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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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August and September Photo Contests

August and September Photo Contests

Check out the winning photographs in the August and September 2021 Photo Contests! Categories include People, USGS at Work, Where We Work, and Honorable Mention.

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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
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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...

Date published: March 5, 2021
Status: Active

Sleepers River Research Watershed

The Sleepers River Research Watershed in Danville, Vermont has been the site of active hydrologic research since 1959, when the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) established a research program in the watershed. The Sleepers River site is now operated by the USGS, in cooperation with several other Federal agencies and universities. 

Contacts: James Shanley
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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.

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: January 6, 2021

Best Management Practices Statistical Estimator (BMPSE) Version 1.2.0

The Best Management Practices Statistical Estimator (BMPSE) 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 provide planning-level information about the performance of structural best management practices.

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 14, 2020

Model archive for analysis of long-term annual yields of highway and urban runoff in selected areas of California with the Stochastic Empirical Loading and 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). 

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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.

map of the ground water sites in the Louisville aquifer
June 15, 2016

The alluvial aquifer at Louisville, Kentucky, lies in a valley eroded by glacial melt-water that was later partly filled with outwash sand and gravel deposits. To monitor the groundwater levels, twenty-eight existing wells were incorporated into an observation well network, which is measured quarterly. Hydrographs from the continuous recorder wells depict the trends in the groundwater levels.

USGS Storm-Tide Mapper and Data Services
March 8, 2016

The USGS Storm Tide Mapper is a tool for viewing, analyzing, and accessing storm tide data collected during and after hurricanes and Nor’easters. The USGS Storm Tide Mapper will continue to provide a unified and consistent source of real-time and archived storm-tide data.

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Recent nitrogen storage and accumulation rates in mangrove soils exceed historic rates in the urbanized San Juan Bay Estuary (Puerto Rico, United States)

Tropical mangrove forests have been described as “coastal kidneys,” promoting sediment deposition and filtering contaminants, including excess nutrients. Coastal areas throughout the world are experiencing increased human activities, resulting in altered geomorphology, hydrology, and nutrient inputs. To effectively manage and sustain coastal...

Wigand, Cathleen; Oczkowski, Autumn; Branoff, Benjamin; Eagle, Meagan; Hanson, Alana; Martin, Rose M.; Balogh, Stephen; Miller, Kenneth; Huertas, Evelyn; Loffredo, Joseph; Watson, Elizabeth

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Nitrogen in the Chesapeake Bay watershed—A century of change, 1950–2050

ForewordSustaining the quality of the Nation’s water resources and the health of our diverse ecosystems depends on the availability of sound water-resources data and information to develop effective, science-based policies. Effective management of water resources also brings more certainty and efficiency to important economic sectors. Taken...

Clune, John W.; Capel, Paul D.; Miller, Matthew P.; Burns, Douglas A.; Sekellick, Andrew J.; Claggett, Peter R.; Coupe, Richard H.; Fanelli, Rosemary M.; Garcia, Ana Maria; Raffensperger, Jeff P.; Terziotti, Silvia; Bhatt, Gopal; Blomquist, Joel D.; Hopkins, Kristina G.; Keisman, Jennifer L.; Linker, Lewis C.; Shenk, Gary W.; Smith, Richard A.; Soroka, Alexander M.; Webber, James S.; Wolock, David M.; Zhang, Qian
Clune, J.W., and Capel, P.D., eds., 2021, Nitrogen in the Chesapeake Bay watershed—A century of change, 1950–2050: U.S. Geological Survey Circular 1486, 168 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/cir1486.

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Decision-support framework for linking regional-scale management actions to continental-scale conservation of wide-ranging species

Anas acuta (Northern pintail; hereafter pintail) was selected as a model species on which to base a decision-support framework linking regional actions to continental-scale population and harvest objectives. This framework was then used to engage stakeholders, such as Landscape Conservation Cooperatives’ (LCCs’) habitat management partners within...

Osnas, Erik E.; Boomer, G. Scott; Devries, James H.; Runge, Michael C.
Osnas, E.E., Boomer, G.S., Devries, J.H., and Runge, M.C., 2021, Decision-support framework for linking regional-scale management actions to continental-scale conservation of wide-ranging species: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2020–1084, 31 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20201084.

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Digital Shoreline Analysis System (DSAS) version 5.1 user guide

The Digital Shoreline Analysis System version 5 software is an add-in to Esri ArcGIS Desktop version 10.4–10.7 that enables a user to calculate rate-of-change statistics from a time series of vector shoreline positions. The Digital Shoreline Analysis System provides an automated method for establishing measurement locations, performs rate...

