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Our Science Centers

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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July Photo Contest

Check out the winning photographs in the July 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: September 1, 2021

USGS Responding to High Water Caused By Ida Across Multiple States

To learn more about USGS’s role in providing science to decision-makers before, during and after Hurricane Ida, visit www.usgs.gov/ida.

For information on what the Department of Homeland Security and FEMA are doing, visit: https://www.fema.gov/hurricane-ida.

For more on what the U.S. Government is Doing, visit: https://www.usa.gov/hurricane-ida or https://gobierno.usa.gov/huracan-ida for Spanish.

Date published: August 27, 2021

Field Photo Friday Winner for August 2021

USGS New York Water Science Center Research Hyrologist Neil Terry preparing for resistivity surveys in Northern Minnesota. (Credit: Josh Woda, USGS NY WSC, Public domain.)

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Date published: September 16, 2021
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: August 9, 2021
Status: Active

Remembering Tropical Storm Irene in New England

On August 28, 2011 Tropical Storm Irene made landfall in New England, leading to coastal storm surge, significant riverine flooding, sediment transport to Long Island Sound, and major infrastructure damage and destruction. Ten years later, the USGS New England Water Science Center looks back at Irene, the data collected by our Center during the event, the response by our employees before,...

Date published: August 4, 2021
Status: Completed

Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center 2020 Annual Report

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, is one of three centers serving the mission of the USGS Coastal/Marine Hazards and Resources Program (CMHRP). Since its authorization by Congress in 1962, the CMHRP has served as the primary Federal program for marine geology and physical science research.

Date published: July 27, 2021
Status: Active

Transportation-Related Water Projects in New England

The New England Water Science Center collects data and does interpretive studies on hydrology, hydraulics, and water quality in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration and State Departments of Transportation (DOTs) in New England and other states.

Contacts: Gregory Granato
Date published: June 29, 2021
Status: Active

Long-Term Data Collection Provides Insight to Changes in Water Resources in New England

Primarily through the efforts of Glenn Hodgkins and Robert Dudley, the New England Water Science Center has been studying historical changes in streamflows, groundwater levels, and lake ice in New England and across the country for 20 years. Glenn and Rob have analyzed a wealth of historical data, including 100+ years of streamflow data and 150+ years of lake-ice data at some locations....

Date published: June 29, 2021
Status: Active

Water-Quality Monitoring in the Scituate Reservoir Drainage Area, Rhode Island

The Scituate Reservoir system is the largest inland body of water in Rhode Island and the principal drinking-water supply for more than 60 percent of the State’s population. The system includes the Scituate Reservoir and five tributary reservoirs with a maximum storage capacity of 37 billion gallons. The drainage basin that contributes water to the reservoir extends across 93 square miles in...

Contacts: Kirk Smith
Date published: June 29, 2021
Status: Active

Applied Hydrology Program

The mission of the Applied Hydrology Program of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) New England Water Science Center (WSC) is to support water resource managers, stakeholders, and policy makers with the hydrologic data, interpretation, and tools they need to manage and make critical decisions about water resources throughout New England. This program is divided into two broad sections: the...

Date published: April 21, 2021
Status: Active

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 (...

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Date published: August 24, 2021

Río Icacos, Puerto Rico, Turbidity, FDOM, and Water Temperature, March 2017 to March 2019

The data were collected as part of a six-site study (four in New Hampshire and two in Puerto Rico) to understand how the relative variation in stream chemistry and discharge responds to variations in climate, represented by anomalies in precipitation and temperature, and how these responses differed in forests in these contrasting locations and climates.

Date published: July 16, 2021

Multichannel Seismic-Reflection and Navigation Data Collected Using SIG ELC1200 and Applied Acoustics Delta Sparkers and Geometrics GeoEel Digital Streamers During U.S. Geological Survey Field Activity 2020-014-FA, Southwest of Puerto Rico, March 2020

In March 2020, the U.S. Geological Survey and the University of Puerto Rico Mayagüez (UPRM) Department of Marine Sciences conducted a marine seismic-reflection experiment focused on observing geophysical evidence of submarine faulting and mass wasting related to the southwestern Puerto Rico seismic sequence of 2019–20. 

Date published: July 1, 2021

Collection, analysis, and age-dating of sediment cores from mangrove wetlands in San Juan Bay Estuary, Puerto Rico, 2016

 We collected sediment cores to determine carbon burial rates and vertical sediment accretion from five sites in the San Juan Bay Estuary. Cores were radiometrically-dated using lead-210 and the Plum age model. Sites had soil C burial rates ranging from 50 grams per meter squared per year (g m-2 y-1) in the San José lagoon to 632 g m-2 y-1 in the Caño Martin Peña in recent decades. 

