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Multimedia products allow us to distribute information to the public. The California Water Science Center has a variety of materials available, including webcasts, videos, and images.

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two women sit on a roof while installing a small solar panel
July 19, 2019

Streamgage Solar Panel Installation for Continuous Data Collection

Sierra Keller, Physical Science Technician, and Sharon Mulready, Student Trainee, both of the USGS California Water Science Center's Santa Cruz Field Office, install a solar panel on a rural streamgage station along the Arroyo Seco near Greenfield in Monterey County, California. Streamgaging stations require power to record and transmit data associated to flow conditions.

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July 19, 2019

Conventional Level Data Management

This video describes how to use the SAC conversion spreadsheet to convert data from a conventional level in angles and distances (polar coordinates) to Cartesian coordinates (northings and eastings). 
 

USGS scientist laying a yellow cable in a desert landscape
July 18, 2019

Collecting Geophysical Data, Fort Irwin National Training Center

USGS Hydrologist, Krishangi Groover, lays wire in preparation for geophysical data collection at the U.S. Army's Fort Irwin National Training Center in California.  The metal bits on this wire connect to metal stakes (one can be seen in the foreground), which allows for the transmission of electricity into the ground to measure sediment properties.  This geophysical data

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 Close-up of a wetland, showing multiple sources of DOM
July 2, 2019

Close-up of a wetland, showing multiple sources of DOM

 Close-up of a wetland, showing multiple sources of DOM

under a blue sky, golden grass, white rocks, and amber bushes fill a dried riverbed with rolling hills in the background
June 30, 2019

Vegetation Growth at a Once-Flooded Santa Ynez River

Vegetation grows abundantly on a once-flooded region of the Santa Ynez River. Located 5 ft adjacent from this picture is the actual flowing region of the stream. It is impressive to see the abrupt change in vegetation near stream environments.  Golden grasses, brick red brush, blue sky, and rocks coated white from sun-dried/sun-bleached algae where water used to sustain

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red and white round buoys strung across the blue water of the California Aqueduct
June 26, 2019

California Aqueduct, San Joaquin Valley

The California Aqueduct flowing near Huron, CA in the San Joaquin Valley.  This spot is near one of several USGS land subsidence monitoring stations in the San Joaquin Valley. Land subsidence has reduced the conveyance capacity of the Aqueduct and other water

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at river's edge, a laptop displays graphs (foreground) while a hydrologist wades in the water with equipment (background)
June 26, 2019

Measuring Stream Discharge with Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler

The USGS maintains and monitors hundreds of streamgages across California, as well as across the Nation. Nearly all data collected by the USGS is made public and most in near real-time. Cities can use the data for flood mitigation and water supply. Understanding the amount of water flowing in the watersheds all across America is essential to everything we do, as water is

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Fume Hood in Carbon Lab used for acid storage and acid cleaning of laboratory dishware
June 19, 2019

Fume Hood in Carbon Lab used for acid storage and acid cleaning of lab

Fume Hood in Carbon Lab used for acid storage and acid cleaning of laboratory dishware

Barnstead e-pure organic free water filtration system in Trace Metals Lab
June 19, 2019

Barnstead e-pure organic free water filtration system in Trace Metals

Barnstead e-pure organic free water filtration system in Trace Metals Lab

Quratulain Ahmed preserving samples in fume hood
June 19, 2019

Quratulain Ahmed preserving samples in fume hood

Quratulain Ahmed preserving samples in fume hood