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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Blue water-quality sampling van and brown wood pump house
April 15, 2008

Sampling a public-supply well in South St. Paul, Minnesota

A USGS water-quality sampling crew sets up to collect a groundwater sample from a public-supply well in South St. Paul, Minnesota, as part of the USGS National Water Quality Assessment (NAWQA) Project.

Stream gage house at Little Menomonee River near Freistadt during high water
August 23, 2007

Stream gage house at Little Menomonee River near Freistadt

Stream gage house at Little Menomonee River near Freistadt (04087050), during high water.

Two scientists sampling invertebrates in an agricultural stream
December 31, 2006

Field crew sampling invertebrates at South Branch Rush River, MN

U.S. Geological Survey field crew sampling invertebrates at South Branch Rush River, MN.

Lake Whitefish
November 4, 2006

Lake Whitefish

Lake Whitefish from our fall survey.

Voyageurs National Park
July 28, 2006

Studies at Voyageurs National Park Revealed Trends in Mercury

Voyageurs National Park (VNP), a pristine setting with abundant lakes, wetlands, and streams situated on granitic bedrock, is located near northern Minnesota's border with Canada. Long-term studies at VNP have revealed trends in mercury concentration in precipitation, surface water, and fish.

Scientists sampling fish from a canoe on Shoepack Lake in Voyageaurs National Park
May 17, 2006

Scientists sampling fish from a canoe on Shoepack Lake

Mark Sandheinrich and Sean Bailey of the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse sampling fish from a canoe on Shoepack Lake in Voyageurs National Park.

Scientists sampling fish from a canoe on Shoepack Lake in Voyageurs National Park
May 17, 2006

Scientists sampling for fish on Shoepack Lake via canoe

Mark Sandheinrich and Sean Bailey of the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse sampling fish from a canoe on Shoepack Lake in Voyageurs National Park. A burned tree is in the foreground from a previous wildland fire.

Cuyahoga River at Independence OH
January 1, 2006

Cuyahoga River at Independence OH

Cuyahoga River at Independence OH - river section submerged

Winter view of Houghton Lake, Michigan with pressure cracks in the ice
November 27, 2004

Houghton Lake Michigan frozen and cracked

West-side of Houghton Lake during winter when frozen showing pressure cracks in ice.