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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

cableway view of dam and mountains upstream
June 4, 2018

Cableway Scenery

Using the cableway to measure streamflow in Snake River below the Jackson Lake Dam. With scenery like that, it's hard to keep your eye on the equipment in the water!

moving the ADCP back and forth across the river
May 9, 2018

Winter ADCP Measurement

Using teamwork to move the ADCP back and forth across Blackrock Creek at Togwotee Pass. 

Processing a sample for detection of N. fowleri
March 21, 2018

Processing a sample for detection of N. fowleri

Processing a sample for detection of N. fowleri

Equipment used to process a water sample to be analyzed for Naegleria fowleri
March 21, 2018

Equipment used to process a sample analyzed for Naegleria fowleri

Equipment used to process a water sample to be analyzed for Naegleria fowleri

Processing sample from Granite Hot Springs
March 20, 2018

Processing sample from Granite Hot Springs

Processing sample from Granite Hot Springs

channel looking upstream at bridge construction
March 19, 2018

Upstream Bridge Construction

Wading measurements are taken for streamflow on the Gros Ventre River near Zenith, Wyoming while bridge construction is carried out upstream.

ADCP bridge measurement
March 16, 2018

ADCP Bridge Measurement

Measuring streamflow with ADCP on the South Fork of the Shoshone River near Valley, WYoming.

snow piled on cable car
March 14, 2018

Cable Car Snow Cushions

Mother nature left us some cushions for a more comfortable cable car ride at Pine Creek above Fremont Lake.

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USGS
June 10, 2010

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

USGS
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.

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July 16, 2009

Water produced by the High Plains aquifer, which provides water to eight states, is generally acceptable for human consumption, irrigation, and livestock watering, according to a U.S. Geological Survey study highlighted at the summer meeting of the Western States Water Council in Park City, Utah.

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June 15, 2009

Tracking Native Mussels on the Mississippi River
For the first time ever, mussels in the Mississippi River will be radio tagged and their movements observed during the water-level drawdown that is scheduled to begin next week.

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April 28, 2009

New U.S. Geological Survey research indicates that ammonia from water used in the production of natural gas from underground coal beds in Wyoming is entering the Powder River.
"High concentrations of ammonia are toxic, particularly at some of the higher pH values found in these discharged waters," said USGS scientist Richard Smith.

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February 2, 2009

Striking new glacier retreat photographs created by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) visually illustrate the effects of climate change on Glacier National Park.
The glacier images reveal dramatic glacial decline over a century and are in line with predictions that all of the glaciers in Glacier National Park will disappear by 2030.

USGS
June 17, 2008

Long-term trends in landscape conditions have significantly reduced sagebrush habitat and populations of greater sage-grouse, according to a new study examining the bird's chances of survival.

USGS
May 30, 2008

New research suggests that how often Old Faithful and other Yellowstone geysers erupt may depend on annual rainfall patterns.