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The NAA Region has 15 Science Centers spanning 14 NE States and Washington, DC. The Centers conduct interdisciplinary biologic, geologic, hydrologic, and energy monitoring and research addressing natural resource issues facing our nation.

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March Photo Contest

Check out the winning photographs in the March 2021 Photo Contest! Categories include People, USGS at Work, Where We Work, and Honorable Mention

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We conduct impartial, multi- and interdisciplinary research and monitoring on a large range of natural-resource issues that impact the quality of life of citizens and wildlife throughout the New England and Mid-Atlantic states of Connecticut, Delaware, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia.

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Date published: June 4, 2021

Field Photo Friday Winner for May 2021

Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) Surveying at USGS 04273996 W BR AUSABLE R TRIB 1 ABV ST HW 86 NR LK PLACID NY (Credit: Isabella Lucia, USGS NY WSC, Public domain.)

Date published: June 1, 2021

Hurricane Sandy Aftermath: Determining the Vulnerability and Resilience of the New Jersey Barrier Island System

Hurricane Sandy, one of the most destructive hurricanes in U.S. history, significantly affected the mid Atlantic coast in 2012. In New Jersey, where Sandy made landfall, much of the coast consists of barrier islands - narrow stretches of sand deposited parallel to the mainland coast – that were deeply eroded, overwashed and in places breached by the storm.

Date published: May 28, 2021

Watershed and Urban Hydrology Section Data Releases

Two data releases were recently published by the Watershed and Urban Hydrology Section of the New England WSC.

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Date published: April 21, 2021
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WHCMSC Sediment Laboratory

The Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center (WHCMSC) Sediment Analysis Laboratory is a Center-wide resource that performs analyses relating to grain size, mineralogy, composition, and sedimentary character of samples collected by WHCMSC researchers and their partners using state of the art techniques and analytical equipment.

Date published: April 14, 2021
Status: Active

Use of Structured Decision Making to Optimize Salt Marsh Management Decisions at Northeastern National Wildlife Refuges

US Fish and Wildlife Service completed a regional assessment of salt marsh integrity (SMI)  on 15 National Wildlife Refuges/Refuge Complexes in the northeastern US. Developed within a structured decision making (SDM) framework, the SMI assessment provides essential baseline data on salt marsh condition relative to regional management objectives. These data now provide the basis for applying...

Date published: April 13, 2021
Status: Active

Contaminants in groundwater near former Navy bases in southeastern Pennsylvania

USGS has investigated groundwater flow and contaminant transport in the vicinity of former Navy bases in Bucks and Montgomery Counties, southeastern Pennsylvania, in cooperation with the U.S. Navy. Additional cooperative support for these investigations has been provided by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, Bucks and Montgomery...

Contacts: Lisa A Senior
Date published: March 31, 2021
Status: Active

Hydrologic Interpretive Program

The mission of the Hydrologic Interpretive Program is to work with stakeholders to design, carry out, and publish scientific studies addressing critical water-resources issues facing New England and the Nation.

Date published: March 24, 2021
Status: Active

Pesticides in Pennsylvania Groundwaters

USGS annually samples domestic groundwater wells to characterize pesticides, nutrients, and radon in agricultural areas, in cooperation with the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture. Beginning in 2021, samples for major ions, trace elements, bacteria, and isotopes will also be collected. A subset of wells will be sampled for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (...

Date published: March 18, 2021
Status: Active

Search for New York Water Science Center Projects by County

Search for NYWSC projects by county name.

Contacts: Gary Wall
Date published: March 16, 2021
Status: Active

Virginia Eastern Shore Groundwater Resources

Informed management of groundwater resources for the Eastern Shore of Virginia depends on the availability of detailed and up-to-date scientific information. The USGS and the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality are conducting a long-term cooperative study to enhance the understanding of groundwater resources in the sole-source aquifer system beneath Accomack and Northampton counties...

Contacts: Jason P Pope
Date published: March 16, 2021
Status: Active

Utilization of Carbon and other Energy Gases - Geologic Research and Assessments

Carbon Dioxide (CO2) is utilized by industry to enhance oil recovery. Subsurface CO2 storage could significantly impact reduction of CO2 emissions to the atmosphere, but the economics and potential risks associated with the practice must be understood before implementing extensive programs or regulations. Utilization of other energy-related gases such as helium...

