Powder River in Southeastern Montana

Photo of the Powder River in southeastern Montana, with mountains in the background.

Detailed Description

This view of the river looking northward, and hence downstream, was taken in October 2012, about 20 km north of the Wyoming-Montana state line, about 4 km downstream from an operating gaging station at Moorhead, Montana (USGS station number 06324500), and about 80 river km upstream from a discontinued gaging station at Broadus, Montana (USGS station number 06324710). The river is emerging from a narrowly-confined reach, and the valley widens northward, bordered by hills of the coal-bearing Fort Union Formation.


Image Dimensions: 3008 x 2000

Date Taken:

Location Taken: US