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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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photo of a fixed-mount thermal infrared camera installed on the USGS Platte Kill at Dunraven NY streamgage.
December 31, 2019

Photo of an installed fixed-mount thermal infrared camera on a gage

Photo of a newly installed fixed-mount thermal infrared camera installed on the USGS Platte Kill at Dunraven NY streamgage in the Neversink River watershed. The camera is positioned to track focused groundwater discharge along a bedrock contact on the opposite side of the

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Attribution: Water Resources
Photo of an Ecomapper autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV), and USGS crew
December 31, 2019

Photo of an Ecomapper autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV), and crew

USGS scientists load and check the mission path onto an Ecomapper autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV), while other crew members collect vertical profile information using a multiple-parameter water-quality meter. This technology is part of the

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Attribution: Water Resources
USGS gage 05293000 YELLOW BANK RIVER NEAR ODESSA, MN with High River Water Level From Flood
December 31, 2019

USGS gage 05293000 YELLOW BANK RIVER NEAR ODESSA, MN

USGS gage 05293000 YELLOW BANK RIVER NEAR ODESSA, MN with High River Water Level From Flood.

Attribution: Water Resources
USGS scientists collect data from the surfaced Ecomapper underwater vehicle
December 31, 2019

USGS scientists collect data from the surfaced Ecomapper AUV

USGS scientists collect data from the surfaced Ecomapper after a mission to understand stream mixing near the Benjamin Franklin Bridge on the Delaware River in Philadelphia, Penn. This technology is part of the

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Attribution: Water Resources
USGS employee prepares unmanned aerial vehicle for takeoff
December 31, 2019

USGS employee prepares unmanned aerial vehicle for takeoff

USGS employee John Fulton prepares an unmanned aerial vehicle for take off. This particular drone referred to as "Q-Cam" measures surface water stream velocity. Combined with a second drone, non-contact discharge measurements can be made. This technology is part of the

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Attribution: Water Resources
Photo of a camera system that will be tested to measure water level and surface velocity
December 31, 2019

Photo of a camera system that will be tested to measure water level an

Example of a camera system that will be tested to measure water level and surface velocity at the East Branch Brandywine Creek below Downingtown, PA. Photo Credit: USGS staff. This technology is part of the

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Attribution: Water Resources
USGS employees  point out the newly installed fixed-mount thermal infrared camera on a streamgage
December 31, 2019

USGS employees point out the newly installed thermal camera

USGS scientists Adam Baldwin and Chris Gazoorian (USGS New York Water Science Center) point out the newly installed fixed-mount thermal infrared camera installed on the USGS Platte Kill at Dunraven NY streamgage in the Neversink River watershed. The camera is positioned to

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Attribution: Water Resources
Photo: USGS scientists install a double ring infiltrometer in a grassy field.
December 31, 2019

USGS scientists install a double ring infiltrometer

In this photo, USGS scientists Megan Haserodt (Hydrologist) and Jenelle Wempner (Student Intern) install a double ring infiltrometer along a recreated floodplain of Underwood Creek, a tributary to the Milwaukee River and Lake Michigan in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The work is part of a larger study of how overbank flows and shallow groundwater in floodplains are connected for

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Ringing Rocks
December 2, 2019

Pam Reilly

Pamela Reilly, Hydrologist

The distribution of water on, in, and above the Earth
October 25, 2019

The distribution of water on, in, and above the Earth

The World's Water - Distribution of Earth's Water

The Earth is a watery place. But just how much water exists on, in, and above our planet? About 71 percent of the Earth's surface is water-covered, and the oceans hold about 96.5 percent

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Attribution: Water Resources
USGS employees operating drone over river in black and white
September 17, 2019

USGS employees operating drone over river in black and white

USGS employees John Fulton - collecting live discharge data,  Josip Adams - operating drone, and Sandy Brosnahan co-piloting and spotting, on a River in Maine.

Attribution: Water Resources
USGS technician on a bridge with instruments and laptop
September 5, 2019

Adding a rapid deployment gauge to track Dorian's surge in Virginia

Hydrographer Keith Lambert installing a rapid deployment gage at New Mill Creek at Chesapeake, VA in advance of Hurricane Dorian. Photo: Blake Dudding, USGS September 5, 2019