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The Southwest Region includes California, Nevada, and Arizona. The Regional Office, headquartered in Sacramento, provides Center oversight and support, facilitates internal and external collaborations, and works to further USGS strategic science directions.

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Infographic about the 2019 report "California's Exposure to Volcanic Hazards"

California's Exposure to Volcanic Hazards

Infographic about the 2019 report "California's Exposure to Volcanic Hazards"

Image of the front page of Sound Waves, Dec. 2010
March 25, 2019

Sound Waves, Dec. 2010

The stories in the Dec. 2010 issue of Sound Waves:

https://archive.usgs.gov/archive/sites/soundwaves.usgs.gov/2010/12/

California Sea Otter Numbers Drop Again

Search for Evidence of Prehistoric Tsunamis and Great Earthquakes on Chirikof Island,

Camera 2, Santa Cruz, California Cowells Beach time-averaged image from video camera looking at the sandy beach and ocean.

Santa Cruz Cowells Beach Webcam Time-Averaged Image

Video camera time-exposure image at Cowells Beach in Santa Cruz, California, looking southward. Learn more about the cameras and how we're using them to study coastal change.

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Image of the front page of Sound Waves, Mar. - April 2012
March 22, 2019

Sound Waves, Mar. - April 2012

The stories in the Mar. - April 2012 issue of Sound Waves:

https://archive.usgs.gov/archive/sites/soundwaves.usgs.gov/2012/04/

Seabird and Mammal Surveys Off California, Oregon, and Washington 

Maps Based on Satellite Telemetry Help Russian

View from a building top looking down on a sandy beach with beachgoers, pier extending into water, amusement park in background.

Santa Cruz Main Beach video camera 1 snapshot

Video camera snapshot overlooking Main Beach in Santa Cruz, California, looking eastward. Learn more about the cameras and how we're using them to study coastal change.

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Black and white outline of man holding a duckling with a transmitter on its back
June 20, 2019

Coloring Sheet: Duckling With Transmitter

A PDF copy of a coloring sheet showing a USGS scientist holding a mallard duckling with a transmitter attached to its back, based on an image taken in Suisun Marsh, California.

Image of the front page of Sound Waves, Jan. - Feb. 2012
March 22, 2019

Sound Waves, Jan. - Feb. 2012

The stories in the Jan. - Feb. 2012 issue of Sound Waves:

https://archive.usgs.gov/archive/sites/soundwaves.usgs.gov/2012/02/

Arctic Expedition Reaches 88.5 Degrees North Latitude—Fourth Joint U.S.-Canada Survey for Purpose of Delineating Extended

Image: California Poppies

California Poppies

California poppies.

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USGS
May 29, 1997

Selected, local editions of U.S. Geological Survey topographic maps will be available for purchase at the USGS exhibit that will be part of the San Francisco Bay Trail Project’s National Trails Day Festival, Saturday, June 7, at Robert Crown Memorial State Beach and Crab Cove Visitor’s Center in Alameda.

USGS
April 15, 1997

Peat soils in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and their relationship to water quality; the history and consequences of long-term groundwater use in the Mojave Desert; the hydrology, biology and geology of San Francisco Bay; 

USGS
April 15, 1997

Dr. Gordon Eaton, the national director of the U.S. Geological Survey in Reston, Va., will be one of the speakers at the Friday, April 18, 1997 dedication of Placer Hall on the California State University at Sacramento campus.

USGS
April 15, 1997

The presence of the U.S. Geological Survey in Placer Hall on the campus of California State University at Sacramento marks the latest chapter in the USGS’s long association with the study of earth sciences in California and cooperation with the state’s Division of Mines and Geology and its higher education system.

USGS
April 15, 1997

Methyl tert-butyl ether (MTBE) and its potential effects on air and water quality were the focus of a session Wed. and Thurs, April 16-17, 1997, at the American Chemical Society annual meeting in San Francisco, California. U.S. Geological Survey scientists will report on several studies of the occurrence and distribution of this compound in surface water and ground water during the session.

USGS
April 15, 1997

Methyl tert-butyl ether (MTBE) in the nation’s ground waters and surface waters will be the subject of papers and poster presentations by U.S. Geological Survey scientists at the American Chemical Society annual meeting, April 16-17, in San Francisco, Calif.

USGS
April 10, 1997

U.S. Geological Survey scientists are encouraged because they now know that they have the capability to explain the blind thrust faults of the Los Angeles region with seismic reflection methods, according to USGS researcher Dr. Rufus Catchings. 

USGS
March 17, 1997

A cooperative agreement with the University of Southern California (USC) for the operation of the Southern California Earthquake Center has been renewed by the U.S. Geological Survey.

USGS
February 18, 1997

LECTURE: -- "LIVING WITH GEOLOGIC HAZARDS IN SAN MATEO COUNTY" WILL BE THE SUBJECT OF THE NEXT U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY’S FREE PUBLIC LECTURE.

USGS
February 13, 1997

"There is mounting evidence that Mars is a water-rich planet that may have experienced warmer climates, and therefore, life, in the past,"according to Michael Carr, an astrogeologist with the U.S.Geological Survey in Menlo Park, Calif.

USGS
January 19, 1997

LECTURE: -- "THE COLORADO RIVER IN THE GRAND CANYON" WILL BE THE SUBJECT OF THE NEXT U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY’S FREE PUBLIC LECTURE.

USGS
January 8, 1997

Hydrologists and chemists from the U.S. Geological Survey will be on Mallard Island, near Pittsburg today, Jan. 8, collecting water and sediment samples from Bay-Delta waters to determine the amount of pesticides that are being washed into the Bay by this year’s floods on Bay-Delta rivers.