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Date published: July 17, 2018
Status: Active

Steelhead Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) - MMFS

Species Studied

Steelhead Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)

Date published: July 17, 2018
Status: Active

Pacific Herring (Clupea pallasii) - MMFS

Species Studied

Pacific Herring (Clupea pallasii)

Date published: July 17, 2018
Status: Active

Pacific Halibut (Hippoglossus stenolepis) - MMFS

Species Studied

Pacific Halibut (Hippoglossus stenolepis)

Date published: July 13, 2018
Status: Active

Puget Sound Fall Chinook Estuarine Utilization

The WFRC has partnered separately with both the Skagit River System Tribal Cooperative and the Nisqually Tribe to research the use of otoliths (calcium carbonate deposits beneath the brain used in hearing and balance that grow in proportion to the overall growth of the fish) as a tool in examination of Puget Sound Fall Chinook salmon life history.

Contacts: Kimberly Larsen
Date published: July 12, 2018
Status: Active

Research on Emerging Viruses of Salmonids - FHP

At the request of the State of Washington, the Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission (NWIFC) and the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), the Western Fisheries Research Center has been providing technical advice and conducting research regarding the emergence of IHNV in the watersheds of coastal Washington State.

Date published: July 12, 2018
Status: Active

Reference Laboratory Service - FHP

The Fish Health Section provides reference laboratory services to identify viral pathogens submitted by staff from the Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission (NWIFC) fish health laboratory.

Date published: July 12, 2018
Status: Active

Infectious Hematopoietic Necrosis (IHN) - FHP

Fish Diseases

Infectious Hematopoietic Necrosis (IHN)

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Date published: November 17, 2017

Groundwater data for Washington

Data from wells, springs, test holes, tunnels, drains, and excavations in Washington; well location data includes information such as latitude and longitude, well depth, and aquifer. Groundwater level data are collected and stored as either discrete field-water-level measurements or as continuous time-series data from automated recorders.

Date published: November 17, 2017

Water-quality data for Washington

Chemical, physical, and biological properties of water, sediment, and tissue samples from Washington. Water-quality data are collected as either discrete field measurements or as continuous time-series data from automated recorders that continuously record physical and chemical characteristics including pH, specific conductance, temperature, and dissolved oxygen.

Date published: October 1, 2017

Water-use data for Washington

Water-use data is collected by area type (state, county, watershed, or aquifer) and source (such as rivers or groundwater), and category (such as public supply or irrigation). Water-use data has been reported every five years since 1985. The USGS works in cooperation with local, State, and Federal agencies as well as academic and private organizations to collect and report withdrawals.

Date published: September 21, 2017

Oregon Spotted Frog (Rana pretiosa) Monitoring at Jack Creek 2015-2016

This dataset contains information from mark-recapture and egg mass surveys conducted by USGS as part of an ongoing Oregon spotted frog (Rana pretiosa) monitoring effort at Jack Creek, Klamath County, Oregon. Data consist of spotted frog counts aggregated by date, location, life stage, and sex, as well as data on environmental conditions at the time each survey.

Date published: September 19, 2017

Interpretive data release for Oregon OCS seafloor mapping: Selected lease blocks relevant to renewable energy

This data release includes the results of analysis of video data conducted by Oregon State University and the geo-habitat interpretation of multibeam echo sounder (MBES) data conducted by the USGS.

Date published: September 18, 2017

Created snag characteristics and cavity-nesting bird associations in the CFIRP stands, McDonald-Dunn Research Forest, Corvallis, OR, USA, 2016

We measured characteristics of 731 snags and quantified foraging and breeding use of snags by birds 25-27 years after their creation, and examined whether different harvest treatments (i.e., group selection, two-story, clearcut) and snag configurations (i.e., scattered and clustered) influenced snag characteristics or avian use for foraging and nesting.

Date published: September 1, 2017

National Water Information System web interface (NWISweb)

The National Water Information System (NWIS) web application provides access to real-time and historical surface-water, groundwater, water-quality, and water-use data collected at approximately 1.5 million sites across all 50 states.

Date published: September 1, 2017

NWIS Mapper

This mapper provides access to over 1.5 million sites contained in the USGS National Water Information System (NWIS), including sites where surface-water, groundwater, springs, and atmospheric data has been collected.

Date published: August 31, 2017

Count and detection-nondetection survey data of Barred Owls (Strix varia) in historical breeding territories of Northern Spotted Owls (Strix occidentalis caurina) in the Oregon Coast Ranges, 1995-2016

This dataset contains count and detection-nondetection data of Barred Owls from 106 historical breeding territories of Northern Spotted Owl territories (i.e. sites) in the Oregon Coast Ranges from 1995 to 2016. 

Date published: August 29, 2017

Wapato Lake Interactive Lake Level Tool

The water level of Wapato Lake dictates the size (surface area) of the lake and the amount of water that it stores. This web page allows the user to interactively explore Wapato Lake water level data and how the water level translates into lake area and volume.

Date published: August 11, 2017

Ecological parameters in the Elwha River estuary before and during dam removal

The Elwha and Glines Canyon dams were removed from the Elwha River in Washington State from 2011 to 2014. We collected data for a variety of metrics in the estuary and on the river delta before (2006-2011) and during (2012-2014) dam removal to assess how increased sediment transport and deposition affected habitats, vegetation, invertebrates, and fish.

Date published: August 1, 2017

USGS StreamStats for Washington

StreamStats is a Web application that incorporates a Geographic Information System (GIS) to provide users with access to an assortment of analytical tools that are useful for a variety of water-resources planning and management purposes, and for engineering and design purposes.

