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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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Sontek Hydroboard II Boogie Board
July 24, 2019

Sontek Hydroboard II Boogie Board

Sontek Hydroboard II Boogie Board

Attribution: Water Resources
Collecting Field Parameters During the 2019 Well Inventory at a Farm and Ranch on the Fort Peck Reservation
July 24, 2019

Collecting Field Parameters During the 2019 Well Inventory

USGS hydrologic technician collecting field parameters during the 2019 well inventory at a farm and ranch in the north central portion of the Fort Peck reservation.

Abandoned Farm on the Northwest Corner of the Fort Peck Reservation
July 22, 2019

Abandoned Farm on the Northwest Corner of the Fort Peck Reservation

Abandoned Farm on the Northwest Corner of the Fort Peck Reservation

 Fallow field on the left and dryland wheat on the right. Northwestern corner of the Fort Peck Reservation (near Larslan, MT)
July 22, 2019

Fallow Field (Left) and Dryland Wheat (Right) near Larslan, MT

Fallow field on the left and dryland wheat on the right, northwestern corner of the Fort Peck Reservation (near Larslan, MT)

Photo of scientist standing in water operating equipment next to a boat
June 28, 2019

USGS intern Kira Waldman collecting water-quality samples

Each summer, interns join USGS offices around the Nation in support of our water studies. In this photo, USGS intern Kira Waldman conducts field work in June 2019 as part of a long-term study near Bemidji, Minnesota, to understand mobilization, transport, and 

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Attribution: Water Resources
June 2, 2019

U.S. River Conditions From January to June 2019 Data Visualization

This is an animation showing the changing conditions of USGS streamgages from January 1, 2019 to June 1, 2019. 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. During the animation, three locations in TN broke record water

Attribution: Water Resources
Spring 2019 Midwest flooding data visualization
June 1, 2019

Spring 2019 Midwest flooding data visualization

This DataVisualization shows the severity of flooding in the Midwest . As of June 1, 2019, 17 USGS streamgage sites in red had the highest streamflow for the entire period of record available. Both the Mississippi and the Arkansas rivers are seeing record breaking flows. USGS employees  continue to work extensively deploying equipment and making measurements of streamflow

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Attribution: Water Resources
USGS Employee conducts a measurement using mechanical current meter
May 9, 2019

USGS Employee conducts a measurement using mechanical current meter

Photograph of USGS employee conducting a measurement in a stream using a mechanical current meter.

Attribution: Water Resources
USGS employee on a cable way above a river using an Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler
May 9, 2019

USGS employee on a cable way above a river using an ADCP

USGS employee on a cable way above a river using an Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler.

Attribution: Water Resources
Photo of USGS scientist operating drone with ground-penetrating radar system over a river
May 6, 2019

USGS tests drone-based ground-penetrating radar

USGS hydrographers collect tens of thousands of streamflow measurements every year. In-water work by personnel is one of the most dangerous aspects of USGS hydrologic studies, especially during high-flow conditions. In May 2019, USGS continued testing of a light-weight, self-contained ground-penetrating radar (GPR) system that can be mounted on a small drone. We are

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Attribution: Water Resources
USGS Tests Prototype Ground Penetrating Radar Drone
May 1, 2019

USGS Tests Prototype Ground Penetrating Radar Drone

The USGS, in cooperative research and development with GuidelineGEO, tested an 80 GHz self contained ground penetrating radar unit on a DJI Matrice 600 hexcopter (left). This platform was tested for flight performance and for measurement of river channel cross-sectional area as well as river water depth and river width. (Right)

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Attribution: Water Resources