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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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Map of U.S. with colored dots indicating concentrations of strontium in groundwater
December 21, 2020

Strontium measured in wells tapping U.S. principal aquifers

Concentrations of strontium in samples of groundwater from drinking-water wells and shallow monitoring wells. Concentrations in drinking-water wells that exceeded the health-based screening level of 4,000 micrograms per liter largely occurred in carbonate-rock aquifers, particularly in southern Florida and central Texas, and in areas where upwelling brines mix with potable

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December 15, 2020

What Does a USGS Hydrologic Technician Do

What do USGS Hydrologic Technicians do on the job? This video features five different Hydrologic Technicians from Washington Water Science Center and Nevada Water Science Center sharing some of their work. This video was sponsored by the USGS Hydrologic Data Advisory Committee.
 

Animation of Groundwater Watch Active Water Level Network national US map
November 30, 2020

November 2020 Active Groundwater Level Network Animation

The USGS Active Groundwater Level Network includes about 20,000 wells that have been measured by the USGS or USGS cooperators at least once within the past 13 months. The animation shows a daily snapshot of water-level statistics in the network for November 2020.

 

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Attribution: Water Resources
San Miguel River, Colorado, Fall 2020
October 31, 2020

San Miguel River, Colorado, Fall 2020

Looking upstream on the San Miguel River in Colorado in fall 2020 when baseflow (groundwater flowing to streams) is the primary contributor to streamflow.

Animation of Groundwater Watch Active Water Level Network national US map
October 31, 2020

October 2020 Active Groundwater Level Network Animation

The USGS Active Groundwater Level Network includes about 20,000 wells that have been measured by the USGS or USGS cooperators at least once within the past 13 months. The animation shows a daily snapshot of water-level statistics in the network for October 2020. Please note: starting around October 22nd

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Attribution: Water Resources
October 1, 2020

U.S. River Conditions, July to September 2020

This is an animation showing the changing conditions of USGS streamgages from July 1, 2020 to September 30, 2020. The conditions shown range from the driest condition seen at a gage (red open circles) to the wettest (blue closed circles). There is also a purple ring added to indicate gages that are flooding. At the beginning of July, the Southwest US experienced severe

October 1, 2020

U.S. River Conditions, Water Year 2020

This animation shows the changing conditions of USGS streamgages from October 1, 2019 to September 30, 2020. The conditions shown range from the driest condition seen at a gage (red open circles) to the wettest (blue closed circles). There is also a purple ring added to indicate gages that are flooding.

Most of the East Coast was experiencing dry conditions in

Animation of Groundwater Watch Active Water Level Network national US map
September 30, 2020

September 2020 Active Groundwater Level Network Animation

The USGS Active Groundwater Level Network includes about 20,000 wells that have been measured by the USGS or USGS cooperators at least once within the past 13 months. The animation shows a daily snapshot of water-level statistics in the network for September 2020.

 

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Attribution: Water Resources
USGS scientist uses a weighted basket sampler to collect a Time of Travel red-dye sample
September 30, 2020

Collecting a red-dye sample in Olathe, Kansas

USGS scientist uses a weighted basket sampler to collect a Time of Travel red-dye sample at WaterOne in Olathe, Kansas. 

USGS scientist Chantelle Davis prepares to collect a red-dye sample
September 30, 2020

USGS scientist prepares to collect a red-dye sample in Olathe, Kansas

USGS scientist Chantelle Davis prepares to collect a red-dye sample, at sunrise, for the Time of Travel study in Olathe, Kansas. 

USGS scientist watches over the many samples collected during the red-dye study trial run in Desoto, Kansas.
September 29, 2020

Samples collected during the red-dye study trial run in Desoto, Kansas

USGS scientist watches over the many samples collected during the red-dye study trial run in Desoto, Kansas while he awaits the next sample.

USGS scientist gets a field fluorometer reading from a recently collected red-dye study sample from the Kansas River in DeSoto.
September 29, 2020

Getting a field fluorometer reading from a red-dye study sample

USGS scientist Ian Gambill gets a field fluorometer reading from a recently collected red-dye study sample from the Kansas River in DeSoto, Kansas.