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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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Snow falls on USGS Hydrologist, Joe Nawikas, as he collects groundwater samples in Mammoth, California.
November 28, 2018

Collecting Groundwater Samples in Mammoth, CA

Snow falls on USGS Hydrologist, Joe Nawikas, as he collects groundwater samples in Mammoth, California.

Scientist writing on clipboard, with small seismometer on the ground and mountains in the background
November 16, 2018

Collecting geophysics data at Pinnacles National Park

Research Hydrologist Paul Hsieh collects seismic data during a groundwater study at Pinnacles National Park in California. The red seismometer on the ground measures ambient seismic noise, which includes microtremors induced by wind, ocean waves, and human activity. The seismic data collected can be used to estimate unconsolidated sediment thickness, map the bedrock

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Attribution: Water Resources
USGS scientists collect sediment cores from Lake Powell
November 15, 2018

USGS scientists collect sediment cores from Lake Powell

USGS scientists collect sediment cores to examine the amount and distribution of metals within Lake Powell.  

November 14, 2018

MODFLOW 6 Angles

The USGS groundwater modeling program MODFLOW 6 uses three angles to help specify three components of hydraulic conductivity. This video provides a visual explanation of these three angles.
 

Drill rig to collect sediment samples on Lake Powell.
November 13, 2018

Drill rig to collect sediment samples on Lake Powell.

Drill rig to collect sediment samples on Lake Powell.

USGS scientists work with heavy machinery to collect sediment through the full thickness of San Juan and Colorado River deltas.
November 11, 2018

USGS scientists collect sediment cores on Lake Powell

USGS scientists work with heavy machinery to collect sediment through the full thickness of the San Juan and Colorado River deltas. 

Core processing hut provides a sheltered environment for scientists to process the cores for shipment.
November 11, 2018

USGS scientists process sediment cores on Lake Powell

Core processing hut provides a sheltered environment for scientists to process the cores for shipment to the National Lacustrine Core Facility

USGS scientists collect sediment cores to examine the amount and distribution of metals within Lake Powell.
November 8, 2018

USGS scientists collect sediment cores on Lake Powell

USGS scientists collect sediment cores to examine the amount and distribution of metals within Lake Powell.  

Photo of drone and controller under umbrella with stream and hills in the background
November 7, 2018

Drone being prepared for survey

In this photo, a small unoccupied aicraft (sUAS) or drone is being prepared to collect thermal infrared data to assess groundwater discharge into Las Vegas Wash, in Clark County, Nevada. The umbrella provides shade to keep the equipment from getting too hot.

 

This study is using thermal infrared imaging to aid in location and evaluation of areas of gains and

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Attribution: Water Resources
Two oceanographers look at a coral core stored in a wooden box
October 18, 2018

Coral cores like this one reveal geologic history of Keys reefs

USGS Research Oceanographer Lauren Toth and Oceanographer Anastasios Stathakopoulos study a coral-reef core in the USGS’s Core Archive in St. Petersburg, Florida. Photo: Dominique Gallery, USGS.

Map showing new Gulf of Mexico storm tide bracket network
October 10, 2018

New Gulf of Mexico network speeds USGS hurricane preparations

Each one these blue dots represents a site where a storm-tide sensor bracket has been installed for the Gulf of Mexico pre-defined network. There are currently 85 brackets in Florida, 6 in Alabama, 3 in Mississippi, 18 in Louisiana and 26 in Texas, for a total of 138 bracketed sites. (Not all brackets will be used in all storms.)

 

Hurricane Michael Flood Event Viewer (map)
October 10, 2018

This Flood Event Viewer is a one-stop information source

The USGS creates a Flood Event Viewer for major flooding incidents, as a one-stop, interactive information source. On that website, viewers can click on each red dot (storm-tide sensor) to see details about it. The Flood Event Viewer for Hurricane Michael is at https://stn.wim.usgs.gov/FEV/#MichaelOct2018