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 7, 2016
Status: Active

Grinnell Glacier 1887 - 2013

Heavy vegetation cover in the recent photo made this repeat photo location difficult to find. The glacial front (terminus) is over a kilometer away from this location in the 2013 photo. 

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

Grant Glacier, 1902 - 1998

Grant Glacier from Grant Ridge, Flathead National Forest, Montana. 

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

Clements Glacier, 1914 - 2010

Clements Glacier displayed crevasses in 1914, but in 2010 it is merely a perennial ice mass. Each summer, thousands of visitors pass by the steep moraines sculpted by this glacier as they hike from Logan Pass to Hidden Lake Overlook. The trail is visible along the left side of the 2010 photo.

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Contacts: Lisa McKeon
Date published: April 7, 2016
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Chaney Glacier, 1911 - 2005

View of Chaney Glacier terminus, Glacier National Park. 

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Contacts: Lisa McKeon
Date published: April 7, 2016
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Boulder Glacier Terminus, 1913 - 2012

In the past 100 years, Boulder Glacier has been reduced to a small sliver of ice in the shadow of Boulder Peak. At the former terminus, small trees and other vegetation have become established where once there was only rock and ice. 

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Contacts: Lisa McKeon
Date published: April 7, 2016
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Boulder Glacier - Chapman Peak, 1910 - 2007

Boulder Glacier as viewed from Chapman Peak in the northwest region of Glacier National Park. The historic photo shows the expansive Boulder Glacier, taken around 1910, coupled with a 2007 view of Boulder Glacier. Taken approximately 100 years apart, these images show the immense reduction in the area of Boulder Glacier. A portion of Agassiz Glacier is also visible beyond the right side of...

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

Boulder Glacier, 1932 - 1988

This pairing of photos from the flank of Boulder Glacier reveals a dramatic change in the 56 years between the photos. The repeat photograph was taken by Glacier National Park ranger Jerry DeSanto. Pack trips to Boulder Glacier used to include exploration of the glacier’s ice cave. The cave has long since disappeared as the glacier receded beyond this point. 

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Contacts: Lisa McKeon
Date published: April 7, 2016
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Boulder Glacier, 1932 - 2005

Boulder Glacier taken near Boulder Pass, Glacier National Park. 

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Contacts: Lisa McKeon
Date published: April 7, 2016
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Blackfoot-Jackson Glacier, 1914 - 2009

At the time the 1914 photograph was taken, Blackfoot and Jackson Glaciers were joined by their expansive margins. The 2009 photograph shows how each glacier has receded to the confines of its own cirque. 

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Date published: April 7, 2016
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Agassiz Glacier, 1943 - 2005

View of Agassiz Glacier from glacier basin, Glacier National Park. 

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Date published: April 7, 2016
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Agassiz Glacier, 1913 - 2005

A view of Agassiz Glacier from Boulder Pass, Glacier NP.

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Contacts: Lisa McKeon
Date published: April 7, 2016

Gigapixel Imagery of Glacier National Park

View and dynamically explore high resolution gigapixel images of Glacier National Park with GigaPan panoramas taken by CCME staff. This collection of images serves as landscape documentation and as an interactive forum for public exploration of Glacier National Park’s changing landscapes. Search “ccme” at http://gigapan.org By accessing these links you are...

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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.

Scientists with headlight looking at samples at night time.
June 29, 2016

Night Sampling

USGS Fish Biologist Dave Combs searches through net contents for larval fish during night sampling on the Upper Missouri River.

Scientists standing on a boat capturing samples with a net in the water.
June 29, 2016

Night Sampling Boat

USGS fish biologist Dr. Pat Braaten and student contractor Garrett Cook inspect contents of a larval fish net during night sampling on the Upper Missouri River.

Scientist retrieving a fluorometer
June 29, 2016

Fluorometer Retrieval

Research hydrologist Dr. Susannah Erwin retrieves fluorometer from the Upper Missouri River to download dye trace data.

A hydraulic habitat assessment boat in the river
June 29, 2016

Hydraulic Habitat Assessment Boat

A U.S. Geological Survey hydraulic habitat assessment boat in not enough water.

A boat going out on a river for sampling.
June 28, 2016

Boat Launch for Night Sampling

USGS fish biologists launch at sunset on the Upper Missouri River for a night of sampling for larval pallid sturgeon.

Close-up view of tweezers picking up an ichthyoplankton sample.
June 28, 2016

Ichthyoplankton Sample

Typical contents of a net deployment showing larval fish, possibly pallid sturgeon.

The ADCP boat on the river
June 28, 2016

ADCP Boat

A US Geological Survey hydroacoustic survey boat measures velocity profiles on the Upper Missouri River.

Scientists in a boat reviewing data on a computer
June 28, 2016

ADCP Data Review

Research hydrologist Dr. Susannah Erwin and hydrologic technician Brian Anderson inspect ADCP data on the Upper Missouri River.

People sitting and standing listening to scientists talking.
June 27, 2016

Pre-Sample Briefing

Pre-deployment briefing for the Upper Missouri River Pallid Sturgeon Drift Study. Fish biologists and physical scientists from Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks, US Geological Survey, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, University of Montana, Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, and US Army Corps of Engineers go over the sample design and assignments.

People distributing free embryos to boats
June 27, 2016

Distribution of Free Embryos to Boats

Distribution of free embryos to boats in preparation for mass release.

People on boats releasing larva into the water.
June 27, 2016

Larval Release

Simultaneous mass release of 700,000 free embryos from boats distributed across the channel of the Upper Missouri River.

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USGS science for a changing world logo
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. 

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August 8, 2000

U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) scientists are making headway in unraveling clues to the causes of massive die-offs of frogs and other amphibians.

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May 18, 2000

In a ground-breaking study that used DNA from bear hair to count bears without having to see them or to capture them, U.S.Geological Survey researchers have preliminary results showing that there are an estimated 437 grizzly bears in the northern third portion of the Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem and an estimated 332 grizzly bears in Glacier National Park itself.

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March 16, 2000

Lecture on ground-breaking genetic sampling of GRIZZLY BEARS in Glacier National Park, Montana