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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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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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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: October 19, 2021

Field Photo Friday Winner for October 2021

USGS New York Water Science Center (NY WSC) staff teaching the new generation of hydrologic technicians how to assemble a mechanical meter and bridge crane to make highflow measurements when modern technology, Acoustic Doppler Current Profilers (ADCPs), will not work. (Credit Kevin Reisig, USGS NY WSC, Public Domain.)

September 30, 2021

Pennsylvania Waters - Fall 2021 - Issue 5

This issue of our Pennsylvania Water Science Center Newsletter includes high water from Hurricanes Ida and Henri, removal of a low-head dam in York County, state of the art USGS monitoring and modeling of stream temperature in the Delaware River Basin, and more.

September 29, 2021

WaterMarks Newsletter - Fall 2021

In this issue we announce new members of our team and our new Associate Director selections. We're excited to welcome these folks and about the great science they will produce for the region. We also recognize a decade since Tropical Storm Irene and the toll it took on portions of New England. Please explore the Irene geonarrative and recent publications. Hope you all have a very happy Fall! 

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Date published: September 29, 2021
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Using Video Imagery to Study Storm Events at Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge

Two video cameras are temporarily mounted on a dune at Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge on the Outer Banks of North Carolina.

Date published: September 20, 2021
Status: Completed

Accelerating Aquifer Storage & Recovery in the Middle East and North Africa Region

In cooperation with the U.S. Agency for International Development, USGS helped regional partners assess the suitability for managing scarce groundwater resources, and improving water supply, using artificial recharge methods. 

Contacts: Daniel J Goode
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
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Date published: October 18, 2021

COAWST model of Barnegat Bay creeks to demonstrate marsh dynamics

The COAWST modeling framework was extended to add two key processes that affect marshes, erosion due to lateral wave thrust (LWT) and vertical accretion due to biomass productivity. The testing of the combined effects of integrating these two processes was done by modeling marsh complexes within Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge and the Barnegat Bay estuary, New Jersey.

Date published: September 29, 2021

USGS National Shoreline Change: A GIS compilation of Updated Vector Shorelines (1800s - 2010s) and Associated Shoreline Change Data for the Georgia and Florida Coasts

 Shoreline positions were compiled prior to and following Hurricane Irma along the sandy shorelines of the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic coasts of Florida and the coast of Georgia. Shoreline positions from the mid-1800s through 2018 were used to update the shoreline change rates for Florida and Georgia using the Digital Shoreline Analysis System (DSAS) software. 

Date published: September 17, 2021

Wave thrust values at point locations along the shorelines of Massachusetts and Rhode Island

This product provides spatial variations in wave thrust along shorelines in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Natural features of relevance along the State coast are salt marshes. In recent times, marshes have been eroding primarily through lateral erosion. Wave thrust represents a metric of wave attack acting on marsh edges. 

Date published: September 17, 2021

Wave thrust values at point locations along the shorelines of Chesapeake Bay, Maryland and Virginia

This product provides spatial variations in wave thrust along shorelines in the Chesapeake Bay. Natural features of relevance along the Bay coast are salt marshes. In recent times, marshes have been eroding primarily through lateral erosion. Wave thrust represents a metric of wave attack acting on marsh edges. The wave thrust is calculated as the vertical integral of the dynamic pressure of...

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.

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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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Elevated levels of radiocarbon in methane dissolved in seawater reveal likely local contamination from nuclear powered vessels

Measurements of the natural radiocarbon content of methane (14C-CH4) dissolved in seawater and freshwater have been used to investigate sources and dynamics of methane. However, during investigations along the Atlantic, Pacific, and Arctic Ocean Margins of the United States, as well as in the North American Great Lakes, some samples revealed...

Joung, D.J.; Ruppel, Carolyn D.; Southon, J.; Kessler, John D.

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Tungsten skarn potential of the Yukon-Tanana Upland, eastern Alaska, USA—A mineral resource assessment

Tungsten (W) is used in a variety of industrial and technological applications and has been identified as a critical mineral for the United States, India, the European Union, and other countries. These countries rely on W imports mostly from China, which leaves them vulnerable to supply disruption. Consequently, the U.S. government...

Case, George N.D.; Graham, Garth E.; Marsh, Erin E.; Taylor, Ryan; Green, Carlin J.; Brown II, Philip J.; Labay, Keith A.

