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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Photo of the Camp Manito-wish YMCA boat house on Lake Boulder, Wis., during fall
February 17, 2016

Fall colors over Lake Boulder, Wisconsin

Photo of the Camp Manito-wish YMCA boat house on Lake Boulder, Wis.

February 3, 2016

Final installation of permeable pavement study test plots

Completed installation of test plots: permeable pavers (foreground), permeable concrete (midground), and permeable asphalt (background).

October 20, 2015

Timelapse of Brandon Road Lock during USGS Dye Study

This is a timelapse video of a dye tracer study at Brandon Road Lock, a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) facility in Joliet, IL, on the Des Plaines River on October 20, 2015. This video was collected using a digital camera mounted on the upstream gates of the lock looking downstream with a 5-second interval between images and played back at 10 frames per second (fps).

Lake Michigan Ecological Research Station
October 20, 2015

Lake Michigan Ecological Research Station

The Lake Michigan Ecological Research Center. Please see our Locations page for more information

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