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USGS scientists collect sediment cores from Lake Powell
November 15, 2018

USGS scientists collect sediment cores from Lake Powell

USGS scientists collect sediment cores to examine the amount and distribution of metals within Lake Powell.  

Drill rig to collect sediment samples on Lake Powell.
November 13, 2018

Drill rig to collect sediment samples on Lake Powell.

Drill rig to collect sediment samples on Lake Powell.

USGS scientists work with heavy machinery to collect sediment through the full thickness of San Juan and Colorado River deltas.
November 11, 2018

USGS scientists collect sediment cores on Lake Powell

USGS scientists work with heavy machinery to collect sediment through the full thickness of the San Juan and Colorado River deltas. 

Core processing hut provides a sheltered environment for scientists to process the cores for shipment.
November 11, 2018

USGS scientists process sediment cores on Lake Powell

Core processing hut provides a sheltered environment for scientists to process the cores for shipment to the National Lacustrine Core Facility

USGS scientists collect sediment cores to examine the amount and distribution of metals within Lake Powell.
November 8, 2018

USGS scientists collect sediment cores on Lake Powell

USGS scientists collect sediment cores to examine the amount and distribution of metals within Lake Powell.  

USGS scientists rafted about 150 miles on the Grand Canyon portion of the Colorado River to collect groundwater samples.
June 25, 2018

Backcountry travel in Grand Canyon to collect groundwater samples

USGS scientist Nick Voichick rafted about 150 miles in nine days on the Grand Canyon portion of the Colorado River to collect groundwater samples from springs in remote locations. 

 

USGS scientists warm up in the sun as the scientific expedition moves downstream to the next sample location.
June 25, 2018

Backcountry travel in Grand Canyon to collect groundwater samples

USGS scientists Tom Porter and Joel Unema warm up in the sun as the scientific expedition moves downstream to the next sample location.

The group of USGS and National Park Service scientists rafted about 150 miles in nine days on the Grand Canyon portion of the Colorado River to collect groundwater samples from springs in remote locations. 

USGS scientist hikes to National Canyon Spring to collect groundwater samples from a remote location.
June 25, 2018

Backcountry travel in Grand Canyon to collect groundwater samples

USGS scientist Joel Unema hikes to National Canyon Spring to collect groundwater samples from a remote location near the south rim of the Grand Canyon. Joel Unema was part of a group of USGS and National Park Service scientists that rafted 150 miles in nine days to better understand natural resources.

USGS and National Park Service scientists above Granite Gorge on the way to to collect groundwater samples from three springs. 
June 25, 2018

Backcountry Travel for Science

A group of USGS and National Park Service scientists above Granite Gorge on route for 56 miles and 20,000 vertical feet along the south rim of the Grand Canyon to collect groundwater samples from three springs. 

Scientists in this photo (left to right) are Christina Bryant, Kim Beisner, John Solder and Kate Wilkins.

 

USGS scientists collect groundwater samples at Grapevine Main Spring. 
June 25, 2018

Backcountry Travel for Science

USGS scientists Kim Besiner, John Solder and Kate Wilkins collect groundwater samples at Grapevine Main Spring. 

Scientists traveled to the remote locations along the south rim of the Grand Canyon to assess the potential effects of mining along the Coconino Plateau and groundwater withdrawals associated with increasing populations.

Technicians deploy water-quality instrumentation on Bear Lake platforms
May 17, 2018

Bear Lake QW Platforms

Technicians deploy water-quality instrumentation on Bear Lake platforms

NASA image of Bear Lake with beautiful swirls in blue water showing mixing
May 1, 2018

Bear Lake Mixing

NASA image of Bear Lake with beautiful swirls in blue water showing mixing