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 18, 2017
Status: Active

Milford Lake

The USGS Kansas Water Science Center, in cooperation with the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), has been studying the extreme cyanobacterial harmful algal blooms (cyanoHABS) occurring annually in Milford Lake. CyanoHABs on Milford Lake have impacted local businesses economically, and there have been documented human illnesses and animal deaths associated with the blooms....

Contacts: Brianna Leiker
Date published: September 15, 2017

Groundwater Flow, Quality, and Mixing in the Wind Cave National Park Area, South Dakota

Project Period: 2007-2010
Cooperator: National Park Service
Project Chief: Andrew Long

Contacts: Andrew J Long
Date published: September 13, 2017
Status: Active

Science in Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park (GNP) is considered a stronghold for a large diversity of plant and animal species and harbors some of the last remaining populations of threatened and endangered species such as grizzly bear and bull trout, as well as non threatened keystone species such as bighorn sheep and black bear. The mountain ecosystems of GNP that support these species are dynamic and influenced...

Date published: September 12, 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 12, 2017
Status: Completed

National Stream Quality Accounting Network (NASQAN)

Project Period: 2002-2008
Project Chief: Kathy Neitzert

Date published: September 12, 2017

Potentiometric Surface Mapping of the Arikaree Aquifer, Pine Ridge Indian Reservation and Bennett County, South Dakota

Project Period: 1998-2007
Cooperator: Oglala Sioux Tribe
Project Chief: Janet Carter

Contacts: Janet M Carter
Date published: September 11, 2017
Status: Completed

Bedrock Groundwater Levels for Selected Wells located in Western Pennington County

Bedrock Groundwater Levels for Selected Wells located in Western Pennington County

Date published: September 11, 2017
Status: Completed

Crow Creek Surface-Water Quality Study

Project Period: 2009-2011
Cooperators: Crow Creek Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Project Chief: Joyce Williamson

Date published: September 11, 2017

Chemistry of Uncontaminated Alluvial Deposits of the Cheyenne and Belle Fourche Rivers, South Dakota

Project Period: 2009-10
Cooperators: Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Project Chief: John Stamm

Contacts: John Stamm
Date published: September 11, 2017
Status: Active

Missouri River Bank Erosion on the Lower Brule Reservation

Project Period: 2011- ongoing
Cooperator: Lower Brule Sioux Tribe, Oglala Sioux Tribe
Project Chief: Ryan Thompson

Date published: September 7, 2017

Application of Paleoflood Survey Techniques for the Black Hills of South Dakota

Project Period: 2008-2010
Cooperators: South Dakota Department of Transportation, Federal Emergency Management Agency, West Dakota Water Development District, City of Rapid City
Project Chief: Dan Driscoll

Date published: September 7, 2017

Analysis of Ground-Water Resources in the Aberdeen area

Project Period: 2007-2010
Cooperator: City of Aberdeen
Project Chief: Larry Putnam

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USGS hydrographer on cableway at USGS 12304500, Yaak River near Troy,
April 30, 2018

USGS hydrographer on cableway, USGS 12304500, Yaak River near Troy, MT

USGS hydrologic technician Kevin Kirlin on the cableway over the Yaak River near Troy, Montana

Measuring flood flow at Milk River near Harlem, MT
April 24, 2018

Measuring flood flow at Milk River near Harlem, MT

Measuring flood flow at Milk River near Harlem, MT

Streamflow measurement at Milk River near Harlem, Montana
April 24, 2018

Streamflow measurement at Milk River near Harlem, Montana

Streamflow measurement at Milk River near Harlem, Montana

Flooding Milk River nr Harlem streamgage, 06154100
April 24, 2018

Flooding Milk River nr Harlem streamgage, 06154100

Flooding Milk River nr Harlem streamgage, 06154100

Milk River at Havre at NWS flood stage
April 19, 2018

Milk River at Havre at NWS flood stage

Milk River at Havre at NWS flood stage

Water-quality sampling sites in the upper Clark Fork Basin, Montana
April 19, 2018

Water-quality sampling sites in the upper Clark Fork Basin, Montana

Water-quality sampling sites in the upper Clark Fork Basin, Montana

April 16, 2018

10th Anniversary of Landsat's Free & Open Data Policy

Leaders in the field of remote sensing discuss working with Landsat data since it began in 1972. With the change to a free and open policy 10 years ago, new and exciting possibilities have opened up.

