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Table 1. Fish-tissue and bed-sediment sampling sites, Yellowstone River Basin
[mi2, square miles. Site type: int, integrator; ind, indicator; min, mineralized area; ag, agriculture; ref, reference for mineralized area; og, oil and gas; for, forested; rg, range. Ecoregion: MR, Middle Rocky Mountains; NWGP, Northwestern Great Plains; WB, Wyoming Basin]
Site number (fig. 1)

USGS station number

Station name

Drainage area (mi2)

Site type

Ecoregion

Major land use and land cover
(percent of drainage area)

1 06186500 Yellowstone River at lake outlet 1,006 int MR

forest (64)

water (14)

tundra (14)

2 06187915 Soda Butte Creek at Park boundary 31.2 ind - min MR

forest (66)

tundra (28)

range (5)

3 06191500 Yellowstone River at Corwin Springs 2,623 int MR

forest (67)

range (9)

water (5)

4 451753110334301 West Fork Mill Creek near Pray 40.2 ind - min MR

forest (67)

tundra (33)

 

5 06208500 Clarks Fork Yellowstone River at Edgar 2,032 int NWGP

forest (37)

range (45)

tundra (8)

6 06214500 Yellowstone River at Billings 11,795 int NWGP

forest (41)

range (36)

agric (10)

7 455905108081301 Arrow Creek near Worden 56.7 ind - ag NWGP agric (50) range (49) urban (1)
8 435440109152501 Wood River below Galena Creek 21.3 ind - min MR tundra (79) forest (21)  
9 435602109095301 Wood River above Middle Fork Wood River 44.9 ind - min MR tundra (79) forest (27) range (3)
10 06279500 Bighorn River at Kane 15,765 int WB range (73) forest (16) agric (5)
11 445110108102901 Bighorn Lake at Highway 14A 15,846 int WB range (73) forest (16) agric (5)
12 06279795 Crow Creek at mouth, near Pahaska 19.1 ind - ref MR forest (80) tundra (20)  
13 06285500 Sage Creek at Lovell 381 ind - og WB range (62) forest (22) agric (16)
14 445221108122601 Shoshone River at mouth near Kane 2,977 int WB range (45) forest (33) agric (11)
15 06289000 Little Bighorn River at State line 193 ind - for MR forest (83) range (17)  
16 06295000 Yellowstone River at Forsyth 40,339 int NWGP range (58) forest (25) agric (9)
17 06298000 Tongue River near Dayton 204 ind - for MR forest (74) range (26)  
18 06305700 Goose Creek near Acme 411 int NWGP forest (47) range (35) agric (12)
19 06306300 Tongue River at State line 1,477 int NWGP range (56) forest (32) agric (10)
20 06313400 Salt Creek near Sussex 769 ind - og NWGP range (96) forest (3) agric (1)
21 06316400 Crazy Woman Creek near Arvada 945 ind - rg NWGP range (79) forest (18) agric (2)
22 06324970 Little Powder River near State line 1,235 ind - rg NWGP range (84) forest (8) agric (7)
23 06326500 Powder River near Locate 13,189 int NWGP range (82) forest (12) agric (5)
24 06329500 Yellowstone River near Sidney 69,103 int NWGP range (65) forest (20) agric (10)

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