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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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Flooding on the Big Sioux River, Iowa
March 17, 2019

USGS crews respond to flooding on the Big Sioux River

USGS scientists and technicians took water measurements during flooding on the Big Sioux River near Hawarden, Iowa in March 2019.

A USGS technician deploys a water measurement tool from a bridge to measure floodwaters
March 16, 2019

Spring 2019 Flooding - Big Sioux River, Hawarden, IA

After record flooding on the Big Sioux River, USGS crews mobilized to take important water measurements.

March 16, 2019

Spring 2019 Flooding - Big Sioux River

After record flooding on the Big Sioux River, USGS crews mobilized to take important water measurements.

March 12, 2019

U.S. River Conditions for Water Year 2018

This is an animation showing the changing conditions of USGS streamgages for Water Year 2018 (October 1, 2017 to September 30, 2018). The conditions shown range from the driest condition seen at a gage to the wettest. There is also an indicator for gages that are flooding, but it is noted that both USGS gage height and National Weather Service flood stage levels are

Photo of USGS scientist walking across snowy field with trees and groundwater well in the background.
March 12, 2019

USGS Groundwater Monitoring in Winter

Groundwater science doesn't take a winter vacation! In this photo, USGS hdyrologic technician Jeffrey Kinsey is snowshoeing to a USGS groundwater monitoring site in Maine. USGS scientists visit USGS groundwater observation wells year-round to measure water levels and maintain equipment. You can view or download USGS groundwater-level data from the

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Attribution: Water Resources
Photo of USGS scientist opening groundwater well housing, surrounded by snow
March 11, 2019

USGS Groundwater Monitoring in Winter

Groundwater science doesn't take a winter vacation! In this photo, USGS hdyrologic technician Jeremiah Pomerleau has snowshoed to a USGS groundwater monitoring site in Eustis, Maine. USGS scientists visit USGS groundwater observation wells year-round to measure water levels and maintain equipment. You can view or download USGS groundwater-level data from the

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Attribution: Water Resources
March 5, 2019

USGS Streamgaging — Keeping the pulse on the Nation’s streams

What is water up to? Keeping the pulse on the Nation’s streams - USGS Streamgaging and the Groundwater and Streamflow Information Program.
 

Diagram of Channel Cross Section With Subsections
February 28, 2019

Diagram of Channel Cross Section With Subsections

Diagram of Channel Cross Section With Subsections.

The most common method used by the USGS for measuring velocity is with a current meter. However, a variety of advanced equipment can also be used to sense stage and measure streamflow. In the simplest method, a current meter turns with the flow of the river or stream. The current meter is used to measure water

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Attribution: Water Resources
USGS Diagram of How Streamgage Data is Transferred To The Internet
February 28, 2019

USGS Diagram of How Streamgage Data is Transferred To The Internet

USGS Diagram of How Streamgage Data is Transferred To The Internet.

Streamflow Data on the Internet All USGS stage and streamflow information is available in near real time through the National Water Information System Web Interface (NWISWeb) for Texas (fig. 5) at: http://waterdata.usgs.gov/tx/nwis/rt). In addition

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Attribution: Water Resources
USGS scientist takes a measurement from the middle of a wadable stream during winter conditions.
February 27, 2019

Taking hydrologic measurements from the Kewaunee River, Wis.

USGS hydrologist Kassidy Mapel takes hydrologic measurements from the Kewaunee River, Kewaunee, Wis., at USGS streamgage 04085200.

Attribution: Water Resources
Animation of national simulated runoff from April to June, 2011
January 31, 2019

NHM: simulated runoff for April through June, 2011

Animation of lateral flow to the stream network from each hydrologic response unit (HRU) normalized by maximum of the simulated time series of lateral flow from the Precipitation-Runoff Modeling System (PRMS) as implemented in the U.S. Geological Survey National Hydrologic Model (NHM

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Attribution: Water Resources
Animation of national simulated streamflow from April to June, 2011
January 31, 2019

NHM: simulated streamflow for April through June, 2011

Animation of streamflow classified by percentile of the simulated time series of streamflow for each segment from the Precipitation-Runoff Modeling System (PRMS) as implemented in the U.S. Geological

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Attribution: Water Resources