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: April 8, 2016

Grinnell Glacier Basin 1936-2010

Upon close inspection of this photo pair, the viewer can appreciate the change in the volume of glacial ice that has melted from Grinnell Glacier. In the 2010 image, the glacier's terminus can be seen along the edge of Upper Grinnell Lake, a feature that did not exist in 1936.

Contacts: Lisa McKeon
Date published: April 8, 2016

Grinnell Glacier from Elrod's Rock and terminus

This large boulder was used by Morton Elrod and other scientists as a baseline to measure the retreat of Grinnell Glacier’s terminus. It is now referred to as “Elrod’s Rock,” and the glacier’s terminus is no longer visible from this point.

Contacts: Lisa McKeon
Date published: April 8, 2016

Grinnell Glacier from Elrod's Rock

This large boulder was used by Morton Elrod and other scientists as a baseline to measure the retreat of Grinnell Glacier’s terminus. It is now referred to as “Elrod’s Rock,” and the glacier’s terminus is no longer visible from this point.

Contacts: Lisa McKeon
Date published: April 8, 2016

Grinnell Glacier from South Moraine

This pair of photographs from Grinnell Glacier’s southeast edge shows the dramatic change in the glacier’s volume and area. Note the glacier’s depth along the headwall and its extent at the terminal moraine in the historic photograph.

Contacts: Lisa McKeon
Date published: April 8, 2016

Grinnell Glacier from partial North Moraine

North moraine of Grinnell Glacier. In 1924 the glacier’s ice margin was still in proximity to its lateral moraine .

Contacts: Lisa McKeon
Date published: April 8, 2016
Status: Active

Grinnell Glacier from North Moraine, 1922 - 2008

View from north moraine of Grinnell Glacier.

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Contacts: Lisa McKeon
Date published: April 8, 2016
Status: Active

Grinnell Glacier Mather Overlook, 1920 - 2008

The 1920 photo shows National Park Service Director, Steven Mather, on Piatt Path near present day Grinnell Glacier Overlook. A man strikes a similar pose in the 2008 repeat photograph.

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Contacts: Lisa McKeon
Date published: April 8, 2016
Status: Active

Grinnell Glacier Overlook 1940 - 2013

Grinnell Glacier taken from the Grinnell Glacier Overlook off the Highline Trail, Glacier National Park. The view of Grinnell Glacier taken circa 1940 shows the early formation of Upper Grinnell Lake, a proglacial lake visible at the terminus of the glacier. The 2013 photo shows a dramatic increase in the size of the lake as a result of melting ice. 

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Contacts: Lisa McKeon
Date published: April 8, 2016
Status: Active

Grinnell Glacier Overlook - Portrait 1910 - 2013

Portrait image of Grinnell Glacier taken from the Highline Trail, Glacier National Park. 

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Contacts: Lisa McKeon
Date published: April 7, 2016
Status: Active

Grinnell Glacier from the summit of Mount Gould 1941 - 2013

This is a view of Grinnell Glacier from the summit of Mount Gould. 

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Contacts: Lisa McKeon
Date published: April 7, 2016
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Grinnell Glacier from Lake Josephine, 1914 - 1938 - 2008

Grinnell Glacier from the shore of Lake Josephine in 1914, 1938, and 2008. 

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Contacts: Lisa McKeon
Date published: April 7, 2016
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Grinnell Glacier from footbridge 1920-2008

In addition to the change in the size of Grinnell Glacier, there is obvious change in the foreground streamside vegetation between these two images. 

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Timelapse cam Milford Lake
July 17, 2016

Milford Lake from Timelapse Cam

A view of Milford Lake from a timelapse camera installed near the water's edge. In the background the otherside of the lake and a bridge can be seen.

Harmful algal blooms turn lake water emerald green
July 17, 2016

Harmful algal blooms turn lake water emerald green

Harmful algal blooms turn water in Milford Lake emerald green

Harmful algal blooms turn water in Milford Lake emerald green
July 17, 2016

Harmful algal blooms turn water in Milford Lake emerald green

Harmful algal blooms turn water in Milford Lake emerald green

Instrumentation for monitoring harmful algal bloom
July 14, 2016

New technology to monitor harmful algal blooms

New technology is helping the USGS monitor harmful algal blooms

Harmful algal blooms turn lake water green
July 14, 2016

Harmful algal blooms turn lake water emerald green

Harmful algal blooms turn lake water emerald green

USGS equipment on a bridge at Milford Lake
July 14, 2016

Gage at Milford Lake

A photo of USGS equipment and monitoring site on a bridge at Milford Lake.

