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Dakota Water Science Center

Welcome to the USGS Dakota Water Science Center!  Please use these pages to explore the hydrologic data and scientific investigations we conduct on water resources of North and South Dakota.

News

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Public Invitation: Learn the Latest on Your Water Resources in the Dakotas

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Media Alert: Public Invitation: Remembering the 1972 Flood, Planning for the Future of Water Resources

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Bakken Shale unconventional oil and gas production has not caused widespread hydrocarbon contamination to date in groundwater used for water supply

Publications

Peak streamflow trends and their relation to changes in climate in Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin

Flood-frequency analysis, also called peak-flow frequency or flood-flow frequency analysis, is essential to water resources management applications including critical structure design and floodplain mapping. Federal guidelines for doing flood-frequency analyses are presented in a U.S. Geological Survey Techniques and Methods report known as Bulletin 17C. A basic assumption within Bulletin 17C is t

Introduction and methods of analysis for peak streamflow trends and their relation to changes in climate in Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin

Flood-frequency analysis, also called peak-flow frequency or flood-flow frequency analysis, is essential to water resources management applications including critical structure design and floodplain mapping. Federal guidelines for doing flood-frequency analyses are presented in a U.S. Geological Survey Techniques and Methods Report known as Bulletin 17C. A basic assumption within Bulletin 17C is t
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Karen R. Ryberg, Thomas M. Over, Sara B. Levin, David C. Heimann, Nancy A. Barth, Mackenzie K. Marti, Padraic S. O'Shea, Christopher A. Sanocki, Tara J. Williams-Sether, Harper N. Wavra, T. Roy Sando, Steven K. Sando, Milan S. Liu

Water-quality characteristics of the Red River of the North and tributaries in the Fargo-Moorhead metropolitan area, North Dakota, 2019–22

The Flood Risk Management Project was initiated in 2008 in the Fargo-Moorhead metropolitan area to reduce flood risk, flood damages, and flood protection costs in the Fargo-Moorhead metropolitan area. In cooperation with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the U.S. Geological Survey initiated a water-quality monitoring study to describe the water-quality characteristics of the Red River of the North
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Joel M. Galloway, Rochelle A. Nustad, Spencer L. Wheeling

Science

Western South Dakota Hydrology Conference

The 2023 Western South Dakota Hydrology Conference will be held on April 20, 2023, at the Monument, Rapid City, SD. Registration will open on February 13, 2023. Previous years' program and abstracts are available from the "Multimedia" tab on this page.
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Western South Dakota Hydrology Conference

The 2023 Western South Dakota Hydrology Conference will be held on April 20, 2023, at the Monument, Rapid City, SD. Registration will open on February 13, 2023. Previous years' program and abstracts are available from the "Multimedia" tab on this page.
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Flood-Frequency Analysis in the Midwest: Addressing Potential Nonstationary Annual Peak-Flow Records

Period of Project: 2021 - Study Area: Midwest Cooperating Agency: Transportation Pooled Fund
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Flood-Frequency Analysis in the Midwest: Addressing Potential Nonstationary Annual Peak-Flow Records

Period of Project: 2021 - Study Area: Midwest Cooperating Agency: Transportation Pooled Fund
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Souris River Basin

Information and products on the Souris River Basin.
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Souris River Basin

Information and products on the Souris River Basin.
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