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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Date published: October 13, 2017
Status: Active

Water Use - Ohio Kentucky Indiana

The USGS National Water-Use Information Program collects data about the quantities of water withdrawn for specific uses: public supply, domestic, industrial, mining, thermoelectric power, irrigation, livestock, and aquaculture. On a broader scale, we research how humans interact with the hydrologic cycle throuugh water withdrawal, water delivery, consumptive use, return flows, wastewater reuse...

Date published: October 13, 2017
Status: Active

Foundations for Future Restoration Actions: Data, Information, and Tools to Support GLRI Activities

The USGS Science in the Great Lakes (SiGL) Mapper is a map-based discovery tool that displays basin-wide multi-disciplinary monitoring and research activities conducted by both USGS and partners across all five Great Lakes. The mapper, a Data Management System, and other tools are easy to access and help scientists and managers strategically plan, implement, and analyze their Great Lakes...

Contacts: Jon Hortness
Date published: October 13, 2017
Status: Active

Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Surface Water, Groundwater, Water-Quality Networks

The USGS has the principal responsibility within the federal government to provide the hydrologic information and understanding needed by others to achieve the best use and management of the nation’s water resources. Basic data are the key to solving many water-quantity or -quality problems. 

Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana operate a large hydrologic network across the three states,...

Date published: July 13, 2017
Status: Active

Harmful Algae Blooms (HABs)

Cyanobacterial harmful algal blooms (HABs) are increasingly a global concern because HABs pose a threat to human and aquatic ecosystem health and cause economic damages. Toxins produced by some species of cyanobacteria (called cyanotoxins) can cause acute and chronic illnesses in humans and pets. Aquatic ecosystem health also is affected by cyanotox­ins, as well as low dissolved oxygen...

Date published: July 12, 2017
Status: Active

Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Collaboration Partners

One of the strongest ways to ensure that science is done effectively and efficiently in the midst of ever decreasing budgets is to collaborate.

Date published: June 28, 2017
Status: Active

Edge of Field Monitoring - Black Creek Watershed

Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana Water Science Center is monitoring the effects of best management practices (BMP's) on baseflow and storm runoff in the Black Creek watershed near Harlan, IN. We will be sampling water-quality intensively for 5 years from overland field, subsurface tile, and in-stream runoff events. Results will be used to model the effectiveness of BMP’s in reducing nutrient and...

Date published: June 10, 2017
Status: Active

Invasive Mussel Control Science: Management Tools for Assessing the Risks and Control of Invasive Dreissenid Species

Invasive zebra and quagga mussels (Dreissena polymorpha and D. rostriformis bugensis, respectively) are causing significant ecological and economic impacts and the scope of these impacts increases as they continue to spread across North America. The USGS conducts science to inform management actions for controlling and mitigating the impacts of invasive mussels. Studies...

Date published: May 24, 2017
Status: Active

Groundwater Network In Ohio

State and local agencies in Ohio (and to a limited extent, the USGS) collect, research, interpret, and disseminate groundwater data to characterize the groundwater resources of the State. To address these needs, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) and the Miami Conservancy District (MCD) monitor groundwater levels for more than 140 wells throughout Ohio. Personnel from the USGS...

Contacts: Robert Darner
Date published: May 12, 2017

Ohio Microbiology Program - NAWQA - Cycle 3

The goal of microbiological monitoring in NAWQA Cycle 3 is to determine the occurrence and distribution of indicators and pathogens in public and domestic groundwater supplies.

 

LINKS: Back to MIOH Microbiology Homepage

Date published: May 12, 2017

Ohio Microbiology Program - Analytical Services

The Ohio Water Microbiology Laboratory (OWML) offers a wide-range of sample analyses, media, and other microbiological supplies for USGS Water Science Centers across the nation.  Analyses include quantification of standard bacterial indicators and other bacteria in water or sediment, and quantification or detection of coliphage in water.  Other analyses can be performed at the OWML, but...

Contacts: Rebecca Bushon
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Chromophoric Dissolved Organic Matter and Tryptophan sensors
September 25, 2018

Chromophoric Dissolved Organic Matter and Tryptophan sensors

Chromophoric (colored) Dissolved Organic Matter (CDOM) (left) and Tryptophan (right) sensors.

24-bottle automatic sampler to collect water samples
September 25, 2018

24-bottle automatic sampler to collect water samples

Photograph of a 24-bottle automatic sampler to collect water samples for optical properties of water and microbiological analyses.

