Transportation and Hydrology Studies of the U.S. Geological Survey in New England

Fact Sheet 2016-3009



The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has a long history of working with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and State transportation agencies to provide data and information to address various issues related to water resources and the Nation’s transportation infrastructure. These issues include the following:

• Streamgaging data networks
• Flow frequencies and flow statistics
• Water-quality investigations
• Bridge scour and sediment transport
• Hydrologic and hydraulic flood modeling

In New England, the USGS is conducting investigations to improve flood flow estimation techniques, to define channel characteristics at bankfull discharge, and to document storm tide as a result of major coastal storms. Current locally focused investigations include examination of flow frequency in rural, urban, and small watersheds; documentation of extreme inland floods along with flood-frequency updates; examination of the effects of roadway blasting on groundwater quality; and determinations of the effects of road salting on the quality of runoff and receiving waters.

Suggested Citation

U.S. Geological Survey, 2016, Transportation and hydrology studies of the U.S. Geological Survey in New England: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2016–3009, 4 p.,

ISSN: 2327-6932 (online)

ISSN: 2327-6916 (print)

Study Area

Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Transportation and Hydrology Studies of the U.S. Geological Survey in New England
Series title Fact Sheet
Series number 2016-3009
DOI 10.3133/fs20163009
Year Published 2016
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) NH/VT office of New England Water Science Center
Description 4 p.
Country United States
Other Geospatial New England
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) Y
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