Weblinks for The geology of a watershed
Web page by Pat Pringle, Associate Professor of Earth Science, Centralia College
searchable Washington State bibliography of geology *KEY RESEARCH TOOL FOR WA STATE GEOSCIENCES*
(For the above online bibliography, search various fields, ex: "Chehalis River" in title field or "Lewis Co" in geographic area field)
Pat's resources for Earth science students NEW See under "maps" the new one-stop shopping site for geologic maps at WADNR Geology Division and also the geology portal Once you have created a map, see the helpful links about how to do edit digital pictures and do diagrams for field reports.
Also get hydrologic info via Pat's weather and climate links (scroll down on this page for links to USGS hydrologic stations)
Streams, an outline
Fluvial systems from Michael Ritter's online geography book Select "topic outline" to get started on the topics in this chapter. This is another fine online resource at your fingertips!
Online resource: streams and landform evolution from the Digital Library of Earth Science Online reource provides a good overview of vocabulary and concepts about streams.
Annenberb Earth Revealed videos: half-hour videos on various topics related to earth science See videos 19 and 20 on running water. Click the VoD button to watch video.
Nisqually River Council NRC Watershed Planning
Nisqually River Stream Stewards
Nisqually River Land Trust
The Evergreen State Univ. Nisqually River Archive
Nisqually River hydropower projects
Chehalis River links
Chehalis River Council *KEY SITE"
Chehalis Basin Partnership Grays Harbon County
Corp of Engineers Chehalis Flood plan
Chehalis Basin flood plan
Chehalis River Basin Flood Authority
Chehalis River 2007 Flood
Mount Rainier National Park
Nisqually River National Wildlife Refuge
Dr. Stephen Porter on Climate Variations in the Pacific NW
WA_Department of Ecology WRIA linksCzuba, Jonathan A.; Magirl, Christopher S.; Czuba, Christiana R.; Grossman, Eric E.; Curran, Christopher A.; Gendaszek, Andrew S.; Dinicola, Richard S., 2011, Sediment load from major rivers into Puget Sound and its adjacent waters: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2011-3083, 4 p. [accessed Sep. 30, 2011 at http://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/2011/3083/ ] For the above USGS Fact Sheet, see "view index page" link to open the document. This is an overview of amount of sediment contributed to Puget Sound annually by various rivers.
USGS Washington Water Science Center (ex: "Water Data" and "publications" links)
USGS Washington Water Science Center - Nisqually River Basin
Effects of lahars on Holocene deltas in Puget Sound--Nisqually
USGS Nisqually River gaging stations
USGS Science in your watershed --Nisqually
Snavely, Parke Detweiler, Jr.; Brown, Robert David, Jr.; Roberts, Albert Eugene; Rau, Weldon Willis, 1958, Geology and coal resources of the Centralia-Chehalis district, Washington, with a section on Microscopical character of Centralia-Chehalis coal, by J. M. Schopf: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 1053, 159 p., 6 plates. [accessed Jul. 19, 2007 at http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/usgspubs/b/b1053]
Czuba, Jonathan A.; Olsen, Theresa D.; Czuba, Christiana R.; Magirl, Christopher S.; Gish, Casey C., 2012, Changes in sediment volume in Alder Lake, Nisqually River basin, Washington, 1945-2011: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2012-1068, 30 p. [accessed May 1, 2012 at http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2012/1068] This report analyzes the amount of sediment deposited in parts of Alder Reservoir since 1945.
Cummans, J.E., 1974, Flood profiles and inundated areas along the lower Nisqually River, Washington: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations 73-42, 9 p.
Heliker, C.C., Johnson, Arthur, and Hodge, S.M., 1984, The Nisqually glacier, Mount Rainier,Washington, 1857 - 1979: A summary of the long-term observations and a comprehensive bibliography: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 83-541, 20 p.
Jones, J.L., Haluska, T.L., and Kresch, D.L., 2001, Updating flood maps efficiently using existing hydraulic models, very-high-accuracy elevation data, and a geographic information system - A pilot study on the Nisqually River, Washington (PDF, 2.4 MB): U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 01-4051, 25 p.
Lum, W.E., II, 1984, Availability of ground water from the alluvial aquifer on the Nisqually Indian Reservation,Washington: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 83-4185, 42 p.
Myers, D.A., and Cummans, J.E., 1973, Water resources of the Nisqually Indian Reservation, Washington: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 73-201, 30 p.
Nelson, L.M., 1974, Sediment transport by streams in the Deschutes and Nisqually River basins, Washington, November 1971 - June 1973: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 74-1078, 37 p.
Nelson, L.M., 1987, Flood characteristics for the Nisqually River and susceptibility of Sunshine Point and Longmire facilities to flooding in Mount Rainier National Park, Washington: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 86-4179, 18 p.
Veatch, F.M., 1969, Analysis of a 24-year photographic record of Nisqually glacier, Mount Rainier National Park, Washington: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 631, 52 p.
WA Dept. of Ecology - Water Resources
Dept. of Ecology watershed management plan
updated on July 3, 2012