Wyoming-Montana Water Science Center

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Year Published: 2017

Water-quality, bed-sediment, and biological data (October 2014 through September 2015) 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, in cooperation with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, to characterize aquatic resources in the...

Dodge, Kent A.; Hornberger, Michelle I.; Turner, Matthew A.
Dodge, K.A., Hornberger, M.I., and Turner, M.A., 2017, Water-quality, bed-sediment, and biological data (October 2014 through September 2015) and statistical summaries of data for streams in the Clark Fork Basin, Montana: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2016–1201, 122 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20161201.

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Year Published: 2016

Sharing our data—An overview of current (2016) USGS policies and practices for publishing data on ScienceBase and an example interactive mapping application

This report provides an overview of current (2016) U.S. Geological Survey policies and practices related to publishing data on ScienceBase, and an example interactive mapping application to display those data. ScienceBase is an integrated data sharing platform managed by the U.S. Geological Survey. This report describes resources that U.S....

Chase, Katherine J.; Bock, Andrew R.; Sando, Roy
Chase, K.J., Bock, A.R., and Sando, Roy, 2017, Sharing our data—An overview of current (2016) USGS policies and practices for publishing data on ScienceBase and an example interactive mapping application: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2016–1202, 10 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20161202.

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Year Published: 2016

Estimated nitrogen and phosphorus inputs to the Fish Creek watershed, Teton County, Wyoming, 2009–15

Nutrients, such as nitrogen and phosphorus, are essential for plant and animal growth and nourishment, but the overabundance of bioavailable nitrogen and phosphorus in water can cause adverse health and ecological effects. It is generally accepted that increased primary production of surface-water bodies because of high inputs of nutrients is now...

Eddy-Miller, Cheryl A.; Sando, Roy; MacDonald, Michael J.; Girard, Carlin E.
Eddy-Miller, C.A., Sando, Roy, MacDonald, M.J., and Girard, C.E., 2016, Estimated nitrogen and phosphorus inputs to the Fish Creek watershed, Teton County, Wyoming, 2009–15: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2016–5160, 29 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20165160.

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Year Published: 2016

Potential effects of climate change on streamflow in eastern and central Montana (2013-2014 analyses) - PRMS model input and output

Fish in Northern Great Plains streams evolved to survive heat, cold, floods and drought; however changes in streamflow associated with long-term climate change may render some prairie streams uninhabitable for current fish species. To better understand future hydrology of these prairie streams, the Precipitation-Runoff Modeling System (PRMS) model...

Chase, Katherine J.; Haj, Adel E.; Regan, R. Steve; Viger, Roland
Chase, K.J. Haj, A.E. Regan, R.S., and Viger, R.J., 2016, Potential Effects of Climate Change on Streamflow in Eastern and Central Montana (2013-2014 Analyses) - PRMS Input and Output Data: U.S. Geological Survey data release, http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.5066/F7P26W5S.

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Year Published: 2016

Potential effects of climate change on streamflow for seven watersheds in eastern and central Montana

Study regionEastern and central Montana.Study focusFish in Northern Great Plains streams tolerate extreme conditions including heat, cold, floods, and drought; however changes in streamflow associated with long-term climate change may render some prairie streams uninhabitable for current fish species. To better understand future hydrology of these...

Chase, Katherine J.; Haj, Adel E.; Regan, R. Steven; Viger, Roland J.
Chase, K.J., Haj, A.E., Regan, R.S., and Viger, R.J., 2016, Potential effects of climate change on streamflow for seven watersheds in eastern and central Montana: Journal of Hydrology: Regional Studies, Volume 7, Pages 69-81, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ejrh.2016.06.001

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Year Published: 2016

Cultivation of a native alga for biomass and biofuel accumulation in coal bed methane production water

Coal bed methane (CBM) production has resulted in thousands of ponds in the Powder River Basin of low-quality water in a water-challenged region. A green alga isolate, PW95, was isolated from a CBM production pond, and analysis of a partial ribosomal gene sequence indicated the isolate belongs to the Chlorococcaceae family. Different combinations...

Hodgskiss, Logan H.; Nagy, Justin; Barnhart, Elliott P.; Cunningham, Alfred B.; Fields, Matthew W.
Hodgskiss, L.H., Nagy, J., Barnhart, E.P., Cunningham, A.B., and Fields, M.W., 2016, Cultivation of a native alga for biomass and biofuel accumulation in coal bed methane production water: Algal Research, v. 19, p. 63–68.

