New England Water Science Center - Connecticut Office
Shepaug River at Peters Dam at Woodville
About the Connecticut Office
Water Resources of Connecticut
Welcome to the USGS New England Water Science Center, Connecticut Office. These pages are your source for water-resource information collected and interpreted by the U.S. Geological Survey in Connecticut.
Current Streamflow Conditions Maps
In the Spotlight
StreamStats is a Web-based Geographic Information Systems application for use in water resources planning and mangement, and in engineering design. It computes streamflow statistics (e.g. 100-year flood, the mean annual flow, the 7-day, 10-year low flow) and basin characteristics (e.g. drainage area, soil properties, mean annual precipitation) for ungaged sites faster, more accurately, and more consistently than manual methods. See https://water.usgs.gov/osw/streamstats/connecticut.html
Looking for a new way to access water data? This Google Maps interface quickly provides a map view of the sites with USGS water data. Simply zoom into your area of interest, check the boxes for the data you want, and click on your site. For more information on how to use NWIS Mapper visit https://maps.waterdata.usgs.gov/mapper/index.html.
SPARROW Decision Support Tool
SPARROW (SPAtially Referenced Regressions On Watershed attributes) is a watershed modeling technique for relating water-quality measurements made at a network of monitoring stations to attributes of the watersheds such as contaminant sources and environmental factors that affect rates of delivery to streams and in-stream processing. The models are documented in the report SPARROW MODELING—Enhancing Understanding of the Nation’s Water Quality
The complete list of publications can be found on the USGS Publications Warehouse website.
USGS Open-File Report: 2016-1007
USGS Scientific Investigations Report 2015–5189
USGS Scientific Investigations Report 2015–5057
USGS Scientific Investigations Report: 2015-5011