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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Exposed tailings on Clark Fork floodplain near Galen, Montana
May 10, 2007

Exposed tailings on Clark Fork floodplain near Galen, Montana

Exposed tailings on Clark Fork floodplain near Galen, Montana

Image: Algae Sampling in Rapid Creek near Rapid City, SD
May 9, 2007

Algae Sampling in Rapid Creek near Rapid City, SD

U.S. Geological Survey hydrologists preparing periphyton algae samples from rocks collected in Rapid Creek.

Measuring bridge scour on Clark Fork River near Superior, MT
April 4, 2007

Measuring bridge scour on Clark Fork River near Superior, MT

Measuring bridge scour on Clark Fork River near Superior, MT (April 4, 2007)

December 31, 2006

Jay Feuquay Memorial

A 2006 memorial for former Land Imaging Program Director Jay Feuquay.

The white stone outcrop is the Tongue River Formation
December 31, 2006

The white stone outcrop is the Tongue River Formation

The white stone outcrop is the Tongue River Formation. Photo taken north of Lame Deer, Montana.

Clinker formation near Medora, North Dakota
December 31, 2006

Clinker formation near Medora, North Dakota

Clinker is formed whn rock units that overlie exposed burning coal seams are baked and fused. The red clinker is more resistant to erosion than non-baked adjacent Fort Union Formation sandstone and forms the caps of many plateaus and buttes.

Watford water depot near the center of the Williston structural basin
December 31, 2006

Watford water depot near the center of the Williston structural basin

Watford water depot. Water depots supply water for hydraulically-fractured oil and gas wells. The Watford City water depot is located near the center of the Williston structural basin

Landscape near the northern Theodore Roosevelt National Park
December 31, 2006

Landscape near the northern Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Landscape near the northern Theodore Roosevelt National Park is characterized by the eroded Fort Union Formation.Photo is taken along Highway 85.

Wetland water depot south of Watford City, North Dakota
December 31, 2006

Wetland water depot south of Watford City, North Dakota

Wetland water depot. Some North Dakota ranchers have converted their wetland water rights for industrial use as water depots. Photo taken south of Watford City, North Dakota

Photo of Steve Peterson making a stream discharge measurement.
November 15, 2006

Steve Peterson making a stream discharge measurement.

USGS Nebraska Water Science Center Elkhorn-Loup Model project chief, Steve Peterson, making a stream discharge measurement. The project collected hundreds of discharge measurements in 2006 to determine base flow in the study area.

Flooding on Swiftcurrent Creek at Many Glaciers, Montana
November 7, 2006

Flooding on Swiftcurrent Creek at Many Glaciers, Montana

Flooding on Swiftcurrent Creek at Many Glaciers, Montana

Photo of Platte River near Alda, Nebraska at sunset
November 6, 2006

Platte River near Alda, Nebraska at sunset.

Platte River near Alda, Nebraska at sunset, Nov. 6, 2006.