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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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Screenshot of the National Integrated Water Availability Assessments concept map taken March 5, 2020
March 5, 2020

National Integrated Water Availability Assessments concept map

The USGS National Integrated Water Availability Assessments (IWAAs) concept map shows daily estimates of natural water storage (water present on the landscape such as standing water, snowpack, soil water, and shallow groundwater) for approximately 110,000

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March 1, 2020

Karst Hazards Research at USGS Florence Bascom Geoscience Center (AD)

The Florence Bascom Geoscience Center conducts geologic research using digital elevation models to map karst systems and sinkhole hazards in the United States. Understanding these complex geologic systems helps to inform land use planning and development decisions. The

March 1, 2020

Karst Hazards Research at the USGS Florence Bascom Geoscience Center

The Florence Bascom Geoscience Center conducts geologic research using digital elevation models to map karst systems and sinkhole hazards in the United States. Understanding these complex geologic systems helps to inform land use planning and development decisions. The 

Animation of the National Integrated Water Availability Assessments concept map from November 2019
February 28, 2020

Late fall 2019 water availability data viz (IWAAs concept map)

The USGS National Integrated Water Availability Assessments (IWAAs) concept map shows daily estimates of natural water storage (water present on the landscape such as standing water, snowpack, soil water, and shallow groundwater) for approximately 110,000

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Attribution: Water Resources
Kentucky style usgs mount on boat
February 28, 2020

Kentucky Mount

Kentucky mount constructed from Speed Rail. This mount can be used to deploy Rio Grande, RiverPro, RioPro, and RiverSurveyor ADCPs.

Attribution: Water Resources
Kentucky Mount 2
February 28, 2020

Kentucky Mount

Kentucky mount constructed from Speed Rail. This mount can be used to deploy Rio Grande, RiverPro, RioPro, and RiverSurveyor ADCPs.

Attribution: Water Resources
Photo of complex equipment on mud tank, including pipes, shaker screens, and other mud-spattered equipment.
January 31, 2020

Mud tank and shakers during groundwater well drilling

Ever wondered about how groundwater observation wells are drilled? This photo provides a behind-the-scenes look as USGS drilled a groundwater well in California last month. This photo looks down over a mud tank and shakers, which are part of drilling operations. The drillers pump clean mud from the tank down the hole as they drill; this mud plays an important role in

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Attribution: Water Resources
 Example of Accoustic Profiler Orientations
December 31, 2019

Example of Accoustic Profiler Orientations

Profilers measure velocities in uniformly-sized cells or bins along the acoustic beams (fig 1). By measuring velocities in a number of bins across a channel or vertically through the water column, these instruments produce horizontal or vertical water velocity profiles, hence the designation "profiler.

Attribution: Water Resources
Moving Boat Mount 2
December 31, 2019

Moving Boat Mount 2

Old custom made Kentucky-style mount on several different boats from Kentucky and Illinois deploying both Broadband (BB) and Rio Grande ADCPs. A pole can be fixed to the mount for deploying a GPS antenna located on top of the ADCP. The Kentucky-style mount constructed of Speed Rail is recommended for Rio Grande Workhorse, RiverPro, RioPro, and Sontek M9.

Attribution: Water Resources
Structural Pipe Fittings
December 31, 2019

Structural Pipe Fittings

Speed Rail and Kee Lite are two common manufacturers of aluminum structural pipe fittings, a popular material in which to construct index-velocity meter mounts.

Attribution: Water Resources
AVM Schematic
December 31, 2019

AVM Schematic

The AVM measures the average water velocity along the acoustic path (VP, figure 1); then computes the "line velocity," the velocity component parallel with the average downstream flow line.

Attribution: Water Resources
Moving Boat Mount 3
December 31, 2019

Moving Boat Mount 3

Old custom made Kentucky-style mount on several different boats from Kentucky and Illinois deploying both Broadband (BB) and Rio Grande ADCPs. A pole can be fixed to the mount for deploying a GPS antenna located on top of the ADCP. The Kentucky-style mount constructed of Speed Rail is recommended for Rio Grande Workhorse, RiverPro, RioPro, and Sontek M9.

Attribution: Water Resources