Date published: March 14, 2021
Status: Active

Hydrologic and Water Quality Studies of PFAS in Pennsylvania

USGS is working with federal, state, and local partners to monitor and evaluate perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in Pennsylvania's groundwater and surface waters.

Date published: March 12, 2021
Status: Active

Delaware River Basin

In Pennsylvania, the USGS's water-resources roots date back to the late 1800's, with the initiation of streamflow gaging on the Delaware and Susquehanna Rivers and assessments of groundwater resources near Philadelphia. The USGS Pennsylvania Water Science Center continues to provide scientific information about the water resources of the Delaware River Basin, in cooperation with regional and...

Date published: March 8, 2021
Status: Active

Assessment of Nutrient Transport and Discharge to Coastal Embayments, Wickford, Rhode Island

In 2020 the USGS began a partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 1 Southeast New England Program for Coastal Watershed Restoration (SNEP) and EPA Office of Research and Development (ORD), Atlantic Coastal Sciences Division, Narragansett, RI in support of water-quality and ecological monitoring being conducted by ORD in the coastal waters around Wickford, RI. The...

Date published: March 8, 2021
Status: Active

Economics of Energy Transitions

This task conducts research to characterize or evaluate the economics of developing technologies or markets in geologic resources. Such research can analyze the relative risks, costs, and benefits from the utilization and not just the extraction of underground resource. Economic analysis builds upon the geologic resource assessment work by other tasks in the Utilization of Carbon and other...

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Date published: April 28, 2021

Sonobuoy Seismic and Navigation Data Collected Using Sercel GI Guns and Ultra Electronics Seismic Sonobuoys During the Mid-Atlantic Resource Imaging Experiment (MATRIX), USGS Field Activity 2018-002-FA

The field program objectives were to acquire high-resolution 2-dimensional multichannel seismic-reflection and split-beam echo sounder data along the U.S Atlantic margin between North Carolina and New Jersey to determine the distribution of methane gas hydrates in below-sea floor sediments and investigate potential connections between gas hydrate dynamics and sea floor methane seepage. 

Date published: April 5, 2021

Environmental (hydrogen, oxygen, and sulfur) stable isotope data from the Elizabeth copper mine Superfund site, Vermont, USA

Stable hydrogen (H), oxygen (O), and sulfur (S) isotope data were collected from the Elizabeth copper mine Superfund site, South Strafford, Vermont. Sample media include surface water (H and O), groundwater (H and O), dissolved sulfate (O and S), and sulfide minerals in bulk mill tailings samples.

Date published: March 31, 2021

USGS Gulf Coast Source Rock Database

The USGS Gulf Coast Source Rock Database (GCSRD) is an online repository for all publicly available source rock data (outcrop and subsurface) from the states of Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Texas.

Date published: February 26, 2021

Geochemical Advances in Arctic Alaska Oil Typing - North Slope Oil Correlation and Charge History

Citation Note: These data were collected as part of a research study published in Marine and Petroleum Geology. Please reference the following paper when citing these data: Botterell, P.J., Houseknecht, D.W., Lillis, P.G, Barbanti, S.M., Dahl, J.E, and Moldowan, J.M., 2021. Geochemical advances in Arctic Alaska oil typing ? North Slope oil correlation and charge history.

Date published: February 18, 2021

Model of groundwater flow, gas migration, and reactive transport in the Virgin River Basin, SW Utah

To better understand the possible risks posed to shallow groundwater resources by geologic carbon sequestration (GCS), a multi-scale numerical modeling approach was invoked using the TOUGHREACT code from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Date published: January 28, 2021

Geochemical Data for Illinois Basin Coal Samples, 2015-2018

Researchers at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and their collaborators conducted a study of the geochemical properties of coals currently produced for electric power generation in the Illinois Basin in Illinois and Indiana.

Date published: January 26, 2021

Snake River Plain Play Fairway Analysis Phase 1 Favorability Model (DE EE0006733)

This data release contains all digital geographic data used and produced by the Snake River Plain Play Fairway Analysis (DE EE0006733) for Phase 1 (ArcGIS shapefiles and raster files). Descriptions of data layers are available in the 'Larger Work' citation and in the metadata of the GIS files.

