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Water Resources of New England

Welcome to the New England Water Science Center web page. This is your direct link to water-resource information on New England's rivers and streams, groundwater, water quality, and biology. Data collection and interpretive studies are done by the Center to support multi-state water-resource infrastructure and management needs and are part of the USGS science strategy to address the water-resource priorities of the nation and global trends in:

  • Ecosystem status and change
  • Climate variability and change
  • National hazard risk and assessment
  • Environmental risk to human health
  • Water use and availability
  • Transportation activities in relation to water resources

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Featured Project

Flood innundation map interface.

Flood inundation map interface.

Ft. Kent, Maine Flood Inundation Mapping - This Google Map interface to flood inundation maps developed for Fort Kent, Maine depicts estimates of the areal extent and depth of flooding corresponding to selected water levels (gage heights) at the USGS streamgage, St. John River below Fish River at Fort Kent, Maine (station 01014000) and the USGS streamgage, Fish River near Fort Kent, Maine (station 01013500). Current gage heights at these USGS streamgages may be obtained on the Internet at Forecasted peak-gage-height information, available from the National Weather Service, may be used in conjunction with these maps to show predicted areas of flood inundation.
(References to non-U.S. Department of Interior (DOI) products do not constitute an endorsement by the DOI. By viewing the Google Maps API on this web site the user agrees to the Google Maps API Terms of Service.)

Newest Publications

Journal Publications

Joseph D. Ayotte, Marcel Belaval, Scott A. Olson, Karen R. Burow, Sarah M. Flanagan, Stephen R. Hinkle, Bruce D. Lindsey, 2014, Factors affecting temporal variability of arsenic in groundwater used for drinking water supply in the United States. Science of The Total Environment, Article in Press.

Masterson, J. P., Fienen, M. N., Thieler, E. R., Gesch, D. B., Gutierrez, B. T. and Plant, N. G. (2013), Effects of sea-level rise on barrier island groundwater system dynamics – ecohydrological implications. Ecohydrol.. doi: 10.1002/eco.1442

Davis, J. H. and Verdi, R. (2013), Groundwater Flow Cycling Between a Submarine Spring and an Inland Fresh Water Spring. Ground Water. doi: 10.1111/gwat.12125

        Journal Publications archives

USGS Publications

cover Open-File Report 2014–1003
Granato, G.E., 2014, Hydrologic Drought Decision Support System (HyDroDSS)

cover Scientific Investigations Report 2014–5037
Granato, G.E., 2014, Statistics for stochastic modeling of volume reduction, hydrograph extension, and water–quality treatment by structural stormwater runoff best management practices (BMPs)


cover Scientific Investigations Report 2014–5010
Bent, G.C., Steeves, P.A., and Waite, A.M., 2014, Equations for estimating selected streamflow statistics in Rhode Island

cover Data Series 823
Degnan, J.R., Barker, Gregory, Olson, Neil, and Wilder, Leland, 2014, Geophysical logging of bedrock wells for geothermal gradient characterization in New Hampshire, 2013

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