Science for Informed Decisions: Our Capabilities

Quick Facts
• Offices in Boise, Post Falls, Idaho Falls, and the Idaho National Laboratory
• Statewide network of more than 200 real-time streamgages, many providing more than 100 years of water data
• More than 400 active groundwater monitoring sites, including 4 real-time water-level sites
• More than 30 sites providing real-time water-quality data

Surface Water

  • Streamgaging
  • Precipitation gaging
  • Drought monitoring
  • Flood inundation mapping
  • Groundwater interaction
  • Bathymetric mapping
  • Underwater videography
  • Hydraulic modeling
  • Watershed modeling

Groundwater

  • Water-level monitoring
  • Aquifer characterization
  • Flow modeling
  • Solute-transport modeling
  • Surface water interaction
  • Recharge estimation
  • Drilling and coring
  • Geophysical and video logging

Water Quality

  • Continuous monitoring
  • Harmful algal blooms
  • Microplastics and other emerging contaminants
  • Stormwater
  • Trend analysis
  • Sediment transport
  • Mine drainage
  • Geochemical modeling

Water Availability and Use

  • Remote sensing
  • Evapotranspiration
  • Consumptive use
  • Water budgets
  • Age dating
  • Water-use estimation by county, state, and tribal areas