Date published: December 22, 2020

Collection, analysis, and age-dating of sediment cores from a salt marsh platform and ponds, Rowley, Massachusetts, 2014-15

Sediment cores were collected from three sites within the Plum Island Ecosystems Long-Term Ecological Research (PIE-LTER) domain in Massachusetts to obtain estimates of long-term marsh decomposition and evaluate shifts in the composition and reactivity of sediment organic carbon in disturbed marsh environments. 

Date published: December 11, 2020

Sea-floor sediment samples, seabed imagery, and CTD instrument data collected on Stellwagen Bank in July and August, 2019, U.S. Geological Survey Field Activity 2019-008-FA

This cruise was conducted in collaboration with the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, and the data collected will aid research on the ecology of fish and invertebrate species that inhabit the region.

Date published: October 26, 2020

Petroleum geology data from hydrous and anhydrous pyrolysis residues for coals and shales from the Cambrian through the Miocene

This data release contains programmed pyrolysis, organic petrographic (reflectance), and semiquantitative X-ray diffraction mineralogy data for subsurface coal and shale samples from around the world.

Date published: October 1, 2020

New England Below Normal 28-day average streamflow compared to historical streamflow for the day of year

Below Normal 28-day average streamflow compared to historical streamflow for the day of year

Date published: September 30, 2020

Coking coal of the United States: Modern and historical locations of coking coal mining locations and chemical, rheological, petrographic, and other data from modern samples

For the open-file report we collected new coking coal samples from Alabama, Kentucky, Oklahoma and Arkansas and analyzed them for proximate and ultimate analyses; calorific value; sulfur forms; major-, minor-, and trace-element abundances; free swelling indices; Gieseler plasticity; ASTM dilatation; coal petrography, and several other tests [air-dry loss (ADL), res

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New England Water Use, 2015
September 28, 2020

The New England Water Science Center has collected, reviewed, and aggregated water-withdrawal data in each of the six States every 5 years since 1950. The most recent water-use compilation was completed in 2015, and its summary is presented in this geonarrative.

Photo showing different species of salt tolerant plants near a saltmarsh
June 2, 2020

Coastal wetlands, and salt marshes specifically, are simultaneously geomorphic and biologic systems. They proliferate across a narrow range of elevation, water level, and salinity conditions. Salt marshes rely on their own growth and sediment input to maintain or increase their extent, whereas physical forces such as waves and sea-level rise tend to reduce it. 

Third River basin study area
April 27, 2020

Lower Passic River - Third River Basin 2020

Map of Urbanized area around the Second and Third Rivers
April 27, 2020

Lower Passaic River Basin 2020

Map of Second River Study Area
April 27, 2020

Lower Passaic River - Second River Basin 2020

Black and grey map of the contiguous 48 states shaded by the number of people using domestic wells per square kilometer (2010)
April 23, 2020

Domestic wells provide drinking water supply for approximately 40 million people in the United States. Knowing the location of these wells, and the populations they serve, is important for identifying heavily used aquifers, locations susceptible to contamination, and populations potentially impacted by poor-quality groundwater. 

USGS Station 011058798 Herring River at Chequessett Neck Road gage house
April 13, 2020

The New England WSC geonarrative explores the availability of water-quality data collected by the Cape Cod National Seashore and U.S. Geological Survey in support of the Herring River restoration project. It highlights the development of the monitoring program since the 1980s and the recent publication of Cape Cod National Seashore data in a U.S. Geological Survey data release.

Screenshot of 'Longer Term Change' section from NPS story map about Fire Island
February 6, 2020

This geonarrative features research used to predict how Fire Island beaches change in response to storms and how they may subsequently recover in the year following a storm event.

Wells in the New England groundwater level network dataset, 2017, web application
November 13, 2019

Locations of active wells (at least one measurement during the previous year) in the New England groundwater level network at the end of 2017. The dataset contains 104 wells with continuous water-level measurements (15-minute to hourly measurements), 182 wells with discrete water-level measurements (monthly measurements at most locations), and 95 wells with intermittent water-level measurements.

Western Lake Erie Basin (WLEB) watersheds of Ohio and Indiana showing the USGS monitoring stations
March 22, 2019

Western Lake Erie Basin (WLEB) projects map depicts the sites and watersheds, as well as the data for each site through the interactive map.

