Lower Mississippi-Gulf Water Science Center

Multimedia

The Lower Mississippi-Gulf multimedia gallery is a collection of images and videos that help vizualize our mission. We strive to provide first-class science and data to the public and our cooperators.

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video thumbnail: The Mississippi embayment — Where Does the Water Come From?
January 6, 2009

The Mississippi embayment — Where Does the Water Come From?

As the animation begins, the land surface of the Mississippi embayment fades away to reveal underground geologic formations (shown as shades of blue, brown, and gray surfaces). A slice deep into the earth cuts off the eastern half of the embayment so we can peer into the formations (aquifers) beneath the surface. The lower portion of different colored water wells (orange,

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video thumbnail: Simulated groundwater declines in Central Arkansas
January 6, 2009

Simulated groundwater declines in Central Arkansas

A groundwater-flow model of the Mississippi embayment was used to evaluate changes in water-level altitudes after the addition of wells that simulate potential future pumping from the Sparta aquifer in the Bayou Meto-Grand Prairie area of eastern Arkansas (shown within the black outline) for the 30-year period from 2007 through 2037. The animation portrays the time-lapse

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Geophysics air
December 31, 2008

Geophysics air

A low-flying helicopter towing a large cylindrical sensor, called a “bird,” collected airborne electromagnetic resistivity data in Nebraska. The helicopter flew about 200 feet above the ground at a speed of about 70 miles per hour.

Mississippi Streams Dry stream bed
December 31, 2008

Mississippi Streams Dry stream bed

Dry streambeds during the summer months due to lack of base flow for (A) Big Sunflower River at Sunflower, Mississippi. Photos by Jeannie Barlow, 2008.

Bogue Phalia River near Leland, Mississippi.
December 31, 2008

Bogue Phalia River near Leland, Mississippi.

Bogue Phalia River near Leland, Mississippi.

video thumbnail: The Mississippi embayment — a look underground
December 11, 2008

The Mississippi embayment — a look underground

Water, oil, and gas wells (shown as green lines) are drilled to hundreds or thousands of feet below land surface in an area known as the Mississippi embayment. Information gathered from these wells was used to create a 3D computer model of underground formations. Many of these formations (shown as shades of grey, blue, brown, or tan surfaces) consist of layers of sand and

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USGS streamflow-gaging station 07056000, Buffalo River near St. Joe, Arkansas
March 19, 2008

Measuring streamflow with an acoustic doppler current profiler

B.K. Martin, hydrologic technician in the Little Rock office of the USGS Lower Mississippi-Gulf Water Science Center, measuring streamflow with an acoustic doppler current profiler during flood of March 19, 2008, at USGS streamflow-gaging station 07056000, Buffalo River near St. Joe, Arkansas. Photograph by W.E. Baldwin, USGS Lower Mississippi-Gulf Water Science Center.

Flood of March 19, 2008, Buffalo River near St. Joe, Ark.
March 19, 2008

Flood of March 19, 2008 at Buffalo River, Ark., SIR 2016–5081

B.K. Martin, hydrologic technician in the Little Rock office of the USGS Lower Mississippi-Gulf Water Science Center, measuring streamflow with an acoustic doppler current profiler during flood of March 19, 2008, at USGS streamflow-gaging station 07056000, Buffalo River near St. Joe, Arkansas. Photograph by W.E. Baldwin, USGS Lower Mississippi-Gulf Water Science Center.

USGS
February 28, 2019

The 2011 Floods Arkansas: The Response Efforts of the USGS

The 2011 Floods Arkansas: The Response Efforts of the USGS Arkansas Water Science Center