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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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 26, 2009

Cyanobacterium Gloeotrichia echinulata

Cyanobacterium Gloeotrichia echinulata stained with Sytox, a green cyanine nucleic acid dye. Radiating filaments and basal heterocysts visible. Specimen from Oregon, USA.

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

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.