Research Completion Reports

Research completion reports are primarily scientific reports resulting from water resources research being conducted in Connecticut and funded through the various USGS programs specified by the Water Resources Research Act.

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Enter a year below (1965 - Current Year) to view projects and available reports from that year.

  • 2016

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    2016CT297B
    Y. Lei, T. Fan Microfluidic-based Biosensor Chip for Rapid and Calibration-free Detection of Viable E. coli and Total Coliforms for Water Quality Control

    3/2016-2/2018
    2016CT296B
    A. Morzillo State of Water Resources in Connecticut from a Human Dimensions Perspective – Baseline Data

    3/2016-2/2017
  • 2015

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    A. MacKay Internally-Calibrated Passive Samplers for Water Quality Assessment of Pharmaceuticals and Other Organic Compounds of Wastewater Origin

    3/2015-2/2016
    2015CT293B M. Dietz, J. Clausen Laboratory Evaluation of Materials to Treat Chloride in Stormwater

    3/2015-2/2016
    2015CT291B B. Li, Y. Lei Real-time in situ Monitoring Nutrient Fate and Hypoxia Occurrence in Natural Water Sources

    3/2015-2/2016
    A. Helton, T. Rittenhouse Effects of Road Salts on Ephemeral Wetland Ecosystems

    3/2015-2 /2016
  • 2014

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    2014CT287B A. Helton Interactions Between Catchment Land Cover, Storm Events, and Nitrogen Export from Connecticut Streams
    3/2014-2/2015
    L. Steele Mitigating Eurasian Watermilfoil Invasion Success and Ecosystem Impact Using Native Herbivores
    3/2014-2/2016
    B. Zhu, T. Vadas Investigating the Effects of Storm and Wastewater Treatment Inputs on the Biouptake andTransfer of Heavy Metals in Urban Stream Food Webs
    3/2014-2/2015
    C. Kirchhoff, J. Barrett Evaluating and Enhancing Communities’ Willingness to Adopt N-Sink as a Community Based Pollution Mitigation Decision Tool
    3/2014-2/2015
  • 2013

  • No new projects were funded due to reduced funding for the fiscal year.
  • 2012

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    T. Vadas Influence of Dynamic Copper Speciation on Bioavailability in Streams
    3/2012-2/2014
    J. Barrett, C. Arnold, E. Wilson Field Testing the Educational and Land Use Planning Value of a New Nitrogen Modeling Tool in the Niantic River Watershed
    3/2012-2/2014
  • 2011

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    M. Dietz, J. Clausen Post-audit Verification of the Model SWMM for Low Impact Development
    3/2011-2/2013
    D. Khan-Bureau, L. Lewis, G. Robbins Testing Methods Used for DNA Barcoding of Environmental Samples from the Eightmile River for Diatom (Bacillariophyta) Identification
    3/2011-2/2012
  • 2010

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    2010CT212B
    T. Pinou, J. Kozuchowski Baseline Study of Nutrient Loadings to Lake Kenosia
    3/2010-2/2011
    D. Civco, J. Hurd Multi-temporal Assessment of Connecticut Lake Water Clarity Using Landsat Satellite Imagery
    3/2010-2/2011
  • 2009

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    J. Bushey Stream chemical interactions within the urban environment: assessing the fate of nitrogen and mercury in a stream impacted by combined sewer overflows
    3/2010-2/2011
    G. Robbins Evaluation of Turbidity Acidification During Sampling and Analytical Preparation as the Cause of Observed Manganese Anomalies in Drinking Water Wells
    3/2009-2/2010
  • 2008

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    2008CT177B B. Li Optimization of Acidogenic Anaerobic Wastewater Treatment with the Potential for Water Reclamation
    3/2008-2/2011
    Y. Lei Rapid and Sensitive Detection of Total Coliforms and E. coli Using SWNT Membrane
    3/2008-2/2010
  • 2007

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    2007CT134B T. Ku The Geochemical Record of Cultural Eutrophication in Sediments of Beseck Lake and Lake Waramaug, Connecticut: Implications for Nutrient Cycling and Remediation Efforts
    6/2007-9/2009
    S. Burdette, Z. Cardon Development of a New Generation of Sensitive, Fluorescence-based Nitrate Sensors for use in Soil and Water
    9/2007-8/2009
  • 2006

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    2006CT123B J. Vokoun, M. Daniels Development and Evaluation of a Multi-dimensional Spatially and Temporally Dynamic Mesohabitat Classification Model for Stream Management and Water Flow Allocation Planning in Southern New England Streams
    5/2006-4/2008
    2006CT112B S. Prisloe, C. Arnold, D. Civco Development of a Digital Geospatial Database to Support the Connecticut Water Allocation Policy Planning Model
    3/2006-2/2008
    2006CT105B X. Yang GIM3 - A Visual Interactive Contaminant Transport Simulator for Regulatory and Educational Applications
    1/2006-12/2006
  • 2005

