Unified Interior Regions

New Hampshire

New Hampshire is in the temperate broadleaf and mixed forests biome and is the state with the highest percentage of timberland area in the country. Much of the state, in particular the White Mountains, is covered by the conifers and northern hardwoods of the New England-Acadian forests. New Hampshire also has the shortest ocean coastline of any state in the United States, approximately18 miles.

New England Water Science Center - New Hampshire/Vermont

New England Water Science Center - New Hampshire/Vermont

361 Commerce Way
Pembroke, NH 03275-3718

Phone: (603) 226-7800
Fax: (603) 226-7894

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New Hampshire is in the temperate broadleaf and mixed forests biome and is the state with the highest percentage of timberland area in the country. Much of the state, in particular the White Mountains, is covered by the conifers and northern hardwoods of the New England-Acadian forests. New Hampshire also has the shortest ocean coastline of any state in the United States, approximately18 miles.

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Date published: September 9, 2020

TNMCorps Mapping Challenge Summary Results for City / Town Halls in ME, NH, & VT

Summary statistics are now available for this challenge. Thanks again to everyone who contributed!

Date published: September 3, 2020

FINISHED! TNMCorps Mapping Challenge for City / Town Halls in ME, NH, & VT

This challenge is complete! Thank you to everyone who contributed!

Date published: August 27, 2020

TNMCorps Mapping Challenge Summary Results for Schools in ME, NH, & VT

Summary statistics are now available for this challenge. Thanks again to everyone who contributed!

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Date published: July 24, 2020
Status: Active

New England Drought Information

Current drought information for New England.

Date published: June 4, 2020
Status: Active

Vernal Pool Inundation Models

This website provides an application for exploring modeling results from a U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) project titled ...

Date published: April 17, 2020
Status: Active

The Response of Coastal Wetlands to Sea-level Rise: Understanding how Macroscale Drivers Influence Local Processes and Feedbacks

The purpose of this work is to advance our understanding of how coastal wetland responses to sea-level rise (SLR) within the conterminous United States are likely to vary as a function of local, regional, and macroscale drivers, including climate. Based on our interactions with managers and decision makers, as well as our knowledge of the current state of the science, we propose to: (a)...

Date published: March 3, 2020
Status: Active

FEMA project – White

Meeting Information

Contacts: Scott A Olson
Date published: March 3, 2020
Status: Active

FEMA project – 01080103

Meeting Information

Contacts: Scott A Olson
Date published: March 2, 2020
Status: Active

FEMA project – 01080104

Meeting Information

Contacts: Scott A Olson
Date published: February 19, 2020
Status: Active

Arsenic variability in water-supply wells

The USGS, in cooperation with the Town of Seabrook, New Hampshire and a private well owner, is assessing the variability of arsenic over multiple time scales. A network of three wells is being used to monitor changes in arsenic, arsenic species, a host of other chemical constituents, and the distribution of ages of groundwater entering the wells. The wells—one domestic bedrock aquifer well,...

Date published: November 4, 2019
Status: Completed

New England Water Use

Background: The U.S. Geological Survey has compiled the nation's water-use data at the county, state, and national levels every 5 years since 1950. The most recent estimated water-use compilation was completed in 2015. A summary for New England is presented on this webpage.

The Issue: Comprehensive water-use data analysis is needed to quantify the...

Date published: November 4, 2019
Status: Completed

New Hampshire Water Use

Background: The U.S. Geological Survey has compiled the nation's water-use data in New Hampshire and the rest of the United States at the county, state, and national levels every 5 years since 1950. The most recent estimated water-use compilation was completed in 2015. A summary for New Hampshire is presented on this webpage.

The Issue: Comprehensive...

Date published: June 26, 2019
Status: Active

Information by Region - New Hampshire

  

Date published: November 28, 2018
Status: Active

Climate Change, Hydrologic Responses and Impacts on Carbon Cycling as Inferred by Changes in Fluvial Dissolved Organic Carbon Fluxes

This project investigates the links between terrestrial and marine carbon cycling and fluvial transport of freshwater and dissolved organic carbon (DOC) to the near-coastal ocean. The project analyzes DOC export that integrates complex interacting processes in natural and human-impacted terrestrial and aquatic environments. Changes in DOC export may indicate changes in terrestrial ecosystem...

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Date published: April 23, 2020

Domestic Wells in the United States

Domestic wells provide drinking water supply for approximately 40 million people in the United States. Knowing the location of these wells, and the populations they serve, is important for identifying heavily used aquifers, locations susceptible to contamination, and populations potentially impacted by poor-quality groundwater. 

