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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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Spring 2019 Midwest flooding data visualization
June 1, 2019

Spring 2019 Midwest flooding data visualization

This DataVisualization shows the severity of flooding in the Midwest . As of June 1, 2019, 17 USGS streamgage sites in red had the highest streamflow for the entire period of record available. Both the Mississippi and the Arkansas rivers are seeing record breaking flows. USGS employees  continue to work extensively deploying equipment and making measurements of streamflow

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Attribution: Water Resources
USGS Employee conducts a measurement using mechanical current meter
May 9, 2019

USGS Employee conducts a measurement using mechanical current meter

Photograph of USGS employee conducting a measurement in a stream using a mechanical current meter.

Attribution: Water Resources
USGS employee on a cable way above a river using an Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler
May 9, 2019

USGS employee on a cable way above a river using an ADCP

USGS employee on a cable way above a river using an Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler.

Attribution: Water Resources
Photo of USGS scientist operating drone with ground-penetrating radar system over a river
May 6, 2019

USGS tests drone-based ground-penetrating radar

USGS hydrographers collect tens of thousands of streamflow measurements every year. In-water work by personnel is one of the most dangerous aspects of USGS hydrologic studies, especially during high-flow conditions. In May 2019, USGS continued testing of a light-weight, self-contained ground-penetrating radar (GPR) system that can be mounted on a small drone. We are

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Attribution: Water Resources
Photo of drone with ground-penetrating radar system flying close over river surface
May 1, 2019

USGS Tests drone-based ground-penetrating radar for bathymetry

USGS hydrographers collect tens of thousands of streamflow measurements every year. In-water work by personnel is one of the most dangerous aspects of USGS hydrologic studies, especially during high-flow conditions. In May 2019, USGS continued testing of a light-weight, self-contained ground-penetrating radar (GPR) system that can be mounted on a small drone. We are

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Attribution: Water Resources
2019 USGS UAS Aquatic Airshow participants
May 1, 2019

2019 USGS UAS Aquatic Airshow participants

2019 Aquatic Airshow participants at the Androscoggin River in Auburn Maine, May 1, 2019, photograph by Mario Martin-Alciati USGS.  Bottom row L-R: Andy Massey, John Fulton, Sandy Brosnahan, John Young, Russ Lotspeich; Top row L-R: Frank Engel, Tom Orcutt, Per Westholm, Curtis Yaeger, Qassim Abdullah, Mark Harvey, Eric White, Sean Andrews, John Lane, Jeff Kinsey, Jack

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Attribution: Water Resources
Doppler Radar Mounted On A Drone for Stream Velocity
May 1, 2019

Doppler Radar Mounted On A Drone for Stream Velocity

The sensor mounted on the drone is called the Qcam and is a Doppler radar sensor providing velocity from a hovering position above the river. USGS hydrologic technician (left) aboard a USGS John Boat mounted with Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler observes the Qcam conducting a measurement. (Right) The 3DR solo quadcopter mounted with Qcam is prepared to take off.  

Attribution: Water Resources
USGS LSPIV and Photogrametry Drones
May 1, 2019

USGS LSPIV and Photogrametry Drones

(Left) Frank Engel of the hydrologic remote sensing branch prepares the DJI Mavic Pro quadcopter , while Sean Andrews and Jeff Kinsey of the New England WSC observe. The Mavic was used for Large Scale Particle Image Velocimetry (LSPIV). High quality video was collected to determine the velocity and quantity of the water with

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Attribution: Water Resources
USGS Water Science Center Personnel Conducting Measurements
May 1, 2019

USGS Water Science Center Personnel Conducting Measurements

(Above) New England Water Science Center and Virginia - West Virginia Water Science Center personnel collected measurements use GPS surveying equipment and ADCP to collect ground-truth data and quality assure non-contact data (above left Tom and Andy Massey; above right Andy Massey and Jeff Kinsey; lower left Russ Lotspeich on shore and Jeff Kinsey and Sean Andrews on the

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Attribution: Water Resources
Aerial photo taken by drone of the Androscoggin river, Maine
May 1, 2019

Aerial photo taken by drone of the Androscoggin river, Maine

Aerial photo taken by drone of the Androscoggin river, Maine

Attribution: Water Resources
USGS Tests Prototype Ground Penetrating Radar Drone
May 1, 2019

USGS Tests Prototype Ground Penetrating Radar Drone

The USGS, in cooperative research and development with GuidelineGEO, tested an 80 GHz self contained ground penetrating radar unit on a DJI Matrice 600 hexcopter (left). This platform was tested for flight performance and for measurement of river channel cross-sectional area as well as river water depth and river width. (Right)

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Attribution: Water Resources