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employee clearing the ice and snow for a streamflow measurement
March 8, 2019

Clearing the Ice

Clearing the ice and snow to measure streamflow in South Fork Spread Creek. 

employee testing water through ice
February 14, 2019

New Fork River Sample Collection

We are using this piece of equipment to instantly measure stream temperature, pH, dissolved oxygen, and electrical conductivity. When you move the probe up and down in the water column, you can tell if the stream has stratification. Stratification is why our sample collection bottles are moved up and down and across the stream when we collect a water sample from New Fork

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birds-eye-view of streamflow measurement through a hole in the ice
February 8, 2019

Streamflow Measurement Through the Ice

Winter fieldwork often requires a few extra steps in gaining access to collection sites. In this image, a USGS employee measures streamflow through holes drilled in the ice using an auger.

employee using Doppler to measure streamflow
February 8, 2019

Winter Streamflow

Using Doppler to peer under the ice and measure streamflow at New Fork River near Big Piney, Wyoming.

employee applying body weight to force an auger through the ice
February 1, 2019

Forcing an Auger through Thick Ice

A USGS employee uses a motorized auger to drill a two-foot hole in the ice for the purpose of measuring streamflow on the Sweetwater River. This image shows the beginning stages of the drilling process for one hole out of the twelve drilled that day.

employee ice augering on a river
February 1, 2019

Employee Using an Ice Auger

A USGS employee uses a motorized auger to drill a two-foot hole in the ice for the purpose of measuring streamflow on the Sweetwater River. This image shows the final stages of the drilling process for one hole out of the twelve drilled that day.

Location of Study Area (Includes Flaxville Aquifer and Lustre Oil Fields) and Sampling Sites From Previous USGS Studies
December 31, 2018

Location of Study Area (Includes Flaxville Aquifer)

Location of Study Area (Includes Flaxville Aquifer and Lustre Oil Fields) and Sampling Sites From Previous USGS Studies

employee taking a wading measurement with snow on the bank
October 30, 2018

Wading Measurement on Leidy Creek

A USGS employee takes a wading measurement of streamflow on Leidy Creek at Togwotee Pass. Bear tracks on the fresh snow and seven grizzlie sightings were a good reminder to be bear-aware when taking measurements in this area.

cross section wading measurement looking downstream
September 27, 2018

Bull Lake Creek Streamgage

Cross section wading measurement looking downstream at Bull Lake Creek above Bull Lake. 

Leidy Creek near Moran (13012465) streamgage
September 23, 2018

Leidy Creek near Moran (13012465) streamgage

Leidy Creek near Moran (13012465) streamgage

South Fork Spread Creek near Moran (13012475) streamgage
September 23, 2018

South Fork Spread Creek near Moran (13012475) streamgage

South Fork Spread Creek near Moran (13012475) streamgage