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StreamStats is a Web-based geographic information system application that was created by the USGS to provide users with access to an assortment of analytical tools that are useful for water-resource planning and management. StreamStats allows users to easily obtain streamflow and basin characteristics for USGS streamflow-gaging stations and user-selected locations on ungaged streams. The USGS, in cooperation with Montana Department of Transportation, Montana Department of Environmental Quality, and Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation, completed a study to develop a StreamStats application for Montana, compute streamflow characteristics at streamflow-gaging stations, and develop regional regression equations to estimate streamflow characteristics at ungaged sites.
Hydrogeology of the lower Tertiary aquifer system is described along with a new map showing elevations and flow paths of groundwater. Included are data describing changes in groundwater levels in selected wells over the last 50 years.
Climatic, geological, and environmental data were coupled with observational stream intermittency data to predict alpine headwater stream intermittency. The study determined that the most important variables to predict the probability that a stream would maintain year-round streamflow were snowpack persistence, temperature (mean annual, mean monthly, and minimum), and surficial geology.
Investigation of microbial proteins provides insights on how microorganisms evolved an efficient pathway to generate methane.