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NIWQP Project/Study Area—
Milk River Basin, Montana
LocationThe Milk River study area is centered around Bowdoin National Wildlife Refuge in northeastern Montana, about 7 miles east of the town of Malta. (Detail map pdf)
StatusResults from the studies for this Project indicate that irrigation drainage had relatively small concentrations of most constituents. Therefore, the NIWQP is no longer involved at this location.
Phases 2 and 3 DataChemical Data From Water:
ASCII - 5 KB .dat File or Microsoft Excel - 30 KB .xls File
ASCII - 6 KB .dat File or Microsoft Excel - 35 KB .xls File
ASCII - 11 KB .dat File or Microsoft Excel - 51 KB .xls File
ASCII - 3 KB .dat File or Microsoft Excel - 21 KB .xls File
DocumentsLambing, J.H., Jones, W.E. and Sutphin, J.W., 1988, Reconnaissance investigation of water quality, bottom sediment, and biota associated with irrigation drainage in the Bowdoin National Wildlife Refuge and adjacent areas of the Milk River Basin, northeastern Montana, 1986-87: U.S. Geological Survey Water Resources Investigations Report 87- 4243, 71 p.