USGS http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en USGS will merge Wyoming and Montana water monitoring offices http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/usgs-will-merge-wyoming-and-montana-water-monitoring-offices <p></p><p></p><p>The US Geological Survey will merge operations from their Wyoming and Montana Water Science Centers this fall.<br>&nbsp;</p><p>The centers measure stream flow and quality in each state, which share two water sheds and have similar geography.<br>&nbsp;</p><p>Wyoming-based USGS Hydrologist says currently, each team can only do monitoring up to the state line.<br>&nbsp;</p> Sat, 27 Jul 2013 00:42:52 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 44402 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org USGS will merge Wyoming and Montana water monitoring offices Report shows sage grouse tolerance for disturbance is very low http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/report-shows-sage-grouse-tolerance-disturbance-very-low <p>A report by the U.S. Geological Survey documents how much human disturbance sage grouse can tolerate, and report co-author Steve Knick says the amount is very low.</p><p></p><p>He says most active leks, or breeding grounds, are in areas where less than three-percent of the land is developed.</p><p>Knick says the study shows that Wyoming is on the right track with its core area policy.</p> Wed, 01 May 2013 23:01:52 +0000 Willow Belden 40157 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Report shows sage grouse tolerance for disturbance is very low USGS study shows gas production can affect stream water http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/usgs-study-shows-gas-production-can-affect-stream-water <p>A new report by the U.S. Geological Survey finds that coal-bed natural gas production can affect water quality in nearby streams.</p><p>The study monitored water quality over a ten-year period in Wyoming and Montana, and found that in places like the Powder River, sodium levels increased. Other test sites showed little or no change in water quality.</p><p>Report author Melanie Clark says the changes occur because water that&rsquo;s extracted during gas production sometimes flows into the streams and rivers.</p> Sat, 28 Jul 2012 00:36:54 +0000 Willow Belden 27627 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org USGS study shows gas production can affect stream water U.S. Geological Survey: Coalbed Natural Gas Production Has Minimal Impacts On Waterways http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/us-geological-survey-coalbed-natural-gas-production-has-minimal-impacts-waterways <p>The U-S Geological Survey released a study examining how coalbed natural gas production affects water quality in nearby streams and rivers. Wyoming Public Radio’s Willow Belden spoke with Melanie Clark, the author of the report.</p> Fri, 27 Jul 2012 23:12:20 +0000 Willow Belden 27621 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org U.S. Geological Survey: Coalbed Natural Gas Production Has Minimal Impacts On Waterways