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

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Kansas Water Science Center

Nebraska Water Science Center

Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center

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Cheney Res water samples
September 26, 2008

Cheney Res water samples

Discrete samples collected from a near-shore accumulation of cyanobacteria (left) and an open-water area (right) in Cheney Reservoir, Kansas.

September 16, 2008

Status of Grizzly Bears in Northwest Montana

The size and distribution of grizzly bear populations in northwest Montana has just been released by the USGS, so research biologist Kate Kendall bring us up to speed on the findings.

Drilling a 940 foot deep test well near White Sulphur Springs, Montana
September 12, 2008

Drilling a 940 foot deep test well near White Sulphur Springs, Montana

Drilling a 940 foot deep test well near White Sulphur Springs, Montana

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.

Image: Stormwater Runoff in Rapid City, SD
June 12, 2008

Stormwater Runoff in Rapid City, SD

Stage plate at Arrowhead drainage basin upstream from Arrowhead Country Club in Rapid City, SD. Runoff from this drainage discharges into Rapid Creek. Stormwater runoff from urbanized lands is known to harm surface-water resources by increasing stream velocities, destroying natural habitat, and increasing pollutant loads in the receiving waters. The City of Rapid City, SD

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Image: Outreach at Geology Camp 2008
June 2, 2008

Outreach at Geology Camp 2008

USGS Hydrologist, Andy Long, demonstrates an interactive groundwater-flow model in the USGS South Dakota Water Science Center laboratory to students attending Geology Camp with the South Dakota School of Mines in 2008.

Image: Stormwater Runoff in Rapid City, SD
May 21, 2008

Stormwater Runoff in Rapid City, SD

Stormwater runoff following a May 2008 storm event in the Arrowhead drainage basin in Rapid City, SD. Runoff from this drainage discharges into Rapid Creek. Stormwater runoff from urbanized lands is known to harm surface-water resources by increasing stream velocities, destroying natural habitat, and increasing pollutant loads in the receiving waters. The City of Rapid

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Image: Outreach at Water Fun Day 2008
April 20, 2008

Outreach at Water Fun Day 2008

USGS Hydrologist, Janet Carter, demonstrates an interactive groundwater-flow model to visitors at Water Fun Day, held on April 20, 2008, at the Journey Museum in Rapid City, SD.

Image: 2008 Western South Dakota Hydrology Conference
April 17, 2008

2008 Western South Dakota Hydrology Conference

Mark Anderson, Director of the USGS South Dakota Water Science Center, with Dr. John H. Marburger, III, Director, Office of Science and Technology Policy, Executive Office of the President. Dr. Marburger was the keynote speaker for the 2008 Western South Dakota Hydrology Conference, held on April 17, 2008, in Rapid City, SD. His presentation was "Reflections on the Science

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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.

Measuring bridge scour
December 31, 2007

Measuring bridge scour

Measuring bridge scour in Montana

Boulder Glacier - Chapman Peak - 2007 color
December 31, 2007

Boulder Glacier - Chapman Peak - 2007 color

Boulder Glacier - Chapman Peak - 2007 color