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: March 12, 2021
Status: Archived

LINJ 1998 Workplan

It is interesting how perceptions and needs haven't changed much since 1894, just the wording --

"The need of wholesome water for household consumption, as also good water for use in the arts, has prompted many inquiries about the available sources from which steady and abundant supplies of such water may be had, and the large number of these inquiries has demonstrated the necessity of...

Date published: March 12, 2021
Status: Archived

LINJ 1997 Workplan

It is interesting how perceptions haven't changed much since 1894, just the wording --

"The need of wholesome water for household consumption, as also good water for use in the arts, has prompted many inquiries about the available sources from which steady and abundant supplies of such water may be had, and the large number of these inquiries has demonstrated the necessity of gathering...

Date published: March 11, 2021
Status: Archived

LINJ Meeting Summary October 1994

10/05/94-Meeting Summary

Date published: March 11, 2021
Status: Archived

LINJ Meeting Summary May 1994

05/13/94-Meeting Summary

Date published: March 10, 2021
Status: Archived

LINJ Meeting Summary December 1995

12/14/95-Meeting Summary

Date published: March 10, 2021
Status: Archived

LINJ Meeting Summary April 1995

04/20/95-Meeting Summary

Date published: March 10, 2021
Status: Archived

LINJ Meeting Summary April 1997

04/03/97-Meeting Summary

Date published: March 10, 2021
Status: Archived

Long Island-New Jersey (LINJ) Coastal Drainages Study Overview

The mission of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is to assess the quantity and quality of the earth resources of the Nation and to provide information that will assist resource managers and policymakers at Federal, State, and local levels in making sound decisions. Assessment of water-quality conditions and trends is an important part of this overall mission.

Date published: March 5, 2021
Status: Archived

Long Island-New Jersey (LINJ) Coastal Drainages Study

The Long Island-New Jersey (LINJ) coastal drainages NAWQA study is one of the 1994 set and is coordinated from our West Trenton, NJ office. Tasks for the first two years, 1994-95, included staffing, developing a liaison process, analyzing existing data, and designing a data collection program that started in 1996. These planning activities lead to the study design for 3 years of intensive data...

Contacts: New Jersey WSC Specialists
Date published: March 1, 2021
Status: Archived

Workplans on Study Design

The NAWQA program balances the unique assessment requirements of individual study units with a nationally consistent design and data-collection structure that incorporates a multiscale, interdisciplinary approach. Surface- and groundwater studies are conducted at local scales (a few square miles to hundreds of square miles) to study relations between land use and water quality, and at regional...

Date published: March 1, 2021
Status: Archived

Workplans on Study Design - Surface-Water Studies

The National study design for surface water focuses on water-quality conditions in streams by using three interrelated components: water-column studies , bed-sediment and fish-tissue studies , and ecological studies. Water-column studies are used to monitor physical and chemical characteristics such as suspended sediment, major ions, organic carbon, dissolved...

Date published: February 26, 2021
Status: Archived

Workplans on Study Design - Synoptic Investigations

During NAWQA studies additional water, ecological, and bed-sediment and fish-tissue samples are collected as part of short-term synoptic investigations of specific water-quality conditions or constituents to increase spatial coverage and to allow investigators to evaluate how the quality of water at basic-fixed and intensive-fixed sites is related to the quality of water in other streams...

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Date published: June 28, 2021

Salt Data Viewer

Salt data viewer for New York

Date published: April 28, 2021

Fish community and substrate data from tributaries to the Mohawk River

The dataset is composed of three data tables containing information from electrofishing and pebble count surveys conducted in tributaries to the Mohawk River in central and eastern New York during 2019. The first table contains information on the sampled reaches, the second table contains fish collection data, and the third table contains pebble count data.

Date published: February 5, 2021

An Unvegetated to Vegetated Ratio (UVVR) for coastal wetlands of the Conterminous United States (2014-2018)

This USGS Data Release represents geospatial data sets which were created to produce an Unvegetated to Vegetated Ratio (UVVR) for coastal wetlands of the conterminous United States (2014-2018).

