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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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July 23, 2003

Modern wastewater treatment, environmental protection laws, road de-icing salts, and the shift from an agricultural to an urban-based society have resulted in significant changes during the past hundred years in the water quality of three major rivers in New England, according to a report released by the U.S. Geological Survey. 

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March 27, 2001

The first days of spring brought a storm of activity to the USGS office in Northborough, Mass. Recent rains have U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) scientists and technicians busily measuring high flows in rivers throughout eastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Recorded flood flows can aid in design of bridges, road elevations, and are used to determine flood-prone areas.

USGS science for a changing world logo
March 27, 2001

The first days of spring brought a storm of activity to the USGS office in Northborough, Mass. Recent rains have U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) scientists and technicians busily measuring high flows in rivers throughout eastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Recorded flood flows can aid in design of bridges, road elevations, and are used to determine flood-prone areas.

USGS
September 23, 1999

While much of eastern North Carolina remains under water, U.S. Geological Survey scientists and hydrologic technicians are boating over rooftops, submerged cars, and bridges and roads topped by deep water to collect data and determine the amount of environmental damage done by Hurricane Floyd’s heavy rains.

USGS
September 16, 1999

Hurricane Floyd is expected to bring significant amounts of rain to Massachusetts and Rhode Island on Thursday and Friday. During this storm event the U.S. Geological Survey will have 8 teams in the field making high-flow measurements at USGS stream-gaging sites on 30 rivers in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

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July 7, 1999

Many streams in Massachusetts and Rhode Island had lower average monthly flows in June than they have had in decades, according to data gathered by the U.S. Geological Survey.

USGS
April 29, 1999

Water quality has improved significantly in New England over the past 50 years because of advances in the treatment of municipal and industrial wastes.

USGS
March 23, 1999

Volunteer Bird Watchers are Key to Continent-Wide Survey’s Success: Each year, over a short period of time in early spring, a well-organized network of more than 2500 skilled amateur birders and professional biologists participate in the North American Breeding Bird Survey (BBS).