Date published: April 9, 2019

Drought Streamflow Probabilities in Northeast Region

Maximum likelihood logistic regression (MLLR) is used to estimate drought probabilities for selected Northeast rivers and streams. Winter streamflows are used to estimate the chance of hydrologic drought during summer months. This application allows the display and query of these drought streamflow probabilities for Northeastern streams.

Date published: August 28, 2018

USGS Domestic Continuous (Unconventional) Oil & Gas Assessments, 2000-Present

Interactively explore assessment summary information for continuous (unconventional) assessments conducted at the USGS from 2000-2018. The assessment results data used to generate this visualization can be downloaded here in Excel Format.  These data represent all assessment results...

Date published: April 9, 2018

Water Use Data for New Hampshire

The link provides access to the 5-year water-use compilations (between 1985 and 2015) data for New Hampshire on the National Water Information System (NWIS) web interface.

The presented data were compiled and published by the USGS's National Water Use Information Program (NWUIP).

Date published: September 1, 2017

National Water Information System web interface (NWISweb)

The National Water Information System (NWIS) web application provides access to real-time and historical surface-water, groundwater, water-quality, and water-use data collected at approximately 1.5 million sites across all 50 states.

Date published: April 20, 2016

Structures Data

USGS data portray selected structures data, including the location and characteristics of manmade facilities. Characteristics consist of a structure's physical form (footprint), function, name, location, and detailed information about the structure. The types of structures collected are largely determined by the needs of the disaster planning and response and homeland security organizations....

Date published: April 19, 2016

The United States Interagency Elevation Inventory (USIEI)

The USIEI is a comprehensive, nationwide listing of known high-accuracy topographic and bathymetric data for the United States and its territories. The project is a collaborative effort of the USGS and NOAA with contributions from other federal agencies. The inventory supports the 3D Elevation Program and the Integrated Ocean and Coastal Mapping effort. This resource is updated in Spring and...

Date published: April 19, 2016

Elevation Data

The 3DEP products and services available through The National Map consist of lidar point clouds (LPC), standard digital elevation models (DEMs) at various horizontal resolutions, elevation source and associated datasets, an elevation point query service and bulk point query service. All 3DEP products are available, free of charge and without use restrictions.

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Black and grey map of the contiguous 48 states shaded by the number of people using domestic wells per square kilometer (2010)
April 23, 2020

Domestic wells provide drinking water supply for approximately 40 million people in the United States. Knowing the location of these wells, and the populations they serve, is important for identifying heavily used aquifers, locations susceptible to contamination, and populations potentially impacted by poor-quality groundwater. 

Wells in the New England groundwater level network dataset, 2017, web application
November 13, 2019

Locations of active wells (at least one measurement during the previous year) in the New England groundwater level network at the end of 2017. The dataset contains 104 wells with continuous water-level measurements (15-minute to hourly measurements), 182 wells with discrete water-level measurements (monthly measurements at most locations), and 95 wells with intermittent water-level measurements.

Flood Inundation Mapper - New England
November 4, 2019

USGS Flood Inundation Mapper Web Application

NWIS-Mapper thumbnail image
November 26, 2018

The National Water Information System (NWIS) Mapper provides access to water-resources data at over 1.5 million sites across the U.S., including current and historical data. Users can search by site type, data type, site number, or place.

New England Water Conditions Map
October 30, 2018

New England Current Water Conditions (Groundwater, Surface Water and Water-Quality) Maps

Example of StreamStats drainage basin delineation Illustration
October 21, 2018

StreamStats is a Web-based Geographic Information Systems (GIS) application that provides users with access to an assortment of analytical tools that are useful for a variety of water-resources planning and management purposes.

Screenshot of the map showing part of New England
October 19, 2018

Maps of flood and high flow conditions within New England

Digital Elevation Model in the Atchafalaya Basin, LA
April 19, 2016

The 3DEP products and services available through The National Map consist of standard digital elevation models (DEMs) at various horizontal resolutions, elevation source and associated datasets, an elevation point query service and bulk point query service. All 3DEP products are available, free of charge and without use restrictions.

USGS Storm-Tide Mapper and Data Services
March 8, 2016

The USGS Storm Tide Mapper is a tool for viewing, analyzing, and accessing storm tide data collected during and after hurricanes and Nor’easters. The USGS Storm Tide Mapper will continue to provide a unified and consistent source of real-time and archived storm-tide data.