Date published: July 1, 2021

Collection, Analysis, and Age-Dating of Sediment Cores from Salt Marshes, Rhode Island, 2016

The accretion history of fringing salt marshes in Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island, was reconstructed from sediment cores. Age models, based on excess lead-210 and cesium-137 radionuclide analysis, were constructed to evaluate how vertical accretion and carbon burial rates have changed during the past century. 

Date published: June 30, 2021

Data and hydraulic models at selected dam-removal and culvert-retrofit sites in the northeastern United States

This dataset contains U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) developed hydraulic models, USGS developed hydrology data, US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) supplied data (topography/bathymetry and structure data for pre removal conditions), and USGS field surveyed data at nine dam-removal and culvert-retrofit sites in the northeastern United States (Olson and Simeone, 2021). 

Date published: June 23, 2021

Chemical Data From 40 Years of Monitoring a Treated-Wastewater Groundwater Plume in a Sand and Gravel Aquifer, Cape Cod, Massachusetts, 1978-2018

This U.S. Geological Survey data release provides a comprehensive dataset of water-quality data and sampling-site characteristics collected in 1978–2018 during a study of the effects of land disposal of treated wastewater on groundwater quality in an unconsolidated sand and gravel aquifer on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. 

Date published: June 4, 2021

Data for Models Estimating Baseflow for Streams Containing Endangered Atlantic Salmon in Maine, USA

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) developed a regression model for estimating August mean baseflow per square mile of drainage area to help resource managers assess relative amounts of baseflow in streams with Maine Atlantic Salmon habitat. The model was derived from August mean baseflows computed at 31 USGS streamgages in and near the Gulf of Maine Atlantic Salmon Habitat Recovery Units.

Date published: May 18, 2021

Dataset of Helium Concentrations in United States Wells

This dataset provides national scale location information for known, publicly available, data on helium gas concentrations, reported in mol%. The dataset was created as part of the effort by the United States Geological Survey (USGS) to conduct an assessment of helium resources in accordance with the Helium Stewardship Act of 2013, Public Law 113-40.

Date published: May 14, 2021

Stochastic Empirical Loading and Dilution Model (SELDM) software archive

The Stochastic Empirical Loading and Dilution Model (SELDM) was developed by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Office of Project Delivery and Environmental Review to transform complex scientific data into meaningful information about the risk of adverse effects of runoff on receiving waters.

Date published: April 18, 2021

Model archive for Assessing long-term annual yields of highway and urban runoff in selected areas of California with the Stochastic Empirical Loading Dilution Model (SELDM)

This model archive describes approaches used by the U.S. Geological Survey in cooperation with CalTrans for assessing long-term annual yields of highway and urban runoff in selected areas of California with version 1.1.0 of the Stochastic Empirical Loading and Dilution Model (SELDM). SELDM was used to do 368 analyses to examine highway- and urban-runoff yields for 53 runoff-quality...

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.

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aerial view of a sandy beach with boulders littering the edge and a two-lane road passing by along houses and a lighthouse.
August 4, 2021

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, is one of three centers serving the mission of the USGS Coastal/Marine Hazards and Resources Program (CMHRP). 

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.

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Identifying climate-resistant vernal pools: Hydrologic refugia for amphibian reproduction under droughts and climate change

Vernal pools of the northeastern United States provide important breeding habitat for amphibians but may be sensitive to droughts and climate change. These seasonal wetlands typically fill by early spring and dry by mid-to-late summer. Because climate change may produce earlier and stronger growing-season evapotranspiration combined with...

Cartwright, Jennifer M.; Morelli, Toni Lyn; Campbell Grant, Evan H.

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Discrete sample introduction module (DSIM) for quantitative and isotopic analysis of methane and other gases by cavity ring-down spectroscopy

Carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane (CH4) are natural and anthropogenic products that play a central role in the global carbon cycle and regulating Earth’s climate. Applications utilizing laser absorption spectroscopy, which continuously measure concentrations and stable isotope ratios of these greenhouse gases, are routinely employed to measure the...

Pohlman, John; Casso, Michael; Magen, Cedric; Bergeron, Emile M.

