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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 at the Dumbarton bridge and ends in the Delta waterways in Antioch. Cruise days can last upwards

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

USGS Scientists Map Nutrients on Sacramento Delta
August 6, 2020

USGS Scientists Map Nutrients on Sacramento Delta

USGS Scientists Map Nutrients on Sacramento Delta

One-Water Hydrologic Flow Model cross section
April 9, 2020

One-Water Hydrologic Flow Model cross section

One-Water Hydrologic Flow Model: A MODFLOW Based Conjunctive-Use Simulation Software (Boyce and others, 2020).

flow chart showing how surface water and groundwater are related to landscape water demands
April 7, 2020

Groundwater / Surface Water Interconnectivity

Diagram showing that water flow and use is interconnected through physically-based processes and management processes. Note that precipitation is not included in figure, but is a source of water that could potentially reduce the landscape water demand and increase aquifer storage and stream flow (

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flow chart diagramming the model packages that feed into the One Water Hydrologic Model
April 7, 2020

MODFLOW-2005 Framework

Diagram the MODFLOW-2005 framework and its descendants (Boyce and others, 2020

maps of Anza Valley, CA comparing land use in 1934 to 2005
February 14, 2020

Land Use Change (1934 - 2005), Anza Valley, CA

Land use change in the Anza Valley, CA from 1934 to 2005.  

map of Indian Wells Valley displaying subbasin boundaries and shaded by recharge in mm/year
December 31, 2019

Natural Recharge (1981 - 2010), Indian Wells Valley, CA

The USGS California Basin Characterization Model (BCM) was used to understand the rate and amounts of natural groundwater recharge in the Indian Wells Valley and to refine historical estimates of groundwater recharge in the valley. Results from this study provide validation of recharge estimates

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Scientist adjusts equipment mounted on tower at the Suisun Marsh in California.
November 22, 2019

Scientist adjusts equipment mounted on tower at the Suisun Marsh

USGS Research Scientist Ellen Goodrich-Stuart adjusts a CH4 (Methane) analyzer mounted on the eddy covariance flux tower at the Rush Ranch site at Suisun Marsh.