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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: 1988

Origins, behavior, and sedimentology of lahars and lahar-runout flows in the Toutle-Cowlitz River system

Scott, K.M.
Origins, behavior, and sedimentology of lahars and lahar-runout flows in the Toutle-Cowlitz River system; 1988; PP; 1447-A; Scott, K. M.

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Year Published: 1988

Preliminary evaluation of the ground-water resources of Bainbridge Island, Kitsap County, Washington

Dion, N. P.; Olsen, T.D.; Payne, K.L.
Preliminary evaluation of the ground-water resources of Bainbridge Island, Kitsap County, Washington; 1988; WRI; 87-4237; Dion, N. P.; Olsen, T. D.; Payne, K. L.

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Year Published: 1988

Selected ground-water information for the Columbia Plateau Regional Aquifer System, Washington and Oregon, 1982-1985; Volume I. Geohydrology

This data report presents groundwater information collected and analyzed as part of the U.S. Geological Survey 's Columbia Plateau Regional Aquifer System Analysis study. The information was gathered from July 1982 through September 1985 in the part of the aquifer system in central and eastern Washington, and north-central and eastern Oregon. The...

Lane, R.C.
Selected ground-water information for the Columbia Plateau Regional Aquifer System, Washington and Oregon, 1982-1985; Volume I. Geohydrology; 1988; OFR; 88-182; Lane, R. C.

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Year Published: 1988

Selected ground-water information for the Columbia Plateau Regional Aquifer System, Washington and Oregon, 1982-1985; Volume II. Water levels

This data report presents groundwater information collected and analyzed as part of the U.S. Geological Survey 's Columbia Plateau Regional Aquifer System Analysis study. The information was gathered from July 1982 through September 1985 in the part of the aquifer system in central and eastern Washington, and north-central and eastern Oregon. The...

Lane, R.C.
Selected ground-water information for the Columbia Plateau Regional Aquifer System, Washington and Oregon, 1982-1985; Volume II. Water levels; 1988; OFR; 88-183; Lane, R. C.

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Year Published: 1988

U.S. Geological Survey ground-water studies in Washington

Packard, F.A.; Pearson, H.E.
U.S. Geological Survey ground-water studies in Washington; 1988; OFR; 88-116; Packard, F. A.; Pearson, H. E.

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Year Published: 1987

Acid rain

Pickering, R.J.
Acid rain; 1987; OFR; 87-399; Pickering, R. J.

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Year Published: 1987

Effects of coal strip mining on stream water quality and biology, southwestern Washington

Strip mining for coal in southwestern Washington may be affecting the water quality of streams. To investigate these possible effects, five streams were selected for study of water quality in each of the two coal bearing areas: the Centralia-Chehalis coal district, and Kelso-Castle Rock coal area. In the Centralia-Chehalis coal district, three of...

Fuste, L.A.; Meyer, D.F.
Effects of coal strip mining on stream water quality and biology, southwestern Washington; 1987; WRI; 86-4056; Fuste, L. A.; Meyer, D. F.

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Year Published: 1987

Flood hazards along the Toutle and Cowlitz rivers, Washington, from a hypothetical failure of Castle Lake blockage

A recent evaluation of groundwater and material in the blockage impounding Castle Lake shows that the blockage is potentially unstable against failure from piping due to heave and internal erosion when groundwater levels are seasonally high. There is also a remote possibility that a 6.8 or greater magnitude earthquake could occur in the Castle...

Laenen, Antonius; Orzol, L.L.
Flood hazards along the Toutle and Cowlitz rivers, Washington, from a hypothetical failure of Castle Lake blockage; 1987; WRI; 87-4055; Laenen, Antonius; Orzol, L. L.

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Year Published: 1987

Geohydrologic reconnaissance of a ground-water contamination problem in the Argonne Road area near Spokane, Washington

Three domestic wells that withdraw groundwater from an alluvium-filled trough cut into granite were found to be contaminated with the organic solvents tetrachloroethene, trichloroethene, 1,1,1-trichloroethane, and 1 ,2-trans-dichloroethene. The suspected source of contamination is a nearby septic-tank sludge disposal area. There is concern that...