Date published: December 18, 2020

MODFLOW-NWT and MODPATH6 Models

MODFLOW-NWT and MODPATH6 Models Used to Simulate Groundwater Flow in the Regional Aquifer System of Long Island, New York, for Pumping and Recharge Conditions in 2005-15

Date published: December 15, 2020

Passive seismic depth to bedrock data collected along headwater stream corridors in the Neversink River watershed, NY, USA

The Neversink River watershed (above the Neversink Reservoir) has been a focus of U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) research regarding stream geochemistry, acidification, and ecology dynamics for decades. In 2019, the Water Mission Area Next Generation Water Observing Systems Program augmented the existing stream gage network there, including instrumentation to specifically characterize various...

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: December 8, 2020

Honnedaga Liming Project soil and vegetation data, 2012-2018, Adirondack region, New York, USA

This dataset contains field descriptions of soil profiles and chemical analysis results of soil samples collected in the limed (T16) and reference (T24) watersheds of the Honnedaga Liming Study conducted in the watershed of Honnedaga Lake, in the southwestern portion of the Adirondack State Park in New York State, USA. Field measurements of trees, saplings and seedlings in these wa

Date published: November 17, 2020

Environmental DNA (eDNA) and fish capture data from Round Goby screening surveys on the Eastern Erie Canal, New York

The dataset is composed of two tables containing data collected during screening surveys for invasive Round Goby (Neogobius melanostomus) on the Eastern Erie Canal in New York. Environmental DNA using water samples and traditional fish surveys using benthic trawling, seining, and trapping were conducted twice annually at 12 sites on the Eastern Erie Canal between Oneida Lake and the Hudso

Date published: October 8, 2020

Geospatial bathymetry dataset for the Black River near Great Bend, New York, 2020

On August 25, 2020, the U.S. Geological Survey conducted a bathymetry survey of a 550 meter long reach of the Black River near Great Bend, New York. The study reach began approximately 1,000 meters upstream from the State Route 26 bridge in Great Bend, New York. Depth data were collected primarily with a 1,200 kilohertz Teledyne RD Instruments RioPro acoustic Doppler current profiler

Date published: October 6, 2020

Field data for brief pumping tests from domestic wells penetrating bedrock in the Appalachian Plateau of New York and best fits to theoretical curves of aquifer properties

This data release contains observed water-level recovery data in 52 wells, matched to theoretical type curves defined by postulated values of aquifer transmissivity and storage, that together constitute the database for USGS Scientific Investigations Report 2020-5087, "Transmissivity Estimated from Brief Aquifer Tests of Domestic Wells and Compared with Bedrock Lithofacies and Position on

Date published: September 29, 2020

2019 Hydrologic Data Summary for the Central Pine Barrens Region, Suffolk County, New York

This U.S. Geological Survey data release provides surface-water quality, streamflow, and groundwater-elevation data collected within the Central Pine Barrens (CPB) Region of Suffolk County, New York. The data were collected in cooperation with the Central Pine Barrens Commission and the Town of Brookhaven as part of a five-year comprehensive water-resources monitoring program. Water qu

Date published: September 24, 2020

Organic and metal contaminants in fish tissue collected from the Buffalo River Area of Concern, 2017

Fish tissue from 159 samples collected at four locations in the Buffalo River Area of Concern in 2017 were analyzed for a wide range of analytes including Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs), pesticides, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, organochlorine and other persistent organic compounds, metals, lipid and moisture. Over 230 analytes were analyzed in the tissue samples, including

Date published: August 28, 2020

Daily-timestep and monthly-timestep estimates of baseflow at 49 reference stream gages located within 25 miles of the Delaware River basin watershed boundary for the years 1950 through 2015

This USGS data release contains daily-timestep and monthly-timestep estimates of baseflow at 49 reference stream gages located within 25 miles of the Delaware River basin watershed boundary. Estimates are provided for the available period of record of streamflow data at each site between 1950 and 2015. A two-parameter recursive digital filter was used to estimate baseflow at the selected...

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map of groundwater on Long Island, NY in 2013
June 5, 2017

USGS online mapper for water-table altitude, and potentiometric surface of the Magothy, Jameco, Lloyd, and North Shore aquifers on Long Island, NY, in 2013.