Ultrafilters and bottles
September 25, 2018

Ultrafilters and bottles

Ultrafilters are used to concentrate pathogens from large-volume surface water samples. Plastic autoclaved bottles used for human-associated indicator bacteria analysis. Glass bottle used for DOC, simultaneous fluorescence and absorbance, and pharmaceutical compound analysis.

Prefilter and Ultrafilter assembly from Menomonee River, WI
September 25, 2018

Prefilter and Ultrafilter assembly from Menomonee River, WI

Prefilter and Ultrafilter assembly from Menomonee River at 16th St., Milwaukee, WI.

Biologist Murulee Byappanahalli with students at the Chesterton lab
September 24, 2018

Biologist Murulee Byappanahalli with students at the Chesterton lab

Murulee Byappanahalli GLSC; Lake Michigan Ecological Research Station; LMERS; Chesterton, Indiana, IN; students from Indiana University Northwest visit to learn about microbiology science and applications; outreach; 

Field of Phragmites
September 21, 2018

Field of Phragmites

Field of Phragmites near Cedar Point, Ohio.

ECCC Robot Assisted Vision Slide Two
September 19, 2018

ECCC Robot Assisted Vision Slide 1

ECCC Robot Assisted Vision Slide Two

Treating Phragmites in the Laboratory
September 19, 2018

Treating Phragmites in the Laboratory

The untreated non-native Phragmites plant (left) appears healthy; the organically treated plants (right) appear dead.

Cheboygan Vessel Base
September 12, 2018

Cheboygan Vessel Base

The Cheboygan Vessel Base. Please see our Locations page for more information.

Lake Erie Biological Station
September 12, 2018

Lake Erie Biological Station

Arial view of the Lake Erie Biological Station.  See our Locations page for more information.

Hammond Bay Biological Station
September 12, 2018

Hammond Bay Biological Station

The Hammond Bay Biological Stationi. See our Locations page for more information.

Conduit associated with stream gage at Menomonee at 16th Street in Milwaukee
September 11, 2018

Conduit associated with stream gage

Conduit associated with stream gage at Menomonee at 16th Street in Milwaukee (04087142).

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Digital Surface Watersheds superimposed along the U.S. and Candian International Boundary on satellite image of North America.
February 19, 2014

Clearer views of waters along the U.S. and Canadian border are now possible with new seamless digital maps. These maps make it easier to solve complex water issues that require a thorough understanding of drainage systems on both sides of the International Boundary.

Map showing the National scenic trails throughout the contiguous United States
February 12, 2014

Newly released US Topo maps  for Washington now feature segments of thePacific Crest and Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trails. 

Map showing recent earthquakes in the New Madrid Seismic Zone
January 23, 2014

Earthquake activity in the New Madrid Seismic Zone in the central United States does not seem to be slowing down.  In a new study published in the journal "Science," seismologists Morgan Page and Susan Hough of the U.S. Geological Survey investigate whether current quakes in the region could be aftershocks of large earthquakes that occurred 200 years earlier.

USGS science for a changing world logo
January 16, 2014

The Huron-Erie Corridor Initiative received a 2013 Department of the Interior (DOI) Partners in Conservation award today, which is one of the highest recognitions bestowed on organizations by the U.S. Secretary of the Interior.

USGS
December 19, 2013

Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced today that Interior's North Central Climate Science Center is awarding slightly more than one million dollars to universities and other partners for research to guide managers of parks, refuges and other cultural and natural resources in planning how to help species and ecosystems adapt to climate change.

USGS
December 12, 2013

Declines of the food resources that feed lake organisms are likely causing dramatic changes in the Great Lakes, according to a new U.S. Geological Survey study.

USGS
November 21, 2013

Rapid, highly accurate water-quality predictions can help better prevent recreationalists from getting sick at Great Lakes beaches, according to a new U.S. Geological Survey report.

USGS
November 13, 2013

Newly designed US Topo maps for Ohio, featuring the Public Land Survey System, are now available online for free download

USGS
October 23, 2013

Contamination from commercial products such as nonstick cookware and stain repellents could reduce the reproduction of tree swallows nesting in Minnesota and Wisconsin, according to a new U.S. Geological Survey study. 

USGS
August 13, 2013

Just in time for late summer recreation, the newly released US Topo maps for Wisconsin feature the Ice Age National Scenic Trail. 

USGS
July 30, 2013

Newly designed maps covering Indiana, Iowa, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Virginia are now available online for free download

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June 17, 2013

Near real-time river water-quality forecasts for the Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) in northeastern Ohio are now available online.

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