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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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video thumbnail: Monitoring suspended sediment for dam removal
March 22, 2011

Monitoring suspended sediment for dam removal

The U.S. Geological Survey is monitoring suspended sediment transport at the Patapsco River Simkins dam removal site in Maryland. Faith Fitzpatrick (USGS), William Banks (USGS Maryland Water Science Center) and Michael Myers (USGS Maryland Water Science Center) discuss the USGS sampling techniques and gear used to monitor suspended sediment and why it is important to

Attribution: Water Resources
video thumbnail: Ecosystem restoration in the Chesapeake Bay headwaters, Severn River Tributary, Anne Arundel County Maryland
March 21, 2011

Ecosystem restoration in the Chesapeake Bay headwaters, Severn River Tributary, Anne Arundel County Maryland

Faith Fitzpatrick (U.S. Geological Survey), Hala Flores (Anne Arundel County Department of Public Works), Ronald Bowen (Anne Arundel County Department of Public Works), and Keith Underwood (Underwood and Assoc.) talk about stream restoration projects associated with Anne Arundel County's new office complex. A 0.5- mile long series of sand seepage berms and bog wetlands

Attribution: Water Resources
video thumbnail: Stream restoration, sediment TMDLs issues, and riparian vegetation in urban gullies flowing into the Chesapeake Bay, Carriage Hills, Maryland
March 21, 2011

Stream restoration, sediment TMDLs issues, and riparian vegetation in urban gullies flowing into the Chesapeake Bay, Carriage Hills, Maryland

Faith Fitzpatrick (U.S. Geological Survey), Keith Underwood (Underwood and Assoc.), Erik Michelsen (South River Federation), and Joe Berg (BioHabitats, Inc.) discuss how a degraded headwater ephemeral gully in a residential area was retrofitted with sand seepage and step-pool systems to reduce erosion and improve water quality as well as aquatic and riparian habitat. Trees

Attribution: Water Resources
video thumbnail: Special stormwater outfalls (bubblers) used in stream restoration projects to reduce erosive energy, Carriage Hills Outfall, Maryland
March 21, 2011

Special stormwater outfalls (bubblers) used in stream restoration projects to reduce erosive energy, Carriage Hills Outfall, Maryland

Faith Fitzpatrick (U.S. Geological Survey) and Joe Berg (BioHabitats, Inc.) describe bubble up inlet structures that help to reduce erosive energy for stormwater outfalls where they discharge into rehabilitated streams.

Attribution: Water Resources
video thumbnail: Protection of urban headwaters during residential development, Jabaz Branch, Severn, Maryland
March 21, 2011

Protection of urban headwaters during residential development, Jabaz Branch, Severn, Maryland

Faith Fitzpatrick (U.S. Geological Survey), Keith Underwood (Underwood and Assoc.), and Joe Berg (BioHabitats, Inc.) discuss regenerative stormwater conveyance, sand seepage berms, and swales used in new "green" residential developments to protect important trout habitat in downstream areas.

Attribution: Water Resources
Image: Ice Formations Forming
March 10, 2011

Ice Formations Forming

Ice formations forming at Apple Creek.

Attribution: Water Resources
March 10, 2011

Seepage Investigation: Clear Creek and Little Colorado River

Stream gaging occurring in Winslow: Clear Creek and Little Colorado River.

USGS CoreCast
March 6, 2011

Groundwater Awareness Week is March 6-12

Groundwater is not a single vast pool of underground water; rather, it is contained within a variety of aquifer systems. Each of these aquifers has its own set of questions and challenges. From large drawdowns in the Great Plains aquifer to arsenic in some wells in New England, this episode of CoreCast highlights six different USGS groundwater studies all across the United

Image: Large Ice Formation
March 3, 2011

Large Ice Formation

USGS personnel (5'8") stands next to ice formation at Big Muddy Creek. Flow is 6.45  cubic feet per second.

Attribution: Water Resources
Image: James River at Huron, SD Streamgage
March 1, 2011

James River at Huron, SD Streamgage

USGS hydrologic technicians Tyler Meyer and Jesse Rigge document the river stage and ensure that the streamgage on the James River at Huron, SD is working properly. A streamflow measurement of 17,500 cubic feet per second was made during the site visit.

Attribution: Water Resources
Image: Ice breakup on the Skunk River
February 17, 2011

Ice breakup on the Skunk River

This image and associated video captures the breakup of ice cover on the Skunk River at Augusta, Iowa, on February 17, 2011, at approximately 3:00 p.m. local time. The river stage at the time was 14.50 feet (elevation 1,179.41 feet NGVD29). A preliminary estimate of the discharge at the time of the ice breakup is 9,500 cubic

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