Himmelstoss, Emily A.; Henderson, Rachel E.; Kratzmann, Meredith G.; Farris, Amy S.
Himmelstoss, E.A., Henderson, R.E., Kratzmann, M.G., and Farris, A.S., 2021, Digital Shoreline Analysis System (DSAS) version 5.1 user guide: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2021–1091, 104 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20211091.

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Estimating abundance, temporary emigration and the pattern of density dependence in a cyclic snowshoe hare population in Yukon, Canada

Estimates of demographic parameters based on capture-mark-recapture (CMR) methods may be biased when some individuals in the population are temporarily unavailable for capture (temporary emigration). We estimated snowshoe hare abundance, apparent survival, and probability of temporary emigration in a population of snowshoe hares (Lepus americanus...

Oli, Madan K.; Kenny, Alice J; Boonstra, Rudy; Boutin, Stan; Chaudhary, Vratika; Hines, James E.; Krebs, Charles J

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Modeling marsh dynamics using a 3-D coupled wave-flow-sediment model

Salt marshes are dynamic biogeomorphic systems that respond to external physical factors, including tides, sediment transport, and waves, as well as internal processes such as autochthonous soil formation. Predicting the fate of marshes requires a modeling framework that accounts for these processes in a coupled fashion. In this study, we...

Kalra, Tarandeep S.; Ganju, Neil Kamal; Aretxabaleta, Alfredo; Carr, Joel A.; Defne, Zafer; Moriarty, Julia

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Rapid embryonic development supports the early onset of gill functions in two coral reef damselfishes

The gill is one of the most important organs for growth and survival of fishes. Early life stages in coral reef fishes often exhibit extreme physiological and demographic characteristics that are linked to well-established respiratory and ionoregulatory processes. However, gill development and function in coral reef fishes is not well-understood....

Prescott, LA; Regish, Amy M.; McMahon, SJ; McCormick, Stephen D.; Rummer, JL

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Telemetry reveals migratory drivers and disparate space use across seasons and age-groups in American horseshoe crabs

Identifying mechanisms that underpin animal migration patterns and examining variability in space use within populations is crucial for understanding population dynamics and management implications. In this study, we quantified the migration rates, seasonal changes in migratory connectivity, and residency across population demographics (age and...

Bopp, Justin J.; Sclafani, Matthew; Frisk, Michael G.; McKown, Kim; Zeigler, Catherine; Smith, David R.; Cerrato, Robert

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Managed aquifer recharge suitability—Regional screening and case studies in Jordan and Lebanon

The U.S. Geological Survey, at the request of the U.S. Agency for International Development, led a 5-year regional project to develop and apply methods for water availability and suitability mapping for managed aquifer recharge (MAR) in the Middle East and North Africa region. A regional model of surface runoff for the period from 1984 to 2015 was...

Goode, Daniel J.
Goode, D.J., ed., 2021, Managed aquifer recharge suitability—Regional screening and case studies in Jordan and Lebanon: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2021–1089, 87 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20211089.

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Manganese in the Northern Atlantic Coastal Plain aquifer system, eastern USA—Modeling regional occurrence with pH, redox, and machine learning

Study region: The study was conducted in the Northern Atlantic Coastal Plain aquifer system, eastern USA, an important water supply in a densely populated region.Study focus: Manganese (Mn), an emerging health concern and common nuisance contaminant in drinking water, is mapped and modeled using the XGBoost machine learning method, predictions of...

DeSimone, Leslie A.; Ransom, Katherine Marie

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Predicting regional fluoride concentrations at public and domestic supply depths in basin-fill aquifers of the western United States using a random forest model

A random forest regression (RFR) model was applied to over 12,000 wells with measured fluoride (F) concentrations in untreated groundwater to predict F concentrations at depths used for domestic and public supply in basin-fill aquifers of the western United States. The model relied on twenty-two regional-scale environmental and surficial predictor...

Rosecrans, Celia Z; Belitz, Kenneth; Ransom, Katherine Marie; McMahon, Peter B.; Stackelberg, Paul E.

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Contribution of deep-sourced carbon from hydrocarbon seeps to sedimentary organic carbon: Evidence from radiocarbon and stable isotope geochemistry

Sulfate-driven anaerobic oxidation of methane (AOM) limits the release of methane from marine sediments and promotes the formation of carbonates close to the seafloor in seepage areas along continental margins. It has been established that hydrocarbon seeps are a source of methane, dissolved inorganic carbon...

