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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View of a beach from up high on a cliff, with some boulders and rocky areas visible during low tide.

Whidbey Island video camera 2 bright image

Video cameras overlook the coast along a beach on Whidbey Island, Island County at the northern boundary of Puget Sound in western Washington. Today’s most recent image from camera 2 is shown here.  Every half hour during daylight hours, the camera shoots video for 10 minutes. This bright image shows the brightest pixel values throughout the video, useful for identifying

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Looking upstream

Elwha River Sediment Monitoring - Looking Upstream

Looking upstream from the water supply diversion structure on the lower Elwha River. Image updated every 15 minutes.

View of a beach from up high on a cliff, with some boulders and rocky areas visible during low tide.

Whidbey Island video camera 1 dark image

Video cameras overlook the coast along a beach on Whidbey Island, Island County at the northern boundary of Puget Sound in western Washington. Every half hour during daylight hours, the cameras collect snapshots and video for 10 minutes. Today’s most recent image from camera 1 is shown here. Please note that it takes 10 minutes for the images to be posted, once they are

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Topographic map, Mount St. Helens, C.E. 1919 annotated with locatio...

Topographic map, Mount St. Helens, C.E. 1919 annotated with locatio...

Due to the cataclysmic eruption of May 18, 1980, many of the locations annotated on this map are now either covered or no longer visible.

View of a beach from up high on a coastal bluff, with a few exposed boulders, some rocky areas, and two people standing on beach

Whidbey Island Video Camera 1 Snapshot

Video cameras overlook the coast along a beach on Whidbey Island, Island County at the northern boundary of Puget Sound in western Washington. Every half hour during daylight hours, the cameras collect snapshots and video for 10 minutes. Today’s most recent image from camera 1 is shown here. Please note that it takes 10 minutes for the images to be posted, once they are

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View of a beach from up high on a cliff, with some boulders and rocky areas visible during low tide.

Whidbey Island video camera 2 dark image

Video cameras overlook the coast along a beach on Whidbey Island, Island County at the northern boundary of Puget Sound in western Washington. Every half hour during daylight hours, the cameras collect snapshots and video for 10 minutes. Today’s most recent image from camera 1 is shown here. Please note that it takes 10 minutes for the images to be posted, once they are

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Leveling measurements of the slope of the Mount St. Helens' crater ...

Leveling measurements of the slope of the Mount St. Helens' crater ...

Tiltmeters allowed 24-hour monitoring as the information was telemetered back to CVO. Other instruments such as displacement meters for measuring cracks, seismometers for measuring earthquakes, gas sensors for measuring gas concentrations, and magnetometers for measuring the magnetic field, were also used for 24-hour monitoring. Spirit Lake is visible in the background in

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View from up high above a flat beach with little sand, lots of stones and rocks, and boulders, very little wave action.

Whidbey Island Video Camera 2 Snapshot

Video cameras overlook the coast along a beach on Whidbey Island, Island County at the northern boundary of Puget Sound in western Washington. Every half hour during daylight hours, the cameras collect snapshots and video for 10 minutes. Today’s most recent image from camera 2 is shown here. Please note that it takes 10 minutes for the images to be posted, once they are

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Topographic map, Mount St. Helens, C.E. 1919 annotated with locatio...

Topographic map, Mount St. Helens, C.E. 1919 annotated with locatio...

Due to the cataclysmic eruption of May 18, 1980, many of the locations annotated on this map are now either covered or no longer visible.

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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