Long-term Streamflow, Water-quality, and Groundwater Data Collection
Photo of U.S. Geological Survey streamgage site on Fontenelle Creek near Fontenelle, Wyoming.

Riparian and aquatic ecosystems in semiarid landscapes like southwest Wyoming contribute substantially to regional biodiversity. Monitoring of water quantity and quality is important to understanding how land use affects these systems.

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Long-term monitoring data that describe streamflow, surface-water quality, and groundwater levels are needed for assessing possible effects of changes in land use on southwest Wyoming's riparian and aquatic ecosystems. To learn more about the long-term water resourses monitoring being conducted by the USGS Wyoming-Montana Water Science Center click here.