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: August 6, 2015
Status: Active

Geomorphology, Biology, & Stability of Catskill Mountain Streams, New York

Problem - The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYCDEP) Stream Management Program, in cooperation with local Soil and Water Conservation Districts, is implementing stream-restoration demonstration projects to decrease channel bed and bank erosion and improve water quality (lower suspended sediment and turbidity) in several priority streams of the Catskill Mountain Region...

Contacts: Barry P Baldigo
Date published: August 6, 2015
Status: Active

Groundwater Flow Patterns near Pulaski, Oswego County, New York

Problem - The Village of Pulaski in Oswego County, N.Y., obtains its water supply from groundwater that drains under gravity from an unconfined aquifer into three shallow dug wells. The well field is in an area where groundwater discharges to springs along the west edge of the Tug Hill Aquifer, which is comprised of beach and kame deposits of sand and gravel. A numerical groundwater model wa...

Contacts: Todd S Miller
Date published: August 6, 2015
Status: Completed

Ground-water-flow model of the Shenandoah Valley, Virginia and West Virginia

Problem - Increasing development within the Shenandoah Valley in recent years has placed additional demands on the region’s water resources. The sedimentary rocks in the Valley have been compressed and folded by tectonic forces to form a 5-km deep basin. Ground water, a principal component of the available water supply, flows through fractures in the sedimentary and crystalline rocks that un...

Contacts: Richard Yager
Date published: August 6, 2015
Status: Active

Estrogenicity in Streams of New York State

Problem Almost 1900 public, private, and commercial waste-water treatment plants (WWTPs), many located upstream of drinking water intakes or within tributaries to water-supply reservoirs, are permitted to release effluents into surface- or ground-waters across New York State. More than 150 facilities have New York State SPEDES permits to discharge waste waters in the New York City East of...

Date published: August 6, 2015
Status: Active

Hudson River Salt-Front Monitoring Project, New York

Study area Hudson River from Hyde Park to Yonkers, N.Y. Period of project Continuous since October 1991 Problem - The location of the salt front (freshwater-saltwater interface) in the lower Hudson River basin can affect wildlife habitats and freshwater withdrawals for municipal use. Knowing the location of the salt front can help managers make informed decisions to protect the environment...

Date published: August 6, 2015
Status: Active

Hydrogeology and Surface/Groundwater Interactions in the Meads Creek Valley, Schuyler and Steuben Counties, New York

Problem - The interaction between ground water and surface water within the Meads Creek watershed is not well understood, and the need for understanding the interaction has increased in recent years because of widespread concerns related to water supply, ground- and surface-water contamination, loss of wetlands due to development; and other changes in the watershed. In addition, flooding in...

Contacts: James Reddy, Todd S Miller
Date published: August 6, 2015
Status: Active

Hydrogeologic Recharge Settings of the Carbonate-Bedrock Aquifer in Genesee County, Western New York

Problem - The New York State Departments of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) and Health (NYSDOH) are concerned about Problem - The New York State Departments of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) and Health (NYSDOH) are concerned about ground-water contamination in the carbonate-bedrock aquifers, especially relating to the inadvertent introduction of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) an...

Date published: August 6, 2015
Status: Active

Nassau Hydrogeologic Maps

Problem - The major hydrogeologic units of Long Island, New York, have been delineated as part of the islandwide mapping effort of Smolensky, Buxton, and Shernoff that was published in 1989 as U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Hydrologic Atlas (HA) 709. Concern about local details in the hydrogeologic framework that may not be represented in HA-709 has led the USGS, in cooperation with the U.S...

Contacts: Jack Monti
Date published: August 6, 2015
Status: Active

Mercury concentration in water, sediment, and fish in the Neversink watershed, New York

The distribution of mercury (Hg) and sites of greatest Hg methylation are poorly understood in Catskill Mountain watersheds. Although concentrations of Hg in the water column are low, high concentrations of Hg in smallmouth bass and walleye have led to consumption advisories in most large New York City reservoirs in the Catskill Mountains. Mercury in natural waters can exist in many forms...

Date published: August 6, 2015
Status: Active

Natural Resources of the Neversink River Watershed

Problem - A variety of factors potentially impact natural resources in the Neversink River basin and in other tributaries to the Upper Delaware River along the New York, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey boarders in the northeastern US. Increased urbanization within most watersheds of the Delaware River has decreased forested lands and ground permeability; fractionated forests, streams, and rivers...

Contacts: Barry P Baldigo
Date published: August 6, 2015
Status: Active

Response of Fish Assemblages to Changing Acid-base Chemistry in Adirondack Long Term Monitoring Lakes, 1984-2012

Background The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) and Adirondack Lakes Survey Corporation (ALSC) repeatedly surveyed fish assemblages and characterized water chemistry from 44 to 52 lakes during the periods 1984-1987 and 1994-2005, and 2008-2012 to document the regional effects of acidic deposition and potential recovery associated with the 1990 Clean Air Act...

Contacts: Barry P Baldigo, Scott George, Karen Roy, Charley Driscoll
Date published: August 6, 2015
Status: Active

Onondaga Lake Watershed Geographic Information System

Problem - The purpose of this project is to create a watershed GIS (Geographic Information System) to support the comprehensive cleanup and restoration of Onondaga Lake that is underway. A GIS is a computer system capable of capturing, storing, analyzing, and displaying geographically referenced information; that is, data identified according to location. Given the broad scope of the Onondag...

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man standing in flood waters by USGS gagehouse
January 1, 2009

Hudson River at Hadley Flood April 2012

USGS hydrologist Travis Smith standing in floodwaters in Hudson River at Hadley, NY

photo of woman bending over putting tape measure down a hole in sidewalk
December 4, 2007

Groundwater Elevation Survey

Using a groundwater observation well, a USGS hydrologist conducts a groundwater elevation survey on a city street on Staten Island, New York.

fog and pilings in a river
October 16, 2007

Early morning fog and pilings at Oswego River near Phoenix, NY

Early morning fog  and pilings at Oswego River near Phoenix, NY -  index velocity gaging station

USGS boat sitting on a river with trees on bank
June 5, 2007

USGS boat on Hudson River

USGS scientist in a boat on the Hudson River

rocks and boulders in a stream in a forest
May 9, 2007

Onondaga Lake basin model

Rural land type simulated by the Onondaga Lake basin model

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