U.S. Geological Survey and Blackfeet Water Department Hydrologic Assessment of the Blackfeet Indian Reservation, Montana
The Blackfeet Nation seeks an increased scientific understanding of the water resources within the Blackfeet Indian Reservation of northwestern Montana. Hydrologic information is needed to better inform water-management decisions as the Blackfeet Nation implements the Blackfeet Water Rights Compact, initiates new water-use projects, and improves the Blackfeet Irrigation Project.
The U.S. Geological Survey and the Blackfeet Water Department began cooperating in 2019 to design and implement a hydrologic data-collection program. The program is being implemented in phases that include discrete and continuous discharge measurements of streams and canals, installation, operation of streamgages, groundwater-level monitoring, and database management. Data collected will be used to characterize current hydrologic conditions on the reservation and will act as a baseline for comparison as Blackfeet Nation water projects are implemented.
Lawlor, S.M., Caldwell, R.R., Bartos, T.T., and Price, B., 2023, U.S. Geological Survey and Blackfeet Water Department Hydrologic Assessment of the Blackfeet Indian Reservation, Montana: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2023–3012, 4 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/fs20233012.
ISSN: 2327-6932 (online)
Table of Contents
- Project Overview
- Blackfeet Cooperative Hydrologic Assessment—Timeline and Goals
- Data Access
- Next Steps
- Selected References
|Publication Subtype||USGS Numbered Series|
|Title||U.S. Geological Survey and Blackfeet Water Department Hydrologic Assessment of the Blackfeet Indian Reservation, Montana|
|Series title||Fact Sheet|
|Publisher||U.S. Geological Survey|
|Publisher location||Reston, VA|
|Contributing office(s)||Wyoming-Montana Water Science Center|
|Description||Report: 4 p.; Dataset|
|Other Geospatial||Blackfeet Indian Reservation|
|Online Only (Y/N)||Y|
|Google Analytic Metrics||Metrics page|