic, and Thames River basins. U.S. Geological Survey ; Branch of Information Services [distributor], Water-Resources Investigations Report 98-4042, vii, 81 p. :ill., maps (some col.) ;28 cm. [Link]

Olimpio, J. R.; Mullaney, J. R., 1997. Geohydrology and water quality of stratified-drift aquifers in the Upper Connecticut and Androscoggin River basins, Northern New Hampshire. U.S. Geological Survey ; Branch of Information Services [distributor], Water-Resources Investigations Report 96-4318, vi, 161 p. :ill., maps (some col.) ;28 cm. [Link]

Mullaney, John R.; Grady, Stephen J., 1997. Hydrogeology and water quality of a surficial aquifer underlying an urban area, Manchester, Connecticut. U.S. Geological Survey ; Branch of Information Services [distributor], Water-Resources Investigations Report 97-4195, vii, 40 p. :ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ;28 cm. [Link]

Mullaney, John R.; Zimmerman, Marc James, 1997. Nitrogen and pesticide concentrations in an agricultural basin in north-central Connecticut. U.S. Geological Survey ; Branch of Information Services [distributor], Water-Resources Investigations Report 97-4076, vi, 13 p. :ill., maps ;28 cm. [Link]

Mullaney, J. R., 1995. Hydrogeology and ground-water flow at the Muddy Brook riparian zone, north-central Connecticut. U.S. Geological Survey ; Earth Science Information Center, Open-File Reports Section [distributor], Water-Resources Investigations Report 94-4255, iv, 31 p. :ill., maps ;28 cm. [Link]

Mullaney, J.R., Melvin, R.L., Adamik, J.T., Robinson, B.R., and Frink, C.R., 1992, Pesticides in unconsolidated sediments, soil and ground water at selected agricultural and nonagricultural sites in Connecticut: Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection, Water Resources Bulletin 42, 40 p.