Dion, N. P.
Geohydrologic reconnaissance of a ground-water contamination problem in the Argonne Road area near Spokane, Washington; 1987; WRI; 86-4173; Dion, N. P.

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Year Published: 1987

Subsurface transport of radionuclides in shallow deposits of the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, Washington; review of selected previous work and suggestions for further study

Subsurface transport of radionuclides in shallow deposits of the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, Washington; review of selected previous work and suggestions for further study; 1987; OFR; 87-222; Geological Survey (U.S.)

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Year Published: 1987

Surface-water-quality assessment of the Yakima River basin, Washington; project description

In April 1986, the U.S. Geological Survey began the National Water Quality Assessment program to: (1) provide a nationally consistent description of the current status of water quality, (2) define water quality trends that have occurred over recent decades, and (3) relate past and present water quality conditions to relevant natural features, the...

McKenzie, S.W.; Rinella, J.F.
Surface-water-quality assessment of the Yakima River basin, Washington; project description; 1987; OFR; 87-238; McKenzie, S. W.; Rinella, J. F.

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Vertical profiles of velocity and suspended sediment in streams near Mount St. Helens, Washington

Vertical profiles of high suspended-sediment concentrations and high velocities in stream near Mount St. Helens were measured between January 1981 and May 1986 at seven gaging stations. Data-collection methods are described and the numerical data are tabulated and plotted. Values for the exponent of the sediment-distribution equation were computed...

Dinehart, R.L.
Vertical profiles of velocity and suspended sediment in streams near Mount St. Helens, Washington; 1987; OFR; 87-377; Dinehart, R. L.

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Close-in view of Mount St. Helens' growing lava dome, as seen from ...
November 12, 2004

Mount St. Helens' growing lava dome, as seen from the east. Nov. 2005

Close-in view of Mount St. Helens' growing lava dome, as seen from the east. November 2005

Close-in view of Mount St. Helens' growing lava dome, as seen from ...
November 12, 2004

Mount St. Helens' growing lava dome, as seen from south. Nov. 2005

Close-in view of Mount St. Helens' growing lava dome, as seen from the south. November 2005

Close-in view of the growing lava dome within Mount St. Helens' cra...
November 10, 2004

Close-in view of the growing lava dome within Mount St. Helens' cra...

Close-in view of the growing lava dome within Mount St. Helens' crater, as seen from the east. Note the prominent striations. November 2005

Dome within Mount St. Helens crater, November 2004, aerial view fro...
November 10, 2004

Dome within Mount St. Helens crater, Nov. 2005

Dome within Mount St. Helens crater, November 2004, aerial view from the north.

Mount St. Helens' crater and lava dome, as seen from the southwest....
November 10, 2004

Mount St. Helens' crater and lava dome, as seen from SW.

Mount St. Helens' crater and lava dome, as seen from the southwest.

Photogeologic map of Mount St. Helens dome. Photograph annotated wi...
November 7, 2004

Photogeologic map of Mount St. Helens dome. Photograph annotated wi...

Photogeologic map of Mount St. Helens dome. Photograph annotated with identified features within the volcano's crater. November 7, 2004.

Aerial view of Mount St. Helens' crater and lava dome, as seen from...
November 7, 2004

Dome within Mount St. Helens' crater, Nov. 2005

Aerial view of Mount St. Helens' crater and lava dome, as seen from the north.

Dome within Mount St. Helens' crater, November 2004, aerial view fr...
November 7, 2004

Dome within Mount St. Helens' crater, Nov. 2005

Dome within Mount St. Helens' crater, November 2004, aerial view from the east.

Lava dome within Mount St. Helens' crater; close-in view of Mount S...
November 7, 2004

Lava dome within Mount St. Helens' crater; close-in view of Mount S...

Lava dome within Mount St. Helens' crater; close-in view of Mount St. Helens new growth, from nearly vertical view. North is to the bottom. November 2005

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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