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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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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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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
Date published: November 25, 2020
Status: Active

New England Flood Information

The USGS delivers continuous streamflow, stage (water-level), and tide data to help emergency managers and other decision makers protect life and property caused by floods and other water-related hazards.

Date published: November 5, 2020
Status: Active

Region 1: North Atlantic-Appalachian PFAS Capability Team

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a group of anthropogenic emerging contaminants. Some PFAS have been voluntarily phased out, as exposure has been linked to adverse human health effects.

Date published: October 28, 2020
Status: Completed

New England Drought, 2020

Below average and infrequent rainfall from May through September 2020 led to an extreme hydrologic drought across much of New England, with some areas experiencing a flash (quick-onset) drought.

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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). 

Date published: December 11, 2020

Sea-floor sediment samples, seabed imagery, and CTD instrument data collected on Stellwagen Bank in July and August, 2019, U.S. Geological Survey Field Activity 2019-008-FA

This cruise was conducted in collaboration with the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, and the data collected will aid research on the ecology of fish and invertebrate species that inhabit the region.

Date published: October 26, 2020

Petroleum geology data from hydrous and anhydrous pyrolysis residues for coals and shales from the Cambrian through the Miocene

This data release contains programmed pyrolysis, organic petrographic (reflectance), and semiquantitative X-ray diffraction mineralogy data for subsurface coal and shale samples from around the world.

Date published: October 1, 2020

New England Below Normal 28-day average streamflow compared to historical streamflow for the day of year

Below Normal 28-day average streamflow compared to historical streamflow for the day of year

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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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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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The Chesapeake Bay program modeling system: Overview and recommendations for future development

The Chesapeake Bay is the largest, most productive, and most biologically diverse estuary in the continental United States providing crucial habitat and natural resources for culturally and economically important species. Pressures from human population growth and associated development and agricultural intensification have led to excessive...

Hood, Raleigh; Shenk, Gary Wynee; Dixon, Rachel L; Smith, Sean M. C.; Ball, William P.; Bash, Jesse; Batiuk, R.; Boomer, Kathy; Brady, Damian C; Cerco, Carl; Claggett, Peter R.; de Mutsert, Kim; Easton, Zachary M.; Elmore, Andrew J; Friedrichs, Marjorie A. M.; Harris, Lora A.; Ihde, Thomas F.; Lacher, Iara; Li, Li; Linker, Lewis; Miller, Andrew; Moriarty, Julia; Noe, Gregory B.; Onyullo, George; Rose, Kenneth A; Skalak, Katherine; Tian, Richard; Veith, Tamie L; Wainger, Lisa A.; Weller, Donald E.; Zhang, Yinglong J.

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Simulation of water-table response to sea-level rise and change in recharge, Sandy Hook unit, Gateway National Recreation Area, New Jersey

The Sandy Hook Unit, Gateway National Recreation Area (hereafter Sandy Hook) in New Jersey is a 10-kilometer-long spit visited by thousands of people each year who take advantage of the historical and natural resources and recreational opportunities. The historical and natural resources are threatened by global climate change, including sea-level...

Carleton, Glen B.; Charles, Emmanuel G.; Fiore, Alex R.; Winston, Richard B.
Carleton, G.B., Charles, E.G., Fiore, A.R., and Winston, R.B., 2021, Simulation of water-table response to sea-level rise and change in recharge, Sandy Hook unit, Gateway National Recreation Area, New Jersey: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2020–5080, 91 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20205080.

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Hydraulic modeling at selected dam-removal and culvert-retrofit sites in the northeastern United States

Aquatic connectivity projects, such as removing dams and modifying culverts, have substantial benefits. The restoration of natural flow conditions improves water quality, sediment transport, aquatic and riparian habitat, and fish passage. These projects can also decrease hazards faced by communities by lowering water-surface elevations of flood...

Olson, Scott A.; Simeone, Caelan E.
Olson, S.A., and Simeone, C.E., 2021, Hydraulic modeling at selected dam-removal and culvert-retrofit sites in the northeastern United States: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2021–5056, 37 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20215056.

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Optimization of salt marsh management at the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, New Jersey, 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; Castelli, Paul M.; Rettig, Virginia
Neckles, H.A., Lyons, J.E., Nagel, J.L., Adamowicz, S.C., Mikula, T., Castelli, P.M., and Rettig, V., 2021, Optimization of salt marsh management at the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, New Jersey, through use of structured decision making: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2021–1037, 41 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20211037.

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Borehole sampling of surficial sediments in Northern Virginia and Southern Maryland

From 2014 to 2017, the U.S. Geological Survey’s Florence Bascom Geoscience Center (FBGC) entered into an inter-agency agreement with the Federal Highway Administration’s Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center (TFHRC) to assist in field site selection and auger drilling fieldwork. The TFHRC was developing a device to measure the erosional...

Chirico, Peter G.; DeWitt, Jessica D.; Bergstresser, Sarah E.
Chirico, P.G., DeWitt, J.D., and Bergstresser, S.E., 2021, Borehole sampling of surficial sediments in Northern Virginia and Southern Maryland: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2021–1038, 27 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20211038.

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Evaluation of regulatory action and surveillance as preventive risk-mitigation to an emerging global amphibian pathogen Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans (Bsal)

The emerging amphibian pathogen Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans (Bsal) is a severe threat to global urodelan (salamanders, newts, and related taxa) biodiversity. Bsal has not been detected, to date, in North America, but the risk is high because North America is one of the global hotspots for urodelan biodiversity. The North American...

