Unified Interior Regions

Region 3: Great Lakes

Great Lakes Restoration Initiative

Great Lakes Restoration Initiative

For more information on the Great Lakes and work being done, check out the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative website here! 

GLRI

USGS Science Centers in the Great Lakes Region

For more information on what each center is doing in the Great Lakes, please follow the links below! 

Great Lakes Science Center

Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Water Science Center

Upper Midwest Water Science Center

Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center

National Wildlife Health Center

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Yellow River near Brems, IN - downstream from gage
November 4, 2016

Yellow River near Brems, IN - downstream from gage

Yellow River near Brems, IN - downstream from gage

October 31, 2016

Monitoring Stormwater and Green Infrastructure (Gary City Hall, Ind.)

This time-lapse video shows the construction of the new Gary City Hall parking lot and rain garden in Gary, Indiana. The City of Gary is utilizing green infrastructure in their redevelopment projects in the hopes of reducing the amount stormwater runoff that enters their storm-sewer system and, eventually, Lake Michigan. This project included reducing the amount of

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October 10, 2016

Detecting Invasive Species in the Field: Portable eDNA Screening Tool

The USGS field tested the use of a portable hand-held kit for the detection of the environmental DNA (eDNA) of Asian carps (bighead carp and silver carp) in water samples as part of on-going invasive species detection research. The goals of the USGS-led research are to develop a method and kit that can be used on-site to detect Asian carp eDNA within one hour. Developing

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Scientists transferring material collected during microplastic sampling to glass mason jars.
September 20, 2016

Transferring material collected during microplastic sampling to jars

USGS scientists transferring material collected during microplastic sampling to glass mason jars.

September 6, 2016

USGS Hammond Bay Biological Station Renovation — Time Lapse

Watch as the USGS Hammond Bay Biological Station water tank and pump house are constructed from the ground up! This short video features time lapse photography of the 1-million gallon water tank and pump house constructed to supply water to a state-of-the-art aquatic science laboratory. Laboratory construction will occur over the next several years and will also be

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Root River at Greenfield showing high flow damage
August 30, 2016

Root River at Greenfield showing high flow damage

Root River at Greenfield showing damage from powerful high flows that are common to many urban streams.

Passive samplers, POCIS and mini-SPMDs deployed in stream
August 23, 2016

Passive samplers, POCIS and mini-SPMDs deployed in stream

Passive samplers (on left: Polar Organic Chemical Integrative Sampler or “POCIS”; on right: mini-Semi-Permeable Membrane Devices or “SPMDs”) attached at depth in a stream for measurement of chemical contaminants.

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