Skip to main content
U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government

Hand drawn monitoring station sketch

1971 (approx.)

Detailed Description

Before computers and smart phones USGS needed to employ artists for field work plans and other diagrams. Some scientists and technicians were artists themselves. This beautifully hand drawn site sketch shows the layout of the Columbia River at The Dalles monitoring station and the original acoustic streamflow measurement system, a first of its kind.


Public Domain.