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!

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Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center

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Date published: December 7, 2018
Status: Active

Sedgwick Basin Oil and Gas Assessments

Province Code: 5059

The Salina Basin Province (5059), covers an area of about 45,000 sq mi, consisting of the eastern half of Nebraska and the north-central portion of Kansas. The basin lies between the Cambridge Arch-Central Kansas Uplift Province (5053) on the west, the Nemaha Uplift Province (5055) to the east, the Sioux Arch Province (5032) to the north, and a...

Date published: December 7, 2018
Status: Active

Nemaha Uplift Province Oil and Gas Assessment

The U.S. Geological Survey completed the following assessments of undiscovered oil and gas potential of the Nemaha Uplift Province (5055).

     

    Date published: December 7, 2018
    Status: Archived

    Forest City Basin Oil and Gas Assessments

    The U.S. Geological Survey completed the following assessments of undiscovered oil and gas potential of the Forest City Basin Province (5056).

       

      Date published: December 7, 2018
      Status: Active

      Cambridge Arch-Central Kansas Uplift Oil and Gas Assessment

      The U.S. Geological Survey completed the following assessments of undiscovered oil and gas potential of the Cambridge Arch/Central Kansas Uplift Province (5053).

         

        Date published: December 6, 2018
        Status: Active

        Southwest Montana Oil and Gas Assessments

        The U.S. Geological Survey completed the following assessments of undiscovered oil and gas resources of the Southwest Montana Province 5029.

           

          Date published: December 6, 2018
          Status: Active

          Sioux Arch Oil and Gas Assessments

          The U.S. Geological Survey completed the following assessments of undiscovered oil and gas resources of the Sioux Arch Province 5032 in South Dakota.

          Date published: December 6, 2018
          Status: Active

          Powder River Basin Oil and Gas Assessments

          The U.S. Geological Survey completed the following assessments of undiscovered oil and gas potential of the Powder River Basin Province 5033.

          Date published: November 30, 2018
          Status: Active

          Cherokee Platform Oil and Gas Assessments

          The U.S. Geological Survey completed the following assessments of undiscovered oil and gas potential of the Cherokee Platform Province 5060 in Western Oklahoma, Southeast Kandas and Western Missouri.

            Date published: November 30, 2018
            Status: Active

            Anadarko Basin Oil and Gas Assessments

            The U.S. Geological Survey completed the following assessments of undiscovered oil and gas potential of the Anadarko Basin Province 5058.

               

              Date published: November 29, 2018
              Status: Active

              Denver Basin Oil and Gas Assessments

              The U.S. Geological Survey completed the following assessments of undiscovered oil and gas resources of the Denver Basin Province 5039 in Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Wyoming.

              Date published: November 29, 2018
              Status: Active

              Bighorn Basin Oil and Gas Assessments

              The U.S. Geological Survey completed the following assessments of undiscovered oil and gas potential of the Bighorn Basin Province 5034.

                 

                Date published: November 28, 2018
                Status: Active

                Natural Drought and Flood Histories from Lacustrine Archives

                Previous work performed as part of the USGS Holocene Synthesis project illuminated complex centennial-scale patterns of drought and wetter-than-average conditions across the North American continent interior during the past two millennia, where paleorecord data coverage is sparse.  In order to explain the patterns of naturally-occurring drought, floods, and storms for the past, identified by...

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                Date published: April 19, 2018

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

                Mining in the upper Clark Fork Basin has resulted in substantial effects on water quality from large amounts of waste materials enriched with metallic contaminants. The U.S. Geological Survey has collected data since 1985 to document changes in water quality that might have resulted from remediation activities. 

                Date published: March 28, 2018

                DroughtWatch - View drought conditions

                • The USGS DroughtWatch website is a map-based resource from USGS WaterWatch that gives users hourly visual updates for drought conditions at over 3000 locations across the United States (

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                Date published: March 7, 2018

                Surface-water data for Montana

                Real-time, daily, peak-flow, field measurements, and statistics of current and historical data that describe stream levels, streamflow (discharge), reservoir and lake levels, surface-water quality, and rainfall in Montana. Surface-water data are collected and stored as either discrete field-water-level measurements or as...

                Date published: March 7, 2018

                Groundwater data for Montana

                Data from wells in Montana; well location data includes information such as latitude and longitude, well depth, and aquifer. Groundwater level data are collected and stored as either discrete field-water-level measurements or as continuous time-series data from automated recorders.

                Date published: March 7, 2018

                Water-quality data for Montana

                Chemical, physical, and biological properties of water, sediment, and tissue samples from Montana. Water-quality data are collected as either discrete field measurements or as continuous time-series data from automated recorders that continuously record physical and chemical characteristics including pH, specific conductance, temperature, and dissolved oxygen.

                Date published: February 25, 2018

                Bozeman wetland sites in Montana

                Bozeman wetland sites in Montana

                Date published: February 25, 2018

                Johnson wetland sites in Montana

                Johnson wetland sites in Montana

                Date published: February 25, 2018

                Kindsfater wetland sites in Montana

                Kindsfater wetland sites in Montana

                Date published: February 25, 2018

                Kleinschmidt wetland sites in Montana

                Kleinschmidt wetland sites in Montana

                Date published: February 20, 2018

                McGinnis Meadows wetland sites in Montana

                McGinnis Meadows wetland sites in Montana

                Date published: February 20, 2018

                Richardson wetland sites in Montana

                Richardson wetland sites in Montana

                Date published: February 20, 2018

                Rostad wetland sites in Montana

                Rostad wetland sites in Montana

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                Measuring high flows in Fargo, ND
                April 7, 2019

                Measuring high flows in Fargo, ND

                 

                An instrument called an acoustic Doppler current profiler (ADCP) takes streamflow measurements during flooding. The ADCP is attached to a buoy that is dragged in the water either alongside a boat or by hand. USGS hydrologist Dan Thomas points to the ADCP sensor on the Red River of the North during flooding in downtown Fargo, ND.

