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Image: Time-Lapse of Measuring Streamflow
December 8, 2014

Time-Lapse of Measuring Streamflow

This time-lapse photo shows the process that U.S. Geological Survey hydrographers use to measure streamflow across the cross-section of a wadeable river. USGS hydrographers follow standard, documented techniques and methods to ensure high-qualtiy, reliable data.

Image: USGS 12395501 Auxiliary Streamgage for Pend Oreille River at Newport, WA
November 19, 2014

USGS 12395501 Auxiliary Streamgage for Pend Oreille River at Newport, WA

A misty morning at the auxiliary streamgage on the Pend Oreille River at Newport, WA.

Image: Boise Watershed Watch
October 10, 2014

Boise Watershed Watch

USGS hydrologic technicians Erin Murray (far left) and Russ Miller collect water-quality data from the Boise River with citizen volunteers as part of the 2014 Boise Watershed Watch. Watershed Watch is an annual community outreach effort of the City of Boise's WaterShed Environmental Education Center. The USGS is an annual event co-sponsor.

Image: Central Idaho Debris Flow
May 27, 2014

Central Idaho Debris Flow

During August 2013, the Beaver Creek wildfire burned more than 114,000 acres in south-central Idaho. Shortly after the fire was contained, heavy rainfall triggered numerous debris flows, including this one in Badger Gulch. USGS hydrologists Dave Evetts (left) and Jake Jacobson examine the debris flow while in the burn area to install precipitation gages. The gages will be

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Image: Norrth Fork Big Wood River, Idaho
May 4, 2014

Norrth Fork Big Wood River, Idaho

The Big Wood River flows through communities of the Wood River Valley of south-central Idaho. It is one of eight sites at which the USGS is conducting an ecological assessment during the summer of 2014. Study results will be published in 2015.

Image: Warm Springs Creek, Idaho
May 4, 2014

Warm Springs Creek, Idaho

Warm Springs Creek is a tributary of the Big Wood River in south-central Idaho. It is one of eight sites at which the USGS is conducting an ecological assessment during the summer of 2014. Study results will be published in 2015.

Image: Big Wood River, Idaho
May 4, 2014

Big Wood River, Idaho

The Big Wood River flows through communities of the Wood River Valley of south-central Idaho. It is one of eight sites at which the USGS is conducting an ecological assessment during the summer of 2014. Study results will be published in 2015.

Image: Preparing to Install Precipitation Gages
April 30, 2014

Preparing to Install Precipitation Gages

During August 2013, the Beaver Creek wildfire burned more than 114,000 acres near the south-central Idaho communities of Sun Valley, Ketchum, and Hailey. Partnering with Blaine County, the USGS installed a network of real-time precipitation gages in the burn area. Real-time information from the gages will help county residents and emergency managers stay alert to the

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Image: Installing Precipitation Gage
April 30, 2014

Installing Precipitation Gage

During August 2013, the Beaver Creek wildfire burned more than 114,000 acres near the south-central Idaho communities of Sun Valley, Ketchum, and Hailey. Partnering with Blaine County, the USGS installed a network of real-time precipitation gages in the burn area. Real-time information from the gages will help county residents and emergency managers stay alert to the

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Image: Testing Precipitation Gage
April 30, 2014

Testing Precipitation Gage

During August 2013, the Beaver Creek wildfire burned more than 114,000 acres near the south-central Idaho communities of Sun Valley, Ketchum, and Hailey. Partnering with Blaine County, the USGS installed a network of real-time precipitation gages in the burn area. Real-time information from the gages will help county residents and emergency managers stay alert to the

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Image: Precipitation Gage
April 30, 2014

Precipitation Gage

During August 2013, the Beaver Creek wildfire burned more than 114,000 acres near the south-central Idaho communities of Sun Valley, Ketchum, and Hailey. Partnering with Blaine County, the USGS installed a network of real-time precipitation gages in the burn area. Real-time information from the gages will help county residents and emergency managers stay alert to the

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Image: Beaver Creek Burn Area Precipitation Gage
April 29, 2014

Beaver Creek Burn Area Precipitation Gage

During August 2013, the Beaver Creek wildfire burned more than 114,000 acres near the south-central Idaho communities of Sun Valley, Ketchum, and Hailey. Partnering with Blaine County, the USGS installed a network of real-time precipitation gages in the burn area. Real-time information from the gages will help county residents and emergency managers stay alert to the

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