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ORNL works with the University of Montana using underwater drones to monitor the health of Flathead Lake, the largest freshwater lake west of the Mississippi River.

Value of contracts awarded $331K
100% Percentage to small businesses
51 Publications authored with Montana institutions
ORNL User Facilities Users in Montana
Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility 1

ORNL’s user facilities offer a diverse set of tools for experiments across a range of fields, including biology, materials and energy sciences, physics, engineering, and chemistry. Learn more about ORNL’s user facilities. Data reflects fiscal year 2020 except for scientific publications, which covers 2016–2020. Partner stories reflect work conducted from 2016 to present.


ORNL is working with the University of Montana’s Flathead Lake Biological Station using underwater drones to measure and monitor the aquatic health of the largest freshwater lake west of the Mississippi River.


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