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Novel microbiome dominated by Arcobacter during anoxic excurrent flow from an ocean blue hole in Andros Island, The Bahamas

Andros Island, The Bahamas, composed of porous carbonate rock, has about 175 inland blue holes and over 50 known submerged ocean caves along its eastern barrier reef. These ocean blue holes can have both vertical and horizontal zones that penetrate under the island. Tidal forces drive water flow in and out of these caves. King Kong Cavern has a...

Iwanowicz, Deborah D.; Jonas, Robert B; Schill, William B.; Marano-Briggs, Kay

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Structured decision making and optimal bird monitoring in the northern Gulf of Mexico

The avian conservation community struggles to design and implement large scale, long-term coordinated bird monitoring programs within the northern Gulf of Mexico due to the complexity of the conservation enterprise in the region; this complexity arises from the diverse stakeholders, multiple jurisdictions, complex ecological processes, myriad...

Fournier, Auriel M.V.; Wilson, R. Randy; Lyons, James E.; Gleason, Jeffrey S.; Adams, Evan M.; Barnhill, Laurel M.; Brush, Janell M.; Cooper, Robert J.; DeMaso, Stephen J.; Driscoll, Melanie J.L.; Eaton, Mitchell J.; Frederick, Peter C.; Just, Michael G.; Seymour, Michael A.; Tirpak, John M.; Woodrey, Mark S.
Fournier, A.M.V., Wilson, R.R., Lyons, J.E., Gleason, J.S., Adams, E.M., Barnhill, L.M., Brush, J.M., Cooper, R.J., DeMaso, S.J., Driscoll, M.J.L., Eaton, M.J., Frederick, P.C., Just, M.G., Seymour, M.A., Tirpak, J.M, and Woodrey, M.S., 2021, Structured decision making and optimal bird monitoring in the northern Gulf of Mexico: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2020–1122, 62 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20201122.

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Using microbial source tracking to identify fecal contamination sources in an embayment in Hempstead Harbor on Long Island, New York

The U.S. Geological Survey worked collaboratively with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to assess the potential sources of fecal contamination entering Hempstead Harbor, an embayment on the northern shore of Nassau County, Long Island, New York. Water samples are routinely collected by the New York State Department of...

Tagliaferri, Tristen N.; Fisher, Shawn C.; Kephart, Christopher M.; Cheung, Natalie; Reed, Ariel P.; Welk, Robert J.
Tagliaferri, T.N., Fisher, S.C., Kephart, C.M., Cheung, N., Reed, A.P., and Welk, R.J., 2021, Using microbial source tracking to identify fecal contamination sources in an embayment in Hempstead Harbor on Long Island, New York: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2021–5042, 19 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20215042.

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Invader removal triggers competitive release in a threatened avian predator

Invasive species can cause extinctions of native species and widespread biodiversity loss. Invader removal is a common management response, but the use of long-term field experiments to characterize effectiveness of removals in benefitting impacted native species is rare. We used a large-scale removal experiment to investigate the demographic...

Wiens, David; Dugger, Catherine M.; Higley, J. Mark; Lesmeister, Damon B.; Franklin, Alan B.; Hamm, Keith A.; White, Gary C.; Dilione, Krista E.; Simon, David C.; Bown, Robin R.; Carlson, Peter C.; Yackulic, Charles; Nichols, James D.; Hines, James E.; Davis, Raymond J.; Lamphear, David W.; McCafferty, Christopher; McDonald, Trent L.; Sovern, Stan G.

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Forest area to support landbird population goals for the Mississippi Alluvial Valley

Historically, the Mississippi Alluvial Valley (MAV) (Partners in Flight Bird Conservation Region #26) was predominantly bottomland hardwood forest, but natural vegetation has been cleared from about 80 percent of this ecoregion and converted primarily to agriculture. Because most bird species that are of conservation concern in this region are...

Twedt, Daniel J.; Mini, Anne
Twedt, D.J., and Mini, A., 2021, Forest area to support landbird population goals for the Mississippi Alluvial Valley (ver. 1.1, August 2021): U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2020–1097, 84 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20201097.

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How do lizard niches conserve, diverge or converge? Further exploration of saurian evolutionary ecology

Environmental conditions on Earth are repeated in non-random patterns that often coincide with species from different regions and time periods having consistent combinations of morphological, physiological and behavioral traits. Observation of repeated trait combinations among species confronting similar environmental conditions suggest that...

Pelegrin, Nicolás; Winemiller, Kirk O.; Vitt, Laurie J.; Fitzgerald, Daniel Bruce; Pianka, Eric R.

