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

Regions L2 Landing Page Tabs

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August 28, 2014

R/V Arcticus, Vessel Launch

Having completed the build, the R/V Arcticus is launched and is now ready for its sea trials.

Scientist collecting an Equal Width Increment (EWI) sample
August 15, 2014

Scientist collecting an Equal Width Increment (EWI) sample

USGS scientist collecting an Equal width increment (EWI) sample on Bark River, Merton, WI.

R/V Sturgeon leaving dock
August 12, 2014

R/V Sturgeon leaving dock at the Navy Pier in Chicago, IL

The R/V Sturgeon setting sail from the Navy Pier in Chicago, IL on its fall survey of Lake Michigan.  The Sturgeon is based in Cheboygan, MI at the Cheboygan Vessel Base.

USGS scientists collecting a water sample from a well at the USGS Bemidji Research Site
July 22, 2014

USGS Scientists Collecting a Water Sample from a Well at the USGS Bemidji Research Site

U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) scientists collecting a groundwater sample from a well at the USGS Bemidji Crude-Oil Spill Research Site, Minnesota. The scientists monitored in real time the dissolved oxygen, pH, specific conductance, and temperature of the water as the well is pumped so they can know when to collect representative sample.

Iceberg on Lake Superior
June 3, 2014

Iceberg on Lake Superior

An iceberg floating in Lake Superior, June 2014. Photographed from the R/V Kiyi.

June 1, 2014

Time-Lapse of Edge-of-Field Event Near Fort Wayne, IN

Time-lapse photo of a rainfall-induced runoff event at an edge-of-field surface site near Fort Wayne, Indiana, on May 10-11, 2016. Edge-of-field monitoring is used to assess the quantity and quality of agricultural runoff and evaluate the effectiveness of conservation practices that aim to reduce nutrient loss. The runoff from an agricultural field is channeled through the

Indiana Harbor Canal at East Chicago, IN - measurement
May 1, 2014

Indiana Harbor Canal at East Chicago, IN - ADCP boat measurement

Indiana Harbor Canal at East Chicago, IN - ADCP boat measurement - Cherly Silcox

Indiana Harbor Canal at East Chicago, IN - walk bridge closeup
April 16, 2014

Indiana Harbor Canal at East Chicago, IN - walk bridge closeup

Indiana Harbor Canal at East Chicago, IN - walk bridge closeup

Sea Lamprey Hammond Bay Biological Station
April 11, 2014

Sea Lamprey Hammond Bay Biological Station

Sea Lamprey at the Hammond Bay Biological Statioin in Millersburg, MI

Yellow River near Brems, IN - ice on the equipment
March 5, 2014

Yellow River near Brems, IN - ice on the equipment

Yellow River near Brems, IN - ice on the equipment

Yellow River near Brems, IN - icy conditions
February 20, 2014

Yellow River near Brems, IN - icy conditions

Yellow River near Brems, IN - icy conditions