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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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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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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
 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.

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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.

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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
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 Configurations
December 31, 2019

AVM Configurations

The AVM-measured velocity used to index mean velocity can be the line velocity from one acoustic path or from multiple acoustic paths.

Attribution: Water Resources
Missouri boat and mount
December 31, 2019

Missouri boat and mount

Missouri boat and mount.

Attribution: Water Resources
Sontek M9
December 31, 2019

Sontek M9

Sontek M9 bridge deployment during flooding event

Attribution: Water Resources
Photo: USGS scientists install a double ring infiltrometer in a grassy field.
December 31, 2019

USGS scientists install a double ring infiltrometer

In this photo, USGS scientists Megan Haserodt (Hydrologist) and Jenelle Wempner (Student Intern) install a double ring infiltrometer along a recreated floodplain of Underwood Creek, a tributary to the Milwaukee River and Lake Michigan in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The work is part of a larger study of how overbank flows and shallow groundwater in floodplains are connected for

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Florida SpeedRail ADV Mounts
December 31, 2019

Florida SpeedRail ADV Mounts

A SonTek Argonaut mounting plate is fastened to 2" conduit using a structural pipe wall flange.

Attribution: Water Resources