Grear, Daniel A.; Mosher, Brittany A.; Richgels, Katherine; Campbell Grant, Evan H.

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

The California Department of Transportation, commonly known as CalTrans, and other municipal separate storm sewer system permittees in California as well as other State departments of transportation nationwide need information about potential loads and yields (loads per unit area) of constituents of concern in stormwater runoff and discharges from...

Granato, Gregory E.; Friesz, Paul J.
Granato, G.E., and Friesz, P.J., 2021, Approaches for assessing long-term annual yields of highway and urban runoff in selected areas of California with the Stochastic Empirical Loading and Dilution Model (SELDM): U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2021–5043, 37 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20215043.

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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. 

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November 14, 2017

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

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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.

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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.

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April 26, 2016

Estimates patch occupancy rates and related parameters.

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April 26, 2016

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

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April 26, 2016

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

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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

Magicicada cassinii, super rare Blue eyed variant
June 3, 2021

Magicicada cassinii, super rare Blue eyed variant

Photo Contest Winner | June 2021 | Honorable Mention
USGS Natiave Bee Lab, Magicicada cassinii, super rare Blue eyed variant

Marcus G. Langseth departs Newport, Oregon
June 3, 2021

Marcus G. Langseth departs Newport, Oregon

Photo Contest Winner | June 2021 | Where We Work
Marcus G. Langseth departs Newport, Oregon (Yaquina Bay) for Cascadia Project OBS Deployment Leg

High-water mark monument installed in May 2021, and shows the peak for period of record was from Tropical Storm Irene
May 31, 2021

USGS Station ID 01075000 Pemigewasset River high-water mark monument

USGS station ID 01075000 Pemigewasset River at Woodstock, New Hampshire. The high-water mark monument was installed in May 2021, and shows the peak for the period of record at this gage was from Tropical Storm Irene. It still remains the highest peak to this day. This gage has reported peaks for 77 years.

Ashley Ryan and Jeff Kvech
May 20, 2021

Ashley Ryan and Jeff Kvech using ADCP for recon

Photo Contest Winner | June 2021 | USGS at Work
Ashley Ryan and Jeff Kvech using ADCP for recon of lower Anacostia River, 20210520

person standing using a remotely controlled acoustic doppler current profiler in a body of water
May 20, 2021

Remote control ADCP measurement

The Region 1, May 2021 "USGS at Work" Winner (by Aaron Stephens)

Scituate Reservoir, Rhode Island
May 17, 2021

Scituate Reservoir, Rhode Island

Scituate Reservoir on Plainfield Pike, Scituate, RI.

Photo taken on the eastern side of the reservoir, facing northwest. 

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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.

grass. man, woman, park, table, red, green, trees
May 14, 2021

USGS staff participated in science outreach at Riverview High School, where students learned about environmental science and took part in interactive learning experiences.

Cessna 208B Grand Caravan in Flight
May 12, 2021

USGS Low-level Airplane Surveys Beginning Soon

Editor: In the public interest and in accordance with Federal Aviation Administration regulations, the USGS is announcing this low-level airborne project. Your assistance in informing the local communities is appreciated.

USGS scientist in winter clothing is inserting tool into groundwater well in the middle of a snowy field. A utility terrain vehi
April 30, 2021

The Maine SW/GW (Surface-Water/Groundwater) Networks Section has been busy this spring- confirming our equipment is working properly after the winter, making high flow measurements to confirm our stage-discharge relationships and preparing for upcoming summer projects. 

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April 30, 2021

Welcome to the second issue of our USGS Geology, Energy & Minerals Science Center (GEMSC or GEM) quarterly newsletter. The GEMSC has had a productive quarter, releasing 12 publications, 6 data releases, 2 software releases, and presenting at Southeast GSA, the AAPG Sustainability Symposium, and the 30th Global Methane Initiative Coal Subcommittee meetings.

Map of the glacial aquifer locations in the United States
April 27, 2021

New 3-dimensional models predict where high concentrations of arsenic and manganese are likely to occur in the glacial aquifer system, reports a new study from the U.S. Geological Survey National Water Quality Program. The glacial aquifer system, which underlies parts of 25 states across the northern U.S., supplies groundwater for about 30 million people.

water, sky, city, buildings, man, plaid, boat, trees, skyline
April 7, 2021

This issue of our Pennsylvania Water Science Center Newsletter highlights USGS data on the occurrence of PFAS contaminants in surface waters across the Commonwealth, a first-of-its-kind survey, in cooperation with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection. USGS identified likely causes for changing low-flow statistics for streams in the Delaware River Basin, and there's more.

Kent Falls State Park
April 6, 2021

A new U.S. Geological Survey study provides an updated, statewide estimate of high levels of naturally occurring arsenic and uranium in private well water across Connecticut.

USGS gage 01135150, Pope Brook near North Danville, Vermont
April 1, 2021

In this issue of the USGS New England WSC Newsletter, we spotlight recent field activities, our Hydrologic Interpretive Program, a new report about arsenic in groundwater, and research at the Sleepers River Research Watershed. I hope you enjoy the articles about some of the great work our folks are doing and exploring the links to this quarter’s publications. Thanks for making us part of your day!

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