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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...

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Image: Earth and Sky
October 29, 2013

Earth and Sky

This picture highlights layers of earth and sky near the Missouri River in the vicinity of Nohly, Montana.

Image: Snowden Lift Bridge
October 29, 2013

Snowden Lift Bridge

View of the Snowden Lift Bridge over the Missouri River at Nohly, Montana.

Image: Floating Ice Disk
October 29, 2013

Floating Ice Disk

Floating ice disk on the Pembina River at Neche, North Dakota.  It was discovered by USGS personnel while collecting hydrologic data at the gage site.  

Image: Fall Leaves
October 18, 2013

Fall Leaves

Leaves near the headwaters of the Mississippi River at Itasca State Park, Minnesota.

Image: Rainbow over Tree
September 22, 2013

Rainbow over Tree

North Dakota scenery in Ward County, north of Sawyer.

Image: Bridge over the Little Missouri River
September 11, 2013

Bridge over the Little Missouri River

This is the Little Missouri River near Watford City, North Dakota.  At the time, streamflow was 5,300 cubic feet per second.

 

Image: Little Missouri River
September 11, 2013

Little Missouri River

This is the Little Missouri River near Watford City, North Dakota.  At the time, streamflow was 5,300 cubic feet per second.

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. 

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USGS
March 27, 2013

Dr. Pamela Pietz, a research wildlife biologist for the U.S. Geological Survey, was recently granted the U.S. Department of the Interior's Meritorious Service Award—the second highest award for a DOI career employee—and elected Fellow of the American Ornithologists' Union (AOU), one of the oldest and largest organizations in the world devoted to the scientific study of birds.

USGS
March 27, 2013

Dr. Ned H. Euliss, Jr., research wildlife biologist for the U.S. Geological Survey, was recently granted the U.S. Department of the Interior's Meritorious Service Award—the second highest award for a DOI career employee—for his contributions to ecological science.

USGS
November 1, 2012

Former U.S. Geological Survey Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center (NPWRC) scientist, Lewis M. Cowardin, was recognized with the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society of Wetland Scientists for his pioneering work with waterfowl ecology, wetland classification, remote sensing, and model-assisted decision making.

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October 5, 2011

Dr. Gary Krapu, U.S. Geological Survey scientist and Dickey County, N.D. native, was recently elected Fellow of the American Ornithologists' Union for his exceptional contributions to ornithology through research, conservation efforts, and education.  

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September 15, 2011

U.S. Geological Survey biologist Dr. Marsha A. Sovada was recently granted the Department of the Interior Meritorious Service Award, the second highest award for a DOI career employee, for her contributions to the development and management of wildlife research studies.

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July 12, 2011

Peak streamflow during the current Souris River flood was almost twice the previous record in Sherwood, N.D., according to U.S. Geological Survey streamgage data.

The flooded Souris, or "Mouse," River peaked at 29,700 cubic feet per second (cfs) on June 24 at the USGS-operated streamgage in Sherwood—almost doubling the 1976 record of 14,800 cfs at this location. 

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July 6, 2011

Record flooding along the Souris River near Minot, N.D. and record drought at O.C. Fisher Lake near San Angelo, Texas have more than their contrasting water conditions in common.

These places, nearly 1,000 miles apart, are situated almost exactly north and south of each other near the100th meridian of longitude.  On average they have similar amounts of precipitation. 

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June 27, 2011

The Landsat 7 satellite recorded the flooding of the city of Minot, North Dakota, at its peak on June 25, 2011, when the Souris River in north central North Dakota surpassed an 1881 record flood reading by a wide margin.

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April 25, 2011

The Souris River above Minot reached its highest flow rate in about 40 years on Thursday, according to real-time U.S. Geological Survey streamgage data. 

The flow at the USGS Souris River above Minot streamgage reached 4,900 cubic feet per second on Thursday, which is its largest flow rate since the flood of 1979 and its fifth highest flow since 1912.

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April 20, 2011

Many points in the Souris River Basin of North Dakota and Canada reached all-time record streamflows during the past week, according to real-time U.S. Geological Survey international streamgage data.

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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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