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: 1974

Water resources of the Colville Indian Reservation, Washington

Harkness, R.E.; Myers, D.A.; Bortleson, Gilbert C.
Water resources of the Colville Indian Reservation, Washington; 1974; OFR; 74-1045; Harkness, R. E.; Myers, D. A.; Bortleson, G. C.

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A preliminary evaluation of regional ground-water flow in south-central Washington

The characteristics of regional ground-water flow were investigated in a 4,500-square-mile region of south-central Washington, centered on the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission Hanford Reservation. The investigation is part of the Commission's feasibility study on storing high-level radioactive waste in chambers mined in basaltic rocks at a. depth of...

La Sala, A. M.; Doty, G.C.; Pearson, F.J.
A preliminary evaluation of regional ground-water flow in south-central Washington; 1973; OFR; 73-153; La Sala, A. M., Jr.; Doty, G. C.; Pearson, F. J., Jr.

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Year Published: 1973

Generalization of stream-temperature data in Washington

The effect of water temperature on the ecosystem of streams necessitates an analysis of various physical characteristics that influence stream temperatures. This study was conducted to determine (1) the effective relations that define site-to-site variation in stream temperatures, (2) equations and methods to estimate stream temperatures at sites...

Collings, M.R.
Generalization of stream-temperature data in Washington; 1973; WSP; 2029-B; Collings, M. R.

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Year Published: 1973

Low-flow characteristics of streams in the Puget Sound region, Washington

Periods of low streamflow are usually the most critical factor in relation to most water uses. The purpose of this report is to present data on low-flow characteristics of streams in the Puget Sound region, Washington, and to briefly explain some of the factors that influence low flow in the various basins. Presented are data on low-flow...

Hidaka, F.T.
Low-flow characteristics of streams in the Puget Sound region, Washington; 1973; OFR; 72-163; Hidaka, F. T.

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Predicted effects of proposed navigation improvements on residence time and dissolved oxygen of the salt wedge in the Duwamish River estuary, King County, Washington

A model of the circulation and quality of water in the Duwamish River estuary has been sufficiently developed to allow prediction of the effects of a proposed widening and deepening of waterways on residence time and dissolved oxygen in the estuary's salt wedge. For a low river-discharge period in August 1970, use of the model yielded an estimated...

Haushild, W.L.; Stoner, J.D.
Predicted effects of proposed navigation improvements on residence time and dissolved oxygen of the salt wedge in the Duwamish River estuary, King County, Washington; 1973; OFR; 73-102; Haushild, W. L.; Stoner, J. D.

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Year Published: 1973

Radionuclides in transport in the Columbia River from Pasco to Vancouver, Washington

Haushild, W.L.; Stevens, H.H.; Nelson, J.L.; Dempster, G.R.
Radionuclides in transport in the Columbia River from Pasco to Vancouver, Washington; 1973; PP; 433-N; Haushild, W. L.; Stevens, H. H., Jr.; Nelson, J. L.; Dempster, G. R., Jr.

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Stream temperatures in Washington state

Collings, M.R.; Higgins, G.T.
Stream temperatures in Washington state; 1973; HA; 385; Collings, M. R.; Higgins, G. T.

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Year Published: 1973

Test-observation well near Paterson, Washington : description and preliminary results

No abstract available. 

Pearson, H.E.
Test-observation well near Paterson, Washington : description and preliminary results; 1973; WRI; 73-9; Pearson, H. E.

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Water resources of the Nisqually Indian Reservation, Washington

No abstract available. 

Myers, D.A.; Cummans, J.E.
Water resources of the Nisqually Indian Reservation, Washington; 1973; OFR; 73-201; Myers, D. A.; Cummans, J. E.

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Determination of mass balance and entrainment in the stratified Duwamish River Estuary, King County, Washington

During a study of the effects of waste-water input on the stratified Duwamish River estuary, intensive water-velocity and salinity measurements were made in both the lower salt wedge and the upper fresher water layer for tidal-cycle periods. The net movement of water and salt mass past a cross section during a tidal cycle was determined from...

Stoner, J.D.
Determination of mass balance and entrainment in the stratified Duwamish River Estuary, King County, Washington; 1972; WSP; 1873-F; Stoner, J. D.

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Emergency ground-water supplies in the Seattle-Tacoma urban complex and adjacent areas, Washington

Urban areas that are supplied from surface-water sources are especially vulnerable to major disruption of their water supplies. Such disruption could result from natural disasters such as earthquakes, floods, or landslides or from such other causes as dam failures fallout of radioactive material or other toxic substance from the atmosphere or...

Foxworthy, B.L.
Emergency ground-water supplies in the Seattle-Tacoma urban complex and adjacent areas, Washington; 1972; OFR; 72-123; Foxworthy, B. L.

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Feasibility of artificially recharging basalt aquifers in eastern Washington

Garrett, A.A.; Londquist, C.J.
Feasibility of artificially recharging basalt aquifers in eastern Washington; 1972; OFR; 72-127; Garrett, A. A.; Londquist, C. J.

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Ash plume and crater rim at Mount St. Helens, October 2004, aerial ...
October 5, 2004

Ash plume and crater rim at Mount St. Helens, Oct. 2005

Ash plume and crater rim at Mount St. Helens, October 2004, aerial view from the south.

Dome and glacier within Mount St. Helens crater, October 2004, aeri...
October 5, 2004

Dome and glacier within Mount St. Helens crater, Oct. 2005

Dome and glacier within Mount St. Helens crater, October 2004, aerial view from the south.

Crater and 1980-1986 dome of Mount St. Helens with the glacier on t...
October 4, 2004

Crater and 1980-1986 dome of Mount St. Helens with the glacier on t...

Crater and 1980-1986 dome of Mount St. Helens with the glacier on the right. View toward the south.

Dome inside the crater of Mount St. Helens, with the 2004 "welt" in...
October 4, 2004

Dome inside the crater of Mount St. Helens, with the 2004 "welt" in...

Dome inside the crater of Mount St. Helens, with the 2004 "welt" in a darker grey shade at the south edge (top in this photo) of the lighter colored 1980-86 dome. Aerial view toward the south.

Crater and 1980-86 lava dome of Mount St. Helens, ash covered areas...
October 4, 2004

Crater and 1980-86 lava dome of Mount St. Helens, ash covered areas...

Crater and 1980-86 lava dome of Mount St. Helens, ash covered areas are grey, and new vent is the depression in lower center of photograph. Spirit Lake is in the background. View toward the north.

Ash, erupted from the early phases of the 2004 Mount St. Helens act...
October 4, 2004

Ash, erupted from the early phases of the 2004 Mount St. Helens act...

Ash, erupted from the early phases of the 2004 Mount St. Helens activity, is remobilized from the surface of an ash-covered from a moving vehicle.

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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