Map of Long Island Water District areas
June 4, 2017

Long Island Water District Areas

map of Long Island 2010 Fresh Groundwater Use
June 3, 2017

Long Island 2010 Fresh Groundwater Use

Screenshot of the FishVis mapper
November 19, 2016

The FishVis Mapper is the product of an Upper Midwest and Great Lakes LCC project, “A Regional Decision Support Tool for Identifying Vulnerabilities of Riverine Habitat and Fishes to Climate Change” that developed an approach for predicting fish species occurrence under current climate conditions and project how fish species occurrence may change under future climate conditions.

map of beach status of Lake Ontario and Lake Erie in New York
November 9, 2016

New York Nowcast predicts water quality conditions at select beach swimming areas in NY. The Nowcast estimates conditions by merging environment and climate data with variables measured at a beach by 8 AM each morning and entering them into a computer program which provides a probability from 1 to 100 as to whether or not the beach has exceeded the bathing-water standard of 235 units of E. coli.

map to explore estimates of future peak flows
November 9, 2016

Application of Flood Regressions and Climate Change Scenarios to Explore Estimates of Future Peak Flows

Integrated ocean and coastal map of Sandy Coordination
November 9, 2016

New York Sandy Supplemental Mapping Priorities and Plans for Integrated Ocean and Coastal Mapping Sandy Coordination

Upstate New York Surficial Aquifer Map image
November 7, 2016

Map view of over 30 sand and gravel aquifers in upstate New York (Note: Zoom-in to purple-shaded areas for detailed 1:24,000 scale aquifer maps. Use the Map Identify tool, "i", to display links to related on-line reports.)

Borehole well log viewer image
November 7, 2016

Borehole geophysics is the science of recording and analyzing measurements of physical properties made in wells or test holes. Probes that measure different properties are lowered into the borehole to collect continuous or point data that is graphically displayed as a geophysical log.

hydrologic conditions map for ny
November 2, 2016

The U.S. Geological Survey New York Water Science Center’s monthly summary reports and tables of hydrologic conditions for surface and ground water list the station, county, period of record, and several statistics, including color-coded percent exceedance categories based on average monthly conditions for the period of record at each station.

National Water Information System map
November 2, 2016

The National Water Information System (NWIS) provides access to data at over 1.5 million sites. There are 56 possible site types used in the NWIS data base, including 14 primary types and 42 secondary types. To simplify mapping of the site locations for most practical applications, the site types are displayed in 5 groups that include the following primary and secondary types.  

image of real-time turbidity sites on Hudson River
September 14, 2016

 

Hudson River Turbidity real-time sites

Gary Wall, USGS

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Assessment of undiscovered continuous oil and gas resources in the Upper Ordovician Point Pleasant Formation and Utica Shale of the Appalachian Basin Province, 2019

Using a geology-based assessment methodology, the U.S. Geological Survey estimated undiscovered, technically recoverable continuous mean resources of 1.8 billion barrels of oil and 117.2 trillion cubic feet of gas in the Upper Ordovician Point Pleasant Formation and Utica Shale of the Appalachian Basin Province.

Enomoto, Catherine B.; Trippi, Michael H.; Higley, Debra K.; Drake, Ronald M.; Gaswirth, Stephanie B.; Mercier, Tracey J.; Brownfield, Michael E.; Leathers-Miller, Heidi M.; Le, Phuong A.; Marra, Kristen R.; Tennyson, Marilyn E.; Woodall, Cheryl A.; Schenk, Christopher J.
Enomoto, C.B., Trippi, M.H., Higley, D.K., Drake, R.M., II, Gaswirth, S.B., Mercier, T.J., Brownfield, M.E., Leathers-Miller, H.M., Le, P.A., Marra, K.R., Tennyson, M.E., Woodall, C.A., and Schenk, C.J., 2019, Assessment of undiscovered continuous oil and gas resources in the Upper Ordovician Point Pleasant Formation and Utica Shale of the Appalachian Basin Province, 2019: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2019–3044, 2 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/fs20193044.

