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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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

Large blue pipes convey water from a public-supply well
December 31, 2010

Public-supply well in Illinois

Public-supply wells pump higher volumes of water than domestic-supply wells.  This photo appears in Circular 1352, Water Quality in the Glacial Aquifer System, Northern United States, one of a series of circulars on groundwater quality in the

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video thumbnail: Urban stream restoration in a freeway interchange, County G I-94 Interchange, Wisconsin
November 16, 2010

Urban stream restoration in a freeway interchange, County G I-94 Interchange, Wisconsin

Faith Fitzpatrick (U.S. Geological Survey) and Larry Pfeil (Wisconsin Department of Transportation) discuss the overall design to construct a natural looking stream from a ditch within the constraints of roadway alignment, buffers, easements, and culverts.

video thumbnail: Early communication helps to streamline rehabilitation projects that combine stream and wetland techniques, County G I-94 Interchange, Wisconsin
November 16, 2010

Early communication helps to streamline rehabilitation projects that combine stream and wetland techniques, County G I-94 Interchange, Wisconsin

Faith Fitzpatrick (U.S. Geological Survey), Shelley Warwick (Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources), and Karla Leithoff (Wisconsin Department of Transportation) discuss coordination among WI DOT and WI DNR, connections between wetland scientists and engineers.

video thumbnail: Challenges of culvert crossings and design in stream restoration projects, County G I-94 Interchange, Wisconsin
November 16, 2010

Challenges of culvert crossings and design in stream restoration projects, County G I-94 Interchange, Wisconsin

Faith Fitzpatrick (U.S. Geological Survey) and Tom Slawski (Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission) discuss how culverts and culvert openings can be designed to maintain fish passage. Special design considerations can be given to wing walls, concrete aprons, and substrate.

video thumbnail: Habitat considerations in restored ephemeral channels, County G I-94 Interchange, Wisconsin
November 16, 2010

Habitat considerations in restored ephemeral channels, County G I-94 Interchange, Wisconsin

Faith Fitzpatrick (U.S. Geological Survey) and Tom Slawski (Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission) discuss intermittent riffle-pool channels in a dense urban highway environment. Even though the streams do not have flow year-round, pools maintain diverse aquatic life and floodplain connections between storm events.

November 16, 2010

Reconstructing streams in zones of freeway expansion, Villa Mann Creek

Faith Fitzpatrick (U.S. Geological Survey), Bill Mohr (Wisconsin Department of Transportation), and Karla Leithoff (Wisconsin Department of Transportation) describe the floodplain, wetland, and channel restoration aspects.

November 16, 2010

Designing for natural channel reconstructions, Villa Mann Creek

Faith Fitzpatrick (U.S. Geological Survey) Tom Slawski (Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission) talk about design challenges related to finding reference characteristics for reconstruction more natural channels from stormwater-derived cement lined channels. Stream and wetland construction goes hand-in-hand with roadway construction.