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    2005CT76B D. Skelly Gonadal Deformities in Connecticut Amphibians
    3/2005-2/2006
  • 2004

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    2004CT45B G. Robbins Project Extension and Supplemental Funding for Investigating the Influence of Purging on Long-Term Remediation Compliance Monitoring
    3/2004-2/2006
    2004CT38B D. Post The Dual Influences of Alewife, Alosa psuedoharengus, on Inland Water Quality: Nutrient Fluxes and Foof Web Effects
    4/2005-2/2006
    2004CT31B A. Bagtzoglou Chaotic Advection Enhanced Remediation
    3/2004-2/2006
  • 2003

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    Project Duration
    2003CT25B J. Klug Effects of Variation in Nitrogen and Phosphorus Ratios and Concentrations on Phytoplankton Communities of the Housatonic River
    3/2003-12/2004
    2003CT24B K. Guillard Handheld Light Meters and Anion Exchange Membranes to Reduce the Threat of Water Pollution from Turfgrass Fertilizers
    1/2003-8/2005
    2003CT23B A. MacKay Occurance and Fate of Pharmaceuticals in the Pomperaug River
    1/2003-12/2005
  • 2002

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    Project Duration
    2002CT3B S. Prisloe Development of Regionally Calibrated Land Cover Impervious Surface Coefficients
    3/2002-6/2003
    2002CT2B S. Anisfeld Water Quality Assessment in Connecticut: Evaluation of Current Protocols and Development of Improved Methods
    3/2002-2/2003
  • 2001

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  • 2000

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  • 1999

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  • 1998

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  • 1997

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  • 1996

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  • 1995

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    K. Dulam C. Sawyer Productivity Comprison of Horizontal and Vertical Remediation Well Scenarios, Using a Connected Revision of a Groundwater Flow Model
    12/1995
  • 1994

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  • 1993

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  • 1992

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  • 1991

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  • 1990

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  • 1989

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  • 1988

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  • 1987

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  • 1986

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  • 1985

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  • 1984

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  • 1983

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    Report Title
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    G-0832-06
    G. Hoag Study of the Mechanisms Controlling Gasoline Hydrocarbon Partitioning & Transport in Groundwater Systems
    8/1983-8/1984
    G-0832-05
    P. Rich Development of a Chlorophyll Monitoring Program for Water Supply Reservoirs Using In Vivo Fluorimetry
    8/1983-8/1984
    G-0832-04
    R. Black, H. Luce, S. Smith, J. Stuart Detection & Effects of Aperiodic Leachate Discharges from Landfills
    8/1983-8/1984
    G-0832-03
    R. Leonard, G. Hoag Economic Impact of Limiting Electroplating Discharges to Achieve Specific Water Quality Objectives
    8/1983-8/1984
    G-0832-02
    D. Sundstrom, H. Klei Destruction of Hazardous Wastes by UV Catalyzed Oxidation
    8/1983-8/1984
  • 1982

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  • 1981

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    M. Altobello, L. Frankel, M. Huffmire, R, Laak The Economic, Legal and Institutional Relations Involved in Diversion and Other Interbasin Transfers
    7/1981 - 9/1983
  • 1980

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  • 1979

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    M. Huffmire L. Frankel, F. Reitman Regulation of Land Use Practices for Areas Surrounding Aquifers - Economic and Legal Implications
    10/1979-12/1981
    W. Kennard, M. Lefor, D. Civco Analysis of Coastal Marsh Ecosystems: Effects of Tides on Vegetational Change
    10/1979-6/1983
  • 1978

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  • 1977

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  • 1976

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    F. Trainor, P. Siver Use of Indicator Species of Algae to Determine Water Quality
    10/1976-8/1979
  • 1975

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  • 1974

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    T. Helfgott M. Lefor Inland Wetlands/ Technical Definitions Directed Toward Emerging Policy Alternatives
    7/1974-12/1975
  • 1973

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  • 1972

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  • 1971

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  • 1970

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    R. Laak, R. Leonard, H. Kardenstuncer Efficient Pricing for Urban Waste Water Renovation - Phase I
    7/1970-12/1972
    J.D. Buck Ecological Evaluation of Multiuse Waters Receiving Primary Treatment Effluent Prior to a Major Flow Increase
    9/1970-6/1972
    W.R. Whitworth Effects of Simultaneous Variations of Diel Changes of Temperature, Dissolved Oxygen, Salinity and a Pollutant on the Growth of White Catfish
    7/1970-6/1974
    A-035-CONN
    C.J. Posey Stability Criteria for Bound-Rock Erosion-Proofing
    3/1970-6/1973
    B.E. Janes, G.W. Gee Interrelation of the Morphology and Physiology of a Plant and the Resistance to Flow of Water Within the Plant
    7/1970-6/1972
    P. Bock, P. Magyar, A.N. Shahane Hydrological Analyses Using Atmospheric Vapor Data
    7/1970-6/1974
    R.P. Collins A Chemical Analysis of the Earthy-Musty Odor in Water
    3/1970-6/1972
    J.K. Dixon, R.C. Tilton Water Quality Control with Synthetic Polymeric Flocculants: Effect of Metal Ions on Flocculation of Biocolloids
    7/1970-6/1972
    T. B. Helfgott Chemical Analysis and Process Classification of Constituents of Effluents (Organic Nitrogen in Activated Carbon Effluents)
    7/1970-12/1975
    G.F. Griffin, R.W. Wengel The Quantity and Movement of Nitrates in Soil Water in Two Connecticut Soils Treated with High and Low Levels of Inorganic Nitrogen Fertilizer
    3/1970-6/1974
  • 1969

