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USGS scientist lifting a sample bottle from ice hole
Date Published: April 19, 2016

Fate and Effects of Wastes from Unconventional Oil and Gas Development

This study is assessing the environmental health risks associated with wastes from unconventional oil and gas development by characterizing waste materials, identifying potential environmental pathways, and evaluating the potential effects on organisms from exposure to unintended waste releases.

Wetlands
Date Published: April 2, 2016
Status: Active

Restoring Montana Pothole Wetlands - Demonstration Sites and Adaptive Management

Geologic processes from the last ice age have generated extensive areas of pothole wetlands in several Montana landscapes. The Laurentide ice sheet, originating in the Northwest Territories, provided the dominant force in eastern Montana. Similar landscapes developed in the broad valleys of western Montana through the actions of the Cordilleran ice sheet, originating in the mountains of...

Contacts: Todd Preston
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Image: Snowden Lift Bridge
September 9, 2013

Snowden Lift Bridge

This is the Snowden Lift Bridge over the Missouri River at Nohly, Montana.

Image: Snowden Lift Bridge
September 9, 2013

Snowden Lift Bridge

This is the Snowden Lift Bridge over the Missouri River at Nohly, Montana.

 

Image: Little Muddy River
September 8, 2013

Little Muddy River

Little Muddy River below Cow Creek near Williston, North Dakota, streamflow 14.6 cubic feet per second.

Image: Little Muddy River
September 8, 2013

Little Muddy River

This is the Little Muddy River below Cow Creek near Williston, North Dakota.  Streamflow at the time was 14.6 cubic feet per second.

Image: Impending Storm
September 8, 2013

Impending Storm

Storm clouds over the Little Muddy River below Cow Creek near Williston, North Dakota, streamgage. 

Image: Slough at Sunset
September 1, 2013

Slough at Sunset

A slough in Burleigh County, North Dakota, near Apple Creek.

Image: Baldhill Dam 2013
June 22, 2013

Baldhill Dam 2013

Northeast facing view of gates and spillway.

Image: Baldhill Dam 2013
June 22, 2013

Baldhill Dam 2013

East facing partial view of gates, spillway, and fish hatchery ponds.

Image: Baldhill Dam 2013
June 22, 2013

Baldhill Dam 2013

East facing view of glory hole.

Image: Baldhill Dam 2013
June 22, 2013

Baldhill Dam 2013

Downstream view of Sheyenne River and fish hatchery ponds.

Image: North Dakota Scenery
October 2, 2012

North Dakota Scenery

Highway 5 between Bottineau and Westhope, North Dakota.

map of historic and current sage-grouse range in 2000
May 31, 2012

map of historic and current sage-grouse range in 2000

Map of historic and current sage-grouse range in 2000, provided as a download from the old USGS Sagemap website.

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April 15, 2011

Many points in the Devils Lake Basin of North Dakota reached all-time record streamflows during the past few days, according to real-time U.S. Geological Survey streamgage data. 

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April 15, 2011

Many points on the Sheyenne River reached all-time record streamflows during the past week, according to real-time U.S. Geological Survey streamgage data.  

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March 4, 2011

A distinguished award from The Wildlife Society’s North Dakota Chapter was recently granted to Dr. Marsha A. Sovada, a U.S. Geological Survey wildlife biologist, in recognition of her service to wildlife research and conservation.

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October 29, 2010

In this USGS media tipsheet, we've gone through thousands of GSA conference abstracts and selected some of the newest, most exciting USGS science presentations for your convenience. We hope you find it useful.

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November 5, 2009

Recent streamflow measurements show that the Red River in Fargo is flowing at the highest level ever for the month of November. The Red in Fargo was flowing at a rate of 8040 cubic feet per second (cfs) on Nov. 4 making it the highest steamflow recorded for the month of November since measurements were started in the year 1901, according to water scientists with the U.S. Geological Survey.

 

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November 4, 2009

Greater sage-grouse populations have declined substantially in many areas in the West, though populations in some locations remain relatively stable, according to a comprehensive publication written by federal, state, and non-governmental organizations. The population assessment is one of numerous sage-grouse topics covered in the 24 chapters released today.

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September 16, 2009

Levels of chloride, a component of salt, are elevated in many urban streams and groundwater across the northern U.S., according to a new government study. Chloride levels above the recommended federal criteria set to protect aquatic life were found in more than 40 percent of urban streams tested. The study was released today by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

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August 20, 2009

On August 17, someone who wanted to see how the Earth looks from 440 miles away in space downloaded the one-millionth Landsat satellite image scene from a U.S. Geological Survey web site at its Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

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February 2, 2009

Striking new glacier retreat photographs created by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) visually illustrate the effects of climate change on Glacier National Park.
The glacier images reveal dramatic glacial decline over a century and are in line with predictions that all of the glaciers in Glacier National Park will disappear by 2030.

USGS
November 10, 2008

USGS Bakken expert to present findings at Energy Expo in Bismarck

U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) scientist Richard Pollastro, lead researcher on a recent study assessing the undiscovered oil resources in the Bakken Formation, will present at the Great Plains Energy Expo in Bismarck on Tuesday, November 11.

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June 17, 2008

Long-term trends in landscape conditions have significantly reduced sagebrush habitat and populations of greater sage-grouse, according to a new study examining the bird's chances of survival.

USGS
April 10, 2008

North Dakota and Montana have an estimated 3.0 to 4.3 billion barrels of undiscovered, technically recoverable oil in an area known as the Bakken Formation.