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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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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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 A USGS storm tide sensor is attached to a bridge and will measure the impacts of Hurricane Isaias.
August 1, 2020

This USGS storm tide sensor installed for Hurricane Isaias.

This USGS storm tide sensor was installed August 1 in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina to measure the coastal impacts of Hurricane Isaias. Photo by Joshua Lee, USGS.

This rapid deployment gauge that was installed August 1 in Swansboro, NC to monitor potential flooding caused by Isaias.
August 1, 2020

RDG installed in NC to monitor potential flooding caused by Isaias

This rapid deployment gauge was installed August 1 in Swansboro, North Carolina on the White Oak River to monitor water levels in order track potential flooding caused by Tropical Storm Isaias. Photo by Bryce McClenney, USGS. 

Scientists preparing equipment attached to a four-wheel field vehicle
July 7, 2020

USGS intern prepares geophysical equipment

In this photo, USGS intern Brett Trottier (right) is learning how to prepare and deploy geophysical equipment from USGS hydrologist Eric White (left). The towed transient electromagnetic (tTEM) system is used to map the shallow subsurface to help us understand geologic and hydrogeologic conditions. In addition to the usual field safety procedures, Trottier and White are

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Attribution: Water Resources
July 1, 2020

U.S. River Conditions, April to June 2020

This is an animation showing the changing conditions of USGS streamgages from April 1, 2020 to June 30, 2020. The conditions shown range from the driest condition seen at a gage (red open circles) to the wettest (blue closed circles). There is also a purple ring added to indicate gages that are flooding. While we do see floods in this animation, we also see a number of low

Photo of Sugar Creek
June 29, 2020

Sugar Creek, near New Palestine, Indiana

Sugar Creek, near New Palestine, Indiana. Sugar Creek is part of a long-term USGS stream monitoring project, and was one of 72 U.S. streams and rivers investigated for pesticide occurrence. On average, 26 pesticides were detected in samples collected from Sugar Creek during 2013–17; 16 of the 122 samples collected at this site had a Pesticide Toxicity Index score that

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Installing a rapid deployment gage, MI
May 20, 2020

USGS crews install a rapid deployment gage, Midland, MI

A USGS hydrologic technician finishes installation of a rapid-deployment streamgage at Gordonville Road on the Tittabawassee River in Midland, Michigan. A USGS crew in the distance makes streamflow measurements using a boat-mounted acoustic Doppler current profiler. The USGS responded to major flooding at some locations in lower

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Submerged equipment during Michigan flooding
May 19, 2020

Submerged equipment during Michigan flooding

This image shows a GLRI nutrient sampler submerged during major flooding on the Rifle River, Michigan, in May 2020. This site is near the Rifle River Near Sterling USGS streamgage.

Depth-averaged currents and distribution of near-surface specific conductance in coastal Lake Erie, OH
May 12, 2020

Depth-avg currents & distribution of near-surface specific conductance

Depth-averaged currents and distribution of near-surface specific conductance in coastal Lake Erie in the vicinity of Villa Angela Beach and Euclid Creek, Ohio on September 11, 2012 Produced in VMT using data from a TRDI 600 KHz Rio Grande ADCP and supplementary specific conductance data from an autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) that completed a simulataeous three-

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Attribution: Water Resources
Depth-averaged velocity & primary & secondary velocities of River
May 12, 2020

Depth-averaged velocity & primary & secondary velocities of River

Depth-averaged velocity and primary and secondary velocities (Rozovskii definition) in the confluence of the White and Wabash Rivers along the Illinois and Indiana border, January 12, 2008. Produced in VMT using data from a TRDI 1200 KHz Rio Grande ADCP and additional formatting using Adobe Illustrator.

Attribution: Water Resources