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Our New York Water Science Center priority is to continue the important work of the Department of the Interior and the USGS, while also maintaining the health and safety of our employees and community.  Based on guidance from the White House, the CDC, and state and local authorities, we are shifting our operations to a virtual mode and have minimal staffing within our offices. 

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Date published: March 23, 2021

Field Photo Friday Winner for March 2021

Kent Smith installing a Crest Stage Gage (CSG) on March 17th, 2021, while Jared Marion, Ron Johnson, Scott Holewinski, and John Wernly upgrade USGS 04230650 GENESEE R AT BALLANTYNE BRIDGE NEAR MORTIMER NY to an index velocity river gage for the New York State Canal Corporation.  (Credit: John Wernly, USGS NY WSC, Public domain.)

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Year Published: 2021

Delineation of the freshwater-saltwater interface on southwestern Long Island, New York, through use of surface and borehole geophysical methods

The U.S. Geological Survey used surface and borehole geophysical methods to delineate the freshwater-saltwater interface in coastal plain aquifers along the southwestern part of Long Island, New York. Over pumping of groundwater in the early 20th century combined with freshwater-saltwater interfaces at the coastline created saltwater intrusion in...

Stumm, Frederick; Como, Michael D.; Zuck, Marie A.

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Regional target loads of atmospheric nitrogen and sulfur deposition for the protection of stream and watershed soil resources of the Adirondack Mountains, USA

Acidic deposition contributes to a range of environmental impacts across forested landscapes, including acidification of soil and drainage water, toxic aluminum mobilization, depletion of available soil nutrient cations, and impacts to forest and aquatic species health and biodiversity. In response to decreasing levels of acidic deposition, soils...

McDonnell, Todd C.; Driscoll, Charles T.; Sullivan, Timothy J.; Burns, Douglas A.; Baldigo, Barry P.; Shao, Shuai; Lawrence, Gregory B.

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Considerations of variability and power for long-term monitoring of stream fish assemblages

Little attention has been given to optimizing statistical power for monitoring stream fish assemblages. We explored the relationship between temporal variability and statistical power using 34 metrics from fish community data collected annually at six sites over 10 years via electrofishing. Metric variability differed by the life stage and group...

George, Scott D.; Daniel Stich; Baldigo, Barry P.