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Geologic cross section A–A′ through the Appalachian basin from the southern margin of the Ontario Lowlands province, Genesee County, western New York, to the Valley and Ridge province, Lycoming County, north-central Pennsylvania

IntroductionGeologic cross section A–A′  is the fifth in a series of cross sections constructed by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) to document and improve understand­ing of the geologic framework and petroleum systems of the Appalachian basin. Cross section A–A′ provides a regional view of the structural and stratigraphic frame­...

Trippi, Michael H.; Ryder, Robert T. ; Enomoto, Catherine B.
Trippi, M.H., Ryder, R.T., and Enomoto, C.B., 2019, Geologic cross section A–A′ through the Appalachian basin from the southern margin of the Ontario Lowlands province, Genesee County, western New York, to the Valley and Ridge province, Lycoming County, north-central Pennsylvania: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Map 3425, 2 sheets, 74-p. pamphlet, https://doi.org/10.3133/sim3425.

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Reduced soil macropores and forest cover reduce warm-season baseflow below ecological thresholds in the upper Delaware River Basin

We examined the impacts of changes in land cover and soil conditions on the flow regime of the upper Delaware River Basin using the Water Availability Tool for Environmental Resources (WATER). We simulated flows for two periods, circa 1600 and 1940, at three sites using the same temperature and precipitation conditions: the East Branch (EB), West...

Endreny, Theodore A.; Kwon, Peter Yong Seuk; Williamson, Tanja N.; Evans, Richard

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Intensity and impact of the New York Railroad superstorm of May 1921

Analysis is made of low‐latitude ground‐based magnetometer data recording the magnetic superstorm of May 1921. By inference, the storm was driven by a series of interplanetary coronal mass ejections, one of which produced a maximum pressure on the magnetopause of ~64.5 nPa, sufficient to compress the subsolar magnetopause radius to ~5.3 Earth...

Love, Jeffrey J.; Hayakawa, Hisashi; Cliver, Edward W.

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Hydrocarbons in upland groundwater, Marcellus Shale Region, Northeastern Pennsylvania and Southern New York, USA

Water samples from 50 domestic wells located <1 km (proximal) and >1 km (distal) from shale-gas wells in upland areas of the Marcellus Shale region were analyzed for chemical, isotopic, and groundwater-age tracers. Uplands were targeted because natural mixing with brine and hydrocarbons from deep formations is less common in those areas...

McMahon, Peter B.; Lindsey, Bruce D.; Conlon, Matthew D.; Hunt, Andrew G.; Belitz, Kenneth; Jurgens, Bryant; Varela, Brian A.

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Toward explaining nitrogen and phosphorus trends in Chesapeake Bay tributaries, 1992-2012

Understanding trends in stream chemistry is critical to watershed management, and often complicated by multiple contaminant sources and landscape conditions changing over varying time scales. We adapted spatially-referenced regression (SPARROW) to infer causes of recent nutrient trends in Chesapeake Bay tributaries by relating observed fluxes...

Ator, Scott; Garcia, Ana M.; Schwarz, Gregory E.; Blomquist, Joel; Sekellick, Andrew

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Spatial and Temporal Patterns of Best Management Practice Implementation in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed, 1985–2014

Efforts to restore water quality in Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries often include extensive Best Management Practice (BMP) implementation on agricultural and developed lands. These BMPs include a variety of methods to reduce nutrient and sediment loads, such as cover crops, conservation tillage, urban filtering systems, and other practices....

Sekellick, Andrew J.; Devereux, Olivia H.; Keisman, Jennifer L.D.; Sweeney, Jeffrey S.; Blomquist, Joel D.
Sekellick, A.J., Devereux, O.H., Keisman, J.L.D., Sweeney, J.S., and Blomquist, J.D., 2019, Spatial and temporal patterns of Best Management Practice implementation in the Chesapeake Bay watershed, 1985–2014: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2018–5171, 25 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20185171.

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Flood-inundation maps for Lake Champlain in Vermont and New York

In 2016, digital flood-inundation maps along the shoreline of Lake Champlain in Addison, Chittenden, Franklin, and Grand Isle Counties in Vermont and northern Clinton County in New York were created by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in cooperation with the International Joint Commission (IJC). This report discusses the creation of updated...

