Cascades Volcano Observatory


The U.S. Geological Survey's Cascades Volcano Observatory strives to serve the national interest by helping people to live knowledgeably and safely with volcanoes in WA, OR, and ID. 


Date published: September 1, 2020

Newberry gets new names for some of its many geologic features.

Evidence for early Holocene human occupation in the Newberry caldera provides the context for USGS geologist's work with the Klamath Tribes and the Deschutes National Forest to add tribal names describing geologic features that help tell the story of its many volcanic eruptions.   

Date published: August 7, 2020

Low lake water, dry conditions in Newberry caldera the cause of increased sulfur smells?

Field crews set up temporary gas monitoring sensors and sample hot springs and seeps, soils, and areas where sulfur smells were reported. Preliminary data show little change from previous years and monitoring effort will continue.

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