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Images

People wading in knee-high water
Dragonfly Mercury Project specimen collection in Glacier NP
Dragonfly Mercury Project specimen collection in Glacier NP
Dragonfly Mercury Project specimen collection in Glacier NP

Researchers instruct volunteers on how to collect dragonfly larvae in Glacier NP as a part of the Dragonfly Mercury Project.

Researchers instruct volunteers on how to collect dragonfly larvae in Glacier NP as a part of the Dragonfly Mercury Project.

Forecasted Gulf Coast beach erosion due to Hurricane Barry
Barry's wave, surge likely to affect beaches in four states
Barry's wave, surge likely to affect beaches in four states
Barry's wave, surge likely to affect beaches in four states

This Coastal Change Storm Hazard Team map was created Friday, July 12, 2019 and shows forecast beach erosion (the strip of colored bars closest to the coast), overwash (middle strip) and inundation (outer strip) effects of Tropical Storm Barry’s predicted landfall in Louisiana.

This Coastal Change Storm Hazard Team map was created Friday, July 12, 2019 and shows forecast beach erosion (the strip of colored bars closest to the coast), overwash (middle strip) and inundation (outer strip) effects of Tropical Storm Barry’s predicted landfall in Louisiana.

Baches forecast to be affected by Hurricane Barry
Barry's wave, surge likely to affect beaches in four states
Barry's wave, surge likely to affect beaches in four states
Barry's wave, surge likely to affect beaches in four states

This Coastal Change Storm Hazard Team map was created Friday, July 12, 2019 and shows forecast beach erosion (the strip of colored bars closest to the coast), overwash (middle strip) and inundation (outer strip) effects of Tropical Storm Barry’s predicted landfall in Louisiana.

This Coastal Change Storm Hazard Team map was created Friday, July 12, 2019 and shows forecast beach erosion (the strip of colored bars closest to the coast), overwash (middle strip) and inundation (outer strip) effects of Tropical Storm Barry’s predicted landfall in Louisiana.

USGS crews respond to flooding on the Big Sioux River
USGS crews respond to flooding on the Big Sioux River
USGS crews respond to flooding on the Big Sioux River
USGS crews respond to flooding on the Big Sioux River

USGS technician Chris Broz helps take water measurements on the Big Sioux River during record flooding in March, 2019.

USGS technician Chris Broz helps take water measurements on the Big Sioux River during record flooding in March, 2019.

USGS technician stands next to a boat on a flooded and debris-filled landscape
Spring 2019 Flooding - Big Sioux River, Akron, IA
Spring 2019 Flooding - Big Sioux River, Akron, IA
Spring 2019 Flooding - Big Sioux River, Akron, IA

After record flooding on the Big Sioux River, USGS crews mobilized to take important water measurements.

After record flooding on the Big Sioux River, USGS crews mobilized to take important water measurements.

A USGS technician deploys a water measurement tool from a bridge to measure floodwaters
Spring 2019 Flooding - Big Sioux River, Hawarden, IA
Spring 2019 Flooding - Big Sioux River, Hawarden, IA
Spring 2019 Flooding - Big Sioux River, Hawarden, IA

After record flooding on the Big Sioux River, USGS crews mobilized to take important water measurements.

Videos

Monitoring Suspended Sediment and Flow along the Mississippi River. Monitoring Suspended Sediment and Flow along the Mississippi River: Episode 1
Monitoring Suspended Sediment and Flow along the Mississippi River: Episode 1
Monitoring Suspended Sediment and Flow along the Mississippi River: Episode 1

In this video segment, Physical Scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Lower Mississippi Gulf Water Science Center (LMGWSC) give an overview of USGS monitoring efforts along the Lower Mississippi River. General sampling logistics and monitoring frequencies are also shown.

In this video segment, Physical Scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Lower Mississippi Gulf Water Science Center (LMGWSC) give an overview of USGS monitoring efforts along the Lower Mississippi River. General sampling logistics and monitoring frequencies are also shown.

Color thumbnail image for USGS EROS video "Catfish Ponds in Missississippi" Image of the Week - Catfish Ponds in Mississippi
Image of the Week - Catfish Ponds in Mississippi
Image of the Week - Catfish Ponds in Mississippi

Mississippi leads the U.S. in catfish production. The blue tinted shapes in these Landsat images mark ponds where catfish are raised.

Mississippi leads the U.S. in catfish production. The blue tinted shapes in these Landsat images mark ponds where catfish are raised.

