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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

August 27, 2013

GP1 East Transect – 2013

Permanent Control Site: GP1 East Transect; Depth: 7.2 Meters (23.5 Feet); Distance from river mouth: 19.0 Kilometers (11.8 Miles) east; Pre/Post Dam Removal: 2 years post-dam removal; Lat/Long: 48.11852521,-123.31538047; Site Description: This site was established as the eastern control. Depth is medium-shallow. Substrate is mainly a gravel/sand/cobble mixture surrounding

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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."

USGS
April 11, 1997

As part of a continuing expanded partnership with private industry, the U.S. Geological Survey has contracted with NIES Mapping Group, Inc., of Bellevue, Wash., to produce digital orthophoto quadrangles.

USGS
February 13, 1997

China and Indonesia suffered the deadliest and most destructive earthquakes in 1996, while the U.S. remained relatively quiet according to scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey, Department of the Interior. The last deadly earthquake in the U.S. was the 1994 Northridge, Calif., quake that took 60 lives.

USGS
February 12, 1997

A special symposium, "Integrating Watershed Ecosystem Studies for Improved Natural Resource Management" will be presented in Seattle, WA, on February 15 as part of the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

USGS
January 3, 1997

The floods have crested and are beginning to recede in most places in the Pacific Northwest. Nevertheless dozens of U.S. Geological Survey personnel, who were busy over the holidays measuring the high streamflows and keeping river stage monitors operating, are still busy in the field and in their offices. Field crews have been hampered by mudslides, road closures, and extremely dangerous condition

USGS
December 12, 1996

An earthquake generated by two tectonic plates sliding past one another in the Pacific Northwest could be as large as magnitude 9, according to scientists with the U.S. Geological Survey.

USGS
September 9, 1996

Measurements of the volume and rate of flows of the flooding Potomac River will be made on the 14th St. Bridge beginning at about 10:30 a.m. Monday (Sept. 9, 1996) by the U.S. Geological Survey. Measuring efforts by the USGS using special cranes and weights will continue for several hours.

USGS
November 30, 1995

Flood waters are peaking and beginning to recede in the Seattle-Tacoma, Washington, area according to streamflow specialists of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), a science agency of the Department of the Interior.