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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! 

Date published: September 24, 2021

Science in Support of Aquatic-Ecosystem Conservation and Restoration

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.

Date published: September 23, 2021

Meet our New Staff at New England WSC - September 2021

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

Date published: September 23, 2021

New England WSC Hydrologic Monitoring Program Summer 2021 Update

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.

Date published: September 23, 2021

New England WSC Data Releases and Publications in the Third Quarter of 2021

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

Date published: August 21, 2021

USGS Deploying Storm Tide Sensors From NY to MA for Hurricane Henri

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.

Date published: August 11, 2021

New England Water Science Center Associate Director Selections

The New England Water Science Center is happy to announce the selection of Jonathan Morrison as Associate Director of the Applied Hydrology Program and Gregory Stewart as Associate Director of the Hydrologic Monitoring Program. 

Date published: July 27, 2021

Connecticut Networks Section Summer Update

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. 

July 1, 2021

WaterMarks Newsletter - Summer 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

Date published: June 29, 2021

Streamflow Conditions in New England, Spring 2021

Streamflow conditions in New England were highly variable this spring.

Date published: June 29, 2021

Dissolved Oxygen Monitoring Program in Connecticut

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.