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

New England Water

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USGS science for a changing world logo
November 7, 2005

As the spectacular New England fall foliage gives way to another of the region's infamous winters, many wonder what this year will bring. Long-time residents think winter just isn't what it used to be in New England.

USGS
November 7, 2005

As the spectacular New England fall foliage gives way to another of the region's infamous winters, many wonder what this year will bring. 

USGS science for a changing world logo
May 14, 2004

America’s rivers and streams are generally suitable for irrigation, supplying drinking water, and home and recreational uses. However, in areas with significant agricultural and urban development, the quality of our nation’s water resources has been degraded by contaminants such as pesticides, nutrients, and gasoline-related compounds.

USGS
May 14, 2004

America’s rivers and streams are generally suitable for irrigation, supplying drinking water, and home and recreational uses. However, in areas with significant agricultural and urban development, the quality of our nation’s water resources has been degraded by contaminants such as pesticides, nutrients, and gasoline-related compounds.

USGS
October 2, 2003

A recently released study led by the U.S. Geological Survey shows that an estimated 41,000 people in three southeast New Hampshire counties are using private wells that contain arsenic in concentrations that exceed federal safety standards for public water supplies. Officials made the announcement at a press conference today in Pembroke.

USGS science for a changing world logo
July 23, 2003

 

New England’s historic long, harsh winters are often the stuff of legends from long-time residents who swear the weather was worse when they were young. It turns out they may well be right. Scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) have found evidence in the region’s rivers that lends credence to the notion that the winters were once longer.

USGS science for a changing world logo
July 23, 2003

Modern wastewater treatment, environmental protection laws, road de-icing salts, and the shift from an agricultural to an urban-based society have resulted in significant changes during the past hundred years in the water quality of three major rivers in New England, according to a report released by the U.S. Geological Survey. 

USGS science for a changing world logo
May 8, 2003

A study by the U.S. Geological Survey has found that potentially more than 103,000 people who use private wells for drinking water in parts of eastern New England could have water supplies with arsenic levels that are higher than federal standards.

USGS
January 27, 2000

A very minor earthquake, preliminary magnitude 2.9 according to the U.S. Geological Survey, occurred today in southeastern New Hampshire at 9:50 am Eastern Standard Time. The epicenter was near Raymond, NH. The earthquake was felt in Raymond. The USGS has received no reports of damage.

USGS
April 29, 1999

Water quality has improved significantly in New England over the past 50 years because of advances in the treatment of municipal and industrial wastes.

USGS
April 28, 1999

State-of-the-art tools, such as radar and video cameras and other techniques, were used to describe fractured bedrock aquifers and determine the direction of water flowing in rocks underlying Seabrook and Rye, New Hampshire. The advanced methods and tools that were used are highlighted in recently published reports by the U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

USGS
April 28, 1999

Research on how cracks, or fractures, in the earth’s bedrock are distributed and the relations between fractures in rock exposed and beneath the surface, rock type, and the capacity of these fractures to bear water was done on bedrock aquifers near Mirror Lake, Grafton County, New Hampshire.

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