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Images described and linked on this webpage come from a wide variety of USGS science activities and presentations performed by USGS Science Center staff members in the Region 7:  Upper Colorado Basin. A search tool is provided to narrow the number of image files shown.

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Water quality sampler deployed on the Rio Grande to collect an integrated sample of PFAS in the water in Alameda, New Mexico.
Water quality sampler deployed on the Rio Grande in Alameda, New Mexico.
Water quality sampler deployed on the Rio Grande in Alameda, New Mexico.
Water quality sampler deployed on the Rio Grande in Alameda, New Mexico.

Water quality sampler deployed on the Rio Grande to collect an integrated sample of PFAS in the water in Alameda, New Mexico.

Water quality sampler deployed on the Rio Grande to collect an integrated sample of PFAS in the water in Alameda, New Mexico.

USGS scientist retrieves water quality sensor on the Rio Grande in Albuquerque, New Mexico
USGS scientist retrieves water quality sensor on the Rio Grande in Albuquerque, New Mexico
USGS scientist retrieves water quality sensor on the Rio Grande in Albuquerque, New Mexico
USGS scientist retrieves water quality sensor on the Rio Grande in Albuquerque, New Mexico

USGS scientist Kimberly Beisner retrieves a water quality sensor on the Rio Grande for a PFAS study in Albuquerque, New Mexico. 

USGS scientists walk into the Rio Grande to collect water samples for a PFAS study near Valle de Oro, New Mexico.
USGS scientists walk into the Rio Grande to collect water samples for a PFAS study near Valle de Oro, New Mexico.
USGS scientists walk into the Rio Grande to collect water samples for a PFAS study near Valle de Oro, New Mexico.
USGS scientists walk into the Rio Grande to collect water samples for a PFAS study near Valle de Oro, New Mexico.

USGS scientists Kimberly Beisner and Keely Miltenberger walk into the Rio Grande to collect water samples for a PFAS study near Valle de Oro, New Mexico.

Cover slide for Teams Meeting, USGS Tribal Open House, Lower CO River Basin Panel, 11-29-2023
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Title Slide for Lower Colorado River Basin Panel Discussion for USGS Virtual Open House meeting to discuss drought issues with Native American Tribal Members. Held online via Microsoft Teams on November 29, 2024.

Title Slide for Lower Colorado River Basin Panel Discussion for USGS Virtual Open House meeting to discuss drought issues with Native American Tribal Members. Held online via Microsoft Teams on November 29, 2024.

Title Slide for USGS Upper Colorado River Basin Panel Discussion in a Virtual Open House about Drought with Tribal Representatives, Nov. 29, 2023
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Cover slide for USGS Upper Colorado River Basin Panel Discussion Virtual Open House about drought issues with Tribal Representatives, conducted on November 29, 2023 via Microsoft Teams

Cover slide for USGS Upper Colorado River Basin Panel Discussion Virtual Open House about drought issues with Tribal Representatives, conducted on November 29, 2023 via Microsoft Teams

A map of 4 streamgages along the Colorado stretch of the Colorado River.  Hydrographs for each streamgage are also shown.
Upper Colorado River Basin streamflow, March-August 2023
Upper Colorado River Basin streamflow, March-August 2023
Upper Colorado River Basin streamflow, March-August 2023

March-August daily average streamflow for the last 30 years (1991-2022) (dark gray lines) compared to 2023, showing the periods where 2023 streamflow was above (blue) and below (orange) the historical average. Individual years of the relevant historical streamflow period are shown in light gray. 

March-August daily average streamflow for the last 30 years (1991-2022) (dark gray lines) compared to 2023, showing the periods where 2023 streamflow was above (blue) and below (orange) the historical average. Individual years of the relevant historical streamflow period are shown in light gray. 

Photograph of Tribal Meeting for USGS ASIST Project, Tucson, AZ, Oct. 16, 2023
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Photograph taken at USGS ASIST Project Open House related to Drought Issues in Tribal Lands in and near the Colorado River Ba
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Photograph taken at USGS ASIST Project Open House related to Drought Issues in Tribal Lands in and near the Colorado River Basin, held at the Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute, Albuquerque, New Mexico, September 26, 2023

Photograph taken at USGS ASIST Project Open House related to Drought Issues in Tribal Lands in and near the Colorado River Basin, held at the Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute, Albuquerque, New Mexico, September 26, 2023

Panel Discussion at USGS ASIST Project Tribal Drought Issues Open House, Albuquerque, NM, Sept. 26, 2023
Panel Discussion at USGS ASIST Project Tribal Drought Issues Open House, Albuquerque, NM, Sept. 26, 2023
Panel Discussion at USGS ASIST Project Tribal Drought Issues Open House, Albuquerque, NM, Sept. 26, 2023
Panel Discussion at USGS ASIST Project Tribal Drought Issues Open House, Albuquerque, NM, Sept. 26, 2023

