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: 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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Year Published: 1967

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.
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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Mount St. Helens crater, dome, and plume, as seen from Johnston Rid...
October 11, 2004

Mount St. Helens crater, dome, and plume, as seen from Johnston Rid...

Mount St. Helens crater, dome, and plume, as seen from Johnston Ridge Observatory (JRO). October 2005

Growing lava dome within Mount St. Helens' crater as seen from the ...
October 10, 2004

Growing lava dome within Mount St. Helens' crater, Oct. 2005

Growing lava dome within Mount St. Helens' crater as seen from the east. October 2005

Ash collection buckets, installed on the flanks of Mount St. Helens...
October 10, 2004

Ash collection buckets, installed on the flanks of Mount St. Helens...

A USGS scientist is collecting the ash from the bucket, which was taken back to the Cascades Volcano Observatory for analysis. Results help scientists understand more about the eruption that produced the ash and can give insight into what type of eruptions might occur in the future.

View from the south-southeast side of Mount St. Helens lava dome lo...
October 7, 2004

View from the south-SE side of Mount St. Helens lava dome looking a...

View from the south-southeast side of Mount St. Helens lava dome looking at the lava dome (behind) and the uplift of the glacier and south flank of the lava dome (in front).

View from the southeast side of Mount St. Helens lava dome looking ...
October 7, 2004

View from SE side of Mount St. Helens lava dome looking at the upli...

View from the southeast side of Mount St. Helens lava dome looking at the uplift of the glacier and south flank of the lava dome.

View from the northeast side of Mount St. Helens lava dome looking ...
October 6, 2004

View from NE side of Mount St. Helens lava dome looking at the lava...

View from the northeast side of Mount St. Helens lava dome looking at the lava dome (on right) and the uplift of the glacier and south flank of the lava dome (on left).

View from the east side of Mount St. Helens dome looking at the upl...
October 6, 2004

View from the east side of Mount St. Helens dome looking at the upl...

View from the east side of Mount St. Helens dome looking at the uplift of the glacier and south flank of the lava dome.

Erosional debris flows carve into the Sasquach Steps at Mount St. H...
October 6, 2004

Erosional debris flows carve into Sasquach Steps at Mount St. Helens

The dark "muddy" looking area in the right foreground is old erosional debris flows from Step Channel (on right) over the years. The lighter ribbon of grey to the left of the darker area is a lahar from Loowit Channel from early morning of October 6, 2004. The yellowish-green color on the surface is plant growth.

Mount St. Helens crater mouth looking downstream at Step (left) and...
October 6, 2004

Mount St. Helens crater mouth looking downstream at Step and Loowit...

Step Channel and Loowit Channel merge on the Pumice Plain. Spirit Lake is visible on the upper right. The yellowish-green color on the surface is plant growth.

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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