Unified Interior Regions

Region 5: Missouri Basin

USGS Science Centers in the Missouri Basin Region

For more information on what each center is doing in the Missouri Basin, please follow the links below!

Wyoming - Montana Water Science Center

Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center

Kansas Water Science Center

Nebraska Water Science Center

Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center

Dakota Water Science Center

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Date published: August 29, 2017
Status: Active

Characterizing the Hydrogeological Framework for the Cedar River Alluvial Aquifer System near Cedar Rapids, Iowa, using Airborne Electromagnetic Surveys

Project Period: 2016-18
Cooperators: City of Cedar Rapids
Project Chiefs: Eddie Haj (Iowa/Illinois Water Science Center) and Joshua Valder (Dakota Water Science Center)

Contacts: Joshua Valder
Date published: August 29, 2017

Water-Quality Monitoring of Canyon Lake

Project Period: May 2017 - September 2018
Cooperator: West Dakota Water Development District
Project Chief: Galen Hoogestraat

Date published: August 29, 2017
Status: Completed

Implementing a Web-Based Streamflow Statistics Tool for South Dakota (StreamStats)

The objective of this study is to provide a Web-based interactive tool (StreamStats) for determining streamflow statistics for any stream location within South Dakota for which applicable streamflow regression equations have been published.

Contacts: Ryan F Thompson
Date published: August 28, 2017
Status: Completed

South Dakota Watershed Boundary Dataset

Dataset for South Dakota Watershed Boundary.

Contacts: Ryan F Thompson
Date published: August 28, 2017
Status: Completed

Armenia - Building Groundwater Management Capacity for the Ararat Valley

Project Period: 2016-17
Cooperator: U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)
Project Chief: Joshua Valder

Contacts: Joshua Valder
Date published: August 17, 2017

Missouri River Basin Overveiw

Learn About the Missouri River Basin

Date published: August 16, 2017

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

Date published: August 15, 2017
Status: Completed

Devils Lake Basin Overview

Learn the Basics of Devils Lake Basin

Date published: August 15, 2017
Status: Completed

Hydrology of the Devils Lake Basin

Learn about Hydrology of the Devils Lkae Basin

Date published: August 15, 2017

Climatology of the Devils Lake Basin

Learn about Climatology of the Devils Lake Basin

Date published: August 15, 2017

Geology of the Devils Lake Basin

Learn about the Geology of the Devils Lake Basin

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February 26, 2018

Landsat in Action - Forestry Research with Warren Cohen

Warren Cohen with the USDA Forest Service talks about the value of Landsat's long history of observations in monitoring and assessing forests.
 

Slush in Yellowstone River at Billings required old-school AA meter
February 26, 2018

Slush in Yellowstone River at Billings required old-school AA meter

Slush in Yellowstone River at Billings required old-school AA meter rather than ADCP which is typically used at this site.

February 13, 2018

Getting Started with VIIRS Surface Reflectance Data Part 3

This video focuses on how to interpret quality information for Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) Surface Reflectance data products created by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). VIIRS is a sensor that flies on the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (S-NPP) satellite, which was launched as a partnership between the National

Cutting through 2-ft thick ice to sample Yellowstone River, Sidney MT
February 13, 2018

Cutting through 2-ft thick ice to sample Yellowstone River, Sidney MT

Cutting through 2-ft thick ice to sample Yellowstone River, Sidney MT

February 9, 2018

Landsat 8 Completes 5 Years of Operation

USGS Scientists John Dwyer and Tom Loveland from EROS discuss the major accomplishments of Landsat 8 as it reaches it's 5 year design life. The Landsat program started in 1972, and has a bright future thanks to these extraordinary satellites.
 

Blackfeet Reservation Groundwater Monitoring Program Study Area Map
February 9, 2018

Blackfeet Reservation Groundwater Monitoring Program Study Area Map

Blackfeet Reservation Groundwater Monitoring Program Study Area Map

Mean annual streamflow permanence probability in a section of the Blackfoot River Basin
February 8, 2018

Mean annual streamflow permanence probability, Blackfoot Riv Basin

Mean annual streamflow permanence probability in a section of the Blackfoot River Basin near Deer Lodge, MT. Blue pixels indicate higher probability of streamflow permanence and red pixels indicate lower probability of streamflow permanence. 

February 1, 2018

Landsat 8: 5-Year Anniversary

February 11 will mark the 5th anniversary of the launch of Landsat 8! 

Since 2013, over 1.1 million scenes have been acquired, adding to the Landsat archive which started almost 45 years ago, and continue to help support studies in agriculture, forest and water quality/use/management, natural disasters, and land change. 

The Landsat Program is a series of

Hauling equipment to measure streamflow, Tongue River nr Decker
January 24, 2018

Hauling equipment to measure streamflow, Tongue River nr Decker

Hauling equipment to measure streamflow, Tongue River nr Decker

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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.

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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
March 14, 2013

Flood plains along several streams in southeast Cherokee County, Kan., are contaminated by an ongoing input of lead and zinc from historical mining in the area that ended several decades ago, according to a new U.S. Geological Survey study.

USGS
February 22, 2013

The U.S. Geological Survey has released a new report detailing changes of groundwater levels in the High Plains Aquifer. The report presents water-level change data in the aquifer in two separate periods: from 1950–the time prior to significant groundwater irrigation development–to 2011, and 2009 to 2011. 

USGS
November 6, 2012

Ken Pierce, U.S. Geological Survey Geologist Emeritus, has been selected as the recipient of the Distinguished Career Award of the Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology Division of the Geological Society of America, to be presented at the 2012 Annual Meeting in Charlotte, N.C.  

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.

USGS
August 6, 2012

Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), will be used August 21-23 to monitor Missouri River bank erosion on the Lower Brule Reservation, S.D. 

USGS
July 19, 2012

Streamflow levels are below normal across much of the Midwest states of Iowa, Nebraska, Illinois and Wisconsin, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Many states are experiencing severe drought, such as Iowa, where flows are less than 25 percent of normal streamflow conditions for the majority of the state. 

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July 19, 2012

Algal toxins and related taste-and-odor compounds were transported 173 miles down the Kansas River during reservoir releases in September and October of 2011, according to a new U.S. Geological Survey study.  

USGS
June 4, 2012

The Platte River near Duncan streamgage, just upstream from the Platte's confluence with the Loup River, began operating on June 4, 1895. For more than a century of operation, this U.S. Geological Survey streamgage has contributed abundant information about water levels to farmers, decision makers, scientists, planners, and the public by helping assure future water supplies, sound...

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May 30, 2012

Flood Markers in Rapid City Vicinity Highlight ‘72 Flood Levels
 

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