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: 1957

Geology and ground-water resources of Kitsap County, Washington

Sceva, Jack Edward
Geology and ground-water resources of Kitsap County, Washington; 1957; WSP; 1413; Sceva, Jack Edward

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Year Published: 1957

Ground water in the Lummi Indian Reservation, Whatcom County, Washington

Washburn, Robert L.
Ground water in the Lummi Indian Reservation, Whatcom County, Washington; 1957; OFR; 57-119; Washburn, Robert L.

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Year Published: 1956

Correlative discharge estimates for Columbia River at Rocky Reach dam site near Entiat, Washington, for water years 1928-53

Bodhaine, G.L.
Correlative discharge estimates for Columbia River at Rocky Reach dam site near Entiat, Washington, for water years 1928-53; 1956; OFR; 56-9; Bodhaine, G. L.

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Year Published: 1956

Correlative discharge estimates for Columbia River at Wells dam site near Pateros, Washington, for water years 1928-53

Bodhaine, G.L.
Correlative discharge estimates for Columbia River at Wells dam site near Pateros, Washington, for water years 1928-53; 1956; OFR; 56-10; Bodhaine, G. L.

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Year Published: 1955

Compilation of records of surface waters of the United States through September 1950. Part 12, Pacific slope basins in Washington and upper Columbia River basin

Wells, J.V.B.
Compilation of records of surface waters of the United States through September 1950. Part 12, Pacific slope basins in Washington and upper Columbia River basin; 1955; WSP; 1316; Wells, J. V. B.

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Year Published: 1955

Ground water in the Yelm area, Thurston and Pierce counties, Washington

This report presents the results of an investigation of the ground-water resources of the Yelm area, Pierce and Thurston Counties, Wash. It was made at the request of the Division of Water Resources, Washington State Department of Conservation and Development, for the purpose of determining the availability of ground water for irrigation to...

Mundorff, Maurice John; Weigle, James M.; Holmberg, Glen D.
Ground water in the Yelm area, Thurston and Pierce counties, Washington; 1955; CIR; 356; Mundorff, Maurice John; Weigle, James M.; Holmberg, Glen D.

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Year Published: 1954

Investigation of the rise in level of Soap Lake at Soap Lake, Washington

No abstract available.

Mundorff, M.J.; Bodhaine, G.L.
Investigation of the rise in level of Soap Lake at Soap Lake, Washington; 1954; OFR; 312; Mundorff, M. J.; Bodhaine, G. L.

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Year Published: 1953

Ground water in the lower Ahtanum Valley, Washington, and possible effects of increased withdrawals in that area

Foxworthy, Bruce L.
Ground water in the lower Ahtanum Valley, Washington, and possible effects of increased withdrawals in that area; 1953; OFR; 53-73; Foxworthy, Bruce L.

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Year Published: 1952

Evaluation of streamflow records in Yakima River basin, Washington

Kinnison, Hallard B.
Evaluation of streamflow records in Yakima River basin, Washington; 1952; CIR; 180; Kinnison, Hallard B.

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Year Published: 1952

Floods in western Washington--Frequency and magnitude in relation to drainage basin characteristics

This report presents a method of determining the magnitude and frequency of expected floods applicable for any area in western Washington (fig. 1). A composite frequency curve was developed that expresses the relation to mean annual floods of floods having recurrence intervals from 1.03 to 50 yr. This composite frequency curve was based on the...

Bodhaine, G.L.; Robinson, W.H.
Floods in western Washington--Frequency and magnitude in relation to drainage basin characteristics; 1952; CIR; 191; Bodhaine, G. L.; Robinson, W. H.

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Ground-water resources of Snohomish County, Washington

Snohomish County comprises an east-west strip, six townships wide, extending 60 miles from the eastern shore of Puget Sound to the drainage divide of the Cascade Mountains. Topographically, the eastern two-thirds of the county varies frown hills and low mountain spurs at the west to the continuous high, maturely carved mountains of the Cascade...