                Measuring flooding in downtown Fargo, ND
                April 7, 2019

                Measuring flooding in downtown Fargo, ND

                USGS hydrologist Dan Thomas prepares to measure record flows on the Red River of the North in downtown Fargo, North Dakota. The orange instrument is an acoustic Doppler current profiler, which is used to measure streamflow as it's pulled across the water.

                Measuring high flows, Maple River, ND
                April 6, 2019

                Measuring high flows, Maple River, ND

                A USGS crew measures high flow during flooding on the Maple River near Mapleton, North Dakota. The instrument being pulled across the water is an acoustic Doppler current profiler, which is used to measure streamflow. The truck is parked on a road that had been overtaken by the river. 

                Measuring flooding on the Maple River, ND
                April 6, 2019

                Measuring flooding on the Maple River, ND

                A USGS crew measures high flow during flooding on the Maple River near Mapleton, North Dakota. The yellow instrument is an acoustic Doppler current profiler, which is used to measure streamflow as it's pulled across the water. The crew is standing on a road that had been overtaken by the river. 

                Measuring high water flow on the Maple River, ND
                April 6, 2019

                Measuring high water flow on the Maple River, ND

                This is not a lake! A USGS crew measures high flow during flooding on the Maple River near Mapleton, North Dakota. The instrument being pulled across the water is an acoustic Doppler current profiler (ADCP), which is used to measure streamflow. USGS sreamgaging equipment is visible in the foreground, and the streamgage station is located just beyond and to the right of the

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                Taking streamflow measurements in ND
                April 6, 2019

                Taking streamflow measurements in ND

                 

                A USGS crew measures streamflow during record flooding on the Red River of the North near Georgetown, ND, on April 6, 2019. The apparatus in the middle of the image is a USGS temporary streamgage installed to monitor flooding, and the orange instrument pictured is an acoustic Doppler current profiler that measures streamflow.

                Taking streamflow measurements during flooding in ND
                April 6, 2019

                Taking streamflow measurements during flooding in ND

                A USGS crew prepares to measure streamflow during record flooding on the Maple River near Mapleton, ND, on April 6, 2019. The instrument pictured is an acoustic Doppler current profiler which measures streamflow as it's dragged across the water.

                June 2018 flooding along Elk Creek in Augusta, Montana
                April 2, 2019

                June 2018 flooding along Elk Creek in Augusta, Montana

                June 2018 flooding along Elk Creek in Augusta, Montana

                USGS hydrologists conducts water quality sampling from a bridge during flooding
                March 31, 2019

                Spring 2019 Flooding - Louisville, NE

                After record flooding in the Midwest, USGS crews mobilized to take important water measurements.

                March 26, 2019

                Broken Ice Jam in Milk River

                Ice jam was holding on upstream side of bridge an suddenly broke lose while in the process of making a streamflow measurement. Equipment pulled to safety, and this video taken about 5 minutes later.
                 

                 Melting snow near Miles City created measurable flow in Reservation Creek. This site is only visited when there are high flows,
                March 19, 2019

                Melting snow created measurable flow in Reservation Creek

                 Melting snow near Miles City created measurable flow in Reservation Creek. This site is only visited when there are high flows,

                Members of the LANDFIRE team at the Earth Resources Observation and Science Center
                March 13, 2019

                LANDFIRE Team - 2019

                Members of the LANDFIRE team met in March of 2019 at the USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center near Sioux Falls, SD.

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                Dubois Badlands Wilderness Study Area, Wyoming
                January 19, 2017

                The U.S. Geological Survey and the Bureau of Land Management today released a collaborative report with new information and tools to support effective management of millions of acres of BLM public lands.  The report underscores the value of a landscape approach to management, and shows that the BLM manages some of the largest areas of intact public lands in the west. 

                Map of Northern High Plains Aquifer
                December 13, 2016

                A new U.S. Geological Survey publication and model can be applied by multiple entities to better understand flow, quantity, sources and sinks of groundwater in the Northern High Plains Aquifer, which covers approximately 100,000 square miles across Nebraska, South Dakota, Kansas, Colorado and Wyoming.

                A meltwater stonefly larva (Lednia tumana) sits on a cobbled snow fed stream in Glacier National Park.
                November 16, 2016

                West Glacier, Mont. – Two rare alpine insects – native to the northern Rocky Mountains and dependent on cold waters of glacier and snowmelt-fed alpine streams – are imperiled due to climate warming induced glacier and snow loss according to a study by the U.S. Geological Survey and its partners.

                Crop of OK earthquake
                September 3, 2016

                A magnitude 5.8 earthquake struck in Oklahoma on September 3, 2016 at 12:02:44 UTC (7:02 am local time). 

                Claudia Regan
                August 3, 2016

                New Center Director to sustain NOROCK’s tradition of productivity and partnership in generating ground-breaking science relevant to resource managers in the Northern Rocky Mountains and beyond.

                Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Ignites Controlled Fires
                July 31, 2016

                The USGS Nebraska Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit in partnership with the Nebraska Intelligent MoBile Unmanned Systems Lab (NIMBUS) and the Applied Complex Adaptive Systems Lab have designed a drone prototype that drops balls filled with combustible material that ignites fire as part of prescribed fire management.

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