Flynn, Robert H.; Hayes, Laura
Flynn, R.H., and Hayes, L., 2019, Flood-inundation maps for Lake Champlain in Vermont and New York: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2018–5169, 14 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20185169. [Supersedes USGS Scientific Investigations Report 2016–5060.]

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Sensitivity of streamflow simulation in the Delaware River Basin to forecasted land‐cover change for 2030 and 2060

In order to simulate the potential effect of forecasted land‐cover change on streamflow and water availability, there has to be confidence that the hydrologic model used is sensitive to small changes in land cover (<10%) and that this land‐cover change exceeds the inherent uncertainty in forecasted conditions. To investigate this, a 26‐year...

Williamson, Tanja N.; Claggett, Peter R.

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A preliminary assessment of hyperspectral remote sensing technology for mapping submerged aquatic vegetation in the Upper Delaware River National Parks

Hyperspectral remote sensing of submerged aquatic vegetation is a complex and difficult process that is affected by unique constraints on the energy flow profile near and below the water surface. In addition, shallow, winding, lotic systems, such as the Upper Delaware River, present additional remote sensing problems in the form of specular...

Slonecker, E. Terrence; Kalaly, Siddiq; Young, John A.; Furedi, Mary Ann; Maloney, Kelly O.; Hamilton, Don; Evans, Richard; Zinecker, Elizabeth

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Using United States Geological Survey stream gages to predict flow and temperature conditions to maintain freshwater mussel habitat

Habitat conditions necessary to support freshwater mussels can be difficult to characterize and predict, particularly for rare or endangered species such as the federally endangered dwarf wedgemussel, Alasmidonta heterodon. In this study, we evaluate flow and temperature conditions in three areas of the mainstem Delaware River known to...

Cole, Jeffrey C.; Townsend, Phillip A.; Eshleman, Keith N.; St. John White, Barbara; Galbraith, Heather S.; Lellis, William A.

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Freshwater mussel salvage and relocation at the Pond Eddy Bridge, Delaware River, New York and Pennsylvania

In a study conducted by the U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, freshwater mussels were salvaged and relocated from the anticipated zone of impact for the Pond Eddy Bridge construction project in New York and Pennsylvania. Five 25-meter (m) by 25-m cells along the Pennsylvania bank of the...

Galbraith, Heather S.; Blakeslee, Carrie J.; Cole, Jeffrey C.
Galbraith, H.S., Blakeslee, C.J., and Cole, J.C., 2018, Freshwater mussel salvage and relocation at the Pond Eddy Bridge, Delaware River, New York and Pennsylvania: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2018–1009, 5 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20181009.

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2 people in a boat on shallow water with green leafed trees in background
August 25, 2020

Measuring bathymetry of the Black River near Great Bend, NY

Devin Gaige and Amanda May measure bathymetry of the Black River near Great Bend, NY

man with face mask holding a rope with 2 crabs attached
August 17, 2020

Field Photo Friday August 2020- Scott George holding 2 crabs

Field Photo Friday August 2020 - Scott George holding 2 crabs

person in a kayak pulling  something behind on a big body of water in front of a bridge
August 13, 2020

01328770 Hudson River at Thompson, NY ADCP measurement

 01328770 Hudson River at Thompson, Justin Rappold making an Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP) discharge measurement.

Smallmouth bass seen while SCUBA diving in Lake Erie
July 9, 2020

Smallmouth bass seen while SCUBA diving in Lake Erie

Smallmouth bass seen while SCUBA diving in Lake Erie as part of the Great Lakes Integrated Cladophora Assessment Project.

Filtering Water with a Vacuum Pump
July 7, 2020

Filtering Water with a Vacuum Pump

Filtering water with a vacuum pump to measure water quality and perform a nutrient analysis as part of the Great Lakes Integrated Cladophora Assessment Project - and - filtering COVID with a mask.

3 people in a small motorboat on a lake with green leafed trees on the bank in the background
June 24, 2020

Collecting sediment samples from Hoyt Lake in Buffalo, NY

A field crew collects sediment samples from Hoyt Lake in Buffalo, NY

An island with sections of short grasses has been covered by a large sand fan that was washed landward by waves.
June 9, 2020

A large washover fan on Fire Island, New York in 2012 after Hurricane

Strong storms such as hurricanes can cause drastic changes to coastal environments. For example, this large washover fan was created on Fire Island, New York in 2012 after Hurricane Sandy by waves moving sediment from the dunes and beach towards the back-barrier environment. 