Newcomb, Reuben Clair
Ground-water resources of Snohomish County, Washington; 1952; WSP; 1135; Newcomb, Reuben Clair

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Year Published: 1952

Water power resources of Hamma Hamma, Duckabush, and Dosewallips Rivers, Washington

Lawrence, Fred F.
Water power resources of Hamma Hamma, Duckabush, and Dosewallips Rivers, Washington; 1952; CIR; 109; Lawrence, Fred F.

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Marrowstone Marine Field Station
April 28, 2004

Marrowstone Marine Field Station

Image of the Western Fisheries Research Center, Marrowstone Marine Field Station.  Looking east toward Puget Sound.

map of western U.S.showing sagebrush-dominated ecoregions
March 15, 2003

Sagebrush-dominated ecoregions

Sagebrush-dominated ecoregions in the western United States (sagebrush cover types shown in various shades of yellow, pink, and blue-grey).

June 27, 2002

PubTalk 6/2002 — Finding Elusive Earthquake Faults

New Mapping Techniques Reveal Potential Seismic Sources Beneath Seattle

By Richard J. Blakely, Geophysicist and Ralph A. Haugerud, Geologist

 

  • Geophysical methods reveal "the landscape beneath the landscape"
  • Why does the Seattle Fault exist, and why is it so hard to locate and map?
  • LIDAR imagery can
landslide on the side of a cliff with a house at the top of the cliff, looking up at the house
December 31, 1997

Seattle Area Monitoring site

Photograph showing the scar left by a landslide on a hillside above the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway in Everett, Washington.

Landslide came across a road in Seattle, into a house on the side of a cliff
December 31, 1997

Seattle Area Monitoring site

Photograph showing a house that was damaged by a 1997 landslide along Perkins Lane in Seattle, Washington.

Angle and distance measurements to the Mount St. Helens' flanks wer...
May 15, 1989

Angle and distance measurements to Mount St. Helens' flanks were ta...

Angle and distance measurements to the Mount St. Helens' flanks were taken periodically to monitor for deformation similar to the 1980 bulge. Station northeast of volcano.

Deformation measurements on the Mount St. Helens' dome; three geolo...
April 18, 1988

Deformation measurements on the Mount St. Helens' dome; three geolo...

Deformation measurements on the Mount St. Helens' dome; three geologists in middle bottom of this aerial photograph.

Dome building eruption at Mount St. Helens—30-minute, moon-lit expo...
October 22, 1986

Dome building eruption at Mount St. Helens—30-minute, moon-lit expo...

The last dome-building eruption of Mount St. Helens during the 1980s occurred in October 1986. A new lobe was extruded, increasing the dome's height to 925 feet (282 meters), making it taller than a 77-story building. In volume, the dome was nearly 40 times the size of Seattle's Kingdome stadium. The view is from Harry's Ridge, five miles (8 kilometers) north of the

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View of the Spirit Lake outlet tunnel, built in 1985, that allows w...
October 2, 1986

View of the Spirit Lake outlet tunnel, built in 1985, that allows w...

View of the Spirit Lake outlet tunnel, built in 1985, that allows water to drain out of Spirit Lake safely and maintain the lake's water level 100 ft (30 m) below the estimated overtopping level.

Lava dome in Mount St. Helens' crater as viewed from the "Deepthroa...
August 12, 1985

Lava dome in Mount St. Helens' crater as viewed from the "Deepthroa...

The lava dome was taller than a 66-story building and almost as wide as the length of nine football fields. The dome completely fills the camera's field of view. Compare with image taken August 22, 1981 from the same location with the same camera.

Mount St. Helens four years after the May 18, 1980 eruption—lava do...
September 24, 1984

Mount St. Helens four years after the May 18, 1980 eruption—lava do...

Mount St. Helens four years after the May 18, 1980 eruption—lava dome in the crater and drainage channels development on flanks; view from Johnston Ridge.

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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