Effects of water-resource development on Yellowstone River streamflow, 1928-2002

Fact Sheet 2015-3004
Prepared in cooperation with the Yellowstone River Conservation District Council and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
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Abstract

Major floods in 1996 and 1997 intensified public concern about the effects of human activities on the Yellowstone River in Montana. In 1999, the Yellowstone River Conservation District Council, whose members are primarily representatives from the conservation districts bordering the main stem of the Yellowstone River, was formed to promote wise use and conservation of the Yellowstone River’s natural resources. The Yellowstone River Conservation District Council is working with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to understand the cumulative hydrologic effects of water-resource development in the Yellowstone River Basin. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Yellowstone River Conservation District Council, and U.S. Geological Survey began cooperatively studying the Yellowstone River in 2010, publishing four reports describing streamflow information for selected sites in the Yellowstone River Basin, 1928–2002. Detailed information about the methods used, as well as summary streamflow statistics, are available in the four reports. The purpose of this fact sheet is to highlight findings from the published reports and describe the effects of water use and structures, primarily dams, on the Yellowstone River streamflow.

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Effects of water-resource development on Yellowstone River streamflow, 1928-2002
Series title Fact Sheet
Series number 2015-3004
DOI 10.3133/fs20153004
Year Published 2015
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) WY-MT Water Science Center
Description 6 p.
Time Range Start 1928-01-01
Time Range End 2002-12-31
Country United States
State Montana
Other Geospatial Yellowstone River
Datum North American Datum of 1983
Projection Lambert Conformal Conic projection
Online Only (Y/N) Y
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N
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