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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. 

ND Wetlands
Date Published: August 2, 2017

Wetlands of North Dakota

Wetlands once covered about 4.9 million acres of North Dakota--11 percent of the State. By the 1980's, the acreage had decreased to about 2.7 million acres, a loss of about 45 percent.

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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

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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USGS science for a changing world logo
October 14, 2015

Many grassland bird species in the Bakken shale region, including some seriously declining populations, are displaced from their habitats as a result of oil and gas development, according to new U.S. Geological Survey research.

USGS
August 19, 2015

U.S. Congressman Kevin Cramer will join leaders from the U.S. Geological Survey and other state and local officials for a 50th anniversary ceremony at the USGS Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center (NPWRC) in Jamestown, North Dakota, this Friday. 

Image: Pallid Sturgeon
July 30, 2015

Three tiny fish larvae that were captured by U.S. Geological Survey scientists in May 2014 have just been confirmed to be pallid sturgeon. These new genetic identifications add to mounting evidence that critically endangered pallid sturgeon spawned successfully in the Lower Missouri River downstream of Gavins Point Dam, South Dakota.

USGS
July 27, 2015

New wind energy facilities placed in prime wildlife habitat in North and South Dakota can influence the distribution of several species of grassland birds for years after construction, including species whose populations are in serious decline.

USGS
July 15, 2015

The drainage of small wetlands can decrease wildlife habitat and may contribute to flooding in the Prairie Pothole Region (PPR), according to a recent U.S. Geological Survey study.

Image: Invasives Williston
March 23, 2015

The presence of non-native plant species is significantly greater adjacent to oil well pads than in non-developed areas of the Williston Basin, according to a first-of-its-kind U.S. Geological Survey study for this area.

USGS
December 18, 2014

Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced today that Interior’s North Central Climate Science Center in Fort Collins, Colorado, is awarding nearly $400,000 to universities and other partners.

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.”

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Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center

Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center

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Dakota Water Science Center

Dakota Water Science Center

Science Center Link