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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Remote geophysical sensor
October 6, 2015

Remote geophysical sensor

This sensor, called a bird, is tethered to a helicopter during USGS geophysical surveys. As the helicopter flies low over specific areas, the bird transmits electromagnetic waves deep into the ground to measure the below-surface physical properties. This scientific system is called Resolve and is operated by CGG Canada Servives, Ltd. The bird pictured here was used for a

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Old Montana Farmhouse
September 30, 2015

Old Montana Farmhouse

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Sampling for alpine insects above the stream in Glacier National Park.
September 21, 2015

Sampling for alpine insects above the stream in Glacier National Park.

A scientist is working to collect alpine insects by picking through moss below tiny, cold, alpine streams. This spot was below a small seep on a slope above a tributary to the Dry Fork, North of the Two Medicine area in Glacier National Park. 

Harmful algal blooms turn water in Milford Lake emerald green
September 18, 2015

Harmful algal blooms turn water in Milford Lake emerald green

Harmful algal blooms turn water in Milford Lake emerald green

Processing a YELL NAWQA sample
September 16, 2015

Processing a YELL NAWQA sample

Processing a YELL NAWQA sample

This is an image taken in 2015 of Sperry Glacier in Glacier National Park.
September 15, 2015

Sperry Glacier, Sept. 25, 2015

This is an image taken in 2015 of Sperry Glacier in Glacier National Park. Accoriding to data released by the USGS, the warming climate has dramatically reduced the size of 39 glaciers in Montana since 1966, some by as much as 85 percent.

Image: Little White River near Martin SD
August 2, 2015

Little White River near Martin SD

USGS student trainee assists with the collection of a streamflow measurement on August 3, 2015, on the Little White River near Martin, SD (streamgage 06447500). Streamflow was about 16 cubic feet per second.

Signs warn public of dangers of harmful algal blooms
July 27, 2015

Signs warn public of dangers of harmful algal blooms

Signs warn the public of dangers of harmful algal blooms in Milford Lake, Kansas

Image: White River near Interior, SD
June 23, 2015

White River near Interior, SD

USGS student trainee assists with the collection of a streamflow measurement on June 24, 2015, on the White River near Interior, SD (streamgage 06446500). Streamflow was about 2,500 cubic feet per second.

View of a reservoir looking from the shore line.
June 22, 2015

John Redmond Reservoir

John Redmond Reservoir Outlet, June 22, 2015. Ten thousand cubic feet per second being released.

Bridge over river
June 2, 2015

Neosho River at Burlingame

Photo of side view of a bridge crossing the murky brown Neosho River. Greenery covers both banks of the river.

Image: Battle Creek Flooding May 2015, SD
May 23, 2015

Battle Creek Flooding May 2015, SD

Flooding occurred on May 24 on Battle Creek below Keystone, SD. Heavy rains in western South Dakota caused flash flooding in parts of the Black Hills on May 24-26.