USGS hydrologist Ken McGrath measures floodwaters off a cableway on Schoharie Creek in North Blenheim, New York.
May 2, 2020

USGS measures floodwaters off a cableway in New York

USGS hydrologist Ken McGrath measures floodwaters off a cableway on Schoharie Creek in North Blenheim, New York.

USGS Responds to Spring Flooding in New York
May 1, 2020

USGS hydrographer makes a flood measurement in Tusten, NY

USGS hydrographer Dave Thompson makes a near-peak flood measurement off a bridge at Tenmile River in Tusten, New York.

April 17, 2020

Image of the Week — Industrial Evolution in New York

The Staten Island Industrial Park in New York is now home to warehouse and distribution centers for companies like Amazon and IKEA, seen here in imagery from Europe's Copernicus Sentinel-2 satellite. But aerial imagery from 1995 shows large oil storage tanks in the same location. The observed changes in this industrial zone highlight an interesting evolution from an

man inprotective gear being lowered into a storm sewer
March 17, 2020

Green Infrastructure project West Delavan Ave. Gage

Supervisory Research Hydrologist, Mike McHale taking a volumetric flow measurement in a storm sewer at USGS 425520078535601 West Delavan Avenue, Buffalo, New York, as part of the Green Infrastructure project. (Credit: Michael Antidormi, USGS. Public domain.)

 

HABS platform pull on Skaneateles Lake
January 15, 2020

HABS platform pull on Skaneateles Lake

Photo Contest Winner | Jan. 2020 | Where We Work
John Wernly and Andrew Kowalczk after HABS platform pull on Skaneateles Lake

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Dragonfly larvae being held in an open hand
July 21, 2020

A team of federal, academic, and NGO researchers conducted a national-scale assessment of mercury bioaccumulation in aquatic ecosystems using dragonfly larvae as biosentinels.

man on bridge over flooding creek controlling an adcp
November 1, 2019

Summary of Event Impact:
Record and Major flooding in parts of the Southern Adirondacks and northern Mohawk Valley October 31-November 1.

Event Information:
Record and Major flooding occurred in parts of the Southern Adirondacks
and northern Mohawk Valley October 31-November 1 as a result of
3-5+ inches of rainfall last night.

TNMCorps Mapping Challenge: THUMBNAIL Timelapse of Mid-Atlantic City/Town Halls
October 3, 2019

Our Mid-Atlantic City / Town Hall mapping challenge is now finished!!  A huge shout-out to all of our volunteers who participated in this challenge!  Here are the summary results and a timelapse our volunteer contributions.

Image shows a map of the Eastern United States with the boundaries of the Marcellus Shale superimposed
October 3, 2019

The Marcellus Shale and Point Pleasant-Utica Shale formations of the Appalachian Basin contain an estimated mean of 214 trillion cubic feet of undiscovered, technically recoverable continuous resources of natural gas, according to new USGS assessments.

TNMCorps Mapping Challenge: City / Town Halls in PA, NJ, & NY
September 26, 2019

FINISHED!! Our Mapping Challenge for City / Town Hall Structures in the Mid-Atlantic is now complete!

Piping plover chicks on a beach
July 25, 2019

Storms and undeveloped coastlines can create and maintain habitat for this species, which is threatened along the Atlantic coast.

Great Lakes Science Center
July 5, 2019

Cooperative Science and Monitoring Initiative Data Integration for the 2018 Season in Lake Ontario

Map of New York state at Lake Ontario with markers for elevation gages
May 6, 2019

Extreme flooding on Lake Ontario can result in millions of dollars in damages to shoreline properties. Currently, USGS Lake Ontario gages report elevations around 247.8 ft above International Great Lakes Datum of 1985; a foot below record flood elevations observed in 2017. During 2017, wind-driven waves pounded the shoreline, causing widespread damage to infrastructure, homes, and businesses.

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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

New York Water