Wyoming-Montana Water Science Center

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Year Published: 2014

Trends in major-ion constituents and properties for selected sampling sites in the Tongue and Powder River watersheds, Montana and Wyoming, based on data collected during water years 1980-2010

The primary purpose of this report is to present information relating to flow-adjusted temporal trends in major-ion constituents and properties for 16 sampling sites in the Tongue and Powder River watersheds based on data collected during 1980–2010. In association with this primary purpose, the report presents background information on major-ion...

Sando, Steven K.; Vecchia, Aldo V.; Barnhart, Elliott P.; Sando, Thomas R.; Clark, Melanie L.; Lorenz, David L.
Trends in major-ion constituents and properties for selected sampling sites in the Tongue and Powder River watersheds, Montana and Wyoming, based on data collected during water years 1980-2010; 2014; SIR; 2013-5179; Sando, Steven K.; Vecchia, Aldo V.; Barnhart, Elliott P.; Sando, Thomas R.; Clark, Melanie L.; Lorenz, David L.

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A GIS-based vulnerability assessment of brine contamination to aquatic resources from oil and gas development in eastern Sheridan County, Montana

Water (brine) co-produced with oil in the Williston Basin is some of the most saline in the nation. The Prairie Pothole Region (PPR), characterized by glacial sediments and numerous wetlands, covers the northern and eastern portion of the Williston Basin. Sheridan County, Montana, lies within the PPR and has a documented history of brine...

Preston, Todd M.; Chesley-Preston, Tara L.; Thamke, Joanna N.
A GIS-based vulnerability assessment of brine contamination to aquatic resources from oil and gas development in eastern Sheridan County, Montana; 2014; Article; Journal; Science for the Total Environment; Preston, Todd M.; Chesley-Preston, Tara L.; Thamke, Joanna N.

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Modeling the effects of naturally occurring organic carbon on chlorinated ethene transport to a public supply well

The vulnerability of public supply wells to chlorinated ethene (CE) contamination in part depends on the availability of naturally occurring organic carbon to consume dissolved oxygen (DO) and initiate reductive dechlorination. This was quantified by building a mass balance model of the Kirkwood-Cohansey aquifer, which is widely used for public...

Chapelle, Francis H.; Kauffman, Leon J.; Widdowson, Mark A.
Modeling the effects of naturally occurring organic carbon on chlorinated ethene transport to a public supply well; 2013; Article; Journal; Groundwater; Chapelle, Francis H.; Kauffman, Leon J.; Widdowson, Mark A.

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Year Published: 2013

Hydrogeology and water quality in the Snake River alluvial aquifer at Jackson Hole Airport, Jackson, Wyoming, water years 2011 and 2012

The hydrogeology and water quality of the Snake River alluvial aquifer at the Jackson Hole Airport in northwest Wyoming was studied by the U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the Jackson Hole Airport Board, during water years 2011 and 2012 as part of a followup to a previous baseline study during September 2008 through June 2009....

Wright, Peter R.
Hydrogeology and water quality in the Snake River alluvial aquifer at Jackson Hole Airport, Jackson, Wyoming, water years 2011 and 2012; 2013; SIR; 2013-5184; Wright, Peter R.

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Year Published: 2013

Streamflow statistics for unregulated and regulated conditions for selected locations on the Yellowstone, Tongue, and Powder Rivers, Montana, 1928-2002

Major floods in 1996 and 1997 on the Yellowstone River in Montana intensified public debate over the effects of human activities on the Yellowstone River. In 1999, the Yellowstone River Conservation District Council was formed to address conservation issues on the river. The Yellowstone River Conservation District Council partnered with the U.S....

Chase, Katherine J.
Streamflow statistics for unregulated and regulated conditions for selected locations on the Yellowstone, Tongue, and Powder Rivers, Montana, 1928-2002; 2013; SIR; 2013-5173; Chase, Katherine J.

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Year Published: 2013

Groundwater and surface-water interaction within the upper Smith River Watershed, Montana 2006-2010

The 125-mile long Smith River, a tributary of the Missouri River, is highly valued as an agricultural resource and for its many recreational uses. During a drought starting in about 1999, streamflow was insufficient to meet all of the irrigation demands, much less maintain streamflow needed for boating and viable fish habitat. In 2006, the U.S....

Caldwell, Rodney R.; Eddy-Miller, Cheryl A.
Groundwater and surface-water interaction within the upper Smith River Watershed, Montana 2006-2010; 2013; SIR; 2013-5051; Caldwell, Rodney R.; Eddy-Miller, Cheryl A.

