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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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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.