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Preliminary stage and streamflow data at selected U.S. Geological Survey streamgages in Maine and New Hampshire for the flood of October 30–31, 2017

Rainfall from a storm on October 24–27, 2017, and Tropical Storm Philippe on October 29–30, created conditions that led to flooding across portions of New Hampshire and western Maine. On the basis of streamflow data collected at 30 selected U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) streamgages in the Androscoggin River, Connecticut River, Merrimack River, and...

Kiah, Richard G.; Stasulis, Nicholas W.
Kiah, R.G, and Stasulis, N.W., 2018, Preliminary stage and streamflow data at selected U.S. Geological Survey streamgages in Maine and New Hampshire for the flood of October 30–31, 2017: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2018–1026, 12 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20181026.

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Simulated hydrologic response to climate change during the 21st century in New Hampshire

The U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services and the Department of Health and Human Services, has developed a hydrologic model to assess the effects of short- and long-term climate change on hydrology in New Hampshire. This report documents the model and datasets developed by using the...

Bjerklie, David M.; Sturtevant, Luke P.
Bjerklie, D.M., and Sturtevant, Luke, 2018, Simulated hydrologic response to climate change during the 21st century in New Hampshire: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2017–5143, 53 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20175143.

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Quality of water from crystalline rock aquifers in New England, New Jersey, and New York, 1995-2007

Crystalline bedrock aquifers in New England and parts of New Jersey and New York (NECR aquifers) are a major source of drinking water. Because the quality of water in these aquifers is highly variable, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) statistically analyzed chemical data on samples of untreated groundwater collected from 117 domestic bedrock...

Flanagan, Sarah M.; Ayotte, Joseph D.; Robinson, Gilpin R.
Flanagan, S.M., Ayotte, J.D., Robinson, G.R., Jr., 2018, Quality of water from crystalline rock aquifers in New England, New Jersey, and New York, 1995–2007 (ver.1.1, April 2018): U.S. Geological Survey 2011–5220, 104 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20115220.

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Historical files from Federal Government mineral exploration-assistance programs, 1950 to 1974

The Defense Minerals Administration (DMA), Defense Minerals Exploration Administration (DMEA), and Office of Minerals Exploration (OME) mineral exploration programs were active over the period 1950–1974. Under these programs, the Federal Government contributed financial assistance in the exploration for certain strategic and critical minerals. The...

Frank, David G.
Frank, D.G., 2016, Historical files from Federal Government mineral exploration-assistance programs, 1950 to 1974: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 1004, http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ds1004.

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Physical, chemical, and isotopic data from groundwater in the watershed of Mirror Lake, and in the vicinity of Hubbard Brook, near West Thornton, New Hampshire, 1983 to 1997

Research on the hydrogeologic setting of Mirror Lake near West Thornton, New Hampshire (43° 56.5’ N, 71° 41.5’ W), includes the study of the physical, chemical, and isotopic characteristics of groundwater in the vicinity of the lake and nearby Hubbard Brook. Presented here are those physical, chemical, and isotopic data for the period 1983 to 1997...

LaBaugh, James W.; Harte, Philip T.; Shapiro, Allen M.; Hsieh, Paul A.; Johnson, Carole D.; Goode, Daniel J.; Wood, Warren W.; Buso, Donald C.; Likens, Gene E.; Winter, Thomas C.
Physical, chemical, and isotopic data from groundwater in the watershed of Mirror Lake, and in the vicinity of Hubbard Brook, near West Thornton, New Hampshire, 1983 to 1997; 2013; OFR; 2013-1087; LaBaugh, James W.; Harte, Philip T.; Shapiro, Allen M.; Hsieh, Paul A.; Johnson, Carole D.; Goode, Daniel J.; Wood, Warren W.; Buso, Donald C.; Likens, Gene E.; Winter, Thomas C.

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Methods for Estimating Withdrawal and Return Flow by Census Block for 2005 and 2020 for New Hampshire

The U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services, estimated the amount of water demand, consumptive use, withdrawal, and return flow for each U.S. Census block in New Hampshire for the years 2005 (current) and 2020. Estimates of domestic, commercial, industrial, irrigation, and other...

Hayes, Laura; Horn, Marilee A.
Methods for Estimating Withdrawal and Return Flow by Census Block for 2005 and 2020 for New Hampshire; 2009; OFR; 2009-1168; Hayes, Laura; Horn, Marilee A.