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Modeling morphodynamics of coastal response to extreme events: What shape are we in?

This review focuses on recent advances in process-based numerical models of the impact of extreme storms on sandy coasts. Driven by larger-scale models of meteorology and hydrodynamics, these models simulate morphodynamics across the Sallenger storm-impact scale, including swash, collision, overwash, and inundation. Models are becoming both wider...

Sherwood, Christopher R.; van Dongeren, Ap; Doyle, James; Hegermiller, Christie; Hsu, T.J.; Kalra, Tarandeep S.; Olabarrieta, Maitane; Penko, Allison; Rafati, Yashar; Roelvink, Dano; van der Lugt, Marlies; Veeramony, Jay; Warner, John C.

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The spatial-temporal relationship of blue-winged teal to domestic poultry: Movement state modeling of a highly mobile avian influenza host

 Migratory waterfowl facilitate long distance dispersal of zoonotic pathogens and are increasingly recognized as contributing to the geographic spread of avian influenza viruses (AIV). AIV are globally distributed and have the potential to produce highly contagious poultry disease, economically impact both large-scale and backyard poultry...

Humphreys, John M.; Douglas, David C.; Ramey, Andrew M.; Mullinax, Jennifer M.; Soos, Catherine; Link, Paul T.; Walther, Patrick; Prosser, Diann

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Model estimated baseflow for streams with endangered Atlantic Salmon in Maine, USA

We present a regression model for estimating mean August baseflow per square kilometer of drainage area to help resource managers assess relative amounts of baseflow in Maine streams with Atlantic Salmon habitat. The model was derived from mean August baseflows computed at 31 USGS streamflow gages in Maine. We use an ordinary least squares...

Lombard, Pamela J.; Dudley, Robert; Collins, Matthias J.; Saunders, Rory; Atkinson, Ernie

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Experimental evaluation of spatial capture–recapture study design

A principal challenge impeding strong inference in analyses of wild populations is the lack of robust and long-term data sets. Recent advancements in analytical tools used in wildlife science may increase our ability to integrate smaller data sets and enhance the statistical power of population estimates. One such advancement, the development of...

Fleming, Jillian Elizabeth; Campbell Grant, Evan H.; Sterrett, Sean C; Sutherland, Chris

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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.

Contaminant Exposure and Effects—Terrestrial Vertebrates (CEE-TV) Database Homepage
June 29, 2018

Frequently Asked Questions for the Contaminant Exposure and Effects-Terrestrial Vertebrates (CEE-TV) Database

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Field sampling crew with favorite equipment
December 31, 2021

Field sampling crew with favorite equipment

Photo Contest Winner | August 2021 | People
Field sampling crew with favorite equipment

August 10, 2021

Lesson 5: Using The National Map Web Services in ArcMap

In this lesson, we will provide an overview and demonstrate how to use The National Map’s web services in a mapping application. Although downloading data from The National Map is a popular option for many users, there are numerous situations where it may be preferable to simply call TNM web services into your mapping application. By using the National Map services, you

Hoosick River near Williamstown, MA sculpture
August 9, 2021

Hoosick River near Williamstown, MA sculpture

Photo Contest Winner | August 2021 | Where We Work
Hoosick River near Williamstown, MA sculpture

Impounded wetland eddy flux tower install
July 29, 2021

Impounded wetland eddy flux tower install

Photo Contest Winner | August 2021 | USGS at Work
Impounded wetland eddy flux tower install

Nick Grim and Cameron Ensor rescuing a goose that got stuck in fishing line on the Delaware River
July 23, 2021

Nick Grim and Cameron Ensor rescuing a goose

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Nick Grim and Cameron Ensor rescuing a goose that got stuck in fishing line on the Delaware River

Photograph of USGS personnel standing next to SEABoss on the fantail of the R/V Auk
July 22, 2021

5000th Sample Collected on Stellwagen Bank

Page Valentine, USGS Research Geologist, collects his 5000th sample on Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary.  Page has been mapping the geologic substrates of Stellwagen Bank and 

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Photograph of scientists standing next to SEABoss on the R/V Auk fantail
July 22, 2021

Celebrating 50000 samples collected on Stellwagen Bank

Celebrating Page Valentine's 5000th sample collected on Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary. Page Valentine, USGS Research Geologist, collects his 5000th sample on Stellwagen Bank National

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July 13, 2021

NOAA-USGS Stepping Stones 2021 Expedition - AD

Join USGS researchers Jason Chaytor and Kira Mizell as they virtually participate in a NOAA Ocean Exploration expedition to the depths of the North Atlantic.

