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North Dakota

Dakota Water Science Center: Hydrology, cooperation, and diversity in data collection for the Missouri, Souris, and Red River Basins including focusing on emerging environmental issues. Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center conducts applied research supporting policy and management decisions for partners on vulnerable prairie grassland and wetland ecosystems of global importance.

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Oil well pad in the Bakken Formation in North Dakota
December 31, 2009

Oil well pad in the Bakken Formation in North Dakota

Oil well pad in the Bakken Formation in North Dakota

Drilling an oil well into the Bakken Formation in North Dakota
September 18, 2009

Drilling an oil well into the Bakken Formation in North Dakota

Drilling an oil well into the Bakken Formation in North Dakota

Oil field facility in the Bakken Formation in North Dakota
September 18, 2009

Oil field facility in the Bakken Formation in North Dakota

Oil field facility in the Bakken Formation in North Dakota

Image: Souris River near Westhope, North Dakota, 2009
August 21, 2009

Souris River near Westhope, North Dakota, 2009

Souris River near Westhope, North Dakota, August 21, 2009.  This picture is provided to compare to other pictures at this gaging location during flooding.  Streamflow at this time was approximately 200 cubic feet per second.

On April 20, 2011, this site reach streamflow of 15,000 cubic feet per second and the area looked like a lake rather than a river.

Image: Souris River near Westhope, North Dakota, 2009
July 24, 2009

Souris River near Westhope, North Dakota, 2009

Souris River near Westhope, North Dakota, July 24, 2009.  This picture is provided to compare to other pictures at this gaging location during flooding.  Streamflow at this time was approximately 200 cubic feet per second.

On April 20, 2011, this site reach streamflow of 15,000 cubic feet per second and the area looked like a lake rather than a river.  The

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Image: Summer Day in North Dakota
June 18, 2009

Summer Day in North Dakota

A summer day in North Dakota on the Knife River near Golden Vally, North Dakota.

Image: Summer Day in North Dakota
June 15, 2009

Summer Day in North Dakota

A summer day in North Dakota on the Little Muddy River below Cow Creek near Williston.

Image: Meandering Stream on the North Dakota Plains
September 2, 2008

Meandering Stream on the North Dakota Plains

A meandering stream that was a possible biomonitoring site for a USGS project in North Dakota.

USGS CoreCast
April 9, 2008

3 to 4.3 Billion Barrels of Oil in North Dakota and Montana

The USGS has determined that the Bakken Formation, in North Dakota and Montana, has 25 times more technically recoverable oil than was estimated in the USGS's 1995 assessment. We sit down with USGS scientists Brenda Pierce and Rich Pollastro to learn more.

Clinker formation near Medora, North Dakota
December 31, 2006

Clinker formation near Medora, North Dakota

Clinker is formed whn rock units that overlie exposed burning coal seams are baked and fused. The red clinker is more resistant to erosion than non-baked adjacent Fort Union Formation sandstone and forms the caps of many plateaus and buttes.

Watford water depot near the center of the Williston structural basin
December 31, 2006

Watford water depot near the center of the Williston structural basin

Watford water depot. Water depots supply water for hydraulically-fractured oil and gas wells. The Watford City water depot is located near the center of the Williston structural basin

Landscape near the northern Theodore Roosevelt National Park
December 31, 2006

Landscape near the northern Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Landscape near the northern Theodore Roosevelt National Park is characterized by the eroded Fort Union Formation.Photo is taken along Highway 85.

Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center

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Dakota Water Science Center

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