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 29, 2017
Status: Active

Mohawk River Basin Water Quality

Elevated levels of nutrients (for example, phosphorus) in the Mohawk River can lead to eutrophication and potentially toxic blue-green algal blooms. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), in cooperation with the New York Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) collected nutrient samples and measured streamflow in the Mohawk River. These data are being used to develop a water-quality...

Date published: August 24, 2017
Status: Active

Southeastern New York Coastal Monitoring

USGS monitoring data for estuary and coastal-ocean sites in the southeastern New York region and links to related projects with more information about coastal flood hazards, water quality, and other topics.

The USGS operates the most extensive satellite network of tide-gaging stations in the region, many of which form the backbone of flood-warning systems. The USGS provides current ("...

Date published: August 11, 2017
Status: Active

New York State Flood Investigations

Flooding can be a serious problem in many parts of New York State. Information on floods and analyses of flood data are needed to aid in the design of bridges, culverts, dams, highways, and buildings, and for the prudent management of flood-prone areas. Documentation of floods and a more thorough understanding of flood hydrology and hydraulics will result in more effective management of flood...

Contacts: Gary Wall
Date published: July 27, 2017
Status: Active

New York Drought Information

New York Drought Information: definitions, information resources, maps, and tools

Date published: July 7, 2017
Status: Active

Well Selection Information for Homeowners and PWS Personnel

Well Selection Information for Homeowners and PWS Personnel

Date published: July 5, 2017
Status: Active

Analytes 2018

Samples are analyzed for a wide range of constituents, including physical parameters (such as pH and temperature), nutrients, major ions, trace elements including mercury and arsenic, Coliform bacteria, radon, total organic carbon, volatile organic compounds, and pesticides

Date published: July 4, 2017
Status: Active

Groundwater Sample Collection Methods

Collecting groundwater samples from a typical homeowner well...

Date published: June 9, 2017
Status: Active

Responses of fish assemblages to changing environmental conditions in the Neversink River and Rondout Creek

Problem The Neversink River and Rondout Creek are historic trout fishing and recreational streams in the heart of the Catskill Mountains of southeastern NY. Waters throughout upper reaches of both rivers currently range from neutral to severely acidic due to deposition of acid rain throughout their watersheds. Fish surveys conducted by the USGS during the late 1980s and early 1990s found that...

Date published: June 9, 2017
Status: Active

Using Microbial Source Tracking to Identify Pollution Sources in Pathogen Impaired Embayments in Long Island, New York

Problem The presence of pathogens in Long Island marine embayments and the hazards they pose to marine resources and human health is of increasing concern. Many waterbodies on the New York State Section 303(d) List of Impaired Waters have pathogens listed as the primary pollutant that are suspected to originate from urban/storm runoff. There is neither a clear understanding of the relative...

Date published: June 8, 2017

Long Island - Location and Physical Setting

Long Island, the eastern-most part of New York State, extends east-northeastward roughly parallel to the Connecticut coastline. It is bounded on the north by Long Island Sound, on the east and south by the Atlantic Ocean, and on the west by New York Bay and the East River. Long Island is joined to the mainland specifically, to the Borough of the Bronx, which is one of the five boroughs of New...

Contacts: Jack Monti
Date published: June 7, 2017

Long Island Topography

The present landforms of Long Island are the result of many geologic processes, some of which began many millions of years ago and some of which began only recently. Most of the major features of the present-day topography, however, are related to the last glaciation, which ended approximately 22,000 years ago.

Contacts: Jack Monti
Date published: June 6, 2017
Status: Completed

Long Island Population

About 7.56 million people lived on Long Island in 2010. Of these, about 2.50 million are in Kings County, 2.23 million in Queens County, 1.34 million in Nassau County, and 1.49 million in Suffolk County.

Contacts: Jack Monti
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Date published: January 1, 2018

Elevation Contours, Pepacton Reservoir, 2015

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

Pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities as sources of pharmaceuticals to municipal wastewater treatment plant discharge in the United States, 2004-2017

Discharges from pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities (PMFs) previously have been identified as important sources of pharmaceuticals to the environment. Yet few studies are available to establish the influence of PMFs to the pharmaceutical source contribution to wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) and waterways at the national scale. Consequently, a national network of 13 WWTPs receiv

Date published: January 1, 2018

Elevation-area-capacity table, Cannonsville Reservoir, 2015

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 Points, Rondout 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 TIN, Pepacton Reservoir, 2015

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

Water surface elevation (NAVD 88) for flood-inundation maps for Cayuga Inlet, Sixmile Creek, Cascadilla Creek, and Fall Creek at Ithaca, New York

This dataset contains raster grids of water surface elevation 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-area-capacity table, Rondout 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 and equations used to reconstruct historical daily streamflows in northern New Jersey and southeastern New York, water years 1922-2010

This U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) data release provides daily reconstructed streamflows at 53 sites in selected subbasins in northern New Jersey and southeastern New York for water years 1922-2010; data and equations used to determine the reconstructed flows are included. These subbasins contain one or more surface-water diversions that are currently operated or have been operated in the p...

Date published: January 1, 2018

HEC-RAS Model for flood-inundation maps for Cayuga Inlet, Sixmile Creek, Cascadilla Creek, and Fall Creek at Ithaca, New York

Flood profiles for the stream reaches were computed by combining a one-dimensional step-backwater model for the stream channels and a two-dimensional model for the overbank areas. The resulting hydraulic model was calibrated by using water-surface profiles from five observed storm events. The model was then used to compute 15 water-surface profiles for 5 flood frequencies (50- , 10- , 2- %...