USGS Streamflow and water-quality data including nutrient and sediment concentrations and daily, monthly, and annual loads are available on NWISWeb.

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Year Published: 2021

Estimating Piacenzian sea surface temperature using an alkenone-calibrated transfer function

Stationarity of environmental preferences is a primary assumption required for any paleoenvironmental reconstruction using fossil materials based upon calibration to modern organisms. Confidence in this assumption decreases the further back in time one goes, and the validity of the assumption that species temperature tolerances have not changed...

Dowsett, Harry J.; Robinson, Marci M.; Foley, Kevin M.
Dowsett, H.J., Robinson, M.M., and Foley, K.M., 2021, Estimating Piacenzian sea surface temperature using an alkenone-calibrated transfer function: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2021–5051, 17 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20215051.

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Oxygen-controlled recirculating seepage meter reveals extent of nitrogen transformation in discharging coastal groundwater at the aquifer–estuary interface

Nutrient loads delivered to estuaries via submarine groundwater discharge (SGD) play an important role in the nitrogen (N) budget and eutrophication status. However, accurate and reliable quantification of the chemical flux across the final decimeters and centimeters at the sediment–estuary interface remains a challenge, because there is...

Brooks, Thomas W.; Kroeger, Kevin D.; Michael, Holly A.; York, Joanna K.

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Use of dissolved oxygen monitoring to evaluate phosphorus loading in Connecticut streams, 2015–18

The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (CT DEEP) has developed an interim phosphorus reduction strategy to establish water-quality-based phosphorus limits in nontidal freshwaters for industrial and municipal water pollution control facilities. A recommendation in the strategy included the addition of diurnal dissolved...

Izbicki, Brittney; Morrison, Jonathan
Izbicki, B., and Morrison, J., 2021, Use of dissolved oxygen monitoring to evaluate phosphorus loading in Connecticut streams, 2015–18: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2021–5024, 25 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20215024.

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Optimization of salt marsh management at the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, New Jersey, through use of structured decision making

Structured decision making is a systematic, transparent process for improving the quality of complex decisions by identifying measurable management objectives and feasible management actions; predicting the potential consequences of management actions relative to the stated objectives; and selecting a course of action that maximizes the total...

Neckles, Hilary A.; Lyons, James E.; Nagel, Jessica L.; Adamowicz, Susan C.; Mikula, Toni; Castelli, Paul M.; Rettig, Virginia
Neckles, H.A., Lyons, J.E., Nagel, J.L., Adamowicz, S.C., Mikula, T., Castelli, P.M., and Rettig, V., 2021, Optimization of salt marsh management at the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, New Jersey, through use of structured decision making: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2021–1037, 41 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20211037.

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Atlantic sturgeon status and movement ecology in an extremely small spawning habitat: The Nanticoke River-Marshyhope Creek, Chesapeake Bay

Biotelemetry of Atlantic sturgeon Acipenser oxyrinchus oxyrinchus has exposed spawning behaviors in ever-smaller estuaries, surprising for the NW Atlantic’s largest anadromous species. Small estuary — the Nanticoke River and Marshyhope Creek (Chesapeake Bay) — spawning-run adults and their habitat affinities are described based upon...

Secor, D.H.; O'Brien, M.H.P.; Coleman, N.; Horne, A.; Park, I.; Kazyak, David; Bruce, D. G.; Stence, C

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Summary of oceanographic and water-quality measurements offshore of Matanzas Inlet, Florida, 2018

U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) scientists and technical staff deployed instrumented underwater platforms and buoys to collect oceanographic and atmospheric data at two sites near Matanzas Inlet, Florida, on January 24, 2018, and recovered them on April 13, 2018. Matanzas Inlet is a natural, unmaintained inlet on the Florida Atlantic coast that is...

Martini, Marinna A.; Montgomery, Ellyn; Suttles, Steven E.; Warner, John C.
Martini, M.A., Montgomery, E.T., Suttles, S.E., and Warner, J.C., 2021, Summary of oceanographic and water-quality measurements offshore of Matanzas Inlet, Florida, 2018: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2021–1014, 21 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20211014.

