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: 1980

Historical changes of shoreline and wetland at eleven major deltas in the Puget Sound region, Washington

Bortleson, Gilbert Carl; Chrzastowski, Michael; Helgerson, A.K.
Historical changes of shoreline and wetland at eleven major deltas in the Puget Sound region, Washington; 1980; HA; 617; Bortleson, Gilbert Carl; Chrzastowski, Michael; Helgerson, A. K.

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Year Published: 1980

Some potential effects of spilled petroleum on shorelines of the Port Townsend Quadrangle, central Puget Sound region, Washington

Keuler, Ralph F.
Some potential effects of spilled petroleum on shorelines of the Port Townsend Quadrangle, central Puget Sound region, Washington; 1980; OFR; 80-724; Keuler, Ralph F.

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Year Published: 1979

Estimation of floods of various frequencies for the small ephemeral streams in eastern Washington

Equations were developed to estimate the magnitude of floods for various occurrence frequencies at ungaged sites on ephemeral streams that drain small, relatively undeveloped basins in the semiarid part of eastern Washington. The equations were developed from regression analyses that used the logarithms of the longitude indexes of gaged sites,...

Haushild, W.L.
Estimation of floods of various frequencies for the small ephemeral streams in eastern Washington; 1979; WRI; 79-81; Haushild, W. L.

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Year Published: 1979

Flood elevations for the Sooes River at proposed fish hatchery, Clallam County, Washington; a surface-water site study

Water-surface elevations were derived for various combinations of selected river discharges and tide elevations along a reach of the Sooes River 3 miles upstream from the mouth at the site of a proposed fish hatchery in Clallam County, Washington. Flood-frequency analyses determined river discharges having exceedence probabilities of 1, 2, 4, 10...

Bartells, J.H.
Flood elevations for the Sooes River at proposed fish hatchery, Clallam County, Washington; a surface-water site study; 1979; WRI; 78-130; Bartells, J. H.

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Year Published: 1979

Preliminary reconnaissance geologic maps of the Columbia River Basalt Group in parts of eastern Washington and northern Idaho

Swanson, Donald A.; Bentley, R.D.; Byerly, G.R.; Gardner, J.N.; Wright, T.L.
Preliminary reconnaissance geologic maps of the Columbia River Basalt Group in parts of eastern Washington and northern Idaho; 1979; OFR; 79-534; Swanson, Donald A.; Bentley, R. D.; Byerly, G. R.; Gardner, J. N.; Wright, T. L.

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Year Published: 1979

Progress report on water resources of the Tulalip Indian Reservation, Washington

Updated information on the Tulalip Indian Reservation 's resources indicates that the newly developed tribal well field yielded about 100 million gallons of water during August 1975-October 1976. At 16 or 17 streamflow sites, mean annual discharges during the 1976 water year exceeded those of the 1975 water year by a median value of 25 percent....

Drost, B. W.
Progress report on water resources of the Tulalip Indian Reservation, Washington; 1979; WRI; 78-31; Drost, B. W.

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Year Published: 1979

Reconnaissance data on lakes in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness Area, Washington

Sixty lakes in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness Area have been sampled from rubber rafts or helicopter to obtain information on their physical setting and on present water-quality conditions. The lakes are located near the crest of the Cascade Range in Chelan and King Counties, Washington. Basic data from these lakes will be useful for planners...

Dethier, David P.; Heller, Paul L.; Safioles, Sally A.
Reconnaissance data on lakes in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness Area, Washington; 1979; OFR; 79-1465; Dethier, David P.; Heller, Paul L.; Safioles, S. A.

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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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Year Published: 1979

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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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

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

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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