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The Upper Midwest Water Science Center provides credible and relevant scientific information on critical water resources issues in MI, MN, WI, and beyond. Major focus areas include Great Lakes, ecosystems science, hydrologic monitoring networks, flood frequency and mapping, water availability, and effects of agricultural and urban practices, mineral extraction, and other human activities.

Great Lakes Science Center

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Upper Midwest Water Science Center - Michigan

Upper Midwest Water Science Center - Michigan
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August 31, 2013

USGS Lake Michigan 2013 Bottom Trawl Survey Video Highlights

The U.S. Geological Survey Great Lakes Science Center has conducted lake-wide surveys of the fish community in Lake Michigan each fall since 1973 using standard 12-m bottom trawls towed along contour at depths of 9 to 110 m at seven different sites around the perimeter of the lake. The resulting data on relative abundance, size and age structure, and condition of

Quagga Mussels
July 18, 2013

Quagga Mussels Caught in Bottom Trawl

These invasive quagga mussels were caught using a trawl, or fishing net. Invasive mussels are causing significant ecological and economic impacts and the range of these impacts continues to increase as they spread across

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Female Sea Lamprey Ocqueoc River 2013
July 10, 2013

Female Sea Lamprey Attracted to Male Pheromone Washings, Ocqueoc River

Female Sea Lamprey Attracted to Male Pheromone Washings, Ocqueoc River, 2013

Releasing a Tagged Lake Trout
October 12, 2012

Releasing a Tagged Lake Trout

Hammond Bay Biological Station researchers release a tagged lake trout (Salvelinus namaycush) into Lake Huron as part of a research project to aid restoration efforts. This photo was taken prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.

R/V Arcticus
September 29, 2012

R/V Arcticus

The Research Vessel Arcticus

Samplng Cladophora in Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
September 17, 2012

Samplng Cladophora in Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

A researcher samples green algae Cladophora along the shoreline of Lake Michigan in Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore in 2012.

Hammond Bay Biological Station
February 8, 2012

Hammond Bay Biological Station

A view of the Hammond Bay Biological Station in Millersburg, MI.

Diver Adjusting Acoustic Telemetry Receiver
October 5, 2011

Diver Adjusting Acoustic Telemetry Receiver

Diver Chris Holbrook, USGS, Adjusting Acoustic Telemetry Receiver Underwater, Lake Huron.  This device will receive signals from acoustic tags implanted into fish, allowing us to monitor their movements.

Lake in Michigan, Lower Peninsula
December 31, 2010

Lake in Michigan, Lower Peninsula

Lake in Michigan, Lower Peninsula

Image: Cladophora Along Lake Michigan
July 26, 2010

Cladophora Along Lake Michigan

Large patches of Cladophora, a green algae, lining the shore of Lake Michigan. Accumulation of Cladophora in shoreline waters is believed to be linked to avian botulism outbreaks, which have recently
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Great Lakes Science Center
May 9, 2008

Great Lakes Science Center

Road sign in front of the Great Lakes Science Center in Ann Arbor MI.

Lake Whitefish
November 4, 2006

Lake Whitefish

Lake Whitefish from our fall survey.

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Source Contribution of Mercury in Great Lakes Sediment
December 10, 2015

For the first time, land and resource managers in the Great Lakes will be able to distinguish between the various sources of mercury in the environment, a toxic chemical of significant concern in the region. This is thanks to a new tool that “fingerprints” the mercury, developed by the U.S. Geological Survey and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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October 15, 2015

Grass carp egg survival is compromised when they settle on streambeds and are potentially covered by sediments, according to a new study by the U.S. Geological Survey. It has been long assumed that the eggs of Asian carps, including grass carp, must be carried in the water current in order to hatch successfully, but no previous scientific studies have proven that theory.

Image: USGS Research Vessel Arcticus
August 27, 2015

The U.S. Geological Survey will celebrate the newest addition to its fleet of large research vessels during a traditional ceremony in Cheboygan, Michigan, on Monday. The entire Great Lakes fleet will also be dedicated during the ceremony.

USGS
June 29, 2015

Interior Department’s Northeast Climate Science Center has released a report today synthesizing the latest information on the vulnerability of species and ecosystems to climate change in a 22-state region in the Northeast and Midwest U.S.

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April 16, 2015

The likelihood of Asian carp eggs being kept in suspension and hatching in the St. Joseph River in Michigan has been further evaluated using a model that examines a range of multiple flow and water temperature scenarios. Results illustrate the highest percentage of Asian carp eggs at risk of hatching occurs when the streamflow is low and when the water temperature is high.

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April 9, 2015

New research shows that Lake Erie’s dead zones are actually quite active, greatly affecting fish distributions, catch rates and the effectiveness of fishing gear.

Image: USGS Great Lakes Science Center
March 11, 2015

The U.S. Geological Survey awarded a $9.7 million contract to Crittenden Construction out of Alpena, Michigan, on March 5 for the construction and renovation of the USGS Great Lakes Science Center Hammond Bay Biological Station near Millersburg, Michigan. The renovation is a joint effort between the USGS and the Great Lakes Fishery Commission. 

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March 3, 2015

While the earth contains enough potash to meet the increased global demand for crop production and U.S. supplies are likely secure, some regions lack potash deposits needed for optimal food crop yields. According to a recent USGS global assessment of potash resources, the costs of importing potash long distances can limit its use and imports are subject to supply disruptions.

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December 18, 2014

Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced today that Interior’s Northeast Climate Science Center (NE CSC) is awarding nearly $700,000 to universities and other partners for research to guide managers of parks, refuges and other cultural and natural resources in planning how to help species and ecosystems adapt to climate change.

Great Lakes Science Center

Great Lakes Science Center
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Upper Midwest Water Science Center - Michigan

Upper Midwest Water Science Center - Michigan
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