Fort Union Information
Wetland Category: Open Water
NWI Classification: PUBHhb
Latitude:   47.9944 Longitude:   -104.0307

Image Data
Date: 02/16/2008
Direction: West
State: North Dakota
Country: USA
Location: At Ft. Union National Historic Site, at the south edge of the confluence of the Missouri and Yellowstone rivers
Author(s): Larry Handley
Affiliation: USGS, Mid-Continent Geographic Science Center

Description: Palustrine water body. Less than 20 acres in size. Impounded by beaver dam in foreground. Water presence is considered to be permanent.
Conditions: Ponding on the floodplain of the Missouri River. Wetland scrub-shrub of small willow surround the water body. The water body occupies a swale between a river meander sand ridge and the bluff.

Disturbances: Beaver activity is evident from the constructed dam.