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Bakken Oil Well
Oil-well pads dotting the landscape of typical badland topography. Thousands of new wells are drilled into the Bakken and Three Forks annually, making this one of the most productive plays in the Nation....
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Bakken Oil Well
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Location: Jordan, MT, USA
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Hell Creek
The Hell Creek and underlying Fox Hills Formations are present at the land surface along the margins of the Williston Basin, but otherwise are the deepest bedrock aquifers that are commonly used in the basin....
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Hell Creek
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Location: Jordan, MT, USA
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Measuring Absolute Gravity on Top of Terry Peak, SD
USGS researchers made microgravity measurements to determine groundwater-storage changes in the karstic Madison aquifer in the Black Hills of South Dakota during 2009-12. The absolute-gravity measurement was made at a station located on top of Terry Peak in the northern Black Hills....
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Measuring Absolute Gravity on Top of Terry Peak, SD
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Location: Deadwood, SD, USA
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Microgravity Measurement in Black Hills of South Dakota
Microgravity measurements were collected to determine groundwater-storage changes in the karstic Madison aquifer in the Black Hills of South Dakota during 2009-12. This relative-gravity measurement was made in the Doty focus area to the northwest of Rapid City, SD....
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Microgravity Measurement in Black Hills of South Dakota
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Location: Rapid City, SD, 57702
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Drilling Operations for Municipal Well in Rapid City, SD
Drilling operations for a Rapid City municipal well in the Madison aquifer in 2002....
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Drilling Operations for Municipal Well in Rapid City, SD
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Location: Rapid City, SD, USA
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Leveling Gravimeter in Black Hills, SD
Leveling the lower unit of the absolute gravimeter at a base station in the Doty focus area to the northwest of Rapid City, SD. Microgravity measurements were collected to determine groundwater-storage changes in the karstic Madison aquifer in the Black Hills of South Dakota during 2009-12....
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Leveling Gravimeter in Black Hills, SD
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Location: Rapid City, SD, USA
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Microgravity Measurement in Black Hills, SD
Measurement with the absolute gravimeter at a base station in the Doty focus area to the northwest of Rapid City, SD. Microgravity measurements were collected to determine groundwater-storage changes in the karstic Madison aquifer in the Black Hills of South Dakota during 2009-12....
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Microgravity Measurement in Black Hills, SD
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Location: Rapid City, SD, USA
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Microgravity Measurement in Black Hills, SD
Measurement with the relative gravimeter at an absolute-gravity station on an outcrop of Precambrian rocks. Microgravity measurements were collected to determine groundwater-storage changes in the karstic Madison aquifer in the Black Hills of South Dakota during 2009-12....
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Microgravity Measurement in Black Hills, SD
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Location: Keystone, SD, USA
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Desert Perchlorate Field Work
USGS scientists dig soil pits in Nevada's Amargosa Desert to study the distribution of natural perchlorate and to determine the atmospheric-soil-plant interactions that affected perchlorate's cycling in a terrestrial ecosystem. Amargosa Desert, Nevada ~17 km south of Beatty; ~20 km east of D...
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Desert Perchlorate Field Work
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Location: NV, USA
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Scientists Study Effects of Water Released Across U.S.-Mexico Border
USGS scientist Jeff Kennedy collecting data on aquifer storage using a gravity meter for Minute 319 studies.    ...
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Scientists Study Effects of Water Released Across U.S.-Mexico Border
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Location: Yuma, AZ, USA
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Scientists Study Effects of Water Released Across U.S.-Mexico Border
USGS scientist Jamie Macy tracks the time-of-arrival of the pulse flow on March 24. ...
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Scientists Study Effects of Water Released Across U.S.-Mexico Border
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Location: Yuma, AZ, USA
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Scientists Study Effects of Water Released Across U.S.-Mexico Border
USGS scientist Tom Porter installs a pressure transducer for automated water level monitoring.  ...
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Scientists Study Effects of Water Released Across U.S.-Mexico Border
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Location: Yuma, AZ, USA
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Scientists Study Effects of Water Released Across U.S.-Mexico Border
A well is installed to monitor groundwater levels by USGS scientist Fletcher Brinkerhoff.  ...
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Scientists Study Effects of Water Released Across U.S.-Mexico Border
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Location: Yuma, AZ, USA
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Scientists Study Effects of Water Released Across U.S.-Mexico Border
USGS scientist Jeff Kennedy prepares to measure the change in gravity caused by changing aquifer storage for Minute 319 studies.   ...
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Scientists Study Effects of Water Released Across U.S.-Mexico Border
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Location: Yuma, AZ, USA
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Scientists Study Effects of Water Released Across U.S.-Mexico Border
USGS scientist Steve Grant and Colin Kikuchi install a monitoring well to measure groundwater levels for Minute 319 studies.   ...
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Scientists Study Effects of Water Released Across U.S.-Mexico Border
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Location: Yuma, AZ, USA
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Kati Bednar
Kati Bednar’s high school chemistry teacher encouraged her to look into the USGS, which has since led to a burgeoning science career as a Student Trainee Hydrologist.  She is currently a full-time geology and geography student planning to graduate this year with her B.S. in geology and ce...
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Kati Bednar
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Location: Reston, VA, USA
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Winter Park Florida Sinkhole of 1981
This collection is a group of 15 images (digitized slides) showing the sinkhole that opened late in the evening of May 8, 1981 near the intersection of South Denning Drive and West Fairbanks Avenue, Winter Park, Florida, USA. The sequence of images, primarily taken on May 9th, shows the enlargement ...
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Winter Park Florida Sinkhole of 1981
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Location: Winter Park, FL, USA
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Keya Paha River at Wewela, SD
The Keya Paha River at Wewela, South Dakota (streamgage 06464500). Groundwater discharge from the Ogalalla aquifer provides base flow to the Keya Paha River....
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Keya Paha River at Wewela, SD
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Location: Wewela, SD, USA
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Lime Creek Observation Well, Rapid City, SD
The Lime Creek observation well in Rapid City, SD, is a flowing well where the shut-in pressure is measured. The well is completed in the Madison aquifer and is 1,391-feet deep....
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Lime Creek Observation Well, Rapid City, SD
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Location: Rapid City, SD, USA
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Mt. Katahdin
This photo of Mt. Katahdin was taken from Abol Bridge, a popular spot to view Maine's highest peak. The USGS monitors groundwater and surface water in the area....
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Mt. Katahdin
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Location: Millinocket, ME, USA
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