Photograph of Panel Discussion at USGS ASIST Project Open House related to Drought Issues in Tribal Lands in and near the Colorado River Basin, held at the Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute, Albuquerque, New Mexico, September 26, 2023

Photograph of Panel Discussion at USGS ASIST Project Open House related to Drought Issues in Tribal Lands in and near the Colorado River Basin, held at the Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute, Albuquerque, New Mexico, September 26, 2023

Image shows a map of south-central Wyoming with the survey area marked in a blue polygon
Medicine Bow LLFA Survey Map
Medicine Bow LLFA Survey Map
Image shows a mountain landscape with trees and snow-covered peaks
Montana
Montana
Montana

A view of the Boulder Mountains from US-12 west of Helena. These mountains lie at the north end of the Boulder Batholith.

A view of the Boulder Mountains from US-12 west of Helena. These mountains lie at the north end of the Boulder Batholith.

Distribution of Average Annualized Earthquake Loss by Region
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Map showing distribution of average annualized earthquake loss by region. The high concentration of loss in California and the West Coast is consistent with that region’s high seismic hazard, significant population, and building exposure. 

Map showing distribution of average annualized earthquake loss by region. The high concentration of loss in California and the West Coast is consistent with that region’s high seismic hazard, significant population, and building exposure. 

Map of Annualized Earthquake Loss Ratio in $ per Million
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Although most economic loss is concentrated along the west coast, the distribution of relative earthquake risk, as measured by the Annualized Earthquake Loss Ratio (AELR), is spread throughout the country and it reinforces the fact that earthquakes are a national problem.

Although most economic loss is concentrated along the west coast, the distribution of relative earthquake risk, as measured by the Annualized Earthquake Loss Ratio (AELR), is spread throughout the country and it reinforces the fact that earthquakes are a national problem.

NEDRISS Contact Information
National Early Detection and Rapid Response Information Systems Contact Information
National Early Detection and Rapid Response Information Systems Contact Information
National Early Detection and Rapid Response Information Systems Contact Information

National Early Detection and Rapid Response Information Systems Contact Information

Screenshot of the INHABIT Tool
INHABIT Screenshot
INHABIT Screenshot
INHABIT Screenshot

This is a screenshot of the INHABIT web-based decision support tool for invasive species habitat visualization and assessment across the contiguous United States

This is a screenshot of the INHABIT web-based decision support tool for invasive species habitat visualization and assessment across the contiguous United States

Hunga Tonga pressure waves
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The large HTHH volcanic explosion created fast low-frequency pressure waves that penetrated about 3.1 miles/5 kilometers into the shallow crust (shown in yellow). Wind and small explosions (shown in blue) create shorter pressure waves that only penetrate down about 328 feet/100 meters.

The large HTHH volcanic explosion created fast low-frequency pressure waves that penetrated about 3.1 miles/5 kilometers into the shallow crust (shown in yellow). Wind and small explosions (shown in blue) create shorter pressure waves that only penetrate down about 328 feet/100 meters.

Waveforms from Hunga Tonga eruption
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The waveforms of the ground motion recording and the pressure sensor recording from a station with both types of instruments (see second image above) match up, indicating that the pressure waves are causing the ground (crust) to deflect.

The waveforms of the ground motion recording and the pressure sensor recording from a station with both types of instruments (see second image above) match up, indicating that the pressure waves are causing the ground (crust) to deflect.

Piper Navajo fixed-wing aircraft with rear facing stinger magnetometer
Piper Navajo fixed-wing aircraft with rear facing stinger magnetometer
Piper Navajo fixed-wing aircraft with rear facing stinger magnetometer
Piper Navajo fixed-wing aircraft with rear facing stinger magnetometer

A Piper Navajo fixed-wing aircraft with rear facing stinger magnetometer. Credit: New-Sense Geophysics Limited 

Helicopter with forward facing stinger magnetometer
Helicopter with forward facing stinger magnetometer
Helicopter with forward facing stinger magnetometer
Helicopter with forward facing stinger magnetometer

An AS350 helicopter with forward facing stinger magnetometer. Credit: New-Sense Geophysics Limited 

Bear Lake, Colorado
Bear Lake, Colorado
Bear Lake, Colorado
Bear Lake, Colorado

Bear Lake, Colorado is a high alpine lake near tree line that is affected by regional to local fires and vegetation changes.

Bear Lake, Colorado is a high alpine lake near tree line that is affected by regional to local fires and vegetation changes.