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3D image of a canyon with the Mojave River Channel symbolized in transparent orange
July 16, 2021

The Mojave River: A 3D Journey

The Mojave River is the largest of the streams and rivers that flow through southwestern San Bernardino County, CA. It extends more than 100 miles east from its source in the San Bernardino Mountains to the end east of Afton Canyon. This 3D animation takes the viewer on a tour of the entire length of the river.

Scientists aboard research vessel conduct water-quality mapping in support of wastewater-derived nutrients project
May 11, 2021

Scientists aboard research vessel conduct water-quality mapping

Scientists aboard R/V Aiken conduct water-quality mapping in support of wastewater-derived nutrients project

USGS scientist, Katy O'Donnell, monitoring instruments onboard a high-speed mapping boat.
April 30, 2021

USGS scientist, Katy O'Donnell, monitoring instruments on a boat.

USGS scientist, Katy O'Donnell, monitoring instruments onboard a high-speed mapping boat. 

Hydrologic technicians, Kyle Nakatsuka and Thomas Jetson, deploying a flow sensor on a shoal in San Francisco Bay.
April 30, 2021

Hydrologic technicians deploying a flow sensor.

Hydrologic technicians deploying a flow sensor on a shoal in San Francisco Bay.

A view from the office: scientists heading out to deploy sensors for sediment nutrient storage and release.
April 30, 2021

Scientists heading out to deploy sensors.

Scientists heading out to deploy sensors for sediment nutrient storage and release.

Delta wetland near Rio Vista, California.
April 23, 2021

Delta wetland near Rio Vista, California.

Delta wetland near Rio Vista, California.

March 3, 2021

How USGS Streamgages Work

This video explains how streamgages are used to measure the height and flow, or speed, of streams. By monitoring the height and flow of streams, the people who manage water infrastructure can have advanced noted of when the water is rising and how fast it’s coming. This helps to prepare for flooding, mudslides, and other hazardous impacts that a lot of fast-moving water

February 25, 2021

USGS Scientists Collect Water Quality Samples in the San Francisco Bay

USGS scientists collect water quality samples in the San Francisco Bay. The samples have been collected at the same locations for >50 years and are part of one of the longest running datasets of its kind in the United States. Sampling extends from the South San Francisco Bay, south of the Dumbarton bridge, and ends in the Delta waterways in Rio Vista. Cruise days can

concrete-lined river running through an industrial area
February 5, 2021

Los Angeles River at USGS Streamgage 11092450 near Sepulveda Dam

A concrete-lined stretch of the Los Angeles River that runs near Sepulveda Dam.  USGS streamgage 11092450 can be seen in the lower left along the river wall. Restoration is planned for this stretch of the river that runs through the San Fernando Valley.

donut charts comparing irrigated land use in the Adelaida Area of San Luis Obisbo County, CA for 1984, 1996, 2004, 2014 and 2016
January 8, 2021

Irrigated Land Use, Adelaida Area, San Luis Obispo County, CA

Irrigated land-use in the Adelaida Area of San Luis Obisbo County, CA for 1984, 1996, 2004, 2014, and 2016. Numbers indicate acres and percent of total acres. Source: California Department of  Conservation Farmland Mapping and Monitoring Program, 

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Trace 1310 GC with a TSQ 9000 triple quadrupole MS (Thermo Scientific)
December 10, 2020

Trace 1310 GC with a TSQ 9000 triple quadrupole MS (Thermo Scientific)

Trace 1310 GC with a TSQ 9000 triple quadrupole MS (Thermo Scientific)

Scientists Collect Water Quality Data
September 10, 2020

Scientists Collect Water Quality Data

Scientists Collect Water Quality Data Prior to Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrades