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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, 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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Image of a beach made by stacking many video frames together, to give a sense of change in a static image.

Santa Cruz Main Beach video camera dark image

Video camera dark 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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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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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.

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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May 7, 2020

Hotel and Travel information for 2020 Federal UAS workshop

Lodging information and directions for 4th Federal UAS workshop

TNMCorps Mapping Challenge: Fire Stations in CA, NV, AZ as of 02/11/21

TNMCorps Mapping Challenge: Fire Stations in CA, NV, AZ as of 02/11/21

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, July - Aug. 2012
March 22, 2019

Sound Waves, July - Aug. 2012

The stories in the July - Aug. 2012 issue of Sound Waves:

https://archive.usgs.gov/archive/sites/soundwaves.usgs.gov/2012/08/

USGS Scientists Study an Oil-Spill-Mitigation Sand Berm in the Chandeleur Islands, Louisiana 

Collecting Ocean-