Wyoming-Montana Water Science Center

Data and Tools


Current and Historical Water Conditions


Real-Time Streamflow: Wyoming || Montana

Real-Time Groundwater: Wyoming || Montana

Real-Time Water Quality: Wyoming || Montana

Surface-Water Data: Wyoming || Montana

Groundwater Data: Wyoming || Montana

Water-Quality Data Wyoming || Montana

Using Geospatial Analyses to Understand Hydrologic Systems

Using Geospatial Analyses to Understand Hydrologic Systems

Geospatial data, such as remote sensing images and map based information, provide an opportunity to evaluate hydrologic systems with a spatially continuous data set.

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USGS WaterWatch

USGS WaterWatch

WaterWatch is a U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) World Wide Web site that displays maps, graphs, and tables describing real-time, recent, and past streamflow conditions for the United States.

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StreamStats in Montana

StreamStats in Montana

StreamStats is a Web-based geographic information system (GIS) application created by the USGS to provide users with access to an assortment of data and analytical tools. StreamStats provides streamflow and basin characteristics for USGS sites.

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Date published: April 2, 2019

Flood Event Viewer - Montana June 2018 Flood Rocky Mountain Front

The USGS WY-MT Water Science Center provided discharge measurements and high water mark (HWM) flagging for the June 2018 flooding along Elk Creek in Augusta, Montana.

Date published: March 5, 2019


The U.S. Geological Survey WaterAlert service sends e-mail or text (SMS) messages when certain parameters, as measured by a USGS real-time data-collection station, exceed user-definable thresholds. The development and maintenance of the WaterAlert system is supported by the USGS and its partners, including numerous federal, state, and local agencies.

Date published: January 1, 2019

Hydrologic, biogeochemical, and radon data collected within and adjacent to the Little Wind River near Riverton, Wyoming (ver. 1.1, January 2019)

The U.S. Geological Survey, in collaboration with the Department of Energy, University of Montana, Northern Arapaho Tribe, and Liverpool John Moores University, is studying the interaction of a contaminated groundwater plume enriched in uranium and other trace elements with water, sediment, and biota along a 3 km reach of the Little Wind River in central Wyoming. The source of the contaminants...

Date published: January 1, 2019

Water-Quality, Bed-Sediment, and Biological Data (October 2016 through September 2017) and Statistical Summaries of Data for Streams in the Clark Fork Basin, Montana

Water, bed sediment, and biota were sampled in selected streams from Butte to near Missoula, Montana, as part of a monitoring program in the upper Clark Fork Basin of western Montana. The sampling program was led by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), in cooperation with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Date published: October 7, 2018

Synoptic Streamflow sites, New Fork and Green Rivers

Streamflow data were collected from New Fork and Green River sites during October 19-21, 2015 to describe changes in flow and input from groundwater

Date published: August 8, 2018

Water use in the U.S., 2015

How do we use water in the U.S.?

We all depend on water every day, ranging from the water from our faucets, to the food we eat, to much of the electricity we use. The U.S. and its territories used nearly 322 billion gallons of water per day in 2015. This would cover the continental U.S. in about two inches of water over the course of a year. The national breakdown of...

Date published: August 8, 2018

USGS Water Use Data for the Nation

National water-use data are reported by source (surface water or groundwater, fresh and saline, and total), and category for the United States as a whole. The water-use data presented here are the current best estimates, and may have been revised from previous publications.

Date published: July 17, 2018

Blacks Fork synoptic sampling sites

Streamflow and water-quality samples collected during 2018 and 2019

Date published: June 20, 2018

U.S. Water Use from 1950-2015

How much water do we use?
In the map below, State size (area) is scaled proportionally to State freshwater use.

Date published: April 23, 2018

Yellowstone River Basin Water-Quality Assessment data tables

Data collected in the Yellowstone River basin since 1998 are available from this link. Data from the Yellowstone River Basin NAWQA study unit and other study units that overlap into Wyoming, such as the Upper Snake River, the Great Salt Lake Basins, and the South Platte River study units, also are available from the...

Date published: April 20, 2018

Montana Crest-Stage Gage Network

The purpose of the crest-stage gage network is to inventory and monitor peak discharges throughout the state of Montana, with special emphasis on streams that may damage transportation infrastructure.  Recorded data documenting peak streamflow at various sites within the state will be used by the Montana Department of Transportation to support assessments of culvert size, bridge construction,...

Date published: April 20, 2018


Streams throughout the country are routinely sampled for their water quality. Water-quality data are available for active sites and historical sites from the USGS National Water Information System Web Interface (NWISWeb). NWISWeb has discrete water-quality sample data as well as ...