Date published: January 1, 2018

Depth Contours, East Basin 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, 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

Adirondack and Catskill stream-fish survey dataset

The dataset is composed of two data tables containing information from electrofishing surveys conducted in the Catskill and Adirondack regions. The first data table contains fish collection information and the second data table contains information on the sampled reaches.

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water flowing over small weir onto rocks in river
November 16, 2017

Carman's River

Carman's River, Long Island, New York

looking into water in river
November 16, 2017

Peconic River

Peconic River, Long Island, New York

woman standing in stream holding an pole with instrument attached next to yellow measuring tape
November 15, 2017

Stream Discharge Measurement at Peconic River

USGS scientist Amy Simonson making a stream flow measurement in the Peconic River on Long Island, New York

stream water flowing over low head dam
November 15, 2017

Weir at the Peconic River

Weir  or low dam at the Peconic River

greenish waterbody by bank of fall colored leaves
November 2, 2017

A harmful algal bloom in a New York lake

A harmful algal bloom in a New York lake

man in fields in chair reading data from instrument on table
November 2, 2017

Saltwater Interface Mapping- Long Island

Saltwater Interface Mapping using electromagnetic sounding - Long Island

tripod with with pole and GNSS system on edge of lake
October 28, 2017

Lake Measurement - GNSS - Lake Panamoka, Long Island, NY

Lake Measurement - GNSS - Lake Panamoka, Suffolk County, Long Island, NY

Man with GPS instrument on tripod at edge of lake
October 28, 2017

Lake measurement GNSS Suffolk County, NY

Lake elevation measurement in Suffolk County, NY

person in yellow flotation coat in rapidly flowing brown stream under colorful trees
October 17, 2017

Buffalo River - Water-quality sampling

Water-quality sampling on the Buffalo River, NY

A boat sits along a dock on Paradox Lake. The autumn colored trees are reflected in the placid lake.
October 10, 2017

Autumn colors reflected on Paradox Lake in the Adirondack Mountains

The Northeast Bedrock Mapping Project consists of scientists conducting geologic mapping and scientific research of complexly deformed crystalline igneous and metamorphic rocks in the Northeastern United States. Current mapping activities are focused in New Hampshire, Vermont, Connecticut, and New York. The Project produces high-quality, multi-purpose digital geologic maps

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September 30, 2017

USGS Hurricane Preparedness

Before a hurricane, USGS Scientists undertake a data collection effort of a grand scale. They install a temporary mobile network of sensors along the coasts to collect additional data on the intensity of storm surge, one of the most dangerous elements of a hurricane. This effort provides critical information that allows various USGS partners and emergency responders to

2 women sitting on ground writing on notepad
September 29, 2017

Core Sampling - Shinnecock, Long Island, NY

Drilling and core sampling on the Shinnecock Tribal Lands, Long Island, NY

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USGS
December 18, 2008

U.S. Geological Survey Deputy Director Robert Doyle has been selected as a Distinguished recipient of the Presidential Rank Award, a prestigious award that commends outstanding leadership and long-term accomplishments.

USGS
October 30, 2008

A previously undescribed, cold-loving fungus has been linked to white-nose syndrome, a condition associated with the deaths of over 100,000 hibernating bats in the northeastern United States. The findings are published in this week's issue of Science.

USGS
May 9, 2008

Investigations continue into the cause of a mysterious illness that has resulted in the deaths of thousands of bats since March 2008. At more than 25 caves and mines in the northeastern U.S, bats exhibiting a condition now referred to as "white-nosed syndrome" have been dying.  

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December 20, 2006

Many chemicals were detected in ground water from selected areas of the Piedmont Aquifer System (PAS), but concentrations of those chemicals were below drinking-water standards in most cases, according to a report released by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). For example, none of the 47 pesticides or 59 volatile organic compounds (VOCs) analyzed exceeded drinking-water standards.

USGS
December 20, 2006

Many chemicals were detected in ground water from selected areas of the Piedmont Aquifer System (PAS), but concentrations of those chemicals were below drinking-water standards in most cases, according to a report released by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

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June 30, 2006

Rainfall over the last several days has caused record flooding in many areas in New York. There have been new record high flows at several sites including West Branch Delaware River at Walton, NY, West Branch Delaware River at Hale Eddy, NY, and Delaware River at Callicoon, NY.

USGS
June 30, 2006

Rainfall over the last several days has caused record flooding in many areas in New York. There have been new record high flows at several sites including West Branch Delaware River at Walton, NY, West Branch Delaware River at Hale Eddy, NY, and Delaware River at Callicoon, NY.

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August 2, 2005

U.S. Geological Survey fisheries biologists in Gainesville, Fla., have confirmed the presence of the voracious non-native northern snakehead fish in Meadow Lake in Queens, N.Y. Five specimens have been collected by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation from the lake in Flushing Meadows Corona Park since early July.

USGS
August 2, 2005

U.S. Geological Survey fisheries biologists in Gainesville, Fla., have confirmed the presence of the voracious non-native northern snakehead fish in Meadow Lake in Queens, N.Y.

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April 8, 2005

Another Great Earthquake in the Indian Ocean, but What About the Tsunami?

Steam Explosions, Earthquakes, and Volcanic Eruptions--What’s in Yellowstone’s Future?

Radio-Monitored Salmon Shed Light on Snake River for Water Managers

Itching to Know More About America’s Modern Gold Rush?

Hazards and Cooperation Spawn New Uses for Geospatial Information

 

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March 11, 2005

A recent international scientific study on Russian soils raises concerns that acid rain may have serious implications for forest growth in the U.S., particularly in eastern areas such as the Adirondack and Catskill regions of New York according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

USGS
March 11, 2005

A recent international scientific study on Russian soils raises concerns that acid rain may have serious implications for forest growth in the U.S., particularly in eastern areas such as the Adirondack and Catskill regions of New York according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

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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

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