Our Capabilities

The Wyoming-Montana Water Science Center uses state-of-the-art techniques for data collection and interpretation. Our scientists have a wide range of expertise in all areas of water science, including: water quality, groundwater, surface water, water use, geospatial analysis, and evaluating aquatic ecosystems.

The Wyoming-Montana Water Science Center uses state-of-the-art techniques for data collection and interpretation. Our scientists have a wide range of expertise in all areas of water science, including: water quality, groundwater, surface water, water use, geospatial analysis, and evaluating aquatic ecosystems.

Data collection: We collect streamflow and water-quality data at more than 300 sites around Wyoming and Montana and disseminate it to the public in real time over the internet. A variety of public and private entities use our streamflow data for applications ranging from flood forecasting to infrastructure planning. We also monitor water levels at observation wells in both States. Our water-level data are critical for assessing groundwater conditions and as input to models that predict water availability.

Data interpretation: The Wyoming-Montana Water Science Center is committed to helping managers understand the effects of natural processes and human activities on the States' water resources. Investigations with cooperating agencies provide information used to develop water management plans. We employ an integrated approach that encompasses many scientific disciplines, drawing on experts from throughout the USGS to augment the already diverse pool of talent within the Center.

 

Technical Contacts

Surface Water

Groundwater

Water Quality

Water Use

Microbiology

Geospatial Analysis

Sediment

Media and Public Inquiries/Outreach