Idaho Water Science Center

Our Mission

Our Mission

We provide reliable, impartial scientific information to our local, state, tribal, and federal partners in four basic areas of research: surface water, groundwater, water quality, and water use and availability.

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Featured Study

Featured Study

Mercury Cycling in the Hells Canyon Complex of Reservoirs

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News

Idaho Hydrologic Update, January 2018
January 8, 2018

January 2018 issue of the Idaho Hydrologic Update from the USGS Idaho Water Science Center

Idaho Hydrologic Update, December 2017
December 12, 2017

December 2017 issue of the Idaho Hydrologic Update from the USGS Idaho Water Science Center

Idaho Hydrylogic Update, November 2017
November 21, 2017

November 2017 issue of the Idaho Hydrologic Update from the USGS Idaho Water Science Center

Publications

Year Published: 2018

Year-round presence of neonicotinoid insecticides in tributaries to the Great Lakes, USA

To better characterize the transport of neonicotinoid insecticides to the world's largest freshwater ecosystem, monthly samples (October 2015–September 2016) were collected from 10 major tributaries to the Great Lakes, USA. For the monthly tributary samples, neonicotinoids were detected in every month sampled and five of the six target...

Hladik, Michelle; Corsi, Steven; Kolpin, Dana W.; Baldwin, Austin K.; Blackwell, Brett R.; Cavallin, Jenna E.
Hladik, M.L., Corsi, S.R., Kolpin, D.W., Baldwin, A.K., Blackwell, B.R., Cavallin, J.E., 2018, Perennial presence of neonicotinoid insecticides in tributaries to The Great Lakes, USA, Env. Pollut.

Year Published: 2018

Updated procedures for using drill cores and cuttings at the Lithologic Core Storage Library, Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho

In 1990, the U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Energy Idaho Operations Office, established the Lithologic Core Storage Library at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL). The facility was established to consolidate, catalog, and permanently store nonradioactive drill cores and cuttings from subsurface investigations...

Hodges, Mary K.V.; Davis, Linda C.; Bartholomay, Roy C.
Hodges, M.K.V., Davis, L.C., and Bartholomay, R.C., 2018, Updated procedures for using drill cores and cuttings at the Lithologic Core Storage Library, Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2018-1001 (DOE/ID-22244), 48 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20181001.

Year Published: 2017

Correlation between basalt flows and radiochemical and chemical constituents in selected wells in the southwestern part of the Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho

Wastewater discharged to wells and ponds and wastes buried in shallow pits and trenches at facilities at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) have contributed contaminants to the eastern Snake River Plain (ESRP) aquifer in the southwestern part of the INL. This report describes the correlation between subsurface stratigraphy in the southwestern...

Bartholomay, Roy C.; Hodges, Mary K. V.; Champion, Duane E.
Bartholomay, R.C., Hodges, M.K.V., and Champion, D.E., 2017, Correlation between basalt flows and radiochemical and chemical constituents in selected wells in the southwestern part of the Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2017–5148 (DOE/ID-22245), 39 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20175148.