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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Dragonfly larvae in water in bottom of zip-lock plastic bag held at horizon level with lake
May 16, 2012

Sampling dragonfly larvae in Sand Point Lake

Sample of dragonfly larvae in water in bottom of zip-lock plastic bag, held at horizon level with lake. At Sand Point Lake in Voyageurs National Park.

March 3, 2012

Water-Level Fluctuations at Sheboygan River Mouth, Sheboygan, WI

A series of time-lapse photographs capture rapid water-level fluctuations in the vicinity of Wildwood Islands in the Sheboygan River, 4.4 km upstream of Lake Michigan near Sheboygan, Wis. The fluctuations are caused the interaction of seiche-related oscillations from Lake Michigan with river flows. 
 

Hammond Bay Biological Station
February 8, 2012

Hammond Bay Biological Station

A view of the Hammond Bay Biological Station in Millersburg, MI.

video thumbnail: Balancing Roadway Corridor Construction with Coldwater Habitat Protection, Rosenow Creek, Wisconsin
November 16, 2011

Balancing Roadway Corridor Construction with Coldwater Habitat Protection, Rosenow Creek, Wisconsin

Faith Fitzpatrick (U.S. Geological Survey) and Tom Slawski (Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission) discuss how designs for stormwater runoff from roadways in narrow transportation corridors can help protect coldwater brook trout habitat in agricultural settings.

Photo of a streamgage collecting water data for a paired-watershed collaborative study in Sheboygan County, Wis.
September 22, 2011

Streamgage in Sheboygan county paired-watershed study.

This streamgage is one of two USGS gages collecting streamflow and water-quality information for a paired-watershed project in Sheboygan County, Wis. The USGS, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, conservation organizations, landowners, and farm operators are evaluating the effectiveness of conservation practices on agriculutral fields and pastures with the greatest

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Bald Eagle Lake, MN
September 1, 2011

Bald Eagle Lake, MN

Bald Eagle Lake near the Twin Cities, Minnesota. 

video thumbnail: Big Fork River at Big Falls, Minnesota, April 13, 2011
April 12, 2011

Big Fork River at Big Falls, Minnesota, April 13, 2011

USGS hydrologists recorded flood stage flow creating rapids on Big Fork River at Big Falls, MN on April 13, 2011

For more information about this flood and to view real-time streamflow information, go to http://mn.water.usgs.gov/

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Lip tumor diagnosed as a papilloma on a white sucker
January 17, 2011

Lip tumor diagnosed as a papilloma on a white sucker

A lip tumor diagnosed as a papilloma on a white sucker (Catostomus commersonii) collected from the Milwaukee River.

Lake in Michigan, Lower Peninsula
December 31, 2010

Lake in Michigan, Lower Peninsula

Lake in Michigan, Lower Peninsula