Wyoming-Montana Water Science Center

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Assessment of potential migration of radionuclides and trace elements from the White Mesa uranium mill to the Ute Mountain Ute Reservation and surrounding areas, southeastern Utah

In 2007, the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe requested that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Geological Survey conduct an independent evaluation of potential offsite migration of radionuclides and selected trace elements associated with the ore storage and milling process at an active uranium mill site near White Mesa, Utah. Specific...

Naftz, David L.; Ranalli, Anthony J.; Rowland, Ryan C.; Marston, Thomas M.
Assessment of potential migration of radionuclides and trace elements from the White Mesa uranium mill to the Ute Mountain Ute Reservation and surrounding areas, southeastern Utah; 2011; SIR; 2011-5231; Naftz, David L.; Ranalli, Anthony J.; Rowland, Ryan C.; Marston, Thomas M.

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Potential water-quality effects of coal-bed methane production water discharged along the upper Tongue River, Wyoming and Montana

Water quality in the upper Tongue River from Monarch, Wyoming, downstream to just upstream from the Tongue River Reservoir in Montana potentially could be affected by discharge of coal-bed methane (CBM) production water (hereinafter referred to as CBM discharge). CBM discharge typically contains high concentrations of sodium and other ions that...

Kinsey, Stacy M.; Nimick, David A.
Potential water-quality effects of coal-bed methane production water discharged along the upper Tongue River, Wyoming and Montana; 2011; SIR; 2011-5196; Kinsey, Stacy M.; Nimick, David A.

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Generalized potentiometric surface, estimated depth to water, and estimated saturated thickness of the High Plains aquifer system, March–June 2009, Laramie County, Wyoming

The High Plains aquifer system, commonly called the High Plains aquifer in many publications, is a nationally important water resource that underlies a 111-million-acre area (173,000 square miles) in parts of eight States including Wyoming. Through irrigation of crops with groundwater from the High Plains aquifer system, the area that overlies the...

Bartos, Timothy T.; Hallberg, Laura L.
Generalized potentiometric surface, estimated depth to water, and estimated saturated thickness of the High Plains aquifer system, March–June 2009, Laramie County, Wyoming; 2011; SIM; 3180; Bartos, Timothy T.; Hallberg, Laura L.

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Assessment of potential effects of water produced from coalbed natural gas development on macroinvertebrate and algal communities in the Powder River and Tongue River, Wyoming and Montana, 2010

Ongoing development of coalbed natural gas in the Powder River structural basin in Wyoming and Montana led to formation of an interagency aquatic task group to address concerns about the effects of the resulting production water on biological communities in streams of the area. Ecological assessments, made from 2005–08 under the direction of...

Peterson, David A.; Hargett, Eric G.; Feldman, David L.
Assessment of potential effects of water produced from coalbed natural gas development on macroinvertebrate and algal communities in the Powder River and Tongue River, Wyoming and Montana, 2010; 2011; OFR; 2011-1294; Peterson, David A.; Hargett, Eric G.; Feldman, David L.

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Groundwater quality of southeastern Wyoming

Groundwater is an important resource for domestic, municipal, stock, and irrigation uses in southeastern Wyoming. Thirty-seven percent of water used in the tri-County area, which includes Laramie, Platte, and Goshen Counties, is from groundwater. Most groundwater use in the tri-County area is withdrawn from three primary aquifer groups: Quaternary...

Eddy-Miller, Cheryl A.; Blain, Liberty
Groundwater quality of southeastern Wyoming; 2011; FS; 2011-3106; Eddy-Miller, Cheryl A.; Blain, Liberty

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Investigation of pier scour in coarse-bed streams in Montana, 2001 through 2007

A primary goal of ongoing field research of bridge scour is improvement of scour-prediction equations so that pier-scour depth is predicted accurately-an important element of hydraulic analysis and design of highway bridges that cross streams, rivers, and other waterways. Scour depth for piers in streambeds with a mixture of sand, gravel, cobbles...

Holnbeck, Stephen R.
Investigation of pier scour in coarse-bed streams in Montana, 2001 through 2007; 2011; SIR; 2011-5107; Holnbeck, Stephen R.

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A digital model for planning water management at Benton Lake National Wildlife Refuge, west-central Montana

Benton Lake National Wildlife Refuge is an important area for waterfowl production and migratory stopover in west-central Montana. Eight wetland units covering about 5,600 acres are the essential features of the refuge. Water availability for the wetland units can be uncertain owing to the large natural variations in precipitation and runoff and...

Nimick, David A.; McCarthy, Peter M.; Fields, Vanessa
A digital model for planning water management at Benton Lake National Wildlife Refuge, west-central Montana; 2011; SIR; 2011-5133; Nimick, David A.; McCarthy, Peter M.; Fields, Vanessa

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Development of a precipitation-runoff model to simulate unregulated streamflow in the South Fork Flathead River Basin, Montana

This report documents the development of a precipitation-runoff model for the South Fork Flathead River Basin, Mont. The Precipitation-Runoff Modeling System model, developed in cooperation with the Bureau of Reclamation, can be used to simulate daily mean unregulated streamflow upstream and downstream from Hungry Horse Reservoir for water-...

Chase, K.J.
Development of a precipitation-runoff model to simulate unregulated streamflow in the South Fork Flathead River Basin, Montana; 2011; SIR; 2011-5095; Chase, K.J.

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Diel biogeochemical processes and their effect on the aqueous chemistry of streams: A review

This review summarizes biogeochemical processes that operate on diel, or 24-h, time scales in streams and the changes in aqueous chemistry that are associated with these processes. Some biogeochemical processes, such as those producing diel cycles of dissolved O2 and pH, were the first to be studied, whereas processes producing diel concentration...

Nimick, David A.; Gammons, Christopher H.; Parker, Stephen R.

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Diel biogeochemical processes in terrestrial waters

Many biogeochemical processes in rivers and lakes respond to the solar photocycle and produce persistent patterns of measureable phenomena that exhibit a day–night, or 24-h, cycle. Despite a large body of recent literature, the mechanisms responsible for these diel fluctuations are widely debated, with a growing consensus that combinations of...

Nimick, David A.; Gammons, Christopher H.

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Wyoming groundwater-quality monitoring network

A wide variety of human activities have the potential to contaminate groundwater. In addition, naturally occurring constituents can limit the suitability of groundwater for some uses. The State of Wyoming has established rules and programs to evaluate and protect groundwater quality based on identified uses. The Wyoming Groundwater-Quality...

Boughton, Gregory K.
Wyoming groundwater-quality monitoring network; 2011; FS; 2011-3041; Boughton, Gregory K.

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Estimated loads of suspended sediment and selected trace elements transported through the Clark Fork basin, Montana, in selected periods before and after the breach of Milltown Dam (water years 1985-2009)

Milltown Reservoir is a National Priorities List Superfund site in the upper Clark Fork basin of western Montana where sediments enriched in trace elements from historical mining and ore processing have been deposited since the completion of Milltown Dam in 1908. Milltown Dam was breached on March 28, 2008, as part of Superfund remediation...

Sando, Steven K.; Lambing, John H.
Estimated loads of suspended sediment and selected trace elements transported through the Clark Fork basin, Montana, in selected periods before and after the breach of Milltown Dam (water years 1985-2009); 2011; SIR; 2011-5030; Sando, Steven K.; Lambing, John H.