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A socio-ecological imperative for broadening participation in coastal and estuarine research and management

For most of the scientific disciplines associated with coastal and estuarine research, workforce representation does not match the demographics of communities we serve, especially for Black, Hispanic or Latino, and Indigenous peoples. This essay provides an overview of this inequity and identifies how a scientific society can catalyze...

Harris, Lora A.; Grayson, Treda; Neckles, Hilary A.; Emrich, Christopher T; Lewis, Kristy A; Grimes, Kristin W.; Williamson, Shanna; Garza, Corey; Whitcraft, Christine R; Beseres Pollack, Jennifer; Talley, Drew M; Fertig, Benjamin; Palinkas, Cindy M; Park, Susan; Vaudrey, Jamie MP; Fitzgerald, Allison M; Quispe, Johnny

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Molluscan aminostratigraphy of the US Mid-Atlantic Quaternary coastal system: Implications for onshore-offshore correlation, paleochannel and barrier island evolution, and local late Quaternary sea-level history

The Quaternary record of the US Mid-Atlantic coastal system includes onshore emergent late Pleistocene shoreline deposits, offshore inner shelf and barrier island units, and paleovalleys formed during multiple glacial stage sea-level lowstands. The geochronology of this coastal system is based on uranium series, radiocarbon, amino acid...

Wehmiller, John; Brothers, Laura L.; Ramsey, Kelvin; Foster, David S.; Mattheus, C.R.; Hein, Christopher; Shawler, Justin L.

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Quantifying slopes as a driver of forest to marsh conversion using geospatial techniques: Application to Chesapeake Bay coastal-plain, USA

Coastal salt marshes, which provide valuable ecosystem services such as flood mitigation and carbon sequestration, are threatened by rising sea level. In response, these ecosystems migrate landward, converting available upland into salt marsh. In the coastal-plain surrounding Chesapeake Bay, United States, conversion of coastal forest to salt...

Molino, Grace Damore; Defne, Zafer; Aretxabaleta, Alfredo; Ganju, Neil Kamal; Carr, Joel A.

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Biogeography and ecology of Ostracoda in the U.S. northern Bering, Chukchi, and Beaufort Seas

Ostracoda (bivalved Crustacea) comprise a significant part of the benthic meiofauna in the Pacific-Arctic region, including more than 50 species, many with identifiable ecological tolerances. These species hold potential as useful indicators of past and future ecosystem changes. In this study, we examined benthic ostracodes from nearly 300 surface...

Gemery, Laura; Cronin, Thomas M.; Cooper, Lee W.; Dowsett, Harry J.; Grebmeier, Jacqueline M.

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Exploring the factors controlling the error characteristics of the Surface Water and Ocean Topography mission discharge estimates

The Surface Water and Ocean Topography (SWOT) satellite mission will measure river width, water surface elevation, and slope for rivers wider than 50-100 m. SWOT observations will enable estimation of river discharge by using simple flow laws such as the Manning-Strickler equation, complementing in-situ streamgages. Several discharge...

Frasson, Renato; Durand, Michael T.; Lanier, Kevin; Gleason, Colin; Andreadis, Konstantinos; Hageman, Mark; Dudley, Robert; Bjerklie, David M.; Oubanas, Hind; Garambois, Pierre-André; Malaterre, Pierre-Olivier; Lin, Peirong; Pavelsky, Tamlin M.; Monnier, Jerome; Binkerhoff, Craig; David, Cedric H.

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Methodology and technical input for the 2021 review and revision of the U.S. Critical Minerals List

Pursuant to Section 7002 (“Mineral Security”) of Title VII (“Critical Minerals”) of the Energy Act of 2020 (Public Law 116–260, December 27, 2020, 116th Cong.), the Secretary of the Interior, acting through the Director of the U.S. Geological Survey, is tasked with reviewing and revising the methodology used to evaluate mineral criticality and the...

Nassar, Nedal T.; Fortier, Steven M.
Nassar, N.T., and Fortier, S.M., 2021, Methodology and technical input for the 2021 review and revision of the U.S. Critical Minerals List: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2021–1045, 31 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20211045.

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USGS
April 13, 2021

The USGS assessment and methodology reports cited within this software release require extensive processing using computational methods and modeling. The most demanding aspects of the modeling were performed using publicly available software: SGeMS and GSLIB.

