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Geonarrative: Locations of Domestic Wells

Geonarrative: Locations of Domestic Wells

A new geonarrative shows locations of domestic (private) wells and the numbers and percentages of people in the conterminous United States who rely on them for their drinking water.

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U.S. River Conditions, January to March 2021

U.S. River Conditions, January to March 2021

This is an animation showing the changing conditions of USGS streamgages from January through March 2021.

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Juxtaposed still images from videos of low and high flows in a stream
September 30, 2020

Low (top) and high (bottom) flow video images, Frankford Creek, PA

Still images from videos of surface water flow overlaid with velocity vectors during low (top) and high (bottom) flow conditions in Frankford Creek, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, September 2020. These videos were processed using large-scale particle imaging velocimetry (LSPIV) to estimate streamflow in a location where standard methods are inadequate. 

Photograph of weir notch with low flow, Young Womans Creek, Pennsylvania
September 23, 2020

Low streamflow at USGS streamgage Young Womans Creek near Renovo, PA

Low streamflow in late September, 2020 at USGS streamgage Young Womans Creek near Renovo, Pennsylvania (01545600). At the time of these photographs, the streamflow was 1.5 cubic feet per second (673 gallons per minute), which is equal to the 7-day, 10-year low flow statistic

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Photograph of broad weir notch with low flow, Young Womans Creek, Pennsylvania
September 23, 2020

Low streamflow at USGS streamgage Young Womans Creek near Renovo, PA_2

Low streamflow in late September, 2020 at USGS streamgage Young Womans Creek near Renovo, Pennsylvania (01545600). At the time of these photographs, the streamflow was 1.5 cubic feet per second (673 gallons per minute), which is equal to the 7-day, 10-year low flow statistic

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Image shows a USGS streamgage partially submerged in floodwaters
August 4, 2020

Flooded Pennsylvania Streamgage after Hurricane Isaias

This USGS streamgage on Schantz Spring near Wescosville, Pennsylvania was partially submerged after floodwaters from Tropical Storm Isaias quickly rose and flooded the area. USGS crews arrived on scene August 4 to

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Photograph of boat and bridge, Allegheny River, Pennsylvania
January 23, 2020

A beautiful morning for an ADCP measurement on the Allegheny River, PA

A beautiful morning for an Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler measurement on the Allegheny River, Pennsylvania. 

mountain, sunset, sky, water, snow
January 8, 2020

Mountain Sunset over Susquehanna River, Pennsylvania

Mountain Sunset over Susquehanna River, Pennsylvania

Photo of pipe next to trench in rolling hills, Lycoming County PA
December 31, 2019

Pipeline Trenching in Lycoming, Pennsylvania

Panoramic view of pipeline constuction in Hepburn Township, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania.

NGWOS EcoMapper Retrieval Delaware River Fort Mifflin
December 6, 2019

NGWOS EcoMapper Retrieval Delaware River Fort Mifflin

Photo Contest Winner | Jan. 2020 | Honorable Mention
NGWOS EcoMapper Retrieval Delaware River Fort Mifflin

Photograph of technician measuring streamflow in a stream with a covered bridge
April 24, 2019

Hydrologist Hilary Abraham measuring flow in Fishing Creek, PA

USGS Hydrologist Hilary Abraham measuring stream discharge during sampling, to allow calculation of loads, in Fishing Creek, Logan Township, Clinton County, Pennsylvania, just below the Logan Mills Covered Bridge.

Quarry photo with dipping sedimentary rock, SE Penn. Newark Basin
October 5, 2018

Quarry walls showing dipping sedimentary rocks of Newark Basin, Penn.

Photograph showing dipping sedimentary rocks of the Newark Basin in southeastern Pennsylvania. Taken during the 2018 Field Conference of Pennsylvania Geologists. 

An instrument shelter, solar panel, and antenna surrounded by green pasture.
October 1, 2018

Fair weather cumulus at Chester County, PA Observation Well CH 10

Chester County, Pennsylvania Observation Well CH 10. The well is 33.5 feet deep, and lies in the local Cockeysville Marble Aquifer, part of the larger Piedmont and Blue Ridge carbonate-rock National Aquifer. The well is relatively new to the Groundwater Quality Monitoring Network (GWMN) consisting of 27 wells distributed over 26 counties in Pennsylvania.  Wells are sampled

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This photo shows one of 8 storm sensors deployed in Pennsylvania to monitor the potential effects Hurricane Florence could have
September 14, 2018

Strom sensor deployed in Pennsylvania for Hurricane Florence

This photo shows one of 8 storm sensors deployed in Pennsylvania to monitor the potential effects Hurricane Florence could have on already high rivers across the state. Photo by Matthew Gyves, USGS.