Feng, Dong; Pohlman, John; Peckmann, Jorn; Sun, Yuedong; Hu, Yu; Roberts, Harry; Chen, Duofu

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Piping Plovers on a beach
June 25, 2018

iPlover was developed by the U.S. Geological Survey Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center and the USGS Center for Integrated Data Analytics.  It is used by trained and vetted personnel to record information about habitats on coastal beaches and he environment surrounding them. 

WellFootprint Map Lansdale Pa. fig.
April 23, 2018

Wellfootprint computes a raster map of groundwater withdrawals relative to a user-defined "Depth-Rate Index" (DRI), such as a recharge rate. Dividing each well's withdrawal rate by the length per time DRI yields an area for display for each well's 'footprint' as a circle around each well. Symbols for closely spaced wells are merged to visualize the combined withdrawals equitably. 

USGS
November 14, 2017

Capture-recapture software to correct raw counts of wildlife fatalities using trial experiments for carcass detecition probability and persistence time.

USGS
April 12, 2017

The programs perform input file formation, distribution visualization, individual-based dynamic population simulation, pedigree accuracy assessment, effective population si

trees and stream
December 15, 2016

The New York Streamflow Estimation Tool produces a complete estimated daily mean time series from which daily flow statistics can be estimated and a means for quantitative flow assessments at ungaged locations to restore and maintain the chemical, physical, and biological integrity of the Nation’s waters.

SIR 2016-5123 front cover icon
October 5, 2016

The Massachusetts Reservoir Simulation Tool is a screening-level model developed to examine the effects of reservoirs on the natural streamflow of streams in Massachusetts. The Massachusetts Reservoir Simulation Tool simulates the daily water balance equation of a water supply reservoir and estimates the magnitude, frequency and duration of spillage below the dam over the period of record.

Cover image from OFR 2015-1192
June 21, 2016

The Delaware River Basin Streamflow Estimator Tool (DRB-SET) estimates baseline and altered streamflow at a daily time step for ungaged stream locations in the Delaware River Basin for water years 1960-2010.

USGS
April 26, 2016

Estimates the total number of species from species presence-absence data on multiple sample sites or occasions using model M(h) from program CAPTURE.

USGS
April 26, 2016

Estimates patch occupancy rates and related parameters.

USGS
April 26, 2016

Computes estimates of survival and capture probability using capture-recapture data with "robust-design" models and recoveries.

USGS
April 26, 2016

Tests the null hypothesis that two samples of recoveries belong to the same bivariate distribution.

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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

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).

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).

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

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

Photo Contest Winner | July 2021 | Honorable Mention 1
Taking a w​​​​​ater sample in Green River

Jin-Si Over and Jen Cramer
June 30, 2021

Jin-Si Over and Jen Cramer trained to be new DOI pilots in Rifle, CO

Photo Contest Winner | June 2021 | Honorable Mention
Jin-Si Over and Jen Cramer from WHCMSC are trained to become new DOI pilots in Rifle, CO

Paper mill reservoir in the Black River Valley
June 27, 2021

Paper mill reservoir in the Black River Valley

Photo Contest Winner | July 2021 | Where We Work
Paper mill reservoir in the Black River Valley, western Adirondacks, near Lyonsdale, New York

Mark Jones taking a measurement in Danville, Pennsylvania
June 24, 2021

Mark Jones taking a measurement in Danville, Pennsylvania

Photo Contest Winner | July 2021 | Honorable Mention 2
Mark Jones taking a measurement in Danville, Pennsylvania

Jean Self-Trail and Laurel Bybell in Prince Georges County, Maryland
June 17, 2021

Jean Self-Trail and Laurel Bybell in Prince Georges County, Maryland

Photo Contest Winner | July 2021 | People
Jean Self-Trail and Laurel Bybell in Prince Georges County, Maryland

Cameron Ensor and Nick Grim demolish a broad-crested weir
June 15, 2021

Cameron Ensor and Nick Grim demolish a broad-crested weir

Photo Contest Winner | July 2021 | USGS at Work
Certified USGS Heavy Equipment Operators Cameron Ensor and Nick Grim demolish a broad-crested weir at USGS Station 01574500 at Cordorus Creek in Spring Grove, PA

Continuous water quality gaging station located at Norwalk River at Norwalk Aquarium near South Norwalk, Connecticut
June 15, 2021

Continuous water quality station on the Norwalk River, Connecticut

Continuous water quality station located on the Norwalk River at Norwalk Aquarium near South Norwalk, Connecticut (USGS site ID 410606073245700).

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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.

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.

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.

Data-collection locations for 2019 monitoring program, Sakonnet RI
May 28, 2021

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

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