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

Discharge measurement: Big Wood River at Hailey
May 24, 2018

Student Employment Opportunity: Idaho Falls Field Office

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

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: 2018

Compilation and analysis of multiple groundwater-quality datasets for Idaho

Groundwater is an important source of drinking and irrigation water throughout Idaho, and groundwater quality is monitored by various Federal, State, and local agencies. The historical, multi-agency records of groundwater quality include a valuable dataset that has yet to be compiled or analyzed on a statewide level. The purpose of this study is...

Hundt, Stephen A.; Hopkins, Candice B.
Hundt, S.A., and Hopkins, C.B., 2018, Compilation and analysis of multiple groundwater-quality datasets for Idaho: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2018-1079, 3 p., plus presentation, https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20181079.

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.