Unified Interior Regions

California

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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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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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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This image shows the brightest pixel values captured during 10 minutes of video.

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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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.

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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Image of the front page of Sound Waves, June 2011
March 22, 2019

Sound Waves, June 2011

The stories in the June 2011 issue of Sound Waves:

https://archive.usgs.gov/archive/sites/soundwaves.usgs.gov/2011/06/

International Team Studies Tsunami Deposits in Japan to Improve Understanding and Mitigation of Tsunami Hazards 

USGS Scuba

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.

View of Merced River from webcam

Merced River at Happy Isles Bridge, Yosemite, CA Webcam

This webcam is located at the USGS stream-gaging station on MERCED R A HAPPY ISLES BRIDGE NR YOSEMITE. This station provides continuous monitoring of certain river conditions such as flow and stage. The webcam provides valuable information to Yosemite National

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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

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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