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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. 

USGS hydrologic technician collecting a water-quality sample
May 8, 2018

USGS hydrologic technician collecting a water-quality sample

U.S. Geological Survey student hydrologic technician Mike Michelotti collects a water-qaulity sample from the Coeur d'Alene River at Rose Lake, Idaho. USGS streamgage 12413810 can be seen in the background. The sample was collected as part of ongoing water-quality monitoring that the USGS conducts in the Coeur d'Alene River basin on behalf of the U.S. Environmental

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USGS hydrographer on cableway at USGS 12304500, Yaak River near Troy,
April 30, 2018

USGS hydrographer on cableway, USGS 12304500, Yaak River near Troy, MT

USGS hydrologic technician Kevin Kirlin on the cableway over the Yaak River near Troy, Montana

USGS streamgage station 13295000, Valley Creek at Stanley, Idaho
April 23, 2018

USGS streamgage station 13295000, Valley Creek at Stanley, Idaho

USGS streamgage station 13295000, Valley Creek at Stanley, Idaho

USGS hydrologic technicians collecting water-quality samples
March 16, 2018

USGS hydrologic technicians collecting water-quality samples

U.S. Geological Survey hydrologic technicians Kevin Kirlin (left) and Ryan Smith collect water-quality samples from the Coeur d'Alene River near Cataldo (USGS 12413500) as part of an ongoing monitoring program that the USGS conducts on behalf of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

USGS hydrologist measuring groundwater level in a well
November 1, 2017

USGS hydrologist measuring groundwater level in a well

After receiving permission from the homeowner, a U.S. Geological Survey hydrologist measures the water level in a well.