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Mouth of the Elwha
September 26, 2013

Mouth of the Elwha

Aerial photograph showing the mouth of the Elwha River, Washington State, USA. Aerial assistance by LightHawk and plane piloted by Dr. Hunter Handsfield.

Elwha River flowing through former Aldwell reservoir
September 26, 2013

Elwha River flowing through former Aldwell reservoir

Aerial photograph of the former Lake Aldwell reservoir and the Elwha River 16 months following the removal of the Elwha Dam, Washington State, USA. Aerial assistance by LightHawk and plane piloted by Dr. Hunter Handsfield.

Former Mills reservoir during dam removal on the Elwha River
September 26, 2013

Former Mills reservoir during dam removal on the Elwha River

Aerial photograph of the former Lake Aldwell reservoir and the Elwha River 16 months following the removal of the Elwha Dam, Washington State, USA. Aerial assistance by LightHawk and plane piloted by Dr. Hunter Handsfield.

Pale gills of a herring with VEN
September 13, 2013

Pale gills of a herring with VEN

Pale gills of a herring with VEN (top) compared to those of an uninfected, healthy herring (bottom).

September 10, 2013

F2 East Transect – 2013

Permanent Site: F2 East Transect; Depth: 11.7 Meters (38.3 Feet); Distance from river mouth: 1.5 Kilometers (0.9 Miles) east; Pre/Post Dam Removal: 2 years post-dam removal; Lat/Long: 48.15672004,-123.54969397; Site Description: This video was taken in September, about 40 days after the video on the west transect (F2 West Transect – 2013). Substrate is mainly gravel mixed

Water running down a creek.
September 5, 2013

Lost Dog Creek

A turbid Lost Dog Creek tumbles down steep slopes before feeding Lake Oswego.

Tanner Creek outfall
September 5, 2013

Tanner Creek

Tanner Creek outfall delivers stormwater runoff with insecticides to Tanner Creek, tributary of the Willamette River

Juvenile Steelhead to be tagged with a PIT tag
August 31, 2013

Juvenile Steelhead to be tagged with a PIT Tag

Juvenile Steelhead to be tagged with a Passive Integrated Transponder tag for life-history research in the Wind River, WA.

August 30, 2013

L1 East Transect – 2013

Permanent Site: L1 East Transect; Depth: 10.3 Meters (33.9 Feet); Distance from river mouth: 2.3 Kilometers (1.4 Miles) west; Pre/Post Dam Removal: 2 years post-dam removal; Lat/Long: 48.13957527,-123.59359993; Site Description: This transect is medium depth. Substrate is now mainly fine sediment/sand/mud covered in a layer of brown diatoms (0:09 seconds). Scattered

August 30, 2013

L1 West Transect – 2013

Permanent Site: L1 West Transect; Depth: 11.2 Meters (36.9 Feet); Distance from river mouth: 2.3 Kilometers (1.4 Miles) west; Pre/Post Dam Removal: 2 years post-dam removal; Lat/Long: 48.13957527,-123.59427175; Site Description: This transect is medium depth. The first 20 meters contains scattered boulders (0:08 seconds). Where there are no boulders, substrate is now

August 28, 2013

H2 East Transect – 2013

Permanent Site: H2 East Transect; Depth: 8.0 Meters (26.3 Feet); Distance from river mouth: 2.6 Kilometers (1.6 Miles) east; Pre/Post Dam Removal: 2 years post-dam removal; Lat/Long: 48.15008216,-123.53210661; Site Description: This site is medium to shallow depth. Substrate is mainly gravel with some sand, cobble and an occasional boulder and has not changed since dam

August 28, 2013

H2 West Transect – 2013

Permanent Site: H2 West Transect; Depth: 7.4 Meters (24.3 Feet); Distance from river mouth: 2.6 Kilometers (1.6 Miles) east; Pre/Post Dam Removal: 2 years post-dam removal; Lat/Long: 48.15008216,-123.53277857; Site Description: This site is medium to shallow depth. Substrate is mainly gravel with some sand, cobble and an occasional boulder and has not changed since dam

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USGS
April 10, 1998

Properly assessing the impacts of powerful storms associated with El Nino which have brought unprecedented erosion to the United States’ west coast is an enormous task. NASA , the U. S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) are combining efforts to provide public officials with the tools they need to accurately assess coastal erosion.

USGS
April 1, 1998

USGS is launching a long-term program to study plants, animals and their habitats on federal forested lands in western Oregon. The 10-year program, which begins this summer, is expected to help improve forest management practices.

USGS
November 21, 1997

Want to give someone special an unusual gift this holiday season? Then you should visit the Earth Science and National Forest Information Center (ESNFIC) of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) in Spokane.

USGS
October 7, 1997

The U.S. Geological Survey has reorganized its western fishery research programs and renamed its biological research facility at Seattle, Wash., to reflect the changes.

USGS
August 6, 1997

The volcanic processes that created Mount Rainier and may pose a hazard to some residents of the Pacific Northwest are highlighted in a new exhibit that will be unveiled at the Sunrise Visitor Center in Mount Rainier National Park, on Saturday, August 9, 1997.

USGS
June 24, 1997

Faults which scientists say are capable of generating earthquakes of magnitude 7.0 or larger in the Pacific Northwest, will come under close scrutiny this week, as the U.S. Geological Survey continues a project to learn more about faults that lie beneath the Puget Sound lowlands.

USGS
June 24, 1997

On Friday, June 27, at 9 a.m. at the Chinook Landing Marina, along the Hylebos Waterway in north Tacoma, reporters can experience a U.S. Geological Survey research project that is currently underway in the Puget sound between Olympia and Whidby Island.

USGS
June 16, 1997

Residents of the Puget Sound area should not be alarmed when they see a small airplane flying low, back and forth over their communities during the next few weeks, according to scientists with the U.S. Geological Survey.

USGS
May 27, 1997

Scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey, the Geological Survey of Canada and several universities in both countries are preparing for a 1998 scientific project that will greatly advance the understanding of hazards from shallow earthquakes in the region of Puget Sound and Georgia Strait.

USGS
May 20, 1997

A light-rail tunnel under construction in Portland, Ore., is doing double duty as a site to help scientists learn more about earthquake hazards in the area, according to one of the scientists who worked on the project.

USGS
May 14, 1997

Dr. Gordon Eaton, Director of the U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Va., will be one of the featured speakers at the Saturday, May 17, dedication of the Johnston Ridge Observatory in the Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument.

USGS
May 14, 1997

On Saturday, May 17, 1997, representatives of the U.S. Forest Service, the U.S. Geological Survey and the State of Washington will gather on a ridge on the north slope of Mount St. Helens to dedicate the "Johnston Ridge Observatory of the Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument."