Unified Interior Regions

New York

Located in the Northeastern United States, New York is the seventh-most densely populated state in the U.S. The state covers 54,555 square miles and ranks as the 27th largest state by size. The Great Appalachian Valley dominates eastern New York and contains the Lake Champlain Valley as its northern half and the Hudson Valley as its southern half. Much of New York State borders water.

New York Water Science Center

New York Water Science Center

425 Jordan Road
Troy, NY 12180-8349

Phone: (518) 285-5695
Fax: (518) 285-5601

New York Water

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Date published: April 6, 2017

Groundwater Monitoring on Long Island, New York and the Five Boroughs of New York City

The groundwater data-collection network of the USGS New York Water Science Center, Coram Program Office encompasses data collection from approximately 600 groundwater-monitoring wells on Long Island and in the five boroughs of New York City. Data from these stations are collected in varying frequencies to supply our cooperators, stakeholders, and the public with mission critical information....

Date published: April 4, 2017

Water Issues and Marcellus Shale Gas Development in New York

The Marcellus Shale of the Appalachian Basin is one of the largest unconventional gas plays in the United States. 

Contacts: John Williams
Date published: April 3, 2017

Long Island State of the Aquifer Interactive Content

Throughout the State of the Aquifer System, Long Island, New York web pages, there are several hyperlinks which launch interactive maps, animations, and other tools. These resources are compiled here for your convenience and perusal.

Contacts: Jack Monti
Date published: April 3, 2017
Status: Active

Delineation of the Saltwater-Freshwater Interface at Selected Well Locations in the Town of Riverhead, NY

Problem The Town of Riverhead in the northeastern Suffolk County includes rural farmland and suburbs and is bounded by the Long Island Sound to the north and Peconic Bay to the southeast. Riverhead’s close proximity to saline embayments and its location along the northeastern discharge area for Long Island’s groundwater flow system makes it vulnerable to saltwater intrusion. Several public-...

Contacts: Frederick Stumm
Date published: April 2, 2017
Status: Active

Groundwater Information and Data

The U.S. Geological Survey collects groundwater level data at about 20,000 wells nationwide, hundreds here in New York. The USGS provides long-term, accurate, and unbiased information that meets the needs of many diverse users. The USGS collects groundwater data needed by Federal, State, and local agencies for planning and operating water-resources projects and regulatory programs.

Contacts: John Williams
Date published: March 10, 2017
Status: Active

Mohawk River Ice Jam Monitoring

The Mohawk River near Schenectady, NY is prone to ice jams during periods of river-ice break-up. Ice jams in this reach typically form at channel constrictions, bridge piers, lock and dam structures, and sections with a reduced floodplain (Foster and others, 2011). Ice jam related flooding can result from backwater associated with the jam or from water released downstream when a jam fails....

Date published: January 9, 2017
Status: Active

New York Water Science Center Data Program

Objective: The USGS New York Water Science Center (NYWSC) works with other Federal agencies as well as with State, municipal, and tribal agencies to provide research and data about water-related issues. Relevance and Impact: The NYWSC leads the scientific and water-resources management communities by providing high-quality, timely, and unbiased scientific data, reports, and other information...

Date published: December 20, 2016
Status: Active

Adaptive Management of American Woodcock in the Atlantic Northern Forest Bird Conservation Region

The Challenge: Research goals of this project seek to take an adaptive approch to habitat management for American woodcock. Under this process a mix of early successional forest habitat will be created following the allowable guidelines of state forest management, National Wildlife Refuge management plans, and commercial timber management plans; management actions will consist of various...

Contacts: Daniel McAuley
Date published: December 20, 2016
Status: Active

Estimation of Density and Abundance of Biological Populations on National Parks and Wildlife Refuges Through Distance Sampling

The Challenge: Assessing the status and trends of populations of biological organisms is an important management goal and a recurrent theme in USGS research. Often, the most basic question of “how many are there?” remains elusive, thus making management decisions more difficult. This study continues a long-term commitment of technical support for the use of distance sampling for wildlife...

