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: September 7, 2017

Stormwater Monitoring in Rapid City

Project Period: 2008-current
Cooperator: City of Rapid City
Project Chief: Galen Hoogestraat

Date published: September 6, 2017

Hydrologic Information for Evaluation of Reservoir Management Strategies for Sheridan Lake to Enhance Fish Habitat in Spring Creek

Project Period: 2007-2008
Cooperator: South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks
Project Chief: Dan Driscoll

Date published: September 6, 2017

Madison Aquifer Study in the Rapid City Area

Project Period: 2000-2008
Cooperator: City of Rapid City
Project Chief: Larry Putnam

Date published: September 6, 2017

National Rivers and Streams Assessment in South Dakota

Project Period: 2008-2009
Cooperator: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Project Chief: Kathy Neitzert

Date published: September 6, 2017

Statewide Flood-Frequency Analyses for Streamflow Gaging Stations in South Dakota

Project Period: 2002-2008
Cooperator: South Dakota Department of Transportation
Project Chief: Dan Driscoll

Date published: September 6, 2017

Sensitivity of Ground Water to Contamination in Lawrence County, South Dakota

Sensitivity of Ground Water to Contamination in Lawrence County, South Dakota

Date published: September 6, 2017

Rosebud Sioux Tribe and U.S. Geological Survey Collaboration for Groundwater Flow Modeling of the Ogallala and Arikaree Aquifers

Project Period: 2006-2009
Cooperators: Rosebud Sioux Tribe
Project Chief: Andy Long

Date published: September 5, 2017
Status: Active

Simulation of Groundwater Flow in the Madison and Minnelusa Aquifers, Black Hills Area

Project Period: 2011-2018
Cooperator: National Park Service, Black Hills National Forest, City of Rapid City, West Dakota Water Development District
Project Chief: Bill Eldridge

Contacts: Bill Eldridge
Date published: September 5, 2017
Status: Active

Real-time, Continuous Nitrate Monitoring of the Big Sioux River near Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Project Period: ongoing
Cooperators: City of Sioux Falls and East Dakota Water Development District
Project Chief: Galen Hoogestraat

Date published: September 1, 2017

Study to Examine Water-Quality Concerns within Mount Rushmore National Memorial

Project Period: 2011-2016
Cooperators: Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Project Chief: Galen Hoogestraat

Date published: August 30, 2017

Reconstructing Flow History From Riparian Tree Rings

Aquatic Systems Branch scientists analyze rings of riparian trees relating tree growth and establishment to historical flow. We then use the tree rings to reconstruct the flow in past centuries. Flow reconstructions discover the frequency and magnitude of past droughts and floods—information that is essential for management of rivers and water supplies. We also use downscaled climate...

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Pressurized fluid extractor used to extract organic compounds from solid samples
March 23, 2018

Pressurized fluid extractor used to extract organic compounds

Organic Geochemistry Research Laboratory — Lawrence, Kansas. Pressurized Fluid Extractor

View of the new (2018) instrument laboratory at the Organic Geochemistry Research Laboratory (OGRL), Lawrence, Kansas
March 23, 2018

New (2018) instrument laboratory at the OGRL

View of the new (2018) instrument laboratory at the Organic Geochemistry Research Laboratory (OGRL), Lawrence, Kansas. View of a row of instruments in the laboratory.

U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) scientists working on a time-of-flight mass spectrometer used for the analysis of pesticides
March 23, 2018

Time-of-flight mass spectrometer used for the analysis of pesticides

Organic Geochemistry Research Laboratory — Lawrence, Kansas. Scientists working on at time-of-flight mass spectrometer

View of the new (2018) sample processing laboratory at the Organic Geochemistry Research Laboratory (OGRL), Lawrence, Kansas
March 23, 2018

New (2018) sample processing laboratory at the OGRL

Organic Geochemistry Research Laboratory — Lawrence, Kansas. Sample processing laboratory.

Flow Measurement on Little Missouri River near Watford City, ND (06337000)
March 22, 2018

Flow Measurement on Little Missouri River

USGS Civil Engineer Brent Hanson measuring the streamflow of the Little Missouri River near Watford City, ND (streamgage 06337000). More information about this streamgage is available at https://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/uv/?site_no=06337000

March 22, 2018

PubTalk 3/2018 - Snow & Avalanche Science

Title: Snow and Avalanche Science - Highlights of applied avalanche research and forecasting

  • Avalanches impact transportation corridors, with subsequent economic ramifications, including the Going-to-the-Sun Road in Glacier National Park.
  • Large magnitude avalanches affect the landscape creating new habitat for flora and fauna.
  • Dendrochronology
Flow over road on way to Teton Riv nr Dutton streamgage
March 21, 2018

