Interpretive Studies of Pennsylvania Water Resources
The Pennsylvania Water Science Center conducts hydrologic investigations that support statewide water-resource infrastructure and management needs and are part of the
USGS Science Strategy
to address major natural-science issues facing the nation.
— Pennsylvania streamflow characteristics, drought monitoring, watershed and flood models, and scour below bridges over streams.
— Recharge to aquifers, research on fractured rock, effects of Pymatuning earthquake, and viruses and bacteria in domestic wells in Pennsylvania.
— Natural and man-made contaminants and studies of management approaches to protect Pennsylvania source waters.
— Migration of stray gas, drainage from coal mines, and impacts of drilling and mining on Pennsylvania's waters.
— Studies and assessments of specific water-resources issues in Pennsylvania. Technial assistance for monitoring and improving water resources with our partners.
You can also browse a list of studies in Pennsylvania.