Groundwater Response

Groundwater Response in the PRB


The WSGS has recently completed a study on groundwater recovery in the Powder River Basin, post coalbed natural gas development. Hydrologists found six of 11 monitoring wells have slowly begun refilling since 2008 when production declined.

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Transmition Line

2015 Energy Reports


Wyoming is one of the nation’s top energy producing states. External forces, however, such as energy markets, supply and demand, and regulations can affect the state’s production of oil and gas, coal, and uranium.

Read more in the WSGS annual energy report series…

Wyoming Geologic Map

Geologic Map of Wyoming

The WSGS has released the Geologic Map of Wyoming, an important visual tool displaying a variety of geologic features, from different kinds of rocks and faults to the state’s river basins and mountain ranges. The 1:500,000-scale wall map includes a separate legend sheet. The geologic map is a new and improved presentation of the original hand-scribed map created in 1985 by authors David Love and Ann Christiansen of the U.S. Geological Survey. Read more...

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Purchase the printed map... (click here to order).