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Year Published: 2016

Montana StreamStats

About this volumeMontana StreamStats is a Web-based geographic information system (http://water.usgs.gov/osw/streamstats/) application that provides users with access to basin and streamflow characteristics for gaged and ungaged streams in Montana. Montana StreamStats was developed by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in cooperation with the...

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Montana StreamStats—A method for retrieving basin and streamflow characteristics in Montana: Chapter A in Montana StreamStats

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) provides streamflow characteristics and other related information needed by water-resource managers to protect people and property from floods, plan and manage water-resource activities, and protect water quality. Streamflow characteristics provided by the USGS, such as peak-flow and low-flow frequencies for...

McCarthy, Peter M.; Dutton, DeAnn M.; Sando, Steven K.; Sando, Roy
McCarthy, P.M., Dutton, D.M., Sando, S.K., and Sando, Roy, 2016, Montana StreamStats—A method for retrieving basin and streamflow characteristics in Montana: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2015– 5019–A, 16 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sir20155019A.

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Peak-flow frequency analyses and results based on data through water year 2011 for selected streamflow-gaging stations in or near Montana: Chapter C in Montana StreamStats

Chapter C of this Scientific Investigations Report documents results from a study by the U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the Montana Department of Transportation and the Montana Department of Natural Resources, to provide an update of statewide peak-flow frequency analyses and results for Montana. The purpose of this report chapter is...

Sando, Steven K.; McCarthy, Peter M.; Dutton, DeAnn M.
Sando, S.K., McCarthy, P.M., and Dutton, D.M., 2016, Peak-flow frequency analyses and results based on data through water year 2011 for selected streamflow-gaging stations in or near Montana: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2015–5019–C, 27 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sir20155019C.

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Streamflow characteristics based on data through water year 2009 for selected streamflow-gaging stations in or near Montana: Chapter E in Montana StreamStats

Chapter E of this Scientific Investigations Report documents results from a study by the U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the Montana Department of Environmental Quality and the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation, to provide an update of statewide streamflow characteristics based on data through water year 2009 for...

McCarthy, Peter M.
McCarthy, P.M., 2016, Streamflow characteristics based on data through water year 2009 for selected streamflow-gaging stations in or near Montana: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2015–5019–E, 10 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sir20155019E.

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Temporal trends and stationarity in annual peak flow and peak-flow timing for selected long-term streamflow-gaging stations in or near Montana through water year 2011: Chapter B in Montana StreamStats

A large-scale study by the U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the Montana Department of Transportation and the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation, was done to investigate general patterns in peak-flow temporal trends and stationarity through water year 2011 for 24 long-term streamflow-gaging stations (hereinafter...

Sando, Steven K.; McCarthy, Peter M.; Sando, Roy; Dutton, DeAnn M.
Sando, S.K., McCarthy, P.M., Sando, Roy, and Dutton, D.M., 2016, Temporal trends and stationarity in annual peak flow and peak-flow timing for selected long-term streamflow-gaging stations in or near Montana through water year 2011: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2015–5019–B, 48 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sir20155019B.

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Establishing a pre-mining geochemical baseline at a uranium mine near Grand Canyon National Park, USA

During 2012, approximately 404,000 ha of Federal Land in northern Arizona was withdrawn from consideration of mineral extraction for a 20-year period to protect the Grand Canyon watershed from potentially adverse effects of U mineral exploration and development. The development, operation, and reclamation of the Canyon Mine during the withdrawal...

Naftz, David L.; Walton-Day, Katherine
Naftz, D. and Walton-Day, K., 2016, Establishing a pre-mining geochemical baseline at a uranium mine near Grand Canyon National Park, USA: Geoderma Regional, vol. 7, p. 76-92.

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Year Published: 2015

Water-quality, bed-sediment, and biological data (October 2013 through September 2014) and statistical summaries of data for streams in the Clark Fork Basin, Montana

Water, bed sediment, and biota were sampled in 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 Clark Fork...

Dodge, Kent A.; Hornberger, Michelle I.
Dodge, K.A., and Hornberger, M.I., 2015, Water-quality, bed-sediment, and biological data (October 2013 through September 2014) and statistical summaries of data for streams in the Clark Fork Basin, Montana: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2015–1223, 125 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20151223.

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Hydrogeology, groundwater levels, and generalized potentiometric-surface map of the Green River Basin lower Tertiary aquifer system, 2010–14, in the northern Green River structural basin

In cooperation with the Bureau of Land Management, groundwater levels in wells located in the northern Green River Basin in Wyoming, an area of ongoing energy development, were measured by the U.S. Geological Survey from 2010 to 2014. The wells were completed in the uppermost aquifers of the Green River Basin lower Tertiary aquifer system, which...

Bartos, Timothy T.; Hallberg, Laura L.; Eddy-Miller, Cheryl A.
Bartos, T.T., Hallberg, L.L., and Eddy-Miller, C.A., 2015, Hydrogeology, groundwater levels, and generalized potentiometric-surface map of the Green River Basin lower Tertiary aquifer system, 2010–14, in the northern Green River structural basin, Wyoming: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2015–5090, 33 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sir20155090.

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Enhanced microbial coalbed methane generation: A review of research, commercial activity, and remaining challenges

Coalbed methane (CBM) makes up a significant portion of the world’s natural gas resources. The discovery that approximately 20% of natural gas is microbial in origin has led to interest in microbially enhanced CBM (MECoM), which involves stimulating microorganisms to produce additional CBM from existing production wells. This paper reviews current...

Ritter, Daniel J.; Vinson, David S.; Barnhart, Elliott P.; Akob, Denise M.; Fields, Matthew W.; Cunningham, Al B.; Orem, William H.; McIntosh, Jennifer C.

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Predicting alpine headwater stream intermittency: a case study in the northern Rocky Mountains

This investigation used climatic, geological, and environmental data coupled with observational stream intermittency data to predict alpine headwater stream intermittency. Prediction was made using a random forest classification model. Results showed that the most important variables in the prediction model were snowpack persistence, represented...

Sando, Thomas R.; Blasch, Kyle W.
Sando, Roy and K. Blasch, 2015, Predicting alpine headwater stream intermittency: a case study in the northern Rocky Mountains, Ecohydrology and Hydrobiology, vol. 15 (2), pp. 68-80

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Water-quality trends for selected sites in the Boulder River and Tenmile Creek watersheds, Montana, based on data collected during water years 1997-2013

In the Boulder River and Tenmile Creek watersheds in southwestern Montana, there was intensive mining during a 40-year period after the discovery of gold in the early 1860s. Potential effects from the historic mining activities include acid-mine drainage and elevated concentrations of potentially toxic trace elements from mining remnants such as...

Sando, Steven K.; Clark, Melanie L.; Cleasby, Thomas E.; Barnhart, Elliott P.
Sando, S.K., Clark, M.L., Cleasby, T.E., and Barnhart, E.P., 2015, Water-quality trends for selected sites in the Boulder River and Tenmile Creek watersheds, Montana, based on data collected during water years 1997–2013: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2015–5008, 46 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sir20155008.

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Effects of water-resource development on Yellowstone River streamflow, 1928-2002

Major floods in 1996 and 1997 intensified public concern about the effects of human activities on the Yellowstone River in Montana. In 1999, the Yellowstone River Conservation District Council, whose members are primarily representatives from the conservation districts bordering the main stem of the Yellowstone River, was formed to promote wise...

Eddy-Miller, Cheryl A.; Chase, Katherine J.
Eddy-Miller, C.A., and Chase, K.J., 2015, Effects of water-resource development on Yellowstone River streamflow, 1928–2002, 6 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/fs20153004