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

States L2 Landing Page Tabs

Filter Total Items: 353
Date published: August 5, 2015
Status: Active

Water-Quality Characterization of Subbasins in the Onondaga Lake Basin, Onondaga County, New York, by Land Type

Problem - The Onondaga Lake Partnership (OLP) is committed to improving the water quality of Onondaga Lake. Onondaga County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) has promoted best-management practices to decrease loads of nutrients and sediment from agricultural lands. Onondaga County Department of Water Environment Protection has abated many of the outflows from combined sanitary-and-s...

Contacts: William F Coon
Date published: August 4, 2015
Status: Active

Long-term Monitoring Water Quality in the Catskill Mountains of New York

Summary The Long-Term Monitoring Network (LTM) is funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to monitor trends in surface water quality by nesting a few intensively-monitored stations within a network of more numerous but less frequently sampled stations. The intensively-monitored stations have provided monthly discharge and water-quality data at 6 locations across the country...

Date published: May 1, 2015
Status: Completed

Seismology in the City

Release Date: May 1, 2015

How seismologists can use noise to see under the ground.

Contacts: William J Stephenson, Lisa A Wald, Steve Hartzell, Morgan Moschetti, Jack Odum, Robert Williams, David Worley
Date published: January 16, 2013
Status: Completed

EPA, USGS, with USFWS Release New Report on the Extent and Severity of Toxic Contaminants in the Chesapeake Bay and its Watershed

Report summarizing existing information on the extent and severity of the occurrence of toxic contaminants in the Chesapeake Bay and its watershed.

Contacts: Scott Phillips
Date published: August 30, 2002
Status: Completed

Environmental Studies of the World Trade Center Area After the September 11, 2001 Attack

USGS scientists conducted a remote sensing and mineralogical characterization study of lower Manhattan around the WTC after the September 11, 2001 attack. 

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coiled up eel laying in a fishing net
February 13, 2004

American eel (Anguilla rostrata) from the Neversink River, New York

American eel (Anguilla rostrata) from the Neversink River, New York

two USGS staffers working on hydroacoustic and turbidity equipment
March 12, 2002

Deploying hydroacoustic and turbidity equipment on the Hudson R

USGS staffers Dan Edwards and Gary Wall attach a hydroacoustic and turbidity equipment package to a tripod for deployment on the bottom of the Hudson River near Poughkeepsie, NY

photo of small stream of water through reservoir and some beached rowboats
November 14, 2001

Drought - Schoharie Reservoir 2001

Drought - Schoharie Reservoir 2001

A view from Landsat 7 satellite of 9/11 smoke across the land.
September 12, 2001

Landsat Records Historic World Trade Center Attack

This true-color image was taken by the Enhanced Thematic Mapper Plus (ETM+) sensor aboard the Landsat 7 satellite on September 12, 2001, at roughly 11:30 a.m. Eastern Daylight Savings Time. A day after the attack, smoke continues to billow out of the collapsed Twin Towers.

small stream running through boulders in green forest
August 14, 2001

Stream in the Catskill Mountians, NY

first order stream in the Catskill Mountains

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