The 2021 North Atlantic Stepping Stones: New England and Corner Rise Seamounts expedition runs from June 30 to July 29. At-sea and shore-based science teams will study deep-water habitats in the high seas,

Photograph of Yaquina Bay seen from the deck of the Research Vessel Marcus G Langseth
July 12, 2021

Yaquina Bay, Newport, Oregon

Marcus G. Langseth departs Newport, Oregon (Yaquina Bay) for Cascadia Project OBS Deployment Leg

High flow event at Mount Hope River near Warrenville, Connecticut
July 9, 2021

High flow event at Mount Hope River near Warrenville, CT

High flow event at Mount Hope River near Warrenville, CT (USGS station 01121000).

An acoustic Doppler current profiler (ADCP) on the Natchaug River near Chaplin, Connecticut
July 9, 2021

An acoustic Doppler current profiler (ADCP)

An acoustic Doppler current profiler (ADCP) on the Natchaug River near Chaplin, CT (USGS station 01120790).

Taking a w​​​​​ater sample in Green River
July 4, 2021

Taking a w​​​​​ater sample in Green River

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Taking a w​​​​​ater sample in Green River

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A USGS hydrologic technician sits on the bank of a stream and uses an Acoustic Dopler Current Profiler to measure streamflow
September 1, 2021

To learn more about USGS’s role in providing science to decision-makers before, during and after Hurricane Ida, visit www.usgs.gov/ida.

For information on what the Department of Homeland Security and FEMA are doing, visit: https://www.fema.gov/hurricane-ida.

For more on what the U.S. Government is Doing, visit: https://www.usa.gov/hurricane-ida or https://gobierno.usa.gov/huracan-ida for Spanish.

man knee deep in a body of water next to a USGS boat holding a wire with green grass and trees in the background
August 27, 2021

USGS New York Water Science Center Research Hyrologist Neil Terry preparing for resistivity surveys in Northern Minnesota. (Credit: Josh Woda, USGS NY WSC, Public domain.)

An animate image showing Hurricane Henri moving northward along the North Carolina Coast of the U.S.
August 21, 2021

As Hurricane Henri approaches the Northeastern U.S., field crews from the U.S. Geological Survey are installing up to 62 storm tide sensors that will track the hurricane’s effects along the Atlantic coast. The sensors are being installed from Long Island, New York, to Cape Cod, Massachusetts; the exact number is dependent on several factors, including weather and road conditions.

An acoustic Doppler current profiler (ADCP) on the Natchaug River near Chaplin, Connecticut
July 27, 2021

The Hydrologic Monitoring Program’s Connecticut Networks Section responded to recent high flow events to verify stage-discharge relationships and has been hard at work this summer installing new gages and performing maintenance on the Connecticut gage network. 

Gray sphere surrounded by red spikes on outer surface of virus.
July 14, 2021

With few additional targeted tests and non-invasive surveys, public health agencies can better estimate disease occurrence and trends, changes in transmission, rates of hospitalization and death and effectiveness of vaccines and other control measures.

Scituate Reservoir, Rhode Island
July 1, 2021

In this issue we put one of our outstanding staff, Alex Bissell, on Center Stage, and spotlight our Applied Hydrology Program, research on the effects of climate change on water resources, and our streamflow and water-quality data-collection networks. Explore this quarter’s publications and learn more about the fantastic science our folks produce in partnership with our stakeholders. Happy 4th

New England plot of real-time streamflow 04/01-06/20/2021
June 29, 2021

Streamflow conditions in New England were highly variable this spring.

Continuous water-quality monitor at the Salmon River, Connecticut
June 29, 2021

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), in cooperation with the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (CT DEEP) and New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission (NEIWPCC), implemented a summer dissolved oxygen (DO) monitoring program from 2015 to 2018 to examine the effects of phosphorus loading in streams.

A bee with pollen on it
June 21, 2021

Pollinators in the form of bees, birds, butterflies, bats and beetles provide vital but often invisible services, from supporting terrestrial wildlife and plant communities, to supporting healthy watersheds.

Streamgage 0110588340 on the Santuit River at Old Kings Road, Barnstable MA
June 14, 2021

A new streamgage was installed on the Santuit River at Old Kings Road in the Town of Barnstable, MA in 2020 to monitor the discharge of the river.

USGS Publications spread out on a table
June 8, 2021

List of data releases and publications from the New England Water Science Center released in the second quarter of 2021.

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