Our research and services at the Dissolved and Noble Gas Lab are based on the use of noble gases and anthropogenic tracers to determine groundwater recharge ages and recharge temperatures, cosmogenic surface dating, and aquitard permeability.
However, there are natural limits to this method because tritium decay and dispersion make it increasingly difficult to identify the bomb peak in groundwater.
Basic hydrologic data collection, processing, analysis, dissemination, and archiving are major parts of the Wyoming-Montana Water Science Center program.
Streamflow data, for example, are used for flood and water-supply forecasts, planning and design, river regulation, streamflow statistics, and research investigations.
The Water Science Center's mission is to collect, analyze and disseminate in an impartial manner the hydrologic data and information needed to wisely manage water resources for the people of the United States and the States of Wyoming and Montana.
Other offices include one Montana field office in Billings and two Wyoming field offices in Casper and Riverton. Billings Field Office 1728 Lampman Dr , Suite D Billings, MT 59102 Phone: (406) 656-1444 Casper Field Office 2020 Fairgrounds Road Suite 102, Plaza West Bldg Phone : (307) 261-5485 Fax : (307) 261-5487 Riverton Field Office 1225 Market Street Phone : (307) 856-3771 Fax : (307) 857-3165 We form partnerships with Federal, State, and local agencies, and other public organizations to ensure that our work is relevant and useful.