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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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Hydrogeology and gain/loss assessment of two lakes contaminated with per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, vicinity of Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, 2020–21

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) have been identified in two lakes near Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst (JBMDL) in New Jersey—Little Pine Lake in Pemberton Township and Pine Lake in Manchester Township. The streams that enter these lakes begin in or near JBMDL where sources of PFAS contamination are located. The U.S. Geological Survey,...

Fiore, Alex R.; Witzigman, Christopher M.; Reiser, Robert G.
Fiore, A.R., Witzigman, C.M., and Reiser, R.G., 2021, Hydrogeology and gain/loss assessment of two lakes contaminated with per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, vicinity of Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, 2020–21: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2021–5107, 24 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20215107.

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Delineation of areas contributing groundwater and travel times to receiving waters in Kings, Queens, Nassau, and Suffolk Counties, New York

To assist resource managers and planners in developing informed strategies to address nitrogen loading to coastal water bodies of Long Island, New York, the U.S. Geological Survey and New York State Department of Environmental Conservation initiated a program to delineate areas contributing groundwater to coastal water bodies by assembling a...

Misut, Paul E.; Casamassina, Nicole A.; Walter, Donald A.
Misut, P.E., Casamassina, N.A., and Walter, D.A., 2021, Delineation of areas contributing groundwater and travel times to receiving waters in Kings, Queens, Nassau, and Suffolk Counties, New York: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2021–5047, 61 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20215047.

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Hydrogeologic framework, water levels, and selected contaminant concentrations at Valmont TCE Superfund Site, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, 2020

The Valmont TCE Superfund Site, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania is underlain by fractured and folded sandstones and shales of the Pottsville and Mauch Chunk Formations, which form a fractured-rock aquifer recharged locally by precipitation. Industrial activities at the former Chromatex Plant resulted in trichloroethene (TCE) contamination of...

Senior, Lisa A.; Fiore, Alex R.; Bird, Philip H.
Senior, L.A., Fiore, A.R., and Bird, P.H., 2021, Hydrogeologic framework, water levels, and selected contaminant concentrations at Valmont TCE Superfund Site, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, 2020: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2021–1093, 80 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20211093.

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Machine learning can assign geologic basin to produced water samples using major ion geochemistry

Understanding the geochemistry of waters produced during petroleum extraction is essential to informing the best treatment and reuse options, which can potentially be optimized for a given geologic basin. Here, we used the US Geological Survey’s National Produced Waters Geochemical Database (PWGD) to determine if major ion chemistry could be used...

Shelton, Jenna L.; Jubb, Aaron M.; Saxe, Samuel; Attanasi, Emil D.; Milkov, Alexei; Engle, Mark A; Freeman, Philip A.; Shaffer, Christopher; Blondes, Madalyn S.

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Optimization of salt marsh management at the Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge, Maine, 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; O'Brien, Kathleen M.; Benvenuti, Bri; Kleinert, Ryan
Neckles, H.A., Lyons, J.E., Nagel, J.L., Adamowicz, S.C., Mikula, T., O’Brien, K.M., Benvenuti, B., and Kleinert, R., 2021, Optimization of salt marsh management at the Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge, Maine, through use of structured decision making: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2021–1080, 35 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20211080.

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National assessment of helium resources within known natural gas reservoirs

Using available data, the U.S. Geological Survey estimated that 306 billion cubic feet of recoverable helium is presently within the known geologic natural gas reservoirs of the United States.

Brennan, Sean T.; Rivera, Jennifer L.; Varela, Brian A.; Park, Andy J.
Brennan, S.T., Rivera, J.L., Varela, B.A., and Park, A.J., 2021, National assessment of helium resources within known natural gas reservoirs: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2021–5085, 5 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20215085.

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Culverts delay upstream and downstream migrations of river herring (Alosa spp.)

Alewife (Alosa pseudoharengus) and blueback herring (Alosa aestivalis) are iteroparous anadromous fish found throughout the East Coast of North America. The phenology of anadromous fish migrations is important for fitness, and the duration of spawning migrations has been compressed in recent years in response to climate change. Anthropogenic...

Alcott, Derrick; Goerig, Elsa; Castro-Santos, Theodore R.

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Methods for estimating regional skewness of annual peak flows in parts of eastern New York and Pennsylvania, based on data through water year 2013

Bulletin 17C (B17C) recommends fitting the log-Pearson Type III (LP−III) distribution to a series of annual peak flows at a streamgage by using the method of moments. The third moment, the skewness coefficient (or skew), is important because the magnitudes of annual exceedance probability (AEP) flows estimated by using the LP–III distribution are...

