Unified Interior Regions

Washington

Washington's Puget Sound is a complex ecosystem directly adjacent to a robust metropolitan area that scientists from the USGS Western Fisheries Research Center study. Recent surveys have looked at juvenile surf smelt, a key link in the food web that are consumed by predators such as salmon, orca, and many marine birds. 

Western Fisheries Research Center

Western Fisheries Research Center

Research at the WFRC focuses on the environmental factors responsible for the creation, maintenance, and regulation of fish populations including their interactions in aquatic communities and ecosystems. 

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Washington Water Science Center

Washington Water Science Center

The Water Science Center's mission is to collect, analyze and disseminate the impartial hydrologic data and information needed to wisely manage water resources for the people of the United States and the State of Washington.

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Year Published: 1905

Preliminary report on the underground waters of Washington

Landes, Henry
Preliminary report on the underground waters of Washington; 1905; WSP; 111; Landes, Henry

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Year Published: 1901

Geology and water resources of a portion of Yakima County, Washington

Smith, George Otis
Geology and water resources of a portion of Yakima County, Washington; 1901; WSP; 55; Smith, George Otis

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Year Published: 1897

A reconnaissance in southeastern Washington

Russell, Israel Cook
A reconnaissance in southeastern Washington; 1897; WSP; 4; Russell, Israel Cook

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September 30, 2004

October 1, 2004 Explosion at Mount St. Helens

On October 1, 2004, an explosion in the crater of Mount St. Helens sent ash and water vapor several thousand feet into the air. It was the dramatic beginning of an eruption that continued for the next 3+ years. The explosion fractured Crater Glacier and hurled rocks for at least one-half mile across the western half of the glacier and the 1980-1986 lava dome. USGS

South side of Mount St. Helens lava dome, as seen from the east, sh...
September 30, 2004

South side of Mount St. Helens lava dome, as seen from the east, sh...

South side of Mount St. Helens lava dome, as seen from the east, showing the dome and part of the glacier forming at the base of the dome. September 30, 2005

Close-in view of south side of Mount St. Helens lava dome, as seen ...
September 29, 2004

Close-in view of south side of Mount St. Helens lava dome, as seen ...

Close-in view of south side of Mount St. Helens lava dome, as seen from the southeast, showing the dome and part of the glacier forming at the base of the dome. September 2005

Western side of Mount St. Helens crater, and dome, showing the glac...
September 29, 2004

Western side of Mount St. Helens crater, and dome, showing the glac...

Western side of Mount St. Helens crater, and dome, showing the glacier forming at the base of the dome.

Mount St. Helens crater and dome as seen from SugarBowl, on the NE ...
September 24, 2004

Mount St. Helens crater and dome as seen from SugarBowl, on the NE ...

Mount St. Helens crater and dome as seen from SugarBowl, on the NE flank of the volcano. September 2005

Acoustic Flow Monitor station (in housing), which detects ground vi...
August 30, 2004

Acoustic Flow Monitor station (in housing), which detects ground vi...

Berm from a 1997 lahar is visible along the channel. Mount St. Helens' east crater wall is visible in the background.

South side of Mount St. Helens lava dome, as seen from the east, sh...
August 29, 2004

South side of Mount St. Helens lava dome, as seen from the east, sh...

South side of Mount St. Helens lava dome, as seen from the east, showing the dome and part of the glacier forming at the base of the dome. August 29, 2005

Marrowstone Marine Field Station
April 28, 2004

Marrowstone Marine Field Station

Image of the Western Fisheries Research Center, Marrowstone Marine Field Station.  Looking east toward Puget Sound.

Western Fisheries Research Center

Western Fisheries Research Center

Research at the WFRC focuses on the environmental factors responsible for the creation, maintenance, and regulation of fish populations including their interactions in aquatic communities and ecosystems. 

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Washington Water Science Center

Washington Water Science Center

The Water Science Center's mission is to collect, analyze and disseminate the impartial hydrologic data and information needed to wisely manage water resources for the people of the United States and the State of Washington.

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