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Methods for and estimates of 2003 and projected water use in the Seacoast Region, Southeastern New Hampshire

New methods were developed to estimate water use in 2003 and future water demand in 2017 and 2025 in the Seacoast region in southeastern New Hampshire, which has experienced a 37-percent population increase during 1980 to 2000. Water-use activities for which estimates were developed include water withdrawal, delivery, demand, consumptive use,...

Horn, Marilee A.; Moore, Richard B.; Hayes, Laura; Flanagan, Sarah M.
Methods for and estimates of 2003 and projected water use in the Seacoast Region, Southeastern New Hampshire; 2008; SIR; 2007-5157; Horn, Marilee A.; Moore, Richard B.; Hayes, Laura; Flanagan, Sarah M.

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Nutrient and chlorophyll relations in selected streams of the New England Coastal Basins in Massachusetts and New Hampshire, June-September 2001

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is developing guidance to assist states with defining nutrient criteria for rivers and streams and to better describe nutrient-algal relations. As part of this effort, 13 wadeable stream sites were selected, primarily in eastern Massachusetts, for a nutrient-assessment study during the summer of 2001. The...

Riskin, Melissa L.; Deacon, J.R.; Liebman, M.L.; Robinson, K.W.
Nutrient and chlorophyll relations in selected streams of the New England Coastal Basins in Massachusetts and New Hampshire, June-September 2001; 2003; WRI; 2003-4191; Riskin, Melissa L.; Deacon, J. R.; Liebman, M. L.; Robinson, K. W.

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User's Manual for the New England Water-Use Data System (NEWUDS)

Water is used in a variety of ways that need to be understood for effective management of water resources. Water-use activities need to be categorized and included in a database management system to understand current water uses and to provide information to water-resource management policy decisionmakers. The New England Water-Use Data System...

Horn, Marilee A.
User's Manual for the New England Water-Use Data System (NEWUDS); 2003; OFR; 2001-328; Horn, Marilee A.

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Method for estimating water use and interbasin transfers of freshwater and wastewater in an urbanized basin

Techniques for management of drainage basins that use water budgets to balance available water resources with actual or anticipated water use require accurate and precise estimates of basin withdrawals, interbasin transfers of freshwater, unaccounted-for use, water use, consumptive use, inflow and infiltration, basin return flow, and interbasin...

Horn, M.A.
Method for estimating water use and interbasin transfers of freshwater and wastewater in an urbanized basin; 2000; WRI; 99-4287; Horn, M. A.

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Ground-water age and atmospheric tracers: Simulation studies and analysis of field data from the Mirror Lake site, New Hampshire

The use of environmental tracers in characterization of ground-water systems is investigated through mathematical modeling of ground-water age and atmospheric tracer transport, and by a field study at the Mirror Lake site, New Hampshire. Theory is presented for modeling ground-water age using the advective-dispersive transport equation. The...

Goode, Daniel J.

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Estimated water withdrawals and use in New Hampshire, 1995

Medalie, Laura
Estimated water withdrawals and use in New Hampshire, 1995; 1997; WRI; 97-4177; Medalie, Laura

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USGS
January 16, 2012

Overview

The Connecticut River UnImpacted Streamflow Estimation (CRUISE) tool combines the utility of catchment delineation at any location along a stream with the estimation and serving of daily streamflow information. The CRUISE tool is freely-available and requires only an internet connection and Microsoft Excel version 2000 or higher. 

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Tuckerman Ravine, White Mountains, New Hampshire, in winter
December 31, 2019

Tuckerman Ravine, White Mountains, New Hampshire, in winter

Tuckerman Ravine White Mountains New Hampshire in winter.

December 31, 2018

Toni Lyn Morelli, Research Ecologist

Biography of scientist featured in Circular 1443 about STEM and related careers in USGS, to be used for recruitment into STEM careers.
 

Image from an application that navigates users through USGS National Oil and Gas Assessment Provinces
November 14, 2018

National Oil and Gas Assessment Provinces

This is a graphic from the USGS National Oil and Gas Assessment Explorer application, which allows user to drill into 70 oil and gas assessment provinces throughout the United States.

Surveying for the FEMA project
December 7, 2017

Surveying for the FEMA project

Sam Banas using a total station to survey points on the covered bridge that is located along the Tioga River in the Belmont, New Hampshire. These survey points will be used in the Winnipesaukee Watershed flood risk analysis mapping project funded by FEMA as part of the National Flood Insurance Program.