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View from the air looking down on a river where it meets the ocean, with many small channels in the sediment deposited there.
March 12, 2018

Elwha River mouth

Orthophoto of the mouth of the Elwha River in Washington. The orthophoto was compiled from images collected with a Ricoh GR camera operating at 2-second intervals and mounted on a Cessna 172 piloted by Rite Bros. Aviation. Images were processed by Andy Ritchie (USGS Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center) using structure-from-motion techniques.

View from the sky of a river surrounded by a heavily forested area and winding through a bare section that used to be a lake.
March 12, 2018

Former Elwha Dam and Lake Aldwell post dam removal

Orthophoto (GigaPan) of the former Elwha Dam and former Lake Aldwell, on the Elwha River, Washington, compiled from ultra high-resolution images collected with a Ricoh GR camera operating at 2-second intervals, mounted on a Cessna 172 piloted by Rite Bros. Aviation and processed using Structure-from-Motion techniques. The dam removal project was completed in 2012 as part

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View from the sky of a river surrounded by a heavily forested area and winding through a bare section that used to be a lake.
March 12, 2018

Glines Canyon Dam and Lake Mills post dam removal

Orthophoto (GigaPan) of the former Glines Canyon Dam and former Lake Mills, on the Elwha River, Washington, compiled from ultra high-resolution images collected with a Ricoh GR camera operating at 2-second intervals, mounted on a Cessna 172 piloted by Rite Bros. Aviation and processed using Structure-from-Motion techniques. The dam removal project was completed in 2014 as

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March 7, 2018

Yellowstone Volcano Observatory Scientists Host Facebook Live Event

USGS–Yellowstone Volcano Observatory Scientist-in-Charge Mike Poland, Deputy Scientist-in-Charge Wendy Stovall, and Chief Seismologist Jamie Farrell answer questions from the public about Yellowstone earthquakes, deformation, eruptive history, the magmatic plumbing system, and more, during a USGS Volcanoes Facebook Live event recorded on March 7, 2018, at the USGS–Cascades

Spread plate procedure for quantitative culture Renibacterium salmoninarum
February 13, 2018

WFRC Quantitative Culture for Renibacterium salmoninarum Image 2

Spread plate procedure for quantitative culture Renibacterium salmoninarum from fish tissue or ovarian fluid.

Mowed linear fuel breaks along both sides of a gravel road
January 26, 2018

Mowed linear fuel breaks along both sides of a gravel road in Idaho

An example of mowed linear fuel breaks along both sides of a gravel road in southwestern Idaho

December 31, 2017

Listen to Earthquakes

Seismometers record vibrations from a wide assortment of ground motion events. Each event type has a distinctive ground-motion signal with unique frequency and amplitude—its own seismic signature. Seismologists are trained to identify the source of seismic events seen on a webicorder based on its ‘seismic signature’. Although most ground vibrations have a frequency too low

Mount St. Helens as viewed from the ENE....
December 5, 2017

Mount St. Helens as viewed from the ENE.

Mount St. Helens, as viewed from the East-Northeast. The inside of the crater rim is just visible in the upper right of the mountain.

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USGS
April 4, 2016

Water managers in eastern Washington now have access to the first U.S. Geological Survey computer model of the East Pasco Basin, allowing them to simulate “what-if” groundwater management scenarios, according to a USGS report.

Bat hanging from a cave ceiling
March 31, 2016

OLYMPIA, Wash. – White-nose syndrome (WNS) has been confirmed in a little brown bat (Myotis lucifugus) found near North Bend – the first recorded occurrence of this devastating bat disease in western North America. The presence of this disease was verified by the U.S. Geological Survey’s National Wildlife Health Center

Image: Warmth From the Sun
March 29, 2016

During winter, wolves infected with mange can suffer a substantial amount of heat loss compared to those without the disease, according to a study by the U.S. Geological Survey and its partners.

USGS
February 10, 2016

The Sumas River, in northwest Washington, contains sediment that carries naturally occurring asbestos. 

USGS science for a changing world logo
December 10, 2015

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Northern spotted owl populations are declining in all parts of their range in the Pacific Northwest, according to research published in The Condor. Based on data from 11 study areas across Washington, Oregon and northern California, a rangewide decline of nearly 4 percent per year was estimated from 1985 to 2013.

Image: Water-Quality Study in Historical Idaho Mining District
December 9, 2015

The U.S. Geological Survey today published results of a three-year water-quality study in the historical Stibnite Mining District of central Idaho. The study was commissioned by Midas Gold and the Idaho Department of Lands.

Image:  Big Sagebrush Re-establishing 15 Years Post-wildfire Along the Boise Front Mountains
December 7, 2015

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Ecosystem restoration is complex and requires an understanding of how the land, plants, and animals all interact with each other over large areas and over time. Today, the U.S. Geological Survey published part two of a three-part handbook addressing restoration of sagebrush ecosystems from the landscape to the site level.

A female grizzly with a cub.  Adult females are considered the most important segment of the grizzly population and consequently
October 30, 2015

BOZEMAN, Mont. – Genetic data show the grizzly bear population in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem has grown since the 1980s with no loss in genetic diversity, according to a report by the Interagency Grizzly Bear Study Team.

Image: Wyoming Big Sagebrush Community Near Winnemucca, Nevada
October 26, 2015

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Heightened interest in advancing sage-grouse conservation has increased the importance of sagebrush-steppe restoration to recover or create wildlife habitat conditions that meet the species’ needs.

USGS
October 21, 2015

Scientists built upon a recently completed groundwater model of the Yakima River Basin to create a computer simulation that tracks well water back to its likely source area.

Image: Boise Watershed Watch
September 23, 2015

On Saturday morning, October 10, citizen scientists will gather at 14 sites throughout southern Idaho’s Treasure Valley to monitor water quality in the Boise River watershed.

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