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USGS intern James Stonecypher measures Lumber River floodwaters
September 17, 2018

Measuring the Lumber River floodwaters

James Stonecypher measures flood waters from the Lumber River that breached a dam in Lumberton, North Carolina after the passage of Hurricane Florence, Sept. 17, 2018. 

Map of USGS streamgages at or over flood stage in NC Sept. 19, 2018
September 16, 2018

As Florence rains, rivers keep rising, submerging some USGS instrument

A WaterWatch web map shows streamgages in North and South Carolina that approached or exceeded major flood stage EST on September 19, 2018, as the former Hurricane Florence, now downgraded to a tropical depression, deluged the states with rain.

USGS scientist takes measurement in a flooded NC creek
September 16, 2018

Working to keep vital flood information flowing in the Carolinas

David Stillwell, USGS hydrologic technician, performs a discharge measurement to help document and forecast flooding caused by Hurricane Florence at Long Creek in Rhyne, North Carolina on Sept. 16. 

 

Installing a storm-tide sensor as Hurricane Florence heads for North Carolina
September 10, 2018

USGS Scientists Get Ready for Hurricanes

A USGS hydrologic scientist installs a storm-tide sensor near the North Carolina coast as Hurricane Florence approaches.

Image shows a USGS storm tide sensor attached to a pier
September 10, 2018

USGS Storm-Tide Sensor for Hurricane Florence

A USGS storm-tide sensor, deployed in advance of Hurricane Florence's landfall. The sensors are housed in vented steel pipes a few inches wide and about a foot long. They are being installed on bridges, piers, and other structures that have a good chance of surviving the storm.

The information the sensors collect will help define the depth and duration of a storm

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Brad Huffman
April 18, 2017

Levels - Brad Huffman

A leveling instrument being carried by Brad Huffman at a high water mark site in Florence, SC

December 31, 2016

Establishing a Permanent Measuring Point and Reference Marks at a Well

This video demonstrates how to establish permanent reference points and markers at a well site.
 

December 31, 2016

Measuring Total Well Depth Using a Steel Tape - YouTube

This video demonstrates how to measure total well depth below land surface using a weighted, graduated steel tape.

View of rapids on the ​Ocoee River in Tennessee with green trees in the background
December 31, 2016

​Ocoee River, Tennessee

Ocoee River, Tennessee

Before and after pictures - Hurricane Rita and Holly Beach, Louisiana, USA
December 14, 2016

Before and after pictures - Hurricane Rita and Holly Beach, Louisiana

Hurricanes can cause severe beach erosion
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The Storm-Induced Coastal Change Hazards component of the of the National Assessment of Coastal Change Hazards project

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Using an acoustic monitor (ADCP) to measure a flood on the French Broad River, Blantyre, NC
December 14, 2016

Acoustic monitor (ADCP) to measure streamflow

Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP) to measure streamflow
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The use of acoustic Doppler current profilers (ADCPs) from a moving boat is now a commonly used method for measuring streamflow. The technology and methods for making ADCP-based discharge measurements are different from the technology and

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Jessica Cain and Ryan Rasmussen, Hydrologic Technicians, measure water quality at Jordan Lake, 2016.
October 18, 2016

Jessica Cain and Ryan Rasmussen, Hydrologic Technicians, 2016.

Jessica Cain and Ryan Rasmussen, Hydrologic Technicians, measure water quality at Jordan Lake, 2016.