Wyoming-Montana Water Science Center

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Year Published: 2013

Fate of geothermal mercury from Yellowstone National Park in the Madison and Missouri Rivers, USA

Mercury is a worldwide contaminant derived from natural and anthropogenic sources. River systems play a key role in the transport and fate of Hg because they drain widespread areas affected by aerial Hg deposition, transport Hg away from point sources, and are sites of Hg biogeochemical cycling and bioaccumulation. The Madison and Missouri Rivers...

Nimick, David A.; Caldwell, Rodney R.; Skaar, Donald R.; Selch, Trevor M.
Fate of geothermal mercury from Yellowstone National Park in the Madison and Missouri Rivers, USA; 2013; Article; Journal; Science of the Total Environment; Nimick, David A.; Caldwell, Rodney R.; Skaar, Donald R.; Selch, Trevor M.

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Year Published: 2012

Bankfull-channel geometry and discharge curves for the Rocky Mountains Hydrologic Region in Wyoming

Regional curves relate bankfull-channel geometry and bankfull discharge to drainage area in regions with similar runoff characteristics and are used to estimate the bankfull discharge and bankfull-channel geometry when the drainage area of a stream is known. One-variable, ordinary least-squares regressions relating bankfull discharge, cross-...

Foster, Katharine
Bankfull-channel geometry and discharge curves for the Rocky Mountains Hydrologic Region in Wyoming; 2012; SIR; 2012-5178; Foster, Katharine

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Year Published: 2012

Groundwater-quality and quality-control data for two monitoring wells near Pavillion, Wyoming, April and May 2012

In June 2010, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency installed two deep monitoring wells (MW01 and MW02) near Pavillion, Wyoming, to study groundwater quality. During April and May 2012, the U.S Geological Survey, in cooperation with the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality, collected groundwater-quality data and quality-control data from...

Wright, Peter R.; McMahon, Peter B.; Mueller, David K.; Clark, Melanie L.
Groundwater-quality and quality-control data for two monitoring wells near Pavillion, Wyoming, April and May 2012; 2012; DS; 718; Wright, Peter R.; McMahon, Peter B.; Mueller, David K.; Clark, Melanie L.

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Year Published: 2012

Sampling and analysis plan for the characterization of groundwater quality in two monitoring wells near Pavillion, Wyoming

In June 2010, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency installed two deep monitoring wells (MW01 and MW02) near Pavillion, Wyoming to study groundwater quality. The U.S Geological Survey, in cooperation with the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality, designed a plan to collect groundwater data from these monitoring wells. This sampling and...

Wright, Peter R.; McMahon, Peter B.
Sampling and analysis plan for the characterization of groundwater quality in two monitoring wells near Pavillion, Wyoming; 2012; OFR; 2012-1197; Wright, Peter R.; McMahon, Peter B.

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Year Published: 2012

Hydrologic data for an investigation of the Smith River Watershed through water year 2010

Hydrologic data collected through water year 2010 and compiled as part of a U.S. Geological Survey study of the water resources of the Smith River watershed in west-central Montana are presented in this report. Tabulated data presented in this report were collected at 173 wells and 65 surface-water sites. Figures include location maps of data-...

Nilges, Hannah L.; Caldwell, Rodney R.
Hydrologic data for an investigation of the Smith River Watershed through water year 2010; 2012; OFR; 2012-1134; Nilges, Hannah L.; Caldwell, Rodney R.

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Year Published: 2012

Water-quality characteristics and trend analyses for the Tongue, Powder, Cheyenne, and Belle Fourche River drainage basins, Wyoming and Montana, for selected periods, water years 1991 through 2010

The Powder River structural basin in northeastern Wyoming and southeastern Montana is an area of ongoing coalbed natural gas (CBNG) development. Waters produced during CBNG development are managed with a variety of techniques, including surface impoundments and discharges into stream drainages. The interaction of CBNG-produced waters with the...

Clark, Melanie L.
Water-quality characteristics and trend analyses for the Tongue, Powder, Cheyenne, and Belle Fourche River drainage basins, Wyoming and Montana, for selected periods, water years 1991 through 2010; 2012; SIR; 2012-5117; Clark, Melanie L.

