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USGS
Date Published: August 16, 2017

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Devils Lake Basin
Date Published: August 15, 2017

Droughts and Flooding in Devils Lake Basin

Learn about Past Droughts and Flooding that has Occured in the Devils Lake Basin.

Devils Lake Basin
Date Published: August 15, 2017
Status: Completed

Devils Lake Basin Overview

Learn the Basics of Devils Lake Basin

Hydrology Devils Lake Basin
Date Published: August 15, 2017
Status: Completed

Hydrology of the Devils Lake Basin

Learn about Hydrology of the Devils Lkae Basin

Devils Lake Basin Climatology
Date Published: August 15, 2017

Climatology of the Devils Lake Basin

Learn about Climatology of the Devils Lake Basin

Devils Lake Basin Geology
Date Published: August 15, 2017

Geology of the Devils Lake Basin

Learn about the Geology of the Devils Lake Basin

Minnie H
Date Published: August 15, 2017

Recreation and Fishery, Devils Lake Basin

The Devils Lake area has been a popular recreational area for at least the last 120 years, and Devils Lake has been the main attraction for much of the recreation.

1979 Red River Flood
Date Published: August 10, 2017

Red River Basin Flooding

Learn about and look at pictures from the Red River Basin floods.

Ice Formation 13
Date Published: August 10, 2017
Status: Active

Ice Formations on selected North Dakota Rivers and Streams

Learn about and view pictures of ice formtions on North Dakota rivers and streams.

USGS
Date Published: August 4, 2017

North Dakota Drought Watch

Drought watch for North Dakota.

Gaging Station
Date Published: August 3, 2017

How/Why Does the USGS Collect Streamflow Data

Learn how and why the USGS collects streamflow data.

Missouri River Streamflow-Gaging Station
Date Published: August 2, 2017

Missouri River Stream Flow-Gaging Station

The Missouri River streamflow-gaging station at Bismarck was established in 1927 and is one of more than 100 gaging stations in North Dakota. 

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Image: Oil Pads in the North Dakota Badlands
March 14, 2016

Oil Pads in the North Dakota Badlands

A view of the badlands terrain with Bakken oil and gas production "pads" in the distance, Billings County, North Dakota. 

January 8, 2016

USGS Pollinator Research and Monitoring

The USGS Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center, located in the Northern Great Plains state of North Dakota highlights their current and ongoing research on land use and pollinator health.

This part of the country represents critical summer forage habitat for commercial beekeepers and their honey bees. Colonies located here in the summer produce honey and go on

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Graphic of Williston Basin Oil and Gas Wells, North Dakota, South Dakota and Eastern Montana, 2016
January 1, 2016

Graphic of Williston Basin Oil and Gas Wells

This is a graphic showing the boundary of the Williston Basin Province and Oil and Gas Wells, North Dakota, South Dakota and Eastern Montana, 2016

Oil and Gas 4
December 31, 2015

Oil Well being Drilled into the Bakken Formation

Oil well being drilled into the Bakken Formation in North Dakota in 2015.

Image:  USGS Bee Research in North Dakota
July 31, 2014

USGS Bee Research in North Dakota

The USGS Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center partners with professional beekeepers in North Dakota to evaluate what plant species honey bees forage on and when. 

Society needs healthy bees and other insects to pollinate crops, but land use changes that decrease flower abundance can affect bee health and pollination services. Midwestern states are losing native

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Ice Formation 13
December 12, 2013

Ice Formation at Knife River at Manning, ND (06339100)

Ice formation looking upstream on the Knife River at Manning, North Dakota (U.S. Geological Survey streamgage 06339100;
https://waterdata.usgs.gov/nd/nwis/inventory/?site_no=06339100&agency_cd=USGS&). Flow was 2.5 cubic feet per second.

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Image: Ice Spikes
December 11, 2013

Ice Spikes

Ice spikes on the Knife River at Manning, North Dakota.  At the time, there was flow under the ice at 2.09 cubic feet per second.

Image: Winter view at Bear Den Creek
December 10, 2013

Winter view at Bear Den Creek

This is a winter view of a hillside in the Bear Den Creek Basin or North Dakota.

Image: Black and White on a Winter Day
December 10, 2013

Black and White on a Winter Day

A black and white photograph of a winter day at teh Bear Den Creek streamgage near Mandaree, North Dakota.

Image: Bear Den Creek Streamgage
December 10, 2013

Bear Den Creek Streamgage

Winter at the Bear Den Creek streamgage near Mandaree, North Dakota.

Image: Lone Pillar
December 9, 2013

Lone Pillar

A support pillar from a former bridge over the Yellowstone River near Cartwright, North Dakota.

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Image: Blackfoot River, Southeastern Idaho
December 3, 2014

Scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey and the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality have published one of the first comprehensive assessments of selenium in eastern Idaho’s upper Blackfoot River. 

Image: USGS Scientist Researching  Bakken Formation Water Samples
November 17, 2014

Energy development in the Williston Basin oil production area of Montana and North Dakota, which includes the Bakken and Three Forks Formations, has not affected shallow groundwater quality, according to a recently published study in the journalGroundwater.

Image: American Bullfrog
October 2, 2014

The American bullfrog has expanded its invasion of the Yellowstone River floodplain in Montana, according to a new study released in “Aquatic Invasions.”

USGS
September 11, 2014

Above normal precipitation in the Heart, Knife and Green River Basins of North Dakota led to record-breaking streamflows at several U.S. Geological Survey streamgages this past August.

USGS
July 28, 2014

Streamflow in the eastern portions of the Missouri River watershed has increased over the past 52 years, whereas other parts have seen downward trends. 

2014 US Topo map of the Keedysville, Maryland area.
May 22, 2014

US Topo maps now have a crisper, cleaner design - enhancing readability of maps for online and printed use. Map symbols are easier to read over the digital aerial photograph layer whether the imagery is turned on or off.

Lidar image showing the upper parts of the landslide that occurred in northwest Washington on March 22, 2014.
May 14, 2014

Want to know how elevation will benefit your state? The USGS National Geospatial Program is advancing the 3D Elevation Program, known as 3DEP, in response to the growing need for high-quality three-dimensional representations of the Nation’s natural and constructed features.

USGS
May 13, 2014

Stronger storms, rising seas, and flooding are placing hundreds of millions people at risk around the world, and big part of the solution to decrease those risks is just off shore. A new study finds that coral reefs reduce the wave energy that would otherwise impact coastlines by 97 percent.

Image: Krapu Honored for Research Contributions to Crane Conservation
May 9, 2014

Dr. Gary Krapu, retired U.S. Geological Survey wildlife biologist and North Dakota native, recently received the L. H. Walkinshaw Crane Conservation Award for his career-long research on sandhill cranes.

Digital Surface Watersheds superimposed along the U.S. and Candian International Boundary on satellite image of North America.
February 19, 2014

Clearer views of waters along the U.S. and Canadian border are now possible with new seamless digital maps. These maps make it easier to solve complex water issues that require a thorough understanding of drainage systems on both sides of the International Boundary.

USGS science for a changing world logo
January 8, 2014

Earlier spring nesting related to climate change could negatively affect the survival of pelican chicks at Chase Lake National Wildlife Refuge, N.D., according to a new U.S. Geological Survey report.

USGS
December 19, 2013

Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced today that Interior's North Central Climate Science Center is awarding slightly more than one million dollars to universities and other partners for research to guide managers of parks, refuges and other cultural and natural resources in planning how to help species and ecosystems adapt to climate change.

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