Wisconsin Water Science Center

Multimedia

Our multimedia gallery represents a collection of high-quality images, videos, webcams, posters, presentations, and documents produced by the Wisconsin Water Science Center.

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Photo of a center-pivot agricultural irrigation system.
In spite of some very wet weather, this center pivot in southern Wisconsin is running. Irrigation has been growing in the Midwest in recent years and it could be effecting the transport of agricultural chemicals to streams.
Photo of the Frederick Springs sand boil
June 22, 2009
The continuously bubbling water at the Frederick Springs sand boil at Pheasant Branch Conservatory in Middleton, Wis., is created groundwater flowing up through cracks in the overlying rock and sand.
Photo of a streamgage collecting water data for a paired-watershed collaborative study in Sheboygan County, Wis.
September 22, 2011
This streamgage is one of two USGS gages collecting streamflow and water-quality information for a paired-watershed project in Sheboygan County, Wis. The USGS, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, conservation organizations, landowners, and farm operators are evaluating the effectiveness of...
March 3, 2012
A series of time-lapse photographs capture rapid water-level fluctuations in the vicinity of Wildwood Islands in the Sheboygan River, 4.4 km upstream of Lake Michigan near Sheboygan, Wis. The fluctuations are caused the interaction of seiche-related oscillations from Lake Michigan with river flows.
Photo of the depth-integrated sample arm (DISA)
March 13, 2012
A new depth-integrated sample arm (DISA) was developed to improve the representation of solids in stormwater, both organic and inorganic, by collecting a water quality sample from multiple points in the water column.
Photo of WI WSC staff member and his son exploring a field boat during the 2012 Wisconsin Water Science Center open house
May 20, 2012
Photo of WI WSC staff member and his son exploring a field boat during the 2012 Wisconsin Water Science Center open house.
June 30, 2012
A series of time-lapse photographs capture rapid water-level fluctuations in the vicinity of Wildwood Islands in the Sheboygan River, 4.4 km upstream of Lake Michigan near Sheboygan, Wis. The fluctuations are caused the interaction of seiche-related oscillations from Lake Michigan with river flows.
March 31, 2013
A series of time-lapse photographs capture rapid water-level fluctuations in the vicinity of Wildwood Islands in the Sheboygan River, 4.4 km upstream of Lake Michigan near Sheboygan, Wis. The fluctuations are caused the interaction of seiche-related oscillations from Lake Michigan with river flows.
June 1, 2014
Time-lapse photo of a rainfall-induced runoff event at an edge-of-field surface site near Fort Wayne, Indiana, on May 10-11, 2016. Edge-of-field monitoring is used to assess the quantity and quality of agricultural runoff and evaluate the effectiveness of conservation practices that aim to reduce...
Little Plover River Wells
2014 (approx.)
Both irrigation wells and municipal wells affect water levels in the Little Plover River, Wisconsin.
Photo of fluorescence amplification curves from a quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) analysis
June 12, 2015
Example fluorescence amplification curves from a quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) analysis. By reviewing the fluorescence amplification curves, the concentration of the pathogen in the original sample can be back-calculated from the amount and number of cycles needed to reach the...
Photo of a LIDE scientist preparing a sample for qPCR analysis
June 12, 2015
Joel Stokdyk, LIDE Biologist, prepares a sample for quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) analysis. qPCR uses fluorescence to quantify the detection of nucleic acids from a targeted pathogen.
2016 (approx.)
Completed installation of test plots: permeable pavers (foreground), permeable concrete (midground), and permeable asphalt (background).
Photo of Laboratory for Infectious Diseases and the Environment (LIDE) lab space
February 9, 2016
Photo of Laboratory for Infectious Diseases and the Environment (LIDE).
Photo of the Camp Manito-wish YMCA boat house on Lake Boulder, Wis., during fall
2016 (approx.)
Photo of the Camp Manito-wish YMCA boat house on Lake Boulder, Wis.
May 7, 2016
Dave Krabbenhoft discusses the history of his 28-year career at the USGS. He describes how he started working on mercury research in the 1980s, trying to unravel the mystery of why mercury was being detected in fish in pristine lakes in Northern Wisconsin, and how that research has evolved over...
May 7, 2016
Dave Krabbenhoft discusses working on the U.S. EPA's Lake Guardian, and the perspective he and his team have by being on board and viewing the less developed parts of the shoreline from the middle of the lake.
May 10, 2016
During edge-of-field monitoring of an agricultural field runoff event, a depth-integrated sample arm (DISA) is used to take a water sample at the same time a traditional water sample is taken from an intake located at the bottom of the H-flume exit, where the water is assumed to be completely mixed...
Photos show change in water clarity in agricultural runoff before and after a grassed waterway was installed
June 23, 2016
These photos, taken before and after a grassed-waterway conservation practice was installed, show a change in the water clarity of agricultural runoff at an edge-of-field surface monitoring site in Wisconsin.
Photos of various edge-of-field monitoring sites, installation efforts, and runoff events across the Great Lakes basin.
2016 (approx.)
These photos show various edge-of-field monitoring surface and subsurface monitoring sites, installation efforts, and runoff events across the Great Lakes basin.
2016 (approx.)
This time-lapse video shows the construction of the new Gary City Hall parking lot and rain garden in Gary, Indiana. The City of Gary is utilizing green infrastructure in their redevelopment projects in the hopes of reducing the amount stormwater runoff that enters their storm-sewer system and,...
Thirsty cow drinking water at Sassy Cow Creamery, WI
June 26, 2017
Thirsty cow drinking water from a water tank in a barn at Sassy Cow Creamery in Columbus, WI
aquarium
March 2, 2018
This million gallon aquarium in Atlanta, Georgia is home to thousands of saltwater fish, a couple of stingrays, giant grouper, and a whale shark!