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Year Published: 2012

Demonstrating usefulness of real-time monitoring at streambank wells coupled with active streamgages - Pilot studies in Wyoming, Montana, and Mississippi

Groundwater and surface water in many cases are considered separate resources, but there is growing recognition of a need to treat them as a single resource. For example, groundwater inflow during low streamflow is vitally important to the health of a stream for many reasons, including buffering temperature, providing good quality water to the...

Eddy-Miller, Cheryl A.; Constantz, Jim; Wheeler, Jerrod D.; Caldwell, Rodney R.; Barlow, Jeannie R.B.
Demonstrating usefulness of real-time monitoring at streambank wells coupled with active streamgages - Pilot studies in Wyoming, Montana, and Mississippi; 2012; FS; 2012-3054; Eddy-Miller, Cheryl A.; Constantz, Jim; Wheeler, Jerrod D.; Caldwell, Rodney R.; Barlow, Jeannie R.B.

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Year Published: 2012

Hydrologic, water-quality, and biological characteristics of the North Fork Flathead River, Montana, water years 2007-2008

In water year 2007, the U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the National Park Service, began a 2-year study to collect hydrologic, water-quality, and biological data to provide a baseline characterization of the North Fork Flathead River from the United States-Canada border to its confluence with the Middle Fork of the Flathead River near...

Mills, Taylor J.; Schweiger, E. William; Mast, M. Alisa; Clow, David W.
Hydrologic, water-quality, and biological characteristics of the North Fork Flathead River, Montana, water years 2007-2008; 2012; SIR; 2011-5221; Mills, Taylor J.; Schweiger, E. William; Mast, M. Alisa; Clow, David W.

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Year Published: 2012

Assessment of nonpoint source chemical loading potential to watersheds containing uranium waste dumps associated with uranium exploration and mining, Browns Hole, Utah

During August of 2008, 35 solid-phase samples were collected from abandoned uranium waste dumps, undisturbed geologic background sites, and adjacent streambeds in Browns Hole in southeastern Utah. The objectives of this sampling program were (1) to assess impacts on human health due to exposure to radium, uranium, and thorium during recreational...

Marston, Thomas M.; Beisner, Kimberly R.; Naftz, David L.; Snyder, Terry
Assessment of nonpoint source chemical loading potential to watersheds containing uranium waste dumps associated with uranium exploration and mining, Browns Hole, Utah; 2012; SIR; 2011-5230; Marston, Thomas M.; Beisner, Kimberly R.; Naftz, David L.; Snyder, Terry

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Year Published: 2012

Travel times, streamflow velocities, and dispersion rates in the Missouri River upstream from Canyon Ferry Lake, Montana

In 2010, the U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the Montana Department of Environmental Quality, initiated a dye-tracer study to determine travel times, streamflow velocities, and longitudinal dispersion rates for the Missouri River upstream from Canyon Ferry Lake. For this study, rhodamine WT (RWT) dye was injected at two locations,...

Whiteman, Aroscott
Travel times, streamflow velocities, and dispersion rates in the Missouri River upstream from Canyon Ferry Lake, Montana; 2012; SIR; 2012-5044; Whiteman, Aroscott

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Year Published: 2012

Lateral and vertical channel movement and potential for bed-material movement on the Madison River downstream from Earthquake Lake, Montana

The 1959 Hebgen Lake earthquake caused a massive landslide (Madison Slide) that dammed the Madison River and formed Earthquake Lake. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers excavated a spillway through the Madison Slide to permit outflow from Earthquake Lake. In June 1970, high streamflows on the Madison River severely eroded the spillway channel and...

Chase, Katherine J.; McCarthy, Peter M.
Lateral and vertical channel movement and potential for bed-material movement on the Madison River downstream from Earthquake Lake, Montana; 2012; SIR; 2012-5024; Chase, Katherine J.; McCarthy, Peter M.

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Year Published: 2012

Water-quality, bed-sediment, and biological data (October 2009 through September 2010) 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. The sampling program was conducted by the U.S. Geological Survey in cooperation with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to characterize aquatic resources in the Clark Fork basin of...

Dodge, Kent A.; Hornberger, Michelle I.; Dyke, Jessica
Water-quality, bed-sediment, and biological data (October 2009 through September 2010) and statistical summaries of data for streams in the Clark Fork basin, Montana; 2012; OFR; 2011-1314; Dodge, Kent A.; Hornberger, Michelle I.; Dyke, Jessica L.