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United States Geological Survey (USGS): Water Resources of New York

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Here you'll find information on New York's rivers, lakes, and estuaries. You'll also find information about groundwater, water quality, and many other topics. The USGS New York Water Science Center operates the most extensive satellite network of stream- and tide-gaging stations in the state, many of which form the backbone of flood-warning systems. The USGS provides current ("real-time";) stream stage and surface-water, water-quality, and groundwater levels for over 300 sites in New York.

For emergency situations, please contact Bill Coon, Surface Water Specialist at the USGS New York Water Science Center or call our general number (518) 285-5600 and follow the directions to leave voicemail which will be immediately forwarded to a responsible party and responded to as quickly as possible.

Hurricane Sandy Information

Study Assesses Threats to Groundwater Availability and Sustainability in Northern Atlantic Coastal Plain - September 2016

Threats to groundwater availability and sustainability in the Northern Atlantic Coastal Plain are dependent to a large degree by the type of aquifers used for water supply, according to a new regional assessment by the U.S. Geological Survey.
Scientists look at issue from Long Island to North Carolina...more https://www.usgs.gov/news/study-assesses-threats-groundwater-availability-and-sustainability-northern-atlantic-coastal.

Block Diagrams (click to enlarge):

Northern Atlantic Coastal Plain aquifer system   Conceptual model of the flow system with the Northern Atlantic Coastal Plain aquifer system.

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Hydrologists Amy Simonson and Mike Como collect a water-quality sample July 5, 2016, at the Bronx River, in Bronx, NY. (Photo by Irene J. Fisher).

Recent Reports

Regional variability in bed-sediment concentrations of wastewater compounds, hormones and PAHs for portions of coastal New York and New Jersey impacted by hurricane Sandy

Assessing condition of macroinvertebrate communities and sediment toxicity in the St. Lawrence River at Massena Area-of-Concern

Assessing condition of macroinvertebrate communities and sediment toxicity in the St. Lawrence River at Massena Area-of-Concern

Urban infrastructure and water management

Urban infrastructure and water management—Science capabilities of the U.S. Geological Survey (Fact Sheet)

The Northeast Stream Quality Assessment
Fact Sheet 2016-3021

The Northeast Stream Quality Assessment (Fact Sheet)

Comparison of wastewater-associated contaminants in the bed sediment of Hempstead Bay, New York, before and after Hurricane Sandy

Comparison of wastewater-associated contaminants in the bed sediment of Hempstead Bay, New York, before and after Hurricane Sandy

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Featured Projects

State of the Aquifer System on Long Island, NY New!State of the Aquifer System, Long Island, NY
Urban Waters Initiative--Pop-Up Wetlands at Pier 5 along the Harlem River, Bronx, N.Y. Urban Waters Initiative--Pop-Up Wetlands at Pier 5 along the Harlem River, Bronx, N.Y.
Coastal conditions in Southeastern New York; click to go to a live map Coastal conditions in Southeastern New York; click to go to a live map
U.S. Geological Survey hydrologic technicians collect a stream sample from Hallocks Mill Brook downstream of the outfall of one of the wastewater treatment plants investigated. Manufacturing Facilities Release Pharmaceuticals to the Environment
Streamstats for New York Streamstats for New York
Flood-Inundation Maps for the West Branch Delaware River, Delhi, New York Flood-Inundation Maps for the West Branch Delaware River, Delhi, New York
Marcellus Shale Water Resources and Natural Gas Production from the Marcellus Shale
Natural Methane Occurrence in Water Wells of South-Central New York State- Evaluation of Topographic Position and Hydrogeologic Setting Natural Methane Occurrence in Water Wells of South-Central New York State- Evaluation of Topographic Position and Hydrogeologic Setting
Soil and Low-Ionic-Strength Water Quality Laboratory Soil and Low-Ionic-Strength Water Quality Laboratory
Rockland County Water-Resources Study: Summary of Findings Rockland County Water-Resources Study: Summary of Findings

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