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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Image: Trail Camera Installation to Monitor Erosion along Missouri River
September 11, 2013

Trail Camera Installation to Monitor Erosion along Missouri River

A South Dakota School of Mines and Technology student working for the USGS South Dakota Water Science Center installed a trail camera in the fall of 2013 on a pole at the Playground site to take time-lapse images of shoreline erosion along the Missouri River near the town of Lower Brule on the Lower Brule Reservation.

Image: Bridge over the Little Missouri River
September 11, 2013

Bridge over the Little Missouri River

This is the Little Missouri River near Watford City, North Dakota.  At the time, streamflow was 5,300 cubic feet per second.

 

Image: Little Missouri River
September 11, 2013

Little Missouri River

This is the Little Missouri River near Watford City, North Dakota.  At the time, streamflow was 5,300 cubic feet per second.

Image: Snowden Lift Bridge
September 9, 2013

Snowden Lift Bridge

This is the Snowden Lift Bridge over the Missouri River at Nohly, Montana.

Image: Snowden Lift Bridge
September 9, 2013

Snowden Lift Bridge

This is the Snowden Lift Bridge over the Missouri River at Nohly, Montana.

 

Image: Little Muddy River
September 8, 2013

Little Muddy River

Little Muddy River below Cow Creek near Williston, North Dakota, streamflow 14.6 cubic feet per second.

Image: Little Muddy River
September 8, 2013

Little Muddy River

This is the Little Muddy River below Cow Creek near Williston, North Dakota.  Streamflow at the time was 14.6 cubic feet per second.

Image: Impending Storm
September 8, 2013

Impending Storm

Storm clouds over the Little Muddy River below Cow Creek near Williston, North Dakota, streamgage. 

Image: Slough at Sunset
September 1, 2013

Slough at Sunset

A slough in Burleigh County, North Dakota, near Apple Creek.

August 27, 2013

Water-level Change in the High Plains Aquifer System

In 1986, Congress directed the USGS to regularly report groundwater-level changes in the High Plains aquifer system. To comply with this directive, the USGS compares water levels measured every two years. By measuring water levels across the entire aquifer in one year, measurements made two years later enable calculation of changes over time. Measured water levels from

Image: Monitoring Bank Erosion at Lower Brule, SD
August 23, 2013

Monitoring Bank Erosion at Lower Brule, SD

National Park Service personnel, use the Real-Time Kinematic (RTK) satellite navigation data collection handheld equipment while Ryan Thompson (USGS) explains their use, assisted by USGS students Vicki Prautzsch and Adonnis Martinez, during a 1-day field demonstration. The demonstration was hosted by the Lower Brule Environmental Protection Office and USGS for Tribes,

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Photo of the Dismal River valley in Nebraska Sandhills
August 22, 2013

The Dismal River valley just off of Highway 83 south of Thedford, Nebr

The Dismal River valley is far from "dismal." Set in the Nebraska Sandhills, this idyllic river is relatively unaffected by humans and a popular recreational river in the state. The invasive species Eastern Red Cedar has become well established in Nebraska.