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The following projects represent the hydrologic investigations and studies that the New Hampshire-Vermont Office has underway. These projects are conducted through cooperative studies with State and local agencies, interagency agreements with other Federal agencies and through USGS programs. For more information about USGS cooperative studies, contact the Water Science Director.


New England Coastal Basins study unit (part of the USGS National Water Quality Assessment Program);

2) Connecticut River Watershed Atlas
Two online mapping applications providing info about landscape and environmental features and conditions of the watershed;

3) NHDPlus catchment delineation and attributes
Creation of catchments and attribute data for the National Hydrologic Dataset Plus;,

4) Effects of Urbanization
Effects of urbanization on stream ecosystems in selected urban areas of the United States;

5) Borehole Sampling
Investigation of alternative groundwater sampling systems for use in fractured-rock aquifers;

6) Carbon Quality Measurement
Climate controls on organic carbon flux from northern forested watersheds;

Use of Earth observations in the SPARROW (Spatially Referenced Regressions on Watershed Attributes) water-quality model;

Geospatial development and support for SPARROW water quality models in Canadian watersheds;

9) Groundwater and Climate Change
Evaluation of long-term trends in groundwater level data in northern New England and possible relations to climatic data;




1) VT Tropical Storm Irene
Flood-related data collection and analysis relating to Tropical Storm Irene and Lake Champlain flooding in 2011;

2) Sleepers River
Sleepers River Water, Energy, and Biogeochemical Budgets (WEBB);

3) Lake Champlain BMP
Best Management Practices in the Lake Champlain Basin;

4) Mt. Mansfield
Impacts of high-elevation development on the hydrology and water quality of headwater streams, Mt. Mansfield, VT;







1) NH Salt Study
Assessment of chloride and sodium trends in the groundwater used for the drinking water supplies in New Hampshire;

2) Auburn Road Arsenic - NEW!
Characterization of the hydrogeologic framework and arsenic mobility at the Auburn Road Landfill, Londonderry, New Hampshire;

3) NH Seacoast Flood Mapping
Hydrologic and hydraulic computations for downstream portions of the Piscataqua/Salmon Falls Basin in New Hampshire;

4) Androscoggin QW
Characterization of the extent of elemental mercury contamination and ecological risks in the Androscoggin River from a former Chlor-Alkali facility, Berlin, New Hampshire, phase II;

5) Southeast NH Uranium Study
Citizen awareness of uranium contamination in private bedrock wells in southeastern New Hampshire;

6) NH Tropical Storm Irene
Flood-related data collection and analysis relating to Tropical Storm Irene flooding in New Hampshire in 2011;

7) Savage Well Superfund Site
Remediation effectiveness of the OU1 Area at Savage Municipal Well Superfund Site;



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