WATERSHED SCIENCE

 

Extensive research and modeling has been completed in the Pomperaug Watershed. The studies have ranged from habitat assessment to modeling the interaction between rainfall, groundwater recharge, and stream flow. Below, you will find short descriptions and copies of the scientific reports for projects completed in the watershed. Click on the report title to view the report.

Large Woody Debris Restoration
Large Woody Debris Restoration

Large Woody Debris Restoration Project at BOTR - Presentation (June 2014) by Carol Haskins, et. al.

Mapping Bedrock Surface USGS_HVSR
Mapping Bedrock Surface USGS_HVSR

Mapping Bedrock Surface Contours Using the Horizontal-to-Vertical Spectral Ratio (HVSR) Method Near the Middle Quarter Area, Woodbury, Connecticut. (March 2013) by Craig J. Brown, et. al. U.S. Geological Survey Open File Report 2013-1028

Climate Change Scale Response USGS
Climate Change Scale Response USGS

Integrated Watershed-Scale Response To Climate Change For Selected Basins Across The United Sates. (2012) by Stephen L. Markstrom, et. al. (David M. Bjerklie). U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2011-5077

Watershed Scale Response PRWC
Watershed Scale Response PRWC

Watershed Scale Response To Climate - Pomperaug River Watershed, Connecticut. (March 2012) by David M. Bjerklie, Lauren E. Hay, Stephen L. Markstrom. U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Fact Sheet 2011-3122

Management Analysis River Stability
Management Analysis River Stability

Three Rivers Park and the Pomperaug River, Woodbury, CT: A Management Analysis of River Stability and Riparian Buffers. (Fall 2010) Prepared by Emily Stevenson and Eliza Cava for River Processes and Restoration, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, Profession Jim MacBroom

Streamwalk Summary Report PRWC
Streamwalk Summary Report PRWC

Pomperaug River Watershed Streamwalk Summary Report. (May 2010) Prepared in cooperation with the Pomperaug River Watershed Coalition by Jennifer Holton of Streamscape Environmental, LLC.

Effects of Land Use and Groundwater
Effects of Land Use and Groundwater

Estimation of the Effects of Land Use and Groundwater Withdrawals on Streamflow for the Pomperaug River, Connecticut. (October 2010) by David M. Bjerklie, J. Jeffery Starn, and Claudia Tamayo. U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2010-5114

USGS Aquifer Chemistry and Transport
USGS Aquifer Chemistry and Transport

USGS Aquifer Chemistry and Transport Processes study report cover Aquifer Chemistry and Transport Processes in the Zone of Contribution to a Public-Supply Well in Woodbury, Connecticut, 2002–06. (February 2010) By Craig J. Brown, J. Jeffrey Starn, Kenneth G. Stollenwerk, Remo A. Mondazzi, and Thomas J. Trombley United States Geological Survey - National Water-Quality Assessment Program

Vulnerability of Public-Supply Wells
Vulnerability of Public-Supply Wells

Assessing the Vulnerability of Public-Supply Wells to Contamination: Glacial Aquifer System in Woodbury, Connecticut National Water-Quality Assessment, Transport of Anthropogenic and Natural Contaminants (TANC) to Public-Supply Wells —By Martha L. Jagucki, Craig J. Brown, J. Jeffrey Starn, and Sandra M. Eberts (January 2010)

Recharge Mapping: A GIS-based tool
Recharge Mapping: A GIS-based tool

Recharge Mapping: A GIS-based tool for identifying land with significant groundwater recharge. (September 2009) By Pomperaug River Watershed Coalition, Council of Governments of Central Naugatuck Valley, and Housatonic Valley Association.

Transylvania Pond - Southbury CT ERT
Transylvania Pond - Southbury CT ERT

Transylvania Pond - Southbury, Connecticut: Environmental Review Team Report. (September 2008) By Eastern Connecticut Resource Conservation and Development Area, Inc.

Anthropogenic Organic Compounds
Anthropogenic Organic Compounds

Anthropogenic Organic Compounds in Source and Finished Water from Community Water System Wells in Western and Central Connecticut, 2002–2004. (2007) By Thomas J. Trombley, Craig J. Brown, and Gregory C. Delzer United States Geological Survey