Due to a lapse in appropriations, the majority of USGS websites may not be up to date and may not reflect current conditions. Websites displaying real-time data, such as Earthquake and Water and information needed for public health and safety will be updated with limited support. Additionally, USGS will not be able to respond to inquiries until appropriations are enacted.  For more information, please see www.doi.gov/shutdown

Idaho Water Science Center


The U.S. Geological Survey provides a wide array of educational resources for teachers and students of earth science. We also share our science through community outreach activities. For more information, please contact our Public Information Officer, Tim Merrick, at 208-387-1305.