Tuckerman Ravine White Mountains New Hampshire banner
July 24, 2016

Tuckerman Ravine White Mountains New Hampshire

Tuckerman Ravine White Mountains New Hampshire banner

Joseph Levitt secures the new buoy off Weirs Beach, NH
June 10, 2016

Joseph Levitt secures the new buoy off Weirs Beach, NH

USGS scientist Joseph Levitt secured the new buoy, equipped to monitor water quality, at Weirs Beach on Lake Winnepesaukee, New Hampshire in June 2016. Photo: Sanborn Ward, USGS

Scientists deploy high-tech buoy in Lake Winnipesaukee
June 8, 2016

A new buoy for Lake Winnipesaukee

In June, USGS scientists deployed a new high tech buoy that will help determine when the water is safe for swimming at popular Weirs Beach on New Hampshire's Lake Winnepesaukee. Photo: Richard Kiah, USGS.

Instrumentation at a groundwater well
April 13, 2016

Real-time measurement of variability in groundwater properties

Instrumentation for measuring real-time groundwater properties at the SGW-93 bedrock-aquifer public-supply well pump house in Seabrook, NH. Read the journal article.

shaded-relief bathymetry image of the sea floor offshore of northeastern Massachusetts between Cape Ann and Salisbury Beach
December 31, 2007

Swath Bathymetry

Swath bathymetry and derivative products such as slope, hillshaded relief, and rugosity maps provide information not only on water depth, but also the roughness and smoothness of the sea floor, which correlates with sea floor texture and depositional environment. The shaded-relief bathymetry image of the sea floor offshore of northeastern Massachusetts between Cape Ann and

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TNMCorps Mapping Challenge: City/Town Halls in ME, NH, VT 07/16/20

TNMCorps Mapping Challenge: City/Town Halls in ME, NH, VT  07/16/20

TNMCorps Mapping Challenge: City/Town Halls in ME, NH, VT 07/23/20

TNMCorps Mapping Challenge: City/Town Halls in ME, NH, VT  07/23/20

TNMCorps Mapping Challenge: Schools in ME, NH, VT as of 07/23/20

TNMCorps Mapping Challenge: Schools in ME, NH, VT as of 07/23/20

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THUMBNAIL: Timelapse of City/Town Halls in ME, NH, VT
September 9, 2020

Summary statistics are now available for this challenge. Thanks again to everyone who contributed!

THUMBNAIL: Timelapse of Schools in ME, NH, VT
August 27, 2020

Summary statistics are now available for this challenge. Thanks again to everyone who contributed!

TNMCorps Mapping Challenge: City/Town Halls in ME, NH, VT
August 27, 2020

This challenge is SO CLOSE to being finished! There's only a handfull of communities left that still need a point.  See our spatial analysis for tips on which communities these might be. 

TNMCorps Mapping Challenge: City/Town Halls in ME, NH, VT
August 20, 2020

This challenge is getting closer and closer to being finished!  See our spatial analyses for tips on remaining communities. 

TNMCorps Mapping Challenge: City/Town Halls in ME, NH, VT
August 12, 2020

Calling all editors! This challenge is close to being finished! However, there's still some city / town halls that have yet to be collected.  See our spatial analyses for tips on which communities these might be. 

TNMCorps Mapping Challenge: Schools in ME, NH, VT FINISHED
August 6, 2020

This challenge is complete! Thank you to everyone who contributed!

TNMCorps Mapping Challenge: City/Town Halls in ME, NH, VT
August 6, 2020

This challenge is close to being finished! See our spatial analyses for tips on remaining communities. 

TNMCorps Mapping Challenge: Schools in LA FINISHED
July 31, 2020

This challenge is now complete! Thank you to everyone who contributed!

TNMCorps Mapping Challenge: City/Town Halls in ME, NH, VT
July 31, 2020

Volunteers contributed over 100 new points to this challenge since last week - nice work!

TNMCorps Mapping Challenge: Schools in ME, NH, VT
July 31, 2020

This challenge is nearing completion; as of this week, more than 80% of its points have gone through a full review.  This includes almost 200 edits that came in since our last update - nice work!

TNMCorps Mapping Challenge: City/Town Halls in ME, NH, VT
July 23, 2020

This challenge is moving along nicely with almost 150 points added since last week!

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New England Water Science Center - New Hampshire/Vermont

New England Water Science Center - New Hampshire/Vermont

361 Commerce Way
Pembroke, NH 03275-3718

Phone: (603) 226-7800
Fax: (603) 226-7894

New England Water