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

May 2018 Idaho Hydrologic Update
May 18, 2018

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

Idaho Hydrologic Update, April 2018
April 30, 2018

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

March 2018 Idaho Hydrologic Update
March 28, 2018

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

Publications

Year Published: 2018

Groundwater-quality data from the eastern Snake River Plain Aquifer, Jerome and Gooding Counties, south-central Idaho, 2017

Groundwater-quality samples and water-level data were collected from 36 wells in the Jerome/Gooding County area of the eastern Snake River Plain aquifer during June 2017. The wells included 30 wells sampled for the U.S. Geological Survey’s National Water-Quality Assessment project, plus an additional 6 wells were selected to increase spatial...

Skinner, Kenneth D.
Skinner, K.D., 2018, Groundwater-quality data from the eastern Snake River Plain aquifer, Jerome and Gooding Counties, south-central Idaho, 2017: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 1085, 20 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ds1085.

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.

Year Published: 2017

U.S. Geological Survey geohydrologic studies and monitoring at the Idaho National Laboratory, southeastern Idaho

BackgroundThe U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) geohydrologic studies and monitoring at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is an ongoing, long-term program. This program, which began in 1949, includes hydrologic monitoring networks and investigative studies that describe the effects of waste disposal on water contained in the eastern Snake River...

Bartholomay, Roy C.
Bartholomay, R.C., 2017, U.S. Geological Survey geohydrologic studies and monitoring at the Idaho National Laboratory, southeastern Idaho: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2017–3070, 4 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/fs20173070.