Oregon Water Science Center


Multimedia products are an important way to distribute information to the public. The Oregon Water Science center continues to produce a variety of outreach materials including audio broadcasts, video podcasts, and online videos. Search below to see what we have been up to.

USGS Multimedia Gallery

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April 23, 2016

DataGrapher: Walk-Through Guide

The Data Grapher is a set of online tools that allow users to create customized graphs and tables of a whole variety of time-series data that are served up by the U.S. Geological Survey. Now, if you've never been here before, it probably would be helpful to check out the Help system. Under the Help menu, there are a number of tutorials and example graphs. Under Example

rough skin newt
March 27, 2016

Rough skin newt just below the surface of a wetland pond

Rough skin newt just below the surface of a wetland pond in the Tualatin River Basin, Oregon.

hydrologic technician at gagehouse
January 15, 2016

Columbia River at Stevenson, Washington

Hydrologic technician Sylas Daughtrey works at a gagehouse on Columbia River at Stevenson, Washington

Bridge and water gage house at the Coast Fork Willamette River at State Highway 58
December 18, 2015

Coast Fork Willamette River and Gage House

Coast Fork Willamette River and gage house at State Highway 58 near Goshen, Oregon, above flood stage on December 18, 2015.

December 14, 2015

Find Jobs at USGS

Sometimes it is difficult to know where to start when looking for a job. At the USGS it's easy. All our jobs go through the usajobs.gov website. Interested in a career with the USGS? Start with science. Start with usajobs.gov.

USGS Streamgage on the Williamson River
November 21, 2015

USGS Streamgage on the Williamson River

A U.S. Geological Survey hydrologist collects a water sample from the Williamson River below Chiloquin, Oregon. The sample was analyzed as part of a water-quality study the USGS conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and the Klamath Tribes.

ecosystem sampling of West Fork Palmer Creek
June 16, 2015

Stuck in the muck at West Fork Palmer Creek, OR

USGS scientist completing a stream assessement of West Fork Palmer Creek, Oregon.

water gear
June 4, 2015

Tools of the trade

Photograph of field gear and equipment used in water quality monitoring.

hydrologist in the field
May 25, 2015

Hydrologist in the field

USGS hydrologist working in the field.

A USGS streamgage
January 14, 2015

A USGS streamflow gaging station is used to collect water data

A U.S. Geological Survey streamflow gaging station collects water data on the Trask River. The Trask River gage is located near Tillamook, Ore. and has been in operation for 17 years.  

USGS streamgage in foreground with river and trees in background
January 14, 2015

USGS streamgage on the Trask River

Trask River stage, discharge, and water-quality data are collected and used together to help monitor the current health of the river. Data from the river are sent to equipment in the gage house, where it is stored then transmitted to USGS servers.