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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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Santa Cruz Cowells Beach video camera bright image

Video camera bright 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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A view from atop a coastal bluff looking at a sandy beach, waves, and ocean, dark shows no movement and light shows movement.

Sunset Beach Camera 2 Variance

Video camera variance image at Sunset State Beach in Watsonville, California, looking north. Learn more about the cameras and their imagery, and how we're using them to study coastal change.

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Mount Konocti, a 1,312 m (4,305 ft) mountain on the eastern shore o...

Mount Konocti, a 1,312 m (4,305 ft) mountain on the eastern shore o...

Mt. Konocti erupted during the most recent stage of volcanism (01. Ma to 10,000 years ago), and a future eruption from the same site would be devastating to the nearby inhabitants.

Black and white outline of snake coiled up on a duck nest, with its mouth around an egg
June 20, 2019

Coloring Sheet: Gopher Snake Attempts to Eat a Duck Egg

A PDF copy of a coloring sheet showing a gopher snake attempting to eat a duck egg in a nest, based on an image taken in Suisun Marsh, California.

View of a bridge over a river

Eel River at Fernbridge, CA

This webcam is located at the USGS streamgaging station on Eel River at Fernbridge. This station provides continuous monitoring of river stage. The webcam provides valuable information to the National Weather Service, first-responders, and area residents to evaluate real-time conditions in the creek

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Camera 1, Santa Cruz, California Main Beach time-averaged image from video camera looking at the sandy beach, pier, and ocean.

Santa Cruz Main Beach Webcam Time-Averaged Image

Video camera time-exposure image at 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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Image of the front page of Sound Waves, April - May 2011
March 22, 2019

Sound Waves, April - May 2011

The stories in the April - May 2011 issue of Sound Waves:

https://archive.usgs.gov/archive/sites/soundwaves.usgs.gov/2011/04/

Connecting Marshes to the Sea—Sediment in the Shallows of San Francisco Bay 

Birders Urged to Help Track the California

Image of the front page of Sound Waves, Sept. - Oct. 2012
March 22, 2019

Sound Waves, Sept. - Oct. 2012

The stories in the Sept. - Oct. 2012 issue of Sound Waves:

https://archive.usgs.gov/archive/sites/soundwaves.usgs.gov/2012/10/

USGS Scientists Exploring Mars as Part of NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory 

“Where Am I?”—High-Resolution Digital

Image: Tarpaper Shacks in Menlo Park, California

Tarpaper Shacks in Menlo Park, California

East front of the tarpaper shacks on the USGS Menlo Park campus, circa 1965 (with Chevy Corvair and 1950 Ford). During the early 1960s, three of the key scientists working on the theory of magnetic reversals operated in the Rock Magnetics Laboratory that was housed in these shacks. The Rock Magnetics Laboratory was designated a National Historic Landmark on October 12,

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A view from atop a coastal bluff looking at a sandy beach, waves, and ocean, highlighting areas of movement.

Sunset Beach Camera 1 Bright Image

Video camera snapshot at Sunset State Beach in Watsonville, California, looking northwest. Learn more about the cameras and their imagery, and how we're using them to study coastal change.

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