Date published: December 16, 2016
Status: Active

Webcams - New York Water Science Center

Webcams have been installed at a number of locations in New York to allow you to view, in real time, the current river-stage conditions. 

Date published: December 13, 2016
Status: Active

Groundwater-level Monitoring for Characterization of Hydraulic Connections in the Basal Sand & Gravel Aquifer, Hoosic River Valley, Hoosick Falls, New York

Hydrogeologic characterization of the basal sand and gravel aquifer in the Hoosic River valley in Hoosick Falls, New York is important for determination of sources, extent, and future migration of PFOA groundwater contamination; evaluation of potential remedial actions; and appraisal of alternative groundwater supplies. Variations in the current pumping stresses and a planned 72-hour aquife...

Date published: December 1, 2016
Status: Active

USGS Hudson River Watershed Suspended-Sediment Monitoring Network

The USGS NY Water Science Center maintains a network of near-real-time sensors to monitor the movement of suspended sediment into and through the freshwater reach of the tidal Hudson River. Information from this network helps quantify the movement of sediment in the watershed to assist resource managers and stakeholders reduce dredging costs, target resources to mitigate soil loss, and modify...

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Date published: January 1, 2018

Geospatial datasets of AUV observations including bottom dissolved oxygen in Great South Bay, Long Island, New York, August 2016

This data set provides locations and values of water quality parametersters from a survey conducted on August 23, 2016 using an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) in Nicoll Bay, NY. During the August 23 survey, 13,910 observations of water quality parameters were made. Parameters collected include dissolved oxygen, pH, water temperature, specific conductance, and salinity. Data was...

Date published: January 1, 2018

Inundation boundaries for flood-inundation maps for Cayuga Inlet, Sixmile Creek, Cascadilla Creek, and Fall Creek at Ithaca, New York

This dataset contains inundation boundary polygons for 15 modeled water-surface profiles at 5 flood frequencies (50- , 10- , 2- , 1- , and 0.2-percent annual exceedance probabilities, or 2- , 10- , 50- , 100- , and 500-year recurrence intervals) and 3 lake levels (representing average conditions, a 2-year-high condition, and a 100-year-high condition).

Date published: January 1, 2018

Elevation Raster, East Basin of Ashokan Reservoir, 2013 to 2014

From 2013 to 2015, bathymetric surveys of New York City’s six West of Hudson reservoirs (Ashokan, Cannonsville, Neversink, Pepacton, Rondout, and Schoharie) were performed to provide updated capacity tables and bathymetric maps. Depths were surveyed with a single-beam echo sounder and real-time kinematic global positioning system (RTK-GPS) along planned transects at p

Date published: January 1, 2018

Elevation Contours, West Basin of Ashokan Reservoir, 2013 to 2014

From 2013 to 2015, bathymetric surveys of New York City’s six West of Hudson reservoirs (Ashokan, Cannonsville, Neversink, Pepacton, Rondout, and Schoharie) were performed to provide updated capacity tables and bathymetric maps. Depths were surveyed with a single-beam echo sounder and real-time kinematic global positioning system (RTK-GPS) along planned transects at p

Date published: January 1, 2018

Echosounder Quality Assurance Points, Ashokan Reservoir, 2013 to 2014

From 2013 to 2015, bathymetric surveys of New York City’s six West of Hudson reservoirs (Ashokan, Cannonsville, Neversink, Pepacton, Rondout, and Schoharie) were performed to provide updated capacity tables and bathymetric maps. Depths were surveyed with a single-beam echo sounder and real-time kinematic global positioning system (RTK-GPS) along planned transects at p

Date published: January 1, 2018

Geospatial Bathymetry Dataset and Elevation-Area-Capacity Table for Schoharie Reservoir, 2014

