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: 1979

Sediment transport by irrigation return flows in the lower Yakima River basin, Washington, 1975 and 1976 irrigation seasons

No abstract available. 

Nelson, Leonard M.
Sediment transport by irrigation return flows in the lower Yakima River basin, Washington, 1975 and 1976 irrigation seasons; 1979; OFR; 78-946; Nelson, Leonard M.

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Year Published: 1979

Summary appraisals of the Nation's ground-water resources; Pacific Northwest region

The Pacific Northwest Region's ground-water reservoirs are capable of providing large additional fresh-water supplies; these reservoirs become more important as undeveloped surface-storage sites and unapportioned surface-water supplies dwindle. Withdrawals of fresh water from all surface and underground sources are increasing; they may rise from...

Foxworthy, Bruce L.
Summary appraisals of the Nation's ground-water resources; Pacific Northwest region; 1979; PP; 813-S; Foxworthy, B. L.

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Water resources of the Nisqually Lake area, Pierce County, Washington

This report presents data assembled during a July 1975 to August 1977 study of the water resources of an area within, and adjacent to, a part of the Fort Lewis Military Reservation that prior to 1917 was included in the Nisqually Indian Reservation. Because the area is within or near the artillery ranges of the U.S. Army, the existing water...

Pearson, H.E.; Dion, N. P.
Water resources of the Nisqually Lake area, Pierce County, Washington; 1979; WRI; 78-101; Pearson, H. E.; Dion, N. P.

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Year Published: 1979

Water resources of the Port Madison Indian Reservation, Washington

The study summarized in this report was made to provide Suquamish Tribal leaders with information on the reservation's surface- and ground-water resources. The Tribal leaders need this information to help them manage and protect their water resources against overdevelopment. The quantity of ground water that is estimated to be available for...

Lum, W. E.
Water resources of the Port Madison Indian Reservation, Washington; 1979; WRI; 78-112; Lum, W. E.

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Water resources of the Swinomish Indian Reservation, Washington

The Swinomish Indian Reservation occupies 17 mi2on Fidalgo Island, northwestern Washington. Six square miles are underlain by mudflats or low-lying alluvial deposits, and are not part of the study area. An appraisal of the water resources of the reservation was made because the Swinomish Tribal Community expects rapid economic and population...

Drost, B. W.
Water resources of the Swinomish Indian Reservation, Washington; 1979; WRI; 79-12; Drost, B. W.

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Sediment transport by the White River into Mud Mountain Reservoir: Washington, June 1974-June 1976

This reconnaissance evaluation of the sediment transport by the White River into the Mud Mountain Reservoir, in Washington, during the period June 1974-June 1976 showed that the river transported 430,000 tons of suspended sediment into the reservoir during the first year of the study and 1,400,000 tons in the second year. Daily mean suspended-...

Nelson, Leonard M.
Sediment transport by the White River into Mud Mountain Reservoir : Washington, June 1974-June 1976; 1978; WRI; 78-133; Nelson, Leonard M.

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Year Published: 1978

Selected sources of geologic, hydrologic, and related information for the Puget Sound region, Washington

Dethier, David P.; Bortleson, Gilbert Carl; Scerra, James D.
Selected sources of geologic, hydrologic, and related information for the Puget Sound region, Washington; 1978; OFR; 78-252; Dethier, David P.; Bortleson, Gilbert Carl; Scerra, James D.

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Year Published: 1977

Assessment of increased thermal activity at Mount Baker, Washington, March 1975-March 1976

In March 1975 Mount Baker showed a large increase in thermal emission, which has persisted for more than 1 year. Fumarole ejecta accompanied the thermal activity from March to September, but the ejecta had no constituents that suggest a magmatic source. Estimates of that part of the total heat flux that would account for the observed snow and ice...

Frank, David; Meier, Mark Frederick; Swanson, Donald A.; with contributions by Babcock, James W.; Fretwell, Marvin O.; Malone, Stephen D.; Rosenfeld, Charles L.; Shreve, Ronald L.; Wilcox, Ray E.
Assessment of increased thermal activity at Mount Baker, Washington, March 1975-March 1976; 1977; PP; 1022-A; Frank, David; Meier, Mark Frederick; Swanson, Donald A.; with contributions by Babcock, James W.; Fretwell, Marvin O.; Malone, Stephen D.; Rosenfeld, Charles L.; Shreve, Ronald L.; Wilcox, Ray E.

