Category Archives: Yellowstone River

Pallid Sturgeon Spawning in the Yellowstone River

Pallid sturgeon in the upper Missouri and Yellowstone rivers can live a long time.  Many are older than most of the biologists who study them.  Over the years, scientists have become very familiar with the few remaining wild sturgeon. One … Continue reading

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Just One of the Guys

For more than a week in early June, USGS telemetry tracking boats from Missouri joined the Montana Wildlife Fish and Parks and the USGS Fort Peck Field Office as they raced up and down the Yellowstone River trying to keep … Continue reading

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On the Right Path

“We have a boy, code 52, on his way to Intake Dam.  We’ve tracked him all day through bends and side channels.  He is a couple of miles away from the Dam.  Can you spare a crew to track him … Continue reading

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Headed North

With telemetered female pallid sturgeon done spawning in the Lower Missouri River, the USGS tracking crews from Missouri packed up their equipment at the beginning of June and headed north to Montana and the Yellowstone River.  It was a two … Continue reading

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Island living

Columbia Environmental Research Center (CERC) crews assisted USGS biologist Pat Braaten and Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks biologist Jason Rhoten in examining pallid sturgeon on the Yellowstone River from June 29 through July 8.  Various pallid sturgeon were located and … Continue reading

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Path of least resistance?

  USGS hydrologists and biologists joined with biologists from Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks to radio track pallid sturgeon as they navigated the Yellowstone River during late May and Early June.  Following one fish over the course of a day … Continue reading

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Yellowstone pathways

Over the past couple of weeks, biologists from the USGS and Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks have been tracking pallid sturgeon in the Yellowstone River while USGS hydrologists map their habitats.  This pallid sturgeon population has access to the Missouri … Continue reading

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Rising Water

The Corps of Engineers has predicted that flooding on the upper part of the Lower Missouri River this coming week is going to be historic.  As the projected 150,000 cfs release from Gavins Point Dam propagates downstream, it will add … Continue reading

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