The US Geological Survey has CT Water Data shown through an interactive map. It includes gauging stations and both real time and
For live water
quality information in the Thames River at the Gold Star Bridge, click
Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) for
known causes of water quality impairment have been developed for some Thames
watershed areas. To learn about TMDLs and to see specific TMDL data for the Thames,
Water Quality Plans and Watershed Management Plans
The Thames Science Plan outlines
water-quality investigations that could provide information necessary for the
CT-DEP to develop water-quality management and restoration strategies for
nutrient-related problems in the Thames River Basin. The purpose of the Science
Plan is to identify information that would support CT-DEP in developing Total
Maximum Daily Load analyses (TMDLs) for nutrients for individual water bodies
and stream reaches in the Thames Basin, and eventually for the entire basin, as
required under the Federal Clean Water Act.
Regional and Adjoining States
To view the most recent Connecticut
Integrated Water Quality Report to Congress, click
To learn about Massachusetts' most recent Water Policy which affects
the Upper Thames River Basin (French and Quinebaug watersheds).
The MA DEP Watershed-Based
Planning site can be viewed
on how to use the site is also available. For a
comprehensive contact list of officials who handle water quality issues in Massachusetts that affect the Thames please click here. This
is a good resource to report spills.
Rhode Island DEM has a watershed partnership for the Quinebaug. You can visit
their website here.
To view a PowerPoint presentation on
Climate Change Science and Local Impacts, prepared by Jen Pagach of the
CT DEP Long Island Sound Program, given at the TRBP April 19, 2011
meeting, click here.
It is a very large file (10 MB) so please be patient.
Everything you need to know about septic
systems can be found at the EPA website here.