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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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Image: Water-Quality Study in Historical Idaho Mining District
April 23, 2014

Water-Quality Study in Historical Idaho Mining District

USGS Hydrologic Technician Alvin Sablan prepares to check USGS streamgage 13310850 on Meadow Creek in the historical Stibnite Mining District of central Idaho. Data from the streamgage were used in a USGS water-quality study in the area.

Image: Hydrologist Measuring Streamflow
April 10, 2014

Hydrologist Measuring Streamflow

USGS hydrologist Greg Clark measures streamflow on Government Gulch Creek, a tributarty to the Coeur d'Alene River in northern Idaho. Streamflow data collected are included in the Coeur d'Alene Basin Environmental Monitoring Program the USGS conducts in cooperation with the Environmental Protection Agency.

Image: USGS Hydrologic Technician Measuring Streamflow
March 25, 2014

USGS Hydