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: 1971

Inventory of Glaciers in the North Cascades, Washington

Perennial bodies of ice in the North Cascades having areas of at least 0.1 km2 (square kilometer) are tabulated and classified. The inventory, a contribution to the International Hydrological Decade, includes 756 glaciers, covering 267 km2, about half of the glacier area in the United States south of Alaska. Listings include each glacier's...

Post, Austin; Richardson, Don; Tangborn, Wendell V.; Rosselot, F.L.
Inventory of Glaciers in the North Cascades, Washington; 1971; PP; 705-A; Post, Austin; Richardson, Don; Tangborn, Wendell V.; Rosselot, F. L.

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Year Published: 1971

Relations among radionuclide content and physical, chemical, and mineral characteristics of Columbia River sediments

Glenn, J.L.; Van Atta, R. O.
Relations among radionuclide content and physical, chemical, and mineral characteristics of Columbia River sediments; 1971; OFR; 71-121; Glenn, J. L.; Van Atta, R. O.

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Year Published: 1970

Geologic investigation of faulting in the Hanford Region, Washingtion with a section on The occurrence of microearthquakes

Bingham, James W.; Londquist, Clark J.; Baltz, Elmer H.; Pitt, A.N.
Geologic investigation of faulting in the Hanford Region, Washingtion with a section on The occurrence of microearthquakes; 1970; OFR; 70-27; Bingham, James W.; Londquist, Clark J.; Baltz, Elmer H.; Pitt, A. N.

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Year Published: 1970

Sediment transport by streams in the Palouse River basin, Washington and Idaho, July 1961-June 1965

The Palouse River basin covers about 3,300 square miles in southeastern Washington and northwestern Idaho. The eastern part of the basin is composed of steptoes and foothills which are generally above an altitude of 2,600 feet; the central part is of moderate local relief and is mantled chiefly by thick loess deposits; and the western part is...

Boucher, P.R.
Sediment transport by streams in the Palouse River basin, Washington and Idaho, July 1961-June 1965; 1970; WSP; 1899-C; Boucher, P. R.

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Year Published: 1970

Water supplies for selected sites in Olympic National Park, Washington

Walters, K.L.
Water supplies for selected sites in Olympic National Park, Washington; 1970; OFR; 70-358; Walters, K. L.

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Year Published: 1969

Availability of ground water in the Federal Way area, King County, Washington

Cline, D.R.
Availability of ground water in the Federal Way area, King County, Washington; 1969; OFR; 69-44; Cline, D. R.

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Year Published: 1969

Characteristics of streamflow in the Colville River Basin, Stevens County, Washington

Scott, W.R.
Characteristics of streamflow in the Colville River Basin, Stevens County, Washington; 1969; OFR; 69-251; Scott, W. R.

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Year Published: 1969

Estuarine studies in upper Grays Harbor, Washington

Improved management of the water resources of Grays Harbor, Wash., requires more data on the water quality of the harbor and a better understanding of the influences of industrial and domestic wastes on the local fisheries resources. To provide a more comprehensive understanding of these influences, the U.S. Geological Survey joined other agencies...

Beverage, Joseph P.; Swecker, Milton N.
Estuarine studies in upper Grays Harbor, Washington; 1969; WSP; 1873-B; Beverage, Joseph P.; Swecker, Milton N.

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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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1980-1986 Mount St. Helens' dome and glacier uplift (cracked gray s...
October 1, 2004

1980-1986 Mount St. Helens' dome and glacier uplift (cracked gray s...

1980-1986 Mount St. Helens' dome and glacier uplift (cracked gray surface in snow to left of main dome) from the east, before steam and ash eruption.

South side of Mount St. Helens lava dome, as seen from the east, sh...
September 30, 2004

South side of Mount St. Helens lava dome, as seen from the east, sh...

South side of Mount St. Helens lava dome, as seen from the east, showing the dome and part of the glacier forming at the base of the dome. September 30, 2005

September 30, 2004

October 1, 2004 Explosion at Mount St. Helens

On October 1, 2004, an explosion in the crater of Mount St. Helens sent ash and water vapor several thousand feet into the air. It was the dramatic beginning of an eruption that continued for the next 3+ years. The explosion fractured Crater Glacier and hurled rocks for at least one-half mile across the western half of the glacier and the 1980-1986 lava dome. USGS

Western side of Mount St. Helens crater, and dome, showing the glac...
September 29, 2004

Western side of Mount St. Helens crater, and dome, showing the glac...

Western side of Mount St. Helens crater, and dome, showing the glacier forming at the base of the dome.

Close-in view of south side of Mount St. Helens lava dome, as seen ...
September 29, 2004

Close-in view of south side of Mount St. Helens lava dome, as seen ...

Close-in view of south side of Mount St. Helens lava dome, as seen from the southeast, showing the dome and part of the glacier forming at the base of the dome. September 2005

Mount St. Helens crater and dome as seen from SugarBowl, on the NE ...
September 24, 2004

Mount St. Helens crater and dome as seen from SugarBowl, on the NE ...

Mount St. Helens crater and dome as seen from SugarBowl, on the NE flank of the volcano. September 2005

Acoustic Flow Monitor station (in housing), which detects ground vi...
August 30, 2004

Acoustic Flow Monitor station (in housing), which detects ground vi...

Berm from a 1997 lahar is visible along the channel. Mount St. Helens' east crater wall is visible in the background.

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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