Region 1: North Atlantic-Appalachian

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Date published: January 13, 2020
Status: Active

Geologic Energy Storage

The United States (U.S.) domestic energy supply increasingly relies on natural gas and renewable sources; however, their efficient use is limited by supply and demand constraints. For example, a) in summer, natural gas production may outpace home heating fuel demand and b) in daytime, wind and solar electricity production may outpace industrial power requirements. Storing rather than dumping...

Contacts: Marc L Buursink
Date published: December 13, 2019
Status: Active

Using Video Imagery to Study Head of the Meadow Beach

Two video cameras are mounted on a bluff near Head of the Meadow Beach, Cape Cod National Seashore, North Truro, MA. One camera looks alongshore toward the north-northeast, and the second looks directly offshore (northeast). The cameras are part of a U.S. Geological Survey research project to study the beach and nearshore environment shared by beachgoers, shorebirds, seals, and sharks. The...

Date published: November 20, 2019
Status: Completed

Refined Model Provides a Screening Tool to Understand Exposure to Contaminants from Incidental Wastewater Reuse

Refinement of the existing national-scale “de facto reuse incidence in our nation’s consumable supply” (DRINCS) model, complemented by field measurements, provides a screening tool to understand human and wildlife exposure to toxicants and pathogens associated with the incidental reuse of treated wastewater in the Shenandoah River watershed. The model results can be accessed in a companion...

Date published: November 4, 2019
Status: Active

New England Water Use

Background: The U.S. Geological Survey compiles the nation's water use data at the county, state, and national levels every 5 years since 1950. The most recent estimated water use compilation was completed in 2015. A summary for New England is presented on this webpage.

The Issue: Comprehensive water use data analysis is needed to quantify the stress on...

Date published: November 4, 2019
Status: Active

Maine Water Use

Background: The U.S. Geological Survey compiles estimates of water use in Maine and the rest of the United States at the county, state, and national levels every 5 years since 1950. The most recent estimated water use compilation was completed in 2015. A summary for Maine is presented on this webpage.

The Issue: Comprehensive water use data analysis is...

Date published: November 4, 2019
Status: Active

Massachusetts Water Use

Background: The U.S. Geological Survey compiles estimates of water use in Massachusetts and the rest of the United States at the county, state, and national levels every 5 years since 1950. The most recent estimated water use compilation was completed in 2015. A summary for Massachusetts is presented on this webpage.

The Issue: Comprehensive water use...

Date published: November 4, 2019
Status: Active

New Hampshire Water Use

Background: The U.S. Geological Survey compiles estimates of water use in New Hampshire and the rest of the United States at the county, state, and national levels every 5 years since 1950. The most recent estimated water use compilation was completed in 2015. A summary for New Hampshire is presented on this webpage.

The Issue: Comprehensive water use...

Date published: November 4, 2019
Status: Active

Rhode Island Water Use

Background: The U.S. Geological Survey compiles estimates of water use in Rhode Island and the rest of the United States at the county, state, and national levels every 5 years since 1950. The most recent estimated water use compilation was completed in 2015. A summary for Rhode Island is presented on this webpage.

The Issue: Comprehensive water use...

Date published: November 4, 2019
Status: Active

Vermont Water Use

Background: The U.S. Geological Survey compiles estimates of water use in Vermont and the rest of the United States at the county, state, and national levels every 5 years since 1950. The most recent estimated water use compilation was completed in 2015. A summary for Vermont is presented on this webpage.

The Issue: Comprehensive water use data analysis...

Date published: October 24, 2019
Status: Active

Herring River Water Quality

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) New England Water Science Center installed, operated, and maintained surface water-quality sites at the Chequessett Neck Road dike on the Herring River from November 2015 through September 2018.

Date published: October 7, 2019
Status: Active

Groundwater Availability and Use

The USGS Pennsylvania Water Science Center helps water providers assess the availability of groundwater for use in homes, on farms, and in industrial activities. 

Contacts: Brandon Fleming
Date published: October 2, 2019
Status: Active

FEMA project - Champlain

How to access the Questionnaire

Contacts: Scott A Olson