Forcing an Auger through Thick Ice

employee applying body weight to force an auger through the ice

Detailed Description

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.


Image Dimensions: 3264 x 2448

Date Taken:

Lat / Long: 42.504060000000 / -108.250890000000

Location Taken: WY, US