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Verifying Bridge Scour Sonar Accuracy
May 21, 2020

Verifying Bridge Scour Sonar Accuracy

Hydrologic technician Russ Miller navigates a remote-controlled acoustic Doppler current profiler into position to measure streeambed elevation at a highway bridge over the Payette River near Letha, Idaho. Technicians from the USGS Idaho Water Science Center used the ADCP measurements to verify the accuracy of two sonar devices installed on the bridge that transmit real-

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Study area map for Middle Snake River Macrophyte Habitat Suitability
January 24, 2020

Study area map for Middle Snake River Macrophyte Habitat Suitability

Map showing the study area for an investigation modeling the hydraulic and water-quality habitat suitability for macrophytes in the middle Snake River, south-central Idaho.

USGS hydrologic technicians install an echosounder on the bridge over the Payette River near Letha, Idaho
January 15, 2020

Installing echosounder on an Idaho bridge

Hydrologic technicians from the USGS Idaho Water Science Center, with an assist from the Idaho Transportation Department's under brdige inspection truck, install an echosounder on a bridge over the Payette River near Letha, Idaho. The device will be used to provide real-time monitoring of bridge scour and is one of three such devices the USGS Idaho Water Science Center is

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Measuring streamflow through ice
January 8, 2020

Measuring streamflow through ice

Hydrologic technician Ryan Moore measures streamflow through ice at USGS streamgage station 13131000, Antelope Creek near Darlington, Idaho.

Autumn, South Fork Coeur d'Alene River, Idaho
October 9, 2019

Autumn, South Fork Coeur d'Alene River, Idaho

U.S. Geological Survey hydrologic technician Mike Michelotti measures streamflow on the South Fork Coeur d'Alene River at Elizabeth Park near Kellogg, Idaho, October 9, 2019. The USGS operates streamgage station 12413210 in cooperation with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Boise River Watershed Watch, 2019
October 5, 2019

Boise River Watershed Watch, 2019

U.S. Geological Survey hydrologist Tyler King helps a citizen volunteer test a water sample for dissolved oxygen as part of the 2019 Watershed Watch in the lower Boise River watershed of southwestern Idaho. Watershed Watch is an annual citizen science event sponsored by the City of Boise. The USGS is an event co-sponsor. 

USGS hydrographer measuring streamflow on Warm Springs Creek, Idaho
December 19, 2018

USGS hydrographer measuring streamflow on Warm Springs Creek, Idaho

Justin McKoon, hydrologic technicians with the USGS Idaho Water Science Center, measures treamflow at USGS streamgage station 13124265, Warm Springs Creek below diversion near Mackay, Idaho.

Hiking into the Owyhee Canyonlands to install a crest stage gage
October 15, 2018

Hiking into the Owyhee Canyonlands to install a crest stage gage

Bureau of Land Management wilderness ranger Evan Worthington leads U.S. Geological Survey hydrographers John Carricaburu and Russ Miller over a canyon rim and down to Deep Creek to install a crest stage gage. USGS scientists will incorporte data from the gage into an evaluation of streamflow in the Owyhee Canyonlands. The BLM will use those analyses in their water rights

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USGS hydrologic technicians train Kootenai Tribe of Idaho staff
September 4, 2018

USGS hydrologic technicians train Kootenai Tribe of Idaho staff

USGS hydrologic technicians Keith Hein and Pete Elliott explain site selection and operation of USGS streamgages to staff members of the Kootenai Tribe of Idaho's Fish and Wildlife Department at streamgage station 12310100, Kootenai River at Tribal Hatchery near Bonners Ferry, Idaho. The training was part of the USGS TEchnical training in S

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Assessing bridge scour countermeasures
August 17, 2018

Assessing bridge scour countermeasures

USGS hydrologist Taylor Dudunake assesses the rip-rap countermeasure along the pier of the Iowa State Route 76 bridge over the Upper Iowa River near Dorchester, Iowa. The assessment was part of a nationwide study of bridge scour countermeasures the USGS conducted on behalf of the Federal Highway Administration. 

Collecting periphyton samples, Boise River, Idaho
June 14, 2018

Collecting periphyton samples, Boise River, Idaho

Hydrologist Lauren Zinsser collects a periphyton sample from the lower Boise River in southwestern Idaho