Veilleux, Andrea G.; Wagner, Daniel M.
Veilleux, A.G., and Wagner, D.M., 2021, Methods for estimating regional skewness of annual peak flows in parts of eastern New York and Pennsylvania, based on data through water year 2013: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2021–5015, 38 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20215015.

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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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Kenna Grubb measuring on the Holston River
October 14, 2021

Kenna Grubb measuring on the Holston River

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Kenna Grubb measuring on the Holston River

Field sampling crew with favorite equipment
August 31, 2021

Field sampling crew with favorite equipment

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Field sampling crew with favorite equipment

Liz Nystrom captaining a boat on the Hudson River
August 31, 2021

Liz Nystrom captaining a boat on the Hudson River

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Liz Nystrom captaining a boat on the Hudson River

Continuous water quality station on the Mystic River at the Mystic Seaport, Mystic CT
August 20, 2021

Continuous water quality station

Continuous water quality station on the Mystic River at the Mystic Seaport, Mystic CT (Site ID 412141071580200). Setup includes top and bottom multiparameter sondes and velocity uplooker.

USGS Research Hyrologist Neil Terry preparing for resistivity surveys in Northern Minnesota
August 17, 2021

Neil Terry preparing for resistivity surveys in Northern Minnesota

Photo Contest Winner | September 2021 | USGS at Work
USGS Research Hyrologist Neil Terry preparing for resistivity surveys in Northern Minnesota
 

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

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Hoosick River near Williamstown, MA sculpture

Impounded wetland eddy flux tower install
July 29, 2021

Impounded wetland eddy flux tower install

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Impounded wetland eddy flux tower install

Chany Huddleston and Ross Clyma prepare QBoat at Schoharie Creek
July 28, 2021

Chany Huddleston and Ross Clyma prepare QBoat at Schoharie Creek

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Chany Huddleston and Ross Clyma prepare QBoat at Schoharie Creek

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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6 people beside a truck next to and working on several large pieces of USGS equipment
October 19, 2021

USGS New York Water Science Center (NY WSC) staff teaching the new generation of hydrologic technicians how to assemble a mechanical meter and bridge crane to make highflow measurements when modern technology, Acoustic Doppler Current Profilers (ADCPs), will not work. (Credit Kevin Reisig, USGS NY WSC, Public Domain.)

Hurricane Henri's Water Footprint
September 30, 2021

This issue of our Pennsylvania Water Science Center Newsletter includes high water from Hurricanes Ida and Henri, removal of a low-head dam in York County, state of the art USGS monitoring and modeling of stream temperature in the Delaware River Basin, and more.

Shepaug River Peter's Dam gage pool
September 29, 2021

In this issue we announce new members of our team and our new Associate Director selections. We're excited to welcome these folks and about the great science they will produce for the region. We also recognize a decade since Tropical Storm Irene and the toll it took on portions of New England. Please explore the Irene geonarrative and recent publications. Hope you all have a very happy Fall! 

Image shows the sun setting behind a large industrial facility
September 28, 2021

The natural gas reservoirs of the United States contain an estimated 306 billion cubic feet of recoverable helium, according to a new report from the U.S. Geological Survey. This is the first-ever estimate of recoverable helium resources from the USGS.

Survey at a dam-removal and culvert-retrofit site
September 24, 2021

Human land- and water-management practices have resulted in modifications to natural streamflow conditions and reduced the ecological health of aquatic communities. Working in collaboration with our many partners, the New England Water Science Center provides data and scientific analyses to inform and support aquatic-ecosystem conservation and restoration.

Cape Cod looking to the north
September 23, 2021

Join us in welcoming our recently hired staff at the New England WSC.

USGS 01174565, West Branch Swift River near Shutesbury, Massachusetts streamgage station
September 23, 2021

Streamflow conditions in New England were variable from North to South during the period of mid-June to late August and leading up to this period, drought conditions appeared imminent. However, most of central and southern New England received above normal precipitation, which lead to above normal streamflow conditions.

USGS Publications spread out on a table
September 23, 2021

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

Hurricane Henri's Water Footprint
September 17, 2021

Streamflow and water level changed dramatically as Tropical Storm Henri made landfall in the northeastern U.S. in late August, 2021, as shown by the Water Footprint Data Visualization.

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.

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