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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Collecting DC resistivity data to define subsurface gravel channels
October 13, 2006

Collecting DC resistivity data to define subsurface gravel channels

Collecting DC resistivity data to define subsurface gravel channels. Bakken Formation of North Dakota.

Image: Keya Paha River at Wewela, SD
July 17, 2006

Keya Paha River at Wewela, SD

The Keya Paha River at Wewela, South Dakota (streamgage 06464500). Groundwater discharge from the Ogalalla aquifer provides base flow to the Keya Paha River.

Cyanobacterial Accumulation at Binder Lake, Iowa
June 29, 2006

Cyanobacterial Accumulation at Binder Lake, Iowa

Algal and Other Environmental Toxins Laboratory — Lawrence, Kansas. Cyanobacterial accumulation along with a dead fish

Tall bank at Otter Creek
May 16, 2006

Otter Creek

The right bank of Otter Creek is several feet higher than the water level itself. Towards the left of the picture a tree appears to be slowly falling into the river.

Storm over Cheney Reservoir
April 28, 2006

Storm over Cheney Reservoir

Storm coming in over Cheney Reservoir, Kansas

Image: Sand Creek near Olsonville, SD
October 12, 2005

Sand Creek near Olsonville, SD

Sand Creek near Olsonville, SD (streamgage 06464120). Sand Creek is a tributary to the Keya Paha River and is fed by seeps or springs that originate from the Ogallala aquifer.

Photo of Sandhills Lake
June 25, 2005

Wetlands in the Sandhills of Nebraska

Wetlands in the Nebraska Sandhills typically are at the groundwater and surface water interface. You are essentially seeing the groundwater level in the area. 

Installation of a gaging station at the Smith River near Eden, Montana
February 20, 2005

Installation of a gaging station at the Smith River near Eden, Montana

Installation of a gaging station at the Smith River near Eden, Montana

December 31, 2004

2004 Tsunami

A video on USGS EROS monitoring of the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami.
 

diatom
March 31, 2004

Diatom in Yellowstone Lake Spire

Diatom in spire from floor of Yellowstone Lake, Yellowstone National Park.