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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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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 1 Variance

Video camera variance image 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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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 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.

A view from atop a building looking at the sandy beach, waves, and ocean.

Santa Cruz Cowells Beach Webcam Snapshot

Video camera snapshot 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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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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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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