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Measuring bridge scour
December 31, 2007

Measuring bridge scour

Measuring bridge scour in Montana

December 19, 2007

An Idea That Worked

On September 21, 1966, Secretary of the Interior Stewart Udall issued a press statement stating his belief that "the time is now right and urgent to apply space technology towards the solution of many pressing natural resources problems being compounded by population and industrial growth." This video provides a sense of America's long-term commitment to conservation,

Image: Aftermath of 2007 Hermosa Flood, South Dakota
August 20, 2007

Aftermath of 2007 Hermosa Flood, South Dakota

A large tree was deposited on the back of this truck by flood waters during the Hermosa flood. A system of severe thunderstorms on August 17, 2007, caused heavy precipitation and flash flooding in and near Hermosa, SD.

Image: Aftermath of 2007 Hermosa Flood, South Dakota
August 20, 2007

Aftermath of 2007 Hermosa Flood, South Dakota

U.S. Geological Survey employees survey high water marks following the Hermosa flood. A system of severe thunderstorms on August 17, 2007, caused heavy precipitation and flash flooding in and near Hermosa, SD.

Image: Aftermath of 2007 Hermosa Flood, South Dakota
August 20, 2007

Aftermath of 2007 Hermosa Flood, South Dakota

Battle Creek near Hermosa, SD, on August 20, 2007. A system of severe thunderstorms on August 17, 2007, caused heavy precipitation and flash flooding in and near Hermosa, SD. A peak flow of 18,600 cubic feet per second was determined at USGS streamgage 06406000 (Battle Creek near Hermosa, SD) following the Hermosa flood.

Image: Aftermath of 2007 Hermosa Flood, South Dakota
August 20, 2007

Aftermath of 2007 Hermosa Flood, South Dakota

Water standing in the ditch alongside the railroad tracks near Hermosa, SD, on August 20, 2007. A system of severe thunderstorms on August 17, 2007, caused heavy precipitation and flash flooding in and near Hermosa, SD.

Image: Aftermath of 2007 Hermosa Flood, South Dakota
August 20, 2007

Aftermath of 2007 Hermosa Flood, South Dakota

This bridge site about 2 to 3 miles west of Hermosa, SD, along Highway 40 was scoured by Battle Creek flood waters in 2007. A system of severe thunderstorms on August 17, 2007, caused heavy precipitation and flash flooding in and near Hermosa, SD.

Image: Aftermath of 2007 Hermosa Flood, South Dakota
August 20, 2007

Aftermath of 2007 Hermosa Flood, South Dakota

The bridge abutments were scoured by Battle Creek flood waters during the August 17, 2007, storm that caused flash flooding in and near Hermosa, SD.

Image: Aftermath of 2007 Hermosa Flood, South Dakota
August 20, 2007

Aftermath of 2007 Hermosa Flood, South Dakota

The residential area of Hermosa, SD, was inundated by flooding along Battle Creek during a severe thunderstorm on August 17, 2007.

Image: Aftermath of 2007 Hermosa Flood, South Dakota
August 20, 2007

Aftermath of 2007 Hermosa Flood, South Dakota

U.S. Geological Survey Hydrologic Technician, Joel Petersen, shows the high-water mark on a tree following the Hermosa flood. A system of severe thunderstorms on August 17, 2007, caused heavy precipitation and flash flooding in and near Hermosa, SD.

Image: Aftermath of 2007 Hermosa Flood, South Dakota
August 20, 2007

Aftermath of 2007 Hermosa Flood, South Dakota

Flood debris was caught in barbed wire fence after the Hermosa flood. A system of severe thunderstorms on August 17, 2007, caused heavy precipitation and flash flooding in and near Hermosa, SD.