From 2013 to 2015, bathymetric surveys of New York City’s six West of Hudson reservoirs (Ashokan, Cannonsville, Neversink, Pepacton, Rondout, and Schoharie) were performed to provide updated capacity tables and bathymetric maps. Depths were surveyed with a single-beam echo sounder and real-time kinematic global positioning system (RTK-GPS) along planned transects at p

Date published: January 1, 2018

Geospatial datasets of AUV observations including bottom dissolved oxygen in Great South Bay, Long Island, New York, August 2016

This data set provides locations and values of water quality parameters from a survey conducted on August 24, 2016 using an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) in Nicoll Bay, NY. During the August 24 survey, 17,808 observations of water quality parameters were made. Parameters collected include dissolved oxygen, pH, water temperature, specific conductance, and salinity. Data was collected...

Date published: January 1, 2018

Depth Contours, Neversink Reservoir, 2014

From 2013 to 2015, bathymetric surveys of New York City’s six West of Hudson reservoirs (Ashokan, Cannonsville, Neversink, Pepacton, Rondout, and Schoharie) were performed to provide updated capacity tables and bathymetric maps. Depths were surveyed with a single-beam echo sounder and real-time kinematic global positioning system (RTK-GPS) along planned transects at p

Date published: January 1, 2018

Bathymetric and tidal discharge data for Wilderness Breach, Fire Island National Seashore, Long Island, NY, May 14, 2015 - Bathymetry Raster Surface: U.S. Geological Survey data release

In 2012, Hurricane Sandy created an open breach in the barrier island system along the south shore of Long Island, N.Y. This breach formed at a location known as Old Inlet and migrated rapidly westward over the winter storm season following Hurricane Sandy. On May 14, 2015, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) New York Water Science Center (NYWSC) personnel collected data to evaluate ch

Date published: January 1, 2018

Echosounder Points, Ashokan Reservoir, 2013 to 2014

From 2013 to 2015, bathymetric surveys of New York City’s six West of Hudson reservoirs (Ashokan, Cannonsville, Neversink, Pepacton, Rondout, and Schoharie) were performed to provide updated capacity tables and bathymetric maps. Depths were surveyed with a single-beam echo sounder and real-time kinematic global positioning system (RTK-GPS) along planned transects at p

Date published: January 1, 2018

Data for impacts of introduced Alewife and White Perch on growth of Rainbow Trout in the Ashokan Reservoir, Catskill Mountains, New York

This dataset contains the results from aging and back-calculation of length-at-age of scale samples from 502 Rainbow Trout captured in the Ashokan Reservoir between 1952 and 2017. The first six columns contain collection information including an assigned fish number, the year and period of capture, the basin of the Ashokan Reservoir from which a fish was captured, and the length and weight

Date published: January 1, 2018

Geospatial datasets of AUV observations including bottom dissolved oxygen in Great South Bay, Long Island, New York, August 2016

This data provides an estimated raster surface of dissolved oxygen values across a region covered by an August 24, 2016 AUV survey. The raster was generated by using a natural neighbors interpolator within a GIS on the empirical data set. This interpolator was chosen due to the non-normal distribution observed among the data, and its ability to produce smoother approximations than...

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USGS scientist standing knee deep in Mohawk River getting SOD sample
August 10, 2017

SOD sampling Mohawk RIver

USGS scientist SOD sampling in the Mohawk RIver

woman with waders and big spoon standing knee deep in river
August 9, 2017

Sediment Oxygen Demand (SOD) sampling in Mohawk River

Sediment Oxygen Demand (SOD) sampling in Mohawk River

Screen Shot aerial imagery of Lake Ontario shoreline at Braddock Bay, New York
July 10, 2017

Aerial photograph of Lake Ontario shoreline at Braddock Bay, New York

Screen shot of eerial imagery from unmanned aerial systems (UAS) flights over the Lake Ontario shoreline at Braddock Bay, New York, July 10 to 11, 2017