Marshmallow-like Formations on Cannonball River at Regent, ND
April 3, 2018

Marshmallow-like Formations on Cannonball River at Regent, ND

Marshmallow-like formations were photographed on the Cannonball River at Regent, North Dakota (USGS streamgage 06350000) on April 3, 2018. Foam is produced naturally from organic material in the water in combination with turbulence resulting from water flowing over the weir. The cold temperatures allowed the foam to freeze into these unique marshmallow-like formations. 

March 27, 2018

Landsat in Action - Advocating for Landsat with Kass Green

Kass Green talks about the role Landsat plays to help create high resolution maps, the benefits of the archive at EROS and the value of Landsat imagery to agencies throughout the government.
 

March 26, 2018

FORE-SCE Land Use Model with Terry Sohl

Terry Sohl talks about the FORE-SCE Land Use model that is being used to assist a variety of groups. the model uses land cover products from the USGS and extrapolates that data to predict what areas will look like in the future, based on a variety of scenarios.
 

USGS scientist preparing to measure cyanotoxins in water samples using an automated enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)
March 26, 2018

USGS scientist preparing to measure cyanotoxins in water samples

USGS) scientist preparing to measure cyanotoxins in water samples using an automated enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) instrument

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USGS science for a changing world logo
June 19, 2014

U.S. Geological Survey field crews are measuring flooding on the Big Sioux River and its tributaries in South Dakota.

2014 US Topo map of the Dewey, Montana area with image layer turned on.
June 4, 2014

Just in time to explore the great outdoors this summer, newly designed US Topo maps covering Montana are now available online for free download.

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May 25, 2014

Scientists have discovered that the rapid spread of hybridization between a native species and an invasive species of trout in the wild is strongly linked to changes in climate.

2014 US Topo map of the Keedysville, Maryland area.
May 22, 2014

US Topo maps now have a crisper, cleaner design - enhancing readability of maps for online and printed use. Map symbols are easier to read over the digital aerial photograph layer whether the imagery is turned on or off.

Lidar image showing the upper parts of the landslide that occurred in northwest Washington on March 22, 2014.
May 14, 2014

Want to know how elevation will benefit your state? The USGS National Geospatial Program is advancing the 3D Elevation Program, known as 3DEP, in response to the growing need for high-quality three-dimensional representations of the Nation’s natural and constructed features.

Image: Krapu Honored for Research Contributions to Crane Conservation
May 9, 2014

Dr. Gary Krapu, retired U.S. Geological Survey wildlife biologist and North Dakota native, recently received the L. H. Walkinshaw Crane Conservation Award for his career-long research on sandhill cranes.

Thumbnail image of report cover
April 11, 2014

A newly published scientific report on the geology and hydrology in the area around Old Faithful in Yellowstone National Park includes suggestions on how to avoid harming the unique hydrothermal (hot water) features during maintenance of nearby park roads, utilities, and historic buildings.

USGS
April 2, 2014

A new report by the U.S. Geological Survey describes the extent and movement of contamination in the East Poplar oil field area in northeastern Montana.

USGS science for a changing world logo
March 26, 2014

The public and media are invited to attend a free conference about critical South Dakota water issues on April 9 in Rapid City. The John T. Loucks Distinguished Lecturer, Dr. Thomas Loveland of the U.S. Geological Survey EROS Data Center, will deliver “Landsat 8: A Sharper Eye in the Sky” during the luncheon.

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March 12, 2014

Streams in the Upper Clark Fork Basin have shown a decrease or no change in the occurrence of metals and arsenic associated with historical mining, according to a new U.S. Geological Survey report released today. The largest decreases were in areas targeted by remediation efforts.

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February 25, 2014

Three sites on the Powder River show a difference in water quality between the time prior to coalbed methane development and during the production period, according to a new U.S. Geological Survey report.

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