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.

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February 22, 2010

Fatal Frog Fungus

The potentially lethal fungal disease chytridiomycosis has been associated with declining amphibian populations around the globe. This rapidly emerging disease, and the chytrid fungus that causes it, have forced scientists to scramble to learn more. There are still plenty of mysteries about the origin and spread of the fungus. With today's episode we will shed some light

January 23, 2010

Northwest Mussels Live Long to Tell Their Story

Few would believe the importance of freshwater mussels to scientists here in the Pacific Northwest. These little-known and often-ignored organisms may live for over a century on the bottoms of lakes, rivers, and streams. Freshwater mussels have a story to tell, and researchers have developed a way of ‘reading’ this story. USGS Aquatic Biologist Jason Dunham discusses his

November 30, 2009

Urban Hydrology: Restoration and Monitoring of Johnson Creek in Portland, Oregon

The Johnson Creek watershed is an important resource in Portland, Oregon. It forms a wildlife and recreational corridor through densely populated areas of the Portland metropolitan area, as well as rural and agricultural land in Multnomah and Clackamas Counties. However, because of its location within an urban environment, there are often concerns, including worries about

October 26, 2009

Tsunamis: Tides have nothing to do with it

Tsunamis are devastating. Usually associated with earthquakes in the Pacific, these giant surges of oceanic water can kill thousands and do billions of dollars of damage in minutes. Surprisingly, most people in Oregon are not aware of the tsunami history and hazard along our very own coast. Listen in as we examine the science of tsunamis and sit down for a special

September 22, 2009

Science is back! And it's better than ever

Better late than never, here's a proper introduction to the USGS Oregon Science Podcast. Learn about who we are, what we do, and what you can expect from us in the future. Plus, as an added bonus, get a teaser for what's coming next month.

August 24, 2009

Pharmaceuticals in Urban Streams in Northwest Oregon

Coinciding with the release of the USGS report ‘Reconnaissance of Pharmaceutical Chemicals in Urban Streams of the Tualatin River Basin, Oregon, 2002,’ we sit down and discuss recent findings with USGS hydrologist Stewart Rounds. Find out how everyday drugs, such as caffeine, ibuprofen, acetaminophen, and codeine, have made it into our streams, how well they are removed

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 

June 30, 2005


Stargrass in the Yakima River, Oregon

October 3, 2004

Timothy Lake Algal Bloom

Anabena algal bloom in Timothy Lake, Oregon, 2004