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Iron Spring outflow at Fountain Creek near Manitou Springs, CO
September 29, 2020

Iron Spring outflow at Fountain Creek near Manitou Springs, Colorado

Springs discharging from the artesian aquifer are commonly supersaturated with minerals. In this photo at Iron Spring a small mound of iron hydroxides are forming below where the spring outflows to Fountain Creek.

Streamflow discharge measurement site on Fountain Creek near Manitou Springs, Colorado
August 21, 2020

Fountain Creek near Manitou Spring, Colorado

Image of a streamflow discharge measurement site on Fountain Creek near Manitou Springs, Colorado.

Real-Time Kinematic Global Navigation Satellite Systems surveying equipment near Non-Potable Reservoir 1
December 12, 2019

GNSS Surveying Equipment near Non-Potable Reservoir 1

Real-Time Kinematic Global Navigation Satellite Systems surveying equipment near Non-Potable Reservoir 1

Ice Lake at dusk, looking north from the main outlet structure
November 15, 2019

Ice Lake at dusk, looking north from the main outlet structure

Ice Lake at dusk, looking north from the main outlet structure

•	Research vessel with bathymetric surveying equipment Non-Potable Reservoir 2
November 12, 2019

Bathymetric surveying equipment at Non-Potable Reservoir 2

Research vessel with bathymetric surveying equipment Non-Potable Reservoir 2

Research vessel with bathymetric surveying equipment and USGS Hydrologist on Kettle Lake 3
October 17, 2019

Research vessel on Kettle Lake 3

Research vessel with bathymetric surveying equipment and USGS Hydrologist on Kettle Lake 3.

Looking southwest from the north side of Kettle Lake #2
October 17, 2019

Looking southwest from the north side of Kettle Lake #2

Looking southwest from the north side of Kettle Lake #2

North Taylor Creek in Wet Mountain Valley, CO
October 16, 2019

North Taylor Creek, Wet Mountain Valley, Colorado

Image of North Taylor Creek in Wet Mountain Valley, Colorado prior to completion of a surface-water discharge measurement.

Aquifer testing in Wet Mountain Valley, Colorado
May 13, 2019

Aquifer testing in Wet Mountain Valley, Colorado

Photo of equipment for slug test at auifer testing site.

Illinois Gulch  near Breckenridge, Colorado
August 20, 2016

Illinois Gulch near Breckenridge, Colorado

Two synoptic sampling campaigns were conducted near Breckenridge, Colorado, to quantify metal loading to Illinois Gulch, a tributary of the Blue River.

A microscopic picture of a Dytiscus insect from the AXL lab at the Fort Collins Science Center.
August 1, 2016

NAAMDRC - A microscopic picture of a Dytiscus insect from the AXL lab

A microscopic picture of a Dytiscus insect from the AXL lab at the Fort Collins Science Center. 

USGS research vessel collecting bathymetry data at Clear Creek Reservoir.
June 30, 2016

CWSC Bathymetry at Clear Creek Reservoir

USGS research vessel collecting bathymetry data at Clear Creek Reservoir.