Floodplain and Channel Evaluation Tool (FACET)
December 4, 2019

The Floodplain and Evaluation Tool (FACET) is an open-source python tool that maps the floodplain extent and derives reach-scale summaries of stream and floodplain geomorphic measurements from high-resolution digital elevation models (DEMs).

Screen grab of coupled ocean atmosphere wave sediment transport modeling system
April 23, 2019

The Coupled-Ocean-Atmosphere-Wave-Sediment Transport (COAWST) Modeling System is an agglomeration of open-source modeling components that has been tailored to investigate coupled processes of the atmosphere, ocean, and waves in the coastal ocean.

The Housatonic River near Lee, Massachusetts
December 13, 2018

This software release provides the database application that runs the Massachusetts Sustainable-Yield Estimator (MA SYE) computer program (version 2.0).

West Cornwall covered bridge spanning the Housatonic River near Cornwall Connecticut
December 13, 2018

This software release provides the database application that runs the Connecticut Streamflow and Sustainable Water Use Estimator (CT SSWUE) computer program (version 1.0).

Osprey stretching wings
August 16, 2018

To assist decision makers in risk assessments, two sets of indices have been developed to rank terrestrial vertebrates for their utility in biomonitoring and susceptibility.

map of iPlover study sites
August 13, 2018

This package is used to calculate coastal geomorphology variables along shore-normal transects. The calculated variables are used as inputs for modeling geomorphology using a Bayesian Network (BN). 

About Bandit
July 3, 2018

Bandit is the latest in a series of desktop applications aimed at helping bird banders manage and submit their data for banded birds. We have tried to make the process of maintaining banding records as simple as possible. Bandit was created by the Bird Banding Laboratory (BBL) at the USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Laurel, MD.

Distribution of data
June 29, 2018

The Contaminant Exposure and Effects-Terrestrial Vertebrates database (CEE-TV) contains contaminant exposure and effects information for terrestrial vertebrates (birds, mammals, amphibians and reptiles) that reside in estuarine and coastal habitats along the Atlantic, Gulf and Pacific Coasts including Alaska and Hawaii and in the Great Lakes Region.

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person standing using a remotely controlled acoustic doppler current profiler in a body of water
May 20, 2021

Remote control ADCP measurement

The Region 1, May 2021 "USGS at Work" Winner (by Aaron Stephens)

Scituate Reservoir, Rhode Island
May 17, 2021

Scituate Reservoir, Rhode Island

Scituate Reservoir on Plainfield Pike, Scituate, RI.

Photo taken on the eastern side of the reservoir, facing northwest. 

RappahannockRiver Cableway Sampling
May 11, 2021

Rappahannock River Cableway Sampling

The Region 1, May 2021 "Honorable Mention #1" Winner (by Chelsea Delsack)

Examples of multi-parameter probes and temperature and dissolved oxygen sensors used for 2018-19 monitoring program
May 5, 2021

Multi-parameter probes, temperature and dissolved oxygen sensors

(A) Examples of the multi-parameter water-quality probes used for continuous fixed-station monitoring, moving boat surveys, and vertical water-quality profiles. (B) Example of smaller temperature and dissolved oxygen sensors with and without a wiper unit.

Examples of monitoring buoys used for 2018-19 monitoring program
May 1, 2021

Examples of monitoring buoys

Examples of monitoring buoys deployed in (A) 2018 and (B) 2019 and (C) example of a bottom cage containing a sensor.

person checking a trap for salamanders
April 29, 2021

Technician Checking a Trap for Salamanders

The Region 1, May 2021 "Honorable Mention #2" Winner (by Jill Fleming)

Inside the tunnel of a storm drain
April 20, 2021

Laser Flow in Storm Drain at Hampton Coliseum

The Region 1, April 2021 "Honorable Mention #1" Winner (by Chelsea Delsack)

The Mousam River as viewed from a bridge in mid-April. There is little to no ice cover.
April 14, 2021

Mousam River at West Kennebunk, Maine

Hydrologic Technician Andy Cloutier visited USGS gaging station 01069500 on the Mousam River at West Kennebunk in mid-April. The visit was made to conduct a discharge measurement as the station was reporting the lowest discharge in the 57 year period of record. The photo shows the river looking downstream from the gaging station.

