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USGS hydrologist Adam Birken prepares to measure streamflow on the South Fork of the Ogden River near Hunstville, Utah.
March 16, 2021

Measuring streamflow on the Ogden River near Hunstville, Utah

USGS hydrologist Adam Birken prepares to measure streamflow on the South Fork of the Ogden River near Hunstville, Utah. This streamgage has been monitoring water levels and flow since March 21, 1921, making it one of 25 centennial gauges in Utah. 

Chart recorder similar to one installed inside a centennial streamgage
March 16, 2021

Chart recorder similar to one installed inside a centennial streamgage

This is a chart recorder similar to the one installed inside the USGS streamgage on the South Fork of the Ogden River in 1921. 

USGS hydrologist Adam Birken conducts equipment maintenance at the USGS streamgage on the South Fork of the Ogden River in Utah.
March 16, 2021

USGS hydrologist conducts equipment maintenance at streamgage

USGS hydrologist Adam Birken conducts equipment maintenance at the USGS streamgage on the South Fork of the Ogden River near Hunstville, Utah. This streamgage has been monitoring water levels and flow since March 21, 1921, making it one of 25 centennial gauges in Utah. 

USGS hydrologist cleans and inspects the water height reference staff at a USGS streamgage site in Utah.
March 16, 2021

Cleaning and inspecting water height reference staff at streamgage

USGS hydrologist Adam Birken cleans and inspects the water height reference staff at the USGS streamgage site on the South Fork of the Ogden River near Hunstville, Utah.  This streamgage has been monitoring water levels and flow since March 21, 1921, making it one of 25 centennial gauges in Utah. 

Utah Gauge Celebrates 100 Years of Monitoring Streamflow
March 16, 2021

Utah Gauge Celebrates 100 Years of Monitoring Streamflow

A U.S. Geological Survey streamgage near Hunstville, Utah is celebrating 100 years of monitoring streamflow on the south fork of the Ogden River. The streamgage has been monitoring water levels and flow since March 21, 1921, making it one of 25 centennial gauges in Utah. 

A USGS streamgage near Hunstville, Utah is celebrating 100 years of monitoring streamflow on the Ogden River
March 16, 2021

Utah Gauge Celebrates 100 Years of Monitoring Streamflow

A U.S. Geological Survey streamgage near Hunstville, Utah is celebrating 100 years of monitoring streamflow on the south fork of the Ogden River. The streamgage has been monitoring water levels and flow since March 21, 1921, making it one of 25 centennial gauges in Utah. 

Modern equipment currently in use at the South Fork of the Ogden River streamgage
February 19, 2021

Modern equipment currently in use at a streamgage on the Ogden River

Modern equipment currently in use at the South Fork of the Ogden River streamgage, to include; an electronic data logger, pressure transducer and GOES radio. This streamgage has been monitoring water levels and flow since March 21, 1921, making it one of 25 centennial gauges in Utah. The equipment used to collect data has changed significantly over the past 100 years.

Description of the South Fork of the Ogden River streamgage included in USGS Water-Supply Paper
February 18, 2021

Description of the South Fork of the Ogden River streamgage

Description of the South Fork of the Ogden River streamgage included in USGS Water-Supply Paper 530 "Surface Water Supply of the United States, 1921, Part X.

Looking east towards Antelope Island from a boat
September 23, 2020

GSL E Antelope Island

Image was taken from a boat on the Great Salt Lake west of Antelope Island.

Great Salt Lake from Elephant Head
September 23, 2020

GSL Elephant Head

Technicians set up equipment to monitor atmospheric deposition on Elephant Head on a bluebird day, looking north across the Great Salt Lake.

USGS scientists collect sediment cores from Lake Powell
November 15, 2018

USGS scientists collect sediment cores from Lake Powell

USGS scientists collect sediment cores to examine the amount and distribution of metals within Lake Powell.  

Drill rig to collect sediment samples on Lake Powell.
November 13, 2018

Drill rig to collect sediment samples on Lake Powell.

Drill rig to collect sediment samples on Lake Powell.