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    W.C. Kennard R.I. Reis P. Goldstein A Study of Legal and Administrative Practices Relating to Lake Pollution in the Northeast
    7/1969-6/1972
    B.E. Janes, G.W Gee Changes in Resistance to Flow of Water Through a Soil-Plant System
    7/1969-6/1970
    E.W. Hansmann The Evaluation of Similarities of Algal Communities of Artificial and Natural Substrates
    5/1969-6/1971
    R. Laak Relative Pollution Strengths of Undiluted Waste Materials Discharged in Households and the Dilution Waters Used for Each
    7/1969-6/1972
    A-024-CONN
    R.E. Lindstrom Structural Aspects of Amide-Water Systems
    7/1969-6/1971
  • 1968

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    A-023-CONN
    T.I. Moran E. Pollack The Velocity Dependence of the Total Cross Section for Alkali-Water Scattering
    9/1968-6/1972
    A-022-CONN
    R.P. Collins Development of Instrumental Techniques for the Analysis of Trace Organic Constituents in Water
    9/1968-6/1970
    A-021-CONN
    J.D. Lin An Experimental Study of Air and Water Interfacial Interaction
    5/1968-6/1971
    A-020-CONN
    D.J. Posey Measurement and Analysis of Natural-Type Surface Roughness Affecting Fluid Flow
    7/1968-6/1972
    A-019-CONN
    D.W. Sundstrom Air Oxidation of Organic Compounds in Aqueous Systems
    7/1968-6/1972
  • 1967

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    R.W. Wengel Oxygen Status of Soil Air and Soil Water as Influenced by Oxygen Transfer Through Soil Profile
    6/1967-6/1971
    R.C. Tilton Studies on Phosphorous Transformations in Eutrophic Lakes
    7/1967-6/1969
    J.K. Dixon, R.C. Tilton, M.W. Zielyk Water Quality Control with Synthetic Polymeric Flocculants
    5/1967-6/1970
    F.R. Trainor Variation in Diatom Morphology and Water Pollution
    2/1967-6/1972
  • 1966

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    W.L. Masterton Ion-Ion and Ion-Molecule Interactions in Aqueous Salt Solutions
    7/1966-6/1970
    T.H. Focht, R.I. Leonard, R.I. Reis Integration of Connecticut Water Rights Laws and Pollution Control Laws
    7/1966-6/1969
  • 1965

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    V.E. Scottron Reduction of River Heat Pollution by Turbulence Stimulation
    7/1965-6/1969
    D.A. Fisher, J.G. Daley The Determination of the Engineering Thermo-Physical Properties of Solutions Containing Dissolved Solids
    5/1965-6/1969
    A-009-CONN
    C.J. Posey Reverse Filter Erosion Protection
    5/1965-6/1969
    A-008-CONN
    C.J. Posey Analysis of Quasi-Periodic Weather Data
    5/1965-6/1967
    H.C. Liese Correlation of Trace Elements in Ground Water and Aquifers Within the Connecticut River Basin
    5/1965-6/1967
    R.E. Kasperson The Role of Regional Planning in the Public Management of Water Resources: The Case of the Farmington River Basin
    5/1965-6/1966
    A-005-CONN
    L. Frankel Rate and Direction of Groundwater Circulation in Close-Spaced Bedrock and Gravel Wells Under Non-Synchronous Pumping Time and Rates
    5/1965-6/1969
    A-004-CONN
    J.M. Aitken Relation of Bedrock Fracture Systems to Underground Water Supplies in the Stafford Springs, South Coventry, Spring Hill, and Westford Quadrangles
    5/1965-6/1969
    A-003-CONN
    W.R. Whitworth Effects of Simultaneous Variation of Temperature and Dissolved Oxygen on the Resistance of Fishes to Controlled Pollutants
    5/1965-6/1969
    A-002-CONN
    R. Lee Diffusion Through Multiperforate Septa
    5/1965-6/1966
    W.C. Wheeler, J.J. Kolega, R.P. Prince, G.W. Hawkins
    Individual Waste Disposal Systems
    5/1965-6/1970