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Year Published: 2013

Water-quality and related aquatic biological characterization of Fish Creek, Teton County, Wyoming, 2007-2011

Fish Creek, in western Wyoming near the town of Wilson, is a key feature in the area because it is used for irrigation, fishing, and other recreation, and adds scenic value to properties it runs through. Public concern about nuisance growths of aquatic plants in Fish Creek has been increasing since the early 2000s. To address these concerns, the U...

Eddy-Miller, Cheryl A.; Wheeler, Jerrod D.; Peterson, David A.; Leemon, Daniel J.
Water-quality and related aquatic biological characterization of Fish Creek, Teton County, Wyoming, 2007-2011; 2013; FS; 2013-3036; Eddy-Miller, Cheryl A.; Wheeler, Jerrod D.; Peterson, David A.; Leemon, Daniel J.

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Characterization of water quality and biological communities, Fish Creek, Teton County, Wyoming, 2007-2011

Fish Creek, an approximately 25-kilometer-long tributary to Snake River, is located in Teton County in western Wyoming near the town of Wilson. Fish Creek is an important water body because it is used for irrigation, fishing, and recreation and adds scenic value to the Jackson Hole properties it runs through. Public concern about nuisance growths...

Eddy-Miller, Cheryl A.; Peterson, David A.; Wheeler, Jerrod D.; Edmiston, C. Scott; Taylor, Michelle L.; Leemon, Daniel J.
Characterization of water quality and biological communities, Fish Creek, Teton County, Wyoming, 2007-2011; 2013; SIR; 2013-5117; Eddy-Miller, Cheryl A.; Peterson, David A.; Wheeler, Jerrod D.; Edmiston, C. Scott; Taylor, Michelle L.; Leemon, Daniel J.

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Year Published: 2013

Estimates of the volume of water in five coal aquifers, Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation, southeastern Montana

The Tongue River Member of the Tertiary Fort Union Formation is the primary source of groundwater in the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation in southeastern Montana. Coal beds within this formation generally contain the most laterally extensive aquifers in much of the reservation. The U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the Northern...

Tuck, L.K.; Pearson, Daniel K.; Cannon, M.R.; Dutton, DeAnn M.
Estimates of the volume of water in five coal aquifers, Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation, southeastern Montana; 2013; SIR; 2012-5209; Tuck, L. K.; Pearson, Daniel K.; Cannon, M. R.; Dutton, DeAnn M.

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Year Published: 2013

Groundwater well inventory and assessment in the area of the proposed Normally Pressured Lance natural gas development project, Green River Basin, Wyoming, 2012

During May through September 2012, the U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the Bureau of Land Management, inventoried and assessed existing water wells in southwestern Wyoming for inclusion in a possible groundwater-monitor network. Records were located for 3,282 wells in the upper Green River Basin, which includes the U.S. Geological...

Sweat, Michael J.
Groundwater well inventory and assessment in the area of the proposed Normally Pressured Lance natural gas development project, Green River Basin, Wyoming, 2012; 2013; DS; 770; Sweat, Michael J.

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Year Published: 2013

Water-quality, bed-sediment, and biological data (October 2010 through September 2011) 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; additional water samples were collected from near Galen to near Missoula at select sites as part of a supplemental sampling program. The sampling program was conducted by the...

Dodge, Kent A.; Hornberger, Michelle I.; Dyke, Jessica
Water-quality, bed-sediment, and biological data (October 2010 through September 2011) and statistical summaries of data for streams in the Clark Fork basin, Montana; 2013; OFR; 2013-1017; Dodge, Kent A.; Hornberger, Michelle I.; Dyke, Jessica L.

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Year Published: 2013

Pesticides in Wyoming Groundwater, 2008-10

Groundwater samples were collected from 296 wells during 1995-2006 as part of a baseline study of pesticides in Wyoming groundwater. In 2009, a previous report summarized the results of the baseline sampling and the statistical evaluation of the occurrence of pesticides in relation to selected natural and anthropogenic (human-related)...

Eddy-Miller, Cheryl A.; Bartos, Timothy T.; Taylor, Michelle L.
Pesticides in Wyoming Groundwater, 2008-10; 2013; SIR; 2013-5064; Eddy-Miller, Cheryl A.; Bartos, Timothy T.; Taylor, Michelle L.