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: 1969

Factors initiating phytoplankton blooms and resulting effects on dissolved oxygen in Duwamish River estuary, Seattle, Washington

Phytoplankton productivity, standing stock, and related environmental factors were studied during 1964-66 in the Duwamish River estuary, at Seattle, Wash., to ascertain the factors that affect phytoplankton growth in the estuary; a knowledge of these factors in turn permits the detection and evaluation of the influence that effluent nutrients have...

Welch, Eugene Brummer
Factors initiating phytoplankton blooms and resulting effects on dissolved oxygen in Duwamish River estuary, Seattle, Washington; 1969; WSP; 1873-A; Welch, Eugene Brummer

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Year Published: 1969

Ground-water occurrence in the Goldendale area, Klickitat County, Washington

Luzier, J.E.
Ground-water occurrence in the Goldendale area, Klickitat County, Washington; 1969; HA; 313; Luzier, J. E.

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Year Published: 1969

Water supplies for Coulee Dam National Recreation Area, Washington

Anderson, H.W.
Water supplies for Coulee Dam National Recreation Area, Washington; 1969; OFR; 69-8; Anderson, H. W., Jr.

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Year Published: 1968

Water resources of King County, Washington

Although the total supply of water in King County is large, water problems are inevitable because of the large and rapidly expanding population. The county contains a third of the 3 million people in Washington, most of the population being concentrated in the Seattle metropolitan area. King County includes parts of two major physiographic...

Richardson, Donald; Bingham, J.W.; Madison, R.J.; Williams, R.
Water resources of King County, Washington; 1968; WSP; 1852; Richardson, Donald; Bingham, J. W.; Madison, R. J.; Williams, R.

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Evaluation of seepage from Chester Morse Lake and Masonry Pool, King County, Washington

Hydrologic data collected in the Cedar and Snoqualmie River basins on the west slope of the Cascade Range have been analyzed to determine the amount of water lost by seepage from Chester Morse Lake and Masonry Pool and the. consequent gain by seepage to the Cedar and South Fork Snoqualmie Rivers. For water years 1957-64, average losses were about...

Hidaka, F.T.; Garrett, Arthur Angus
Evaluation of seepage from Chester Morse Lake and Masonry Pool, King County, Washington; 1967; WSP; 1839-J; Hidaka, F. T.; Garrett, Arthur Angus.

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Year Published: 1967

Municipal, industrial, and irrigation water use in Washington, 1965

Laird, L.B.; Walters, K.L.
Attribution: Water Resources
Municipal, industrial, and irrigation water use in Washington, 1965; 1967; OFR; 67-142; Laird, L. B.; Walters, K. L.

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Year Published: 1966

Surface- and ground-water conditions during 1959-61 in a part of the Flett Creek basin, Tacoma, Washington

Veatch, Fred M.; Kimmel, Grant E.; Johnston, Earle A.
Surface- and ground-water conditions during 1959-61 in a part of the Flett Creek basin, Tacoma, Washington; 1966; OFR; 66-146; Veatch, Fred M.; Kimmel, Grant E.; Johnston, Earle A.

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Year Published: 1964

Chemical quality of the surface waters of the Snake River basin

Laird, L.B.
Chemical quality of the surface waters of the Snake River basin; 1964; PP; 417-D; Laird, L. B.

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Year Published: 1964

Geology and ground-water conditions of Clark County Washington, with a description of a major alluvial aquifer along the Columbia River

This report presents the results of an investigation of the ground-water resources of the populated parts of Clark County. Yields adequate for irrigation can be obtained from wells inmost farmed areas in Clark County, Wash. The total available supply is sufficient for all foreseeable irrigation developments. In a few local areas aquifers are...

Mundorff, Maurice John
Geology and ground-water conditions of Clark County Washington, with a description of a major alluvial aquifer along the Columbia River; 1964; WSP; 1600; Mundorff, Maurice John

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Year Published: 1964

Magnitude and frequency of floods in the United States, Part 12, Pacific Slope basins in Washington and Upper Columbia River basin

Bodhaine, G.L.; Thomas, D.M.
Magnitude and frequency of floods in the United States, Part 12, Pacific Slope basins in Washington and Upper Columbia River basin; 1964; WSP; 1687; Bodhaine, G. L.; Thomas, D. M.

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Year Published: 1963

Effects of hydraulic and geologic factors on streamflow of the Yakima River Basin, Washington

The Yakima River basin, in south-central Washington, is the largest single river system entirely within the confines of the State. Its waters are the most extensively utilized of all the rivers in Washington. The river heads high on the eastern slope of the Cascade Mountains, flows for 180 miles in a generally southeast direction, and discharges...

Kinnison, Hallard B.; Sceva, Jack E.
Effects of hydraulic and geologic factors on streamflow of the Yakima River Basin, Washington; 1963; WSP; 1595; Kinnison, Hallard B.; Sceva, Jack E.

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Year Published: 1963

Ground water in the Pullman area, Whitman County, Washington

This report presents the results of an investigation of the ground-water resources of the Pullman area, Whitman County, Wash. The investigation war made in cooperation with the State of Washington, Department of Conservation, Division of Water Resources, to determine whether the 1959 rate of ground-water withdrawal exceeded the perennial yield of...

Foxworthy, B.L.; Washburn, R.L.
Ground water in the Pullman area, Whitman County, Washington; 1963; WSP; 1655; Foxworthy, B. L.; Washburn, R. L.

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Sunset on the crater rim and flanks of Mount St. Helens, with Mount...
October 4, 2004

Sunset on the crater rim and flanks of Mount St. Helens

Sunset on the crater rim and flanks of Mount St. Helens, with Mount Adams in the distance.

Mount St. Helens crater and dome as seen from the northeast. To the...
October 3, 2004

Mount St. Helens crater and dome as seen from NE. to right of the d...

Mount St. Helens crater and dome as seen from the northeast. To the right of the dome, the snout (nose or leading edge) of Crater Glacier is visible. October 2005

Mount St. Helens dome as seen from above the southwestern crater ri...
October 3, 2004

Mount St. Helens dome as seen from above the SWern crater rim. Ash ...

Mount St. Helens dome as seen from above the southwestern crater rim. Ash from the plume of 10-01-04 is visible on the glacier at the base of the dome. The vent from that event is visible at the base of the dome on the right. October 2005

South side of Mount St. Helens lava dome, glacier (cracked snowy su...
October 2, 2004

South side of Mount St. Helens lava dome, glacier (cracked snowy su...

South side of Mount St. Helens lava dome, glacier (cracked snowy surface in foreground at base of dome) is being uplifted due to increase in activity. October 2, 2005

Mount St. Helens' crater, dome, and glacier uplift from the southea...
October 1, 2004

Mount St. Helens' crater, dome, and glacier uplift

Mount St. Helens' crater, dome, and glacier uplift from the southeast, after steam and ash eruption.

Mount St. Helens' dome and glacier uplift from the east, after stea...
October 1, 2004

Mount St. Helens' dome and glacier uplift from east

Mount St. Helens' dome and glacier uplift from the east, after steam and ash eruption.

Mount St. Helens' dome and glacier uplift from the east, after stea...
October 1, 2004

Mount St. Helens' dome and glacier uplift from east

Mount St. Helens' dome and glacier uplift from the east, after steam and ash eruption.

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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