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Year Published: 1977

Combined Ice and Water Balances of Maclure Glacier, California, South Cascade Glacier, Washington, and Wolverine and Gulkana Glaciers, Alaska, 1967 Hydrologic Year

Combined ice and water balances were measured in the 1967 hydrologic year (October 1-September 30) on four glaciers in western North America ranging in latitude from 37 deg to 63 deg N. This hydrologic year was characterized by heavier than normal winter precipitation in California and Washington and abnormally dry winter conditions in coastal...

Tangborn, Wendell V.; Mayo, Lawrence R.; Scully, David R.; Krimmel, Robert M.
Combined Ice and Water Balances of Maclure Glacier, California, South Cascade Glacier, Washington, and Wolverine and Gulkana Glaciers, Alaska, 1967 Hydrologic Year; 1977; PP; 715-B; Tangborn, Wendell V.; Mayo, Lawrence R.; Scully, David R.; Krimmel, Robert M.

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Year Published: 1977

Ground-water resources of the North Beach Peninsula, Pacific County, Washington

The anticipated water demand of 425 million gallons per year for the North Beach Peninsula, Pacific County, Wash., can be met by properly developing the ground-water supplies of the area's water-table aquifer. Of the approximately 77 inches of precipitation on the peninsula, an estimated 23 inches is lost to evapotranspiration, and approximately...

Tracy, James V.
Ground-water resources of the North Beach Peninsula, Pacific County, Washington; 1977; OFR; 77-647; Tracy, James V.

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Low-flow characteristics of streams on the Olympic Peninsula, Washington

Streams in lowland basins of the Olympic Peninsula, Washington, generally have their low flows in summer and peak flows in winter, whereas streams originating at higher elevations in the mountains have their low flows in late summer-early fall and they have both winter and spring peak flows. Data from long-term stations indicate no important trend...

Haushild, W.L.; LaFrance, D.E.
Low-flow characteristics of streams on the Olympic Peninsula, Washington; 1977; OFR; 77-812; Haushild, W. L.; LaFrance, D. E.

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Municipal, industrial, and irrigation water use in Washington, 1975

An assessment of water use in 1975 in the 39 counties and 62 Water Resources Inventory Areas of Washington, indicated that 2.49 trillion gallons of water was used for municipal, industrial, and irrigation purposes. That amount represents a 10-percent increase over a similar water-use assessment in 1965, but a slight decrease from that of 1970....

Dion, N. P.; Lum, W.E.
Municipal, industrial, and irrigation water use in Washington, 1975; 1977; OFR; 77-308; Dion, N. P.; Lum, W. E.

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Dome growth at the top of Mount St. Helens with vent area, and brok...
October 27, 2004

Dome growth at the top of Mount St. Helens with vent area, and brok...

Dome growth at the top of Mount St. Helens with vent area, and broken glacier ice, as seen from the west.

Picking up MID9 GPS spider for final sling to Opus, on the south of...
October 27, 2004

Picking up MID9 GPS spider for final sling to Opus

Picking up MID9 GPS spider for final sling to Opus, on the south of the old dome.

West side of Mount St. Helens' dome (left) and steamy new growth (r...
October 24, 2004

West side of Mount St. Helens' dome

West side of Mount St. Helens' dome (left) and steamy new growth (right).

Mount St. Helens crater floor, developing glacier (lower left), dom...
October 21, 2004

Mount St. Helens crater floor, developing glacier (lower left), dom...

Mount St. Helens crater floor, developing glacier (lower left), dome, and uplift with new growth, as seen from the northeast. October 2005

Near-vertical view of Mount St. Helens crater, dome, and uplift wit...
October 20, 2004

Near-vertical view of Mount St. Helens crater, dome, and uplift wit...

Near-vertical view of Mount St. Helens crater, dome, and uplift with new growth, as seen from NNW.

Mount St. Helens crater, dome, and uplift with new growth, as seen ...
October 20, 2004

Mount St. Helens crater, dome, and uplift with new growth

Mount St. Helens crater, dome, and uplift with new growth, as seen from the west. October 2005

Mount St. Helens dome and uplift with new growth, as seen from the ...
October 20, 2004

Mount St. Helens dome and uplift with new growth, Oct. 2005

Mount St. Helens dome and uplift with new growth, as seen from the west. October 2005

Mount St. Helens crater, dome, and uplift with new growth and new a...
October 14, 2004

Mount St. Helens crater, dome, and uplift with new growth and new a...

Mount St. Helens crater, dome, and uplift with new growth and new avalanche fan, as seen from the northwest. October 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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