Flow over road on way to Teton Riv nr Dutton streamgage

Flow over road on way to Teton Riv nr Dutton streamgage

Harmful algal blooms turn water in Milford Lake emerald green
March 20, 2018

Harmful algal blooms turn water in Milford Lake emerald green

Harmful algal blooms turn water in Milford Lake emerald green

March 16, 2018

LP DAAC Prospectus 2017 - 2019

The “LP DAAC Prospectus: 2017 to 2019” short video features the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) Land Processes Distributed Active Archive Center (LP DAAC), a key access point for global land remote sensing data. The video provides an overview of the significance of the LP DAAC’s archive and distribution functions, explains the depth of the user

Ice Jam on White River near White River, SD (06447450)
March 15, 2018

Ice Jam on White River near White River, SD (06447450)

Ice jam on the White River near White River, SD (USGS streamgage 06447450) on March 15, 2018. Ice jams occur when floating ice carried with a stream’s current accumulate at any obstruction to the stream flow. These ice jams can develop near river bends, mouths of tributaries, areas of decreased river slope, and upstream of obstructions like bridges. Ice jams can cause

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 Groundwater-Level Measurement near Jewel Cave National Monument, SD
March 9, 2018

Groundwater-Level Measurement near Jewel Cave National Monument, SD

USGS groundwater hydrologist, Bill Eldridge, is lowering a transducer into an observation well near Jewel Cave National Monument to monitor water-level changes in the Madison aquifer. The data collected will be used to update previously published groundwater-altitude maps to help better understand groundwater flow. The work is being conducted in cooperation with the

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March 7, 2018

Yellowstone Volcano Observatory Scientists Host Facebook Live Event

USGS–Yellowstone Volcano Observatory Scientist-in-Charge Mike Poland, Deputy Scientist-in-Charge Wendy Stovall, and Chief Seismologist Jamie Farrell answer questions from the public about Yellowstone earthquakes, deformation, eruptive history, the magmatic plumbing system, and more, during a USGS Volcanoes Facebook Live event recorded on March 7, 2018, at the USGS–Cascades

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Digital Surface Watersheds superimposed along the U.S. and Candian International Boundary on satellite image of North America.
February 19, 2014

Clearer views of waters along the U.S. and Canadian border are now possible with new seamless digital maps. These maps make it easier to solve complex water issues that require a thorough understanding of drainage systems on both sides of the International Boundary.

USGS science for a changing world logo
February 11, 2014

One year ago, on February 11, 2013, NASA launched the Landsat 8 Earth-observing satellite from Vandenberg Air Force Base near Lompoc, California.

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January 21, 2014

What is all the buzz about in the Yellowstone area? Is it really dangerous? On January 23rd Jake Lowenstern, Scientist-in-Charge of Yellowstone Volcano Observatory will explain what is happening now with earthquakes, ground uplift, and steam explosions.

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January 8, 2014

Earlier spring nesting related to climate change could negatively affect the survival of pelican chicks at Chase Lake National Wildlife Refuge, N.D., according to a new U.S. Geological Survey report.

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December 19, 2013

Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced today that Interior’s Northwest Climate Science Center is awarding nearly $1.3 million to universities and other partners for research to assist Native Americans and federal and state land managers plan for and adapt to climate change.

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December 19, 2013

Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced today that Interior's North Central Climate Science Center is awarding slightly more than one million dollars to universities and other partners for research to guide managers of parks, refuges and other cultural and natural resources in planning how to help species and ecosystems adapt to climate change.

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September 12, 2013

Land-use in the Prairie Pothole Region (PPR) of the northern Great Plains has been shifting at an extraordinary rate, including changes in agriculture practices, the recent boom in petroleum production, and rising tourism, according to a new U.S. Geological Survey report. 

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July 23, 2013

The U.S. Geological Survey's Wyoming and Montana water science centers will merge in October, improving science capacity and capabilities by integrating scientists in the two centers and allowing them to share equipment and expertise.

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May 13, 2013

Warmer spring temperatures since 1980 are causing an estimated 20 percent loss of snow cover across the Rocky Mountains of western North America, according to new research from the U.S. Geological Survey. 

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April 30, 2013

A new model to better describe groundwater changes and chloride movement in the Equus Beds aquifer, a primary water-supply source for the Wichita, Kansas area, has been completed by the U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the City of Wichita.

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April 3, 2013

Peak flooding on the Red River at Fargo will likely occur sometime after April 15, according to U.S. Geological Survey streamgage data and National Weather Service information. 

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March 27, 2013

Dr. Pamela Pietz, a research wildlife biologist for the U.S. Geological Survey, was recently granted the U.S. Department of the Interior's Meritorious Service Award—the second highest award for a DOI career employee—and elected Fellow of the American Ornithologists' Union (AOU), one of the oldest and largest organizations in the world devoted to the scientific study of birds.

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