Water Resources

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This multimedia gallery represents a collection of high-quality images, videos, webcams, posters, presentations, and documents produced by the Water Resources Mission Area.

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Animation showing rain totals and water levels in the southeast U.S. during Hurricane Sally
September 23, 2020

Hurricane Sally Water Footprint Data Visualization

Watch Hurricane Sally move through the southeast U.S. in this data visualization, and see USGS streamgage measurements spike as the storm’s extreme rainfall leads to intense flooding. USGS streamgages provide critical information during storms to flood forecasters and emergency managers as they make decisions that contributes to protecting lives and property. Understanding

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Attribution: Water Resources
Flowing stream
September 21, 2020

Pole Bridge Creek (2) sampled as part of RSQA

Pole Bridge Creek is one of the sites investigated in the USGS Regional Stream Quality Assessment, during which water quality and ecological condition were sampled.

hydrologist in a boat deploying a streamgauge
September 18, 2020

USGS hydrologists respond to historic hurricane season

Throughout the historically active 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season,USGS hydrologists have been working quickly to collect vital flood and streamflow information in impacted areas.

September 18, 2020

USGS hydrologists respond to historic hurricane season

Throughout the historically active 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season,USGS hydrologists have been working quickly to collect vital flood and streamflow information in impacted areas.

hurricanes and tropical storms in 9.15.2020 NOAA satellite image
September 15, 2020

USGS Scientists Work on Four Tropical Cyclones at Once

In this NOAA satellite image from Sept. 15, 2020, Hurricane Sally approaches the U.S. Gulf Coast, Hurricane Paulettte creates storm waves far out in the Atlantic, and Tropical Storms Teddy and Vicky lie near the coast of Africa. Two tropical depressions are also developing; one of them is not visible in this image.

Animation of Groundwater Watch Active Water Level Network national US map
August 31, 2020

August 2020 Active Groundwater Level Network Animation

The USGS Active Groundwater Level Network includes about 20,000 wells that have been measured by the USGS or USGS cooperators at least once within the past 13 months. The animation shows a daily snapshot of water-level statistics in the network for August 2020

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Attribution: Water Resources
man holding microphone
August 25, 2020

USGS Director Jim Reilly gives a speech

The USGS Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center (FRESC) held a groundbreaking ceremony on August 25, 2020 at the Idaho Water Science Center (IDWSC) in Boise, Idaho. FRESC is moving their Snake River Field Station, presently located on the Boise State University campus, to the IDWSC campus and building a new facility for the USGS Pacific Northwest environmental DNA

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Wildwood NJ Surf
August 20, 2020

Wildwood NJ Surf

Photo of the surf and clouds in Wildwood, NJ November 2019. 

International Hydrological Studies Map
August 12, 2020

International Hydrological Studies Map

International Hydrological Studies Map

PEST++ data visualization
August 6, 2020

Visualization of an ensemble of solutions for PEST++

The left axis is a visualization of an ensemble of solutions (crosses and dashed lines) iteratively moving down gradient on an objective function surface (color flood) in 2-D parameters space, with the associated prior (gray) and posterior (blue) parameter marginal distributions shown on the two right stacked axes.

Image shows a USGS streamgage partially submerged in floodwaters
August 4, 2020

Flooded Pennsylvania Streamgage after Hurricane Isaias

This USGS streamgage on Schantz Spring near Wescosville, Pennsylvania was partially submerged after floodwaters from Tropical Storm Isaias quickly rose and flooded the area. USGS crews arrived on scene August 4 to

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Image shows a USGS scientist in safety equipment standing on a bridge measuring floodwaters from Hurricane Isaias
August 4, 2020

Measuring streamflow on Rock Creek after Hurricane Isaias

Fisseha Mengistu, USGS hydrologic technician, uses a device that lowers a water sampler into the creek below to collect samples used for water quality testing. Experts will be able to use this data to track how Tropical Storm Isaias impacted water quality in the area. This work was done on Rock Creek in Washington, D.C. Real-time data for this water quality site is

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