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: 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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Preliminary assessment of the water resources of the Tulalip Indian Reservation, Washington

In 1974 about 30 percent of the nearly 600 acre-feet of water used on the Tulalip Indian Reservation was obtained from a surface-water reservoir, while nearly 70 percent was obtained from ground-water sources. Domestic use accounted for about 93 percent of total water use. Nutrient (phosphorus) concentrations measured in most surface-water samples...

Drost, B. W.
Preliminary assessment of the water resources of the Tulalip Indian Reservation, Washington; 1977; OFR; 76-493; Drost, B. W.

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Schlumberger soundings in the Kitsap Peninsula area, Washington

Jackson, Dallas B.; Bisdorf, Robert J.
Schlumberger soundings in the Kitsap Peninsula area, Washington; 1977; OFR; 77-290; Jackson, Dallas B.; Bisdorf, Robert J.

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Availability of ground water in the area surrounding the Trident submarine construction facility, Kitsap County, Washington

General information is presented on water resources--with emphasis on ground-water occurrence and availability--in that part of Kitsap County (referred to as Trident Impact Area) that would be most affected by the development of the Trident submarine construction facility at Bangor, Washington. The estimated 1970 water use in the study area...

Hansen, Arnold J.; Molenaar, Dee
Availability of ground water in the area surrounding the Trident submarine construction facility, Kitsap County, Washington; 1976; OFR; 76-351; Hansen, Arnold J.; Molenaar, Dee

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Evaluation of ground-water contamination from cleaning explosive-projectile casings at the Bangor Annex, Kitsap County, Wash., phase II

No abstract available. 

Tracy, J.V.; Dion, N. P.
Evaluation of ground-water contamination from cleaning explosive-projectile casings at the Bangor Annex, Kitsap County, Wash., phase II; 1976; WRI; 75-62; Tracy, J. V.; Dion, N. P.

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Year Published: 1976

Geology and hydrology of radioactive solid-waste burial grounds at the Hanford Reservation, Washington

The geology and hydrology of radioactive solid waste burial grounds at the Hanford Reservation were investigated, using existing data, by the U.S. Geological Survey as part of the waste management plan of the Richland Operations Office of the Energy Research and Development Administration. The purpose of the investigation was to assist the...

LaSala, Albert Mario; Doty, Gene C.
Geology and hydrology of radioactive solid-waste burial grounds at the Hanford Reservation, Washington; 1976; OFR; 75-625; LaSala, Albert Mario; Doty, Gene C.

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Low-flow characteristics of streams on the Kitsap Peninsula and selected adjacent islands, Washington

Low-flow-frequency data are tabulated for 90 streamflow sites on the Kitsap Peninsula and adjacent islands, Washington. Also listed are data for 56 additional sites which have insufficient measurements for frequency analysis but which have been observed having no flow at least once during the low-flow period. The streams drain relatively small...

Cummans, J.E.
Low-flow characteristics of streams on the Kitsap Peninsula and selected adjacent islands, Washington; 1976; OFR; 76-704; Cummans, J. E.

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Modeling coliform-bacteria concentrations and pH in the salt-wedge reach of the Duwamish River Estuary, King County, Washington

Total- and fecal-coliform bacteria, plus pH, alkalinity, and dissolved inorganic carbon are water-quality parameters that have been added to an existing numerical model of water quality in the salt-wedge reach of the Duwamish River estuary in Washington. The coliform bacteria are modeled using a first-order decay (death) rate, which is a function...

Haushild, W.L.; Prych, Edmund A.
Modeling coliform-bacteria concentrations and pH in the salt-wedge reach of the Duwamish River Estuary, King County, Washington; 1976; OFR; 76-415; Haushild, W. L.; Prych, Edmund A.

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Reconnaissance of ground-water resources of the Squaxin Island Indian Reservation, Washington

A supply of fresh ground water for the Squaxin Island Indian Reservation exists in saturated deposits underlying the 3.09-square-mile island, whereas surface-water supplies are practically nonexistent. Four test wells tapped a water-hearing zone of sand and gravel and had yields ranging from 27 to 170 gallons per minute, with drawdowns of about 5...

Lum, W. E.; Walters, Kenneth Lyle
Reconnaissance of ground-water resources of the Squaxin Island Indian Reservation, Washington; 1976; OFR; 76-382; Lum, W. E.; Walters, Kenneth Lyle

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Table of data on water quality of Baker Lake near Mount Baker, Washington

Bortleson, Gilbert Carl; Wilson, Reed T.
Table of data on water quality of Baker Lake near Mount Baker, Washington; 1976; OFR; 76-195; Bortleson, Gilbert Carl; Wilson, Reed T.

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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.

Beginning of plume above Mount St. Helens dome, as seen from Johnst...
October 4, 2004

Beginning of plume above Mount St. Helens dome

Beginning of plume above Mount St. Helens dome, as seen from Johnston Ridge Observatory.

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

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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