USGS scientist with USGS pdf holding qw bottle on pole wading in body of water
June 27, 2017

USGS scientist collecting a water quality sample

USGS hydrologic technician obtaining water quality sample

2 men on railed platform on River with longhandled fishing nets
June 21, 2017

Electrofishing survey on the Buffalo River, NY

Biologists prepare to net fish during an electrofishing survey on Buffalo River

scientists in a boat and on a dock in the river, and under a popup dissecting fish from river
June 21, 2017

Fish Collection from the Buffalo RIver AOC

New York Statewide Fish Collection: Contaminants in fish from the Buffalo River AOC

USGS scientist sitting on cooler on blacktop at edge of green weedy area at plastic tubing setup
May 31, 2017

USGS NYWSC scientist collecting groundwater samples

USGS NYWSC scientist collecting groundwater samples

Mohawk River flowing under railroad bridge at Stockade district
March 30, 2017

Ice Jam Webcam at the Stockade railroad bridge, Schenectady, NY

Mohawk River Live Ice Jam Web Camera monitoring conditions at the railroad bridge in the Stockade district, Schenectady, NY

snow and ice on Mohawk River at Lock 8
March 20, 2017

Mohawk River at Lock 8 near Schenectady, NY (01354330)

Mohawk River at Lock 8 near Schenectady, New York (01354330)

photo of ice coated Mohawk River at a bridge
March 16, 2017

Ice Jam Webcam image of Mohawk River at Stockade bridge, Schenectady

Ice Jam Webcam image of Mohawk River at Stockade bridge, Schenectady

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USGS science for a changing world logo
June 4, 2004

It’s 1954, and the residents of New York City are facing another hot summer. For more than a century, the City has been augmenting its water supply to meet the demands of a growing city. The City, along with New York State, is in a legal dispute with three states over a water supply source.

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June 4, 2004

It’s 1954, and the residents of New York City are facing another hot summer. For more than a century, the City has been augmenting its water supply to meet the demands of a growing city. The City, along with New York State, is in a legal dispute with three states over a water supply source.

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.

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February 3, 2004

 

Because of an increasing awareness of the critical role of ground water in sustaining coastal populations, economies, and ecosystems, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has recently published a report that describes ground water conditions in freshwater and saltwater environments along the Atlantic coast. 

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September 18, 2003

The U.S. Geological Survey today warned state and federal agencies about the increased potential for landslides in the mountainous regions of Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania and New York due to rainfall from Hurricane Isabel.

USGS science for a changing world logo
September 18, 2003

The U.S. Geological Survey today warned state and federal agencies about the increased potential for landslides in the mountainous regions of Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania and New York due to rainfall from Hurricane Isabel.

USGS
September 18, 2003

The U.S. Geological Survey today warned state and federal agencies about the increased potential for landslides in the mountainous regions of Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania and New York due to rainfall from Hurricane Isabel.

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April 10, 2003

The USGS has just completed a geologically based assessment of the technically recoverable, undiscovered oil and gas resources of the Appalachian Basin Province. This area includes parts of New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, and Alabama.

USGS
April 10, 2003

The USGS has just completed a geologically based assessment of the technically recoverable, undiscovered oil and gas resources of the Appalachian Basin Province. This area includes parts of New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, and Alabama.

USGS
September 9, 2002

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and its cooperators are launching a 5-year study in the Great Lakes basin to identify and map unprotected areas of substantial richness in aquatic animal species, and to determine how free those habitats are from human disturbance.

USGS
February 8, 2002

The USGS announced today that species and habitat data profiles have been completed for New York under the Gap Analysis Program (GAP). The GAP is a scientific method of gathering broad geographic information on biological diversity that contributes to keeping common species common.

New York Water Science Center

New York Water Science Center

425 Jordan Road
Troy, NY 12180-8349

Phone: (518) 285-5695
Fax: (518) 285-5601

New York Water