people sampling white suckers next to the Sheboygan River
April 13, 2021

Field sampling at Sheboygan WI, April 2021

The Region 1, May 2021 "People" Winner (by Heather Walsh)

photo of people wearing masks in the field
April 9, 2021

Shelton Produced Water Field Sampling

The Region 1, April 2021 "Honorable Mention #2" Winner (by Bonnie McDevitt)

Person working on a ship in the ocean
April 7, 2021

Mooring Recovery in Cape Cod Bay, MA

The Region 1, April 2021 "USGS at Work" Winner (by Alex Olson)

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tripod on rock next to waterfall in forest on sunny day
June 4, 2021

Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) Surveying at USGS 04273996 W BR AUSABLE R TRIB 1 ABV ST HW 86 NR LK PLACID NY (Credit: Isabella Lucia, USGS NY WSC, Public domain.)

R/V Petrel leaving the dock in Beach Haven, NJ to begin the geophysical survey in May 2018.
June 1, 2021

Hurricane Sandy, one of the most destructive hurricanes in U.S. history, significantly affected the mid Atlantic coast in 2012. In New Jersey, where Sandy made landfall, much of the coast consists of barrier islands - narrow stretches of sand deposited parallel to the mainland coast – that were deeply eroded, overwashed and in places breached by the storm.

Precipitation measurement and sampling at a meteorological platform
May 28, 2021

Two data releases were recently published by the Watershed and Urban Hydrology Section of the New England WSC.

grass. man, woman, park, table, red, green, trees
May 14, 2021

USGS staff participated in science outreach at Riverview High School, where students learned about environmental science and took part in interactive learning experiences.

Cessna 208B Grand Caravan in Flight
May 12, 2021

USGS Low-level Airplane Surveys Beginning Soon

Editor: In the public interest and in accordance with Federal Aviation Administration regulations, the USGS is announcing this low-level airborne project. Your assistance in informing the local communities is appreciated.

USGS scientist in winter clothing is inserting tool into groundwater well in the middle of a snowy field. A utility terrain vehi
April 30, 2021

The Maine SW/GW (Surface-Water/Groundwater) Networks Section has been busy this spring- confirming our equipment is working properly after the winter, making high flow measurements to confirm our stage-discharge relationships and preparing for upcoming summer projects. 

GEMSC Quarterly Newsletter Thumbnail - FY2021, Issue 2
April 30, 2021

Welcome to the second issue of our USGS Geology, Energy & Minerals Science Center (GEMSC or GEM) quarterly newsletter. The GEMSC has had a productive quarter, releasing 12 publications, 6 data releases, 2 software releases, and presenting at Southeast GSA, the AAPG Sustainability Symposium, and the 30th Global Methane Initiative Coal Subcommittee meetings.

Map of the glacial aquifer locations in the United States
April 27, 2021

New 3-dimensional models predict where high concentrations of arsenic and manganese are likely to occur in the glacial aquifer system, reports a new study from the U.S. Geological Survey National Water Quality Program. The glacial aquifer system, which underlies parts of 25 states across the northern U.S., supplies groundwater for about 30 million people.

water, sky, city, buildings, man, plaid, boat, trees, skyline
April 7, 2021

This issue of our Pennsylvania Water Science Center Newsletter highlights USGS data on the occurrence of PFAS contaminants in surface waters across the Commonwealth, a first-of-its-kind survey, in cooperation with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection. USGS identified likely causes for changing low-flow statistics for streams in the Delaware River Basin, and there's more.

Kent Falls State Park
April 6, 2021

A new U.S. Geological Survey study provides an updated, statewide estimate of high levels of naturally occurring arsenic and uranium in private well water across Connecticut.

USGS gage 01135150, Pope Brook near North Danville, Vermont
April 1, 2021

In this issue of the USGS New England WSC Newsletter, we spotlight recent field activities, our Hydrologic Interpretive Program, a new report about arsenic in groundwater, and research at the Sleepers River Research Watershed. I hope you enjoy the articles about some of the great work our folks are doing and exploring the links to this quarter’s publications. Thanks for making us part of your day!

Real-time streamflow in New England, March 31, 2021
March 31, 2021

Recent surface-water, groundwater, and precipitation data indicate that drought conditions may presently be developing in parts of New England.

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