Harmful algal blooms turn water in Milford lake emerald green
July 14, 2016

Harmful algal blooms turn water in Milford Lake emerald green

Harmful algal blooms turn water in Milford Lake emerald green

Bathymetry survey measuring streambed depths along pier
July 12, 2016

Bathymetry survey measuring streambed depths along bridge pi

Bathymetry survey with Trimble S6 robotic total station, hydrolite single-beam echosounder transducer, and HYPACK software, measuring streambed depths along bridge pier on Beaverhead River in Twin Bridges, MT

Photo of USGS scientists monitoring the water quality off a bridge near Sedgwick, Kansas
July 12, 2016

Water Quality Monitoring in Kansas

USGS scientists monitor the water quality off a bridge near Sedgwick, Kansas. A new USGS study shows that water quality on the Little Arkansas River and in the Equus Beds aquifer has not substantially changed since 2007 recharge activities began in the Equus Beds aquifer.

Photo of the City of Wichita's Equus Beds Aquifer Storage and Recovery Phase II river intake structure near Sedgwick, Kansas.
July 12, 2016

City of Wichita's Equus Beds Aquifer River intake

The City of Wichita's Equus Beds Aquifer Storage and Recovery Phase II river intake structure near Sedgwick, Kansas. A new USGS study shows that water quality on the Little Arkansas River and in the Equus Beds aquifer has not substantially changed since 2007 recharge activities began in the Equus Beds aquifer.

A person's hand holding a 31mm sturgeon on their index finger.
July 8, 2016

31mm Sturgeon

A 31-mm sturgeon captured in the Missouri River near Williston, North Dakota, on July 8 using a beam trawl. Sampling efforts occurred in support of a recent inter-agency collaborative drift experiment involving 700,000 sturgeon embryos. This sturgeon will be genetically test to see if it is from those used for the experiment.

An American bullfrog.
June 30, 2016

American bullfrog close-up

An American bullfrom is native to most eastern states, but considered invasive in the moutain west.

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USGS science for a changing world logo
October 18, 2001

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is participating in nine of the 14 public workshops scheduled by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (COE) this fall. The Corps of Engineers is conducting the workshops and a series of hearings to receive public comment on their recently released Revised Draft Environmental Impact Statement to the Master Water Control Manual for the Missouri River system.

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July 6, 2001

Landsat 5, an important but aging satellite that had been scheduled for decommissioning on June 30, 2001, will continue collecting earth science information, for at least several more months.

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May 14, 2001

 

May 14, 2001 – The U. S. Geological Survey (USGS), Yellowstone National Park and the University of Utah have signed an agreement to establish the Yellowstone Volcano Observatory to strengthen long-term monitoring of earthquakes and the slumbering volcano beneath Yellowstone National Park. 

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May 8, 2001

Federal, state and local policy makers will gather in Casper, Wyoming, on May 9-10 to examine science issues associated with the development of coalbed methane. The two-day conference and field trip, sponsored by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), will examine a number of topics including: what is coalbed methane, how it forms, where it occurs, how it is developed, and consequences of development.

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April 13, 2001

As North Dakota and Minnesota communities brace for the worst flooding since 1997, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Water Resources Office in North Dakota is activating a 2001 Flood Tracking Website to assist residents of the Red River Basin.

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April 6, 2001

Huron, S.D. -- A new Flood Tracking Website has been launched by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Water Resources Office in South Dakota. Aimed at providing hydrological information to emergency management and other essential government agencies, the 2001 Flood Tracking Website will be up and running at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, April 6.

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April 6, 2001

Huron, S.D. -- A new Flood Tracking Website has been launched by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Water Resources Office in South Dakota.

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April 5, 2001

A new flood tracking website designed by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Water Resources Office in South Dakota will be unveiled Friday, April 6, at a news conference to be held in the USGS Huron Office.

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January 17, 2001

Metal concentrations were found to be elevated in riverbed sediments and fish tissue samples at sites downstream from significant natural mineral sources associated with hard-rock mining activities in the Clark Fork and Spokane River basins, according to scientists with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Department of the Interior.

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January 17, 2001

Metal concentrations were found to be elevated in riverbed sediments and fish tissue samples at sites downstream from significant natural mineral sources associated with hard-rock mining activities in the Clark Fork and Spokane River basins, according to scientists with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Department of the Interior.

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January 2, 2001

Nitrous oxide is an important atmospheric trace gas that contributes to the greenhouse effect and the destruction of ozone. Researchers hypothesize that one important source of atmospheric nitrous oxide is ground water, yet few studies have tested this hypothesis.

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January 2, 2001

Nitrous oxide is an important atmospheric trace gas that contributes to the greenhouse effect and the destruction of ozone. Researchers hypothesize that one important source of atmospheric nitrous oxide is ground water, yet few studies have tested this hypothesis.