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Year Published: 2016

Latest Pleistocene and Holocene glacial events in the Colonia valley, Northern Patagonia Icefield, southern Chile

The Northern Patagonia Icefield (NPI) is the primary glaciated terrain worldwide at its latitude (46.5–47.5°S), and constraining its glacial history provides unique information for reconstructing Southern Hemisphere paleoclimate. The Colonia Glacier is the largest outlet glacier draining the eastern NPI. Ages were determined using dendrochronology...

Nimick, David A.; Mcgrath, Daniel; Mahan, Shannon A.; Friesen, Beverly A.; Leidich, Jonathan
Nimick, D.A., McGrath, Daniel, Friesen, B.A., Mahan, S.A., and Leidich, Jonathan, 2016, Latest Pleistocene and Holocene glacial events in the Colonia Valley, Northern Patagonia Icefield, Southern Chile: Journal of Quaternary Science, v. 31, p. 551-564.

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Year Published: 2016

Water-quality trends and constituent-transport analysis for selected sampling sites in the Milltown Reservoir/Clark Fork River Superfund Site in the upper Clark Fork Basin, Montana, water years 1996–2015

During the extended history of mining in the upper Clark Fork Basin in Montana, large amounts of waste materials enriched with metallic contaminants (cadmium, copper, lead, and zinc) and the metalloid trace element arsenic were generated from mining operations near Butte and milling and smelting operations near Anaconda. Extensive deposition of...

Sando, Steven K.; Vecchia, Aldo V.
Sando, S.K., and Vecchia, A.V., 2016, Water-quality trends and constituent-transport analysis for selected sampling sites in the Milltown Reservoir/Clark Fork River Superfund Site in the upper Clark Fork Basin, Montana, water years 1996–2015: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2016–5100, 82 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sir20165100.

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Year Published: 2016

Hydrogeochemistry and coal-associated bacterial populations from a methanogenic coal bed

Biogenic coalbed methane (CBM), a microbially-generated source of natural gas trapped within coal beds, is an important energy resource in many countries. Specific bacterial populations and enzymes involved in coal degradation, the potential rate-limiting step of CBM formation, are relatively unknown. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has...

Barnhart, Elliott P.; Weeks, Edwin P.; Jones, Elizabeth J.P.; Ritter, Daniel J.; McIntosh, Jennifer C.; Clark, Arthur C.; Ruppert, Leslie F.; Cunningham, Alfred B.; Vinson, David S.; Orem, William H.; Fields, Matthew W.

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Year Published: 2016

Adjusted peak-flow frequency estimates for selected streamflow-gaging stations in or near Montana based on data through water year 2011: Chapter D in Montana StreamStats

The climatic conditions of the specific time period during which peak-flow data were collected at a given streamflow-gaging station (hereinafter referred to as gaging station) can substantially affect how well the peak-flow frequency (hereinafter referred to as frequency) results represent long-term hydrologic conditions. Differences in the timing...

Sando, Steven K.; Sando, Roy; McCarthy, Peter M.; Dutton, DeAnn M.
Sando, S.K., Sando, Roy, McCarthy, P.M., and Dutton, D.M., 2018, Adjusted peak-flow frequency estimates for selected streamflow-gaging stations in or near Montana based on data through water year 2011 (ver. 1.1, February 2018): U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2015–5019–D, 12 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20155019D.

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Year Published: 2016

Methods for estimating peak-flow frequencies at ungaged sites in Montana based on data through water year 2011: Chapter F in Montana StreamStats

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), in cooperation with the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation, completed a study to update methods for estimating peak-flow frequencies at ungaged sites in Montana based on peak-flow data at streamflow-gaging stations through water year 2011. The methods allow estimation of peak-flow...

Sando, Roy; Sando, Steven K.; McCarthy, Peter M.; Dutton, DeAnn M.
Sando, Roy, Sando, S.K., McCarthy, P.M., and Dutton, D.M., 2018, Methods for estimating peak-flow frequencies at ungaged sites in Montana based on data through water year 2011 (ver. 1.1, February 2018) : U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2015–5019–F, 30 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20155019F.

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Year Published: 2016

Methods for estimating streamflow characteristics at ungaged sites in western Montana based on data through water year 2009: Chapter G in Montana StreamStats

The U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the Montana Department of Environmental Quality and the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation, developed regional regression equations based on basin and streamflow characteristics for streamflow-gaging stations through water year 2009 that can be used to estimate streamflow...

McCarthy, Peter M.; Sando, Roy; Sando, Steven K.; Dutton, DeAnn M.
McCarthy, P.M., Sando, Roy, Sando, S.K., and Dutton, D.M., 2016, Methods for estimating streamflow characteristics at ungaged sites in western Montana based on data through water year 2009: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2015–5019–G, 19 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sir20155019G.