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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marmot dam sediment sampling
December 3, 2007

Sampling sediment transport during Marmot Dam removal, Sandy River, OR

USGS scientists sampled sediment transport during (and after) the breaching of the Marmot Dam on the Sandy River, OR.

video thumbnail: Marmot Dam Removal, Sandy River, Oregon: Time-Lapse
October 18, 2007

Marmot Dam Removal, Sandy River, Oregon: Time-Lapse

The USGS put together time-lapse video of the breach of the Marmot Dam, on the Sandy River in Oregon. Hydrology experts from the USGS Oregon Water Science Center and the USGS Cascades Volcano Observatory are studying this removal, the largest planned removal in the Pacific Northwest thus far.

Real-time USGS streamgages and other high-tech instruments are monitoring

Crooked River at Smith Rocks
October 28, 2006

Crooked River at Smith Rocks

Crooked River of the Deschutes River Basin, Oregon, flows through Smith Rocks 

Roaring Spring on the McKenzie River, Oregon
July 6, 2004

Roaring Spring on the McKenzie River, Oregon

Roaring Spring on the McKenzie River, Oregon

February 5, 2002

Crater Lake, Oregon, Fly-by Animation

Fly-by of shaded-relief bathymetry and surrounding mountains of Crater Lake Oregon. The colored region is the lake floor whereas the gray region shows the surrounding mountains. The lake is approximately 9-km wide east to west. The flight approaches from the south, flies around the lake floor in a clockwise direction, passes over Wizard Island, Merriam Cone, the deep East

USGS scientist collecting samples at Crater Lake, Oregon
August 24, 2001

Crater Lake, Oregon

USGS scientist collecting samples at Crater Lake, Oregon.

beaver 1 poster
February 28, 2018

1. Overview of the Tualatin Urban Beaver Dam Study

Populations of North American beaver (Castor canadensis) have increased in recent years due to decreased trapping, habitat restoration, and recognition of their importance as a keystone species in stream ecosystems (Pollock and others, 2017). Previous studies have shown that beaver dams and associated ponds can change channel morphology, trap sediment (and

beaver 2 poster
February 28, 2018

2. Beaver Dam Inventory and Beaver Dam Capacity Estimates

Beavers and their dams can substantially change the storage and movement of water through a stream reach. The magnitude of this change is, in part, a function of the number and type of dams plus stream characteristics. If beaver activity is to be considered as a flow-management aid, then understanding the locations where beavers currently are building dams and the

beaver 3 poster
February 28, 2018

3. Hydraulic Effects of Beaver Dams

Beaver dams and ponds fundamentally alter how water moves through a stream reach. Semi-porous dams can impound water, leading to backwatering, floodplain inundation, and overall changes in wetted area, depth, and velocity.

For this part of the study, USGS:

  1. assessed hydraulic changes caused by beaver dams across a range of flows using a hydraulic model