Prepared by the University of Connecticut and the Connecticut DEP, with the support of researchers and organizations throughout the Long Island Sound watershed.
Establishing restoration objectives for eelgrass in Long Island Sound

Available Data

Data by Location
Pawcatuck River and Little Narragansett Bay, CT and RI
Hammonassett River, CT Mumford Cove, CT Niantic River, CT
Ninigret Pond, RI Quonochontaug Pond, RI
Data by Researcher

Kremer Habitat Characterization Data Set - many sites
Temperature, Salinity, Dissolved Oxygen, Depth, Kd, Secchi Depth, Sediment % Organics, Nutrients, Chlorophyll, Phaeopigments, Zooplankton, Water Column Productivity, Macrophytes, GPS coordinates

Banister Habitat Characterization Data Set - Pawcatuck River and LNB
Temperature, Salinity, Dissolved Oxygen, Depth, Secchi Depth, Nutrients, Fecal Coliform, Frolule Color Scale, Tidal Motion, Tidal Speed, GPS coordinates

Banister Macrophyte Survey Data Set - Little Narragansett Bay
Temperature, Salinity, Dissolved Oxygen, Depth, Bottom Type, Macrophytes, Fauna, GPS coordinates

Grimsey/Millstone Habitat Characterization Data Set - Niantic River
Temperature, Salinity, Dissolved Oxygen, pH, Depth, Secchi Depth, Nutrients, Station Names

Yarish Eelgrass Survey Data Set - many sites
Eelgrass distribution in LIS: historical occurrences and 1993-1995 field survey. GIS files, read the .doc files for metadata, .dbf files can be opened in Excel.

On-Line Data Sources

DEP Long Island Sound Data Access Portal - Access to the data from DEP Long Island Sound Cruises, from 1988 to present day at 22 stations. Parameters monitored include temperature, salinity, oxygen, chlorophyll, total suspended solids, and nutrients.

DEP Long Island Sound Water Quality Monitoring Maps - Maps depict the extent of low dissolved oxygen in Long Island Sound for bi-weekly surveys conducted between June and September by the CT DEP.

Long Island Sound Resource Center - Geological data for Long Island Sound. Including cores, multiple types of acoustic surveys, and photos.

Long Island Sound Integrated Coastal Observatory System - Includes tidal currents, surface currents, water quality data, and meteorological data.

MySound Project - Real-time monitoring of Long Island Sound, including water quality, wave data, and meteorological parameters. The web site also includes many links to data sources for LIS and New England.

NOAA's National Data Buoy Center - Northeast USA recent marine data.

USGS Connecticut Water Science Center - Daily stream flow, ground water levels, stream gaging information, real-time and historical data, plus publications available for download.

USGS Massachusetts-Rhode Island Water Science Center - Daily stream flow, ground water levels, stream gaging information, real-time and historical data, plus publications available for download.

USDA Coastal Zone Soil Survey of Little Narragansett Bay - Maps and inventory of the subaqueous soils, conducted by the Natural Resources Conservation Service of the United States Department of Agriculture.

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