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Date published: November 15, 2001
Status: Archived


A GIS Database for Sage-grouse and Shrubsteppe Management in the Intermountain West

Contacts: Steven E Hanser
Date published: June 19, 2000
Status: Completed

NAWQA South Platte River Basin Study

The South Platte River Basin study, conducted as part of the U.S. Geological Survey's National Water-Quality Assessment Program, combines information on water chemistry, physical characteristics, stream habitat, and aquatic life to provide science-based insights for current and...

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intern posing next to hydrologic equipment
August 31, 2018

Intern Learning Streamflow Measurement

Streamflow training at Blackrock Creek below Split Rock Creek near Moran, Wyoming. A new student intern learns how to measure streamflows upon arriving in Riverton just in time for high water.

Measuring streamflow at low stage
August 10, 2018

Low Stage Streamflow Measurement

Measuring streamflow in Little Snake River near Dixon, Wyoming. Streamflows were quite a bit lower than the 75-year average.

ADCP streamflow measurement from bridge
August 8, 2018

ADCP Bridge Measurement

An ADCP is used to measure streamflow from a bridge near Kelly, Wyoming. Even with smoke making the view hazy, the Tetons never fail to make measuring streamflow in the Gros Ventre a treat.

Thermally-deformed sensor recovered from the floor of Yellowstone Lake
August 4, 2018

Thermally-deformed sensor recovered from the floor of Yellowstone Lake

Sensor (top), deformed battery/electronics package (bottom), and titanium sheath (left) following recovery from vent location A in teh Deep Hole area on the floor of Yellowstone Lake.

July 19, 2018

Drilling an Ice Core

Researchers start drilling an ice core in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.

cableway view of river looking downstream
July 12, 2018

Lamar River Downstream View

This photo was taken within Yellowstone National Park and shows a cableway view of Lamar River near Tower Ranger Station. Less than half a mile downstream, the Lamar River flows into the more well-known Yellowstone River. When this photo was taken, flows were just a bit above average at the streamgage.

standing on the bridge near streamgage
July 11, 2018

Dropping the Wire Weight

The wire weight was dropped from this bridge to measure the stream stage of the Blacks Fork River near Lyman, Wyoming. Even with an early start, it is a struggle to get work done before an afternoon storm rolls in.

USGS employees in cableway moving ADCP
June 27, 2018

ADCP Cableway Measurement

An exciting ride to get the ADCP to the main channel on the other side of the willows for streamflow measurement at the Shoshone River near Lovell, Wyoming.

two USGS employees using the crane on a bridge
June 25, 2018

Collecting Water-Quality Sample Using Bridge Crane, Bighorn River

Summer Interns learning about sampling at the Bighorn River near Worland, Wyoming. The team used the bridge crane and heavy sampler to get water while streamflow was about twice average for the date.

ADCP measurment from bridge looking downstream
June 19, 2018

ADCP Bridge Measurement

USGS employees measuring WInd River streamflows at Kinnear bridge soon after minor flooding had occurred on the highway.

Measuring streamflow in Belle Fource River below Hulett, WY
June 8, 2018

Measuring streamflow in Belle Fource River below Hulett, WY

Measuring streamflow in Belle Fource River below Hulett, WY

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February 1, 2012

Groundwater withdrawals for crop irrigation have increased to over 16 million acre-feet per year in the High Plains Aquifer, according to a recent U.S. Geological Survey study.

November 17, 2010

Approximately 13 million metric tons of rare earth elements (REE) exist within known deposits in the United States, according to the first-ever nationwide estimate of these elements by the U.S. Geological Survey.

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.

September 30, 2010

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. -- A new sensor network installed in Yellowstone National Park this summer will provide scientists and the public near “real-time” data on what’s happening in one of the nation’s most active geyser basins.

September 1, 2010

LARAMIE, Wy. — Previous research has claimed that the reintroduction of wolves to Yellowstone National Park in 1995 is helping restore quaking aspen in risky areas where wolves prowl. But apparently elk hungry for winter food had a different idea.

June 16, 2010

Continued high flows in the upper North Platte River and its tributaries have resulted in the river reaching an all-time record at the USGS streamgage on the North Platte River above Seminoe Reservoir near Sinclair. The gage height of 11.6 feet reached on June 14, 2010 is 2.6 feet above the National Weather Service flood stage.

June 10, 2010

Reporters: Want to accompany a U.S. Geological Survey field crew as they measure flooding? Please contact Kirk Miller to coordinate.

March 29, 2010

Brucellosis, a bacterial infection of cattle, elk and bison, appears to be increasing in several elk populations in northwestern Wyoming, according to a U.S. Geological Survey study recently released in the publication Ecological Applications.

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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 21, 2009

Idaho Developed Mapping Method Garners Prestigious Award. Data from earth observing Landsat satellites plays a central role in a new, award-winning type of mapping that tracks water use. Water-use maps help save taxpayer money by increasing the accuracy and effectiveness of public decisions involving water – for instance, in monitoring compliance with legal water rights. The maps are especially

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July 28, 2009

U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) research hydrologist Dr. Yousif Kharaka will present a talk in Cheyenne, Wyo. about the feasibility and implications of capturing and storing the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide underground in depleted oil fields and deep rock formations with salty aquifers.