Variable Warming Upper Midwest Lakes and Implications for Sport Fish
Variable Warming Upper Midwest Lakes and Implications for Sport Fish
Variable Warming Upper Midwest Lakes and Implications for Sport Fish

Climate change is predicted to alter sport fish communities in Midwestern lakes, but managers currently have limited information on individual lakes that can be used to set local expectations or intervene with mitigation strategies.

Climate change is predicted to alter sport fish communities in Midwestern lakes, but managers currently have limited information on individual lakes that can be used to set local expectations or intervene with mitigation strategies.

Testing New Drone Technology to Measure Floodwaters
Testing New Drone Technology to Measure Floodwaters
Testing New Drone Technology to Measure Floodwaters

A USGS crew used new drone technology to test and evaluate new technology to measure water speed from the air without touching the water. This drone footage was taken on the Missouri River at Hermann, Missouri on March 27, 2019. Scientists compared these new method results to the conventional way of taking measurements from a boat. 

A USGS crew used new drone technology to test and evaluate new technology to measure water speed from the air without touching the water. This drone footage was taken on the Missouri River at Hermann, Missouri on March 27, 2019. Scientists compared these new method results to the conventional way of taking measurements from a boat. 

Habitat Connectivity: Assessing Threats and IDing Conservation Actions
Habitat Connectivity: Assessing Threats and IDing Conservation Actions
Habitat Connectivity: Assessing Threats and IDing Conservation Actions

An important conservation strategy for climate change is to enhance and maintain regional habitat connectivity for the long-term viability of wildlife populations. Modeling habitat connectivity for wildlife species often results in a mapped network of linkages between habitat patches.

An important conservation strategy for climate change is to enhance and maintain regional habitat connectivity for the long-term viability of wildlife populations. Modeling habitat connectivity for wildlife species often results in a mapped network of linkages between habitat patches.

Waterfowl Seeking Submerged Aquatic Vegetation
Waterfowl Seeking Submerged Aquatic Vegetation
Waterfowl Seeking Submerged Aquatic Vegetation

Waterfowl populations in the northern Gulf of Mexico (NGOM) rely extensively on plants that grow under the surface in shallow waters, know as submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV), as a critical food resource in the winter season.

Waterfowl populations in the northern Gulf of Mexico (NGOM) rely extensively on plants that grow under the surface in shallow waters, know as submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV), as a critical food resource in the winter season.

Audio

An invasive Cuban treefrog in New Orleans, LA.
An invasive Cuban treefrog in New Orleans, LA.
An invasive Cuban treefrog in New Orleans, LA.
Outstanding in the Field (Ep 4): Amphibian Surveys – Call of the Frog
Outstanding in the Field (Ep 4): Amphibian Surveys – Call of the Frog
An invasive Cuban treefrog in New Orleans, LA.
An invasive Cuban treefrog in New Orleans, LA.
An invasive Cuban treefrog in New Orleans, LA.
Outstanding in the Field (Ep 4): Amphibian Surveys – Call of the Frog

The USGS Ecosystems Mission Area brings you Outstanding in the Field, a series of stories about our science, our adventures, and our efforts to better understand our fish and wildlife and the ecosystems that support them. In this episode we describe the USGS’s efforts to track frog populations in the southeast United States. 

 

The USGS Ecosystems Mission Area brings you Outstanding in the Field, a series of stories about our science, our adventures, and our efforts to better understand our fish and wildlife and the ecosystems that support them. In this episode we describe the USGS’s efforts to track frog populations in the southeast United States. 

 

USGS CoreCast
USGS CoreCast Series
USGS CoreCast Series
Flooding Hits Along the Mississippi River
Flooding Hits Along the Mississippi River
USGS CoreCast
USGS CoreCast Series
USGS CoreCast Series
Flooding Hits Along the Mississippi River

2011 had been predicted to be a particularly bad year for flooding in the northern Plains and upper Midwest. Areas along the Red River in North Dakota and Minnesota and the James Rivers in the Dakotas are still experiencing flooding from snowmelt. Now extreme rainfall is causing severe flooding along the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers.

2011 had been predicted to be a particularly bad year for flooding in the northern Plains and upper Midwest. Areas along the Red River in North Dakota and Minnesota and the James Rivers in the Dakotas are still experiencing flooding from snowmelt. Now extreme rainfall is causing severe flooding along the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers.

Webcams

View from webcam
Missouri River at Hermann, MO (06934500)
Missouri River at Hermann, MO (06934500)
Missouri River at Hermann, MO (06934500)

The webcam is located on a gaging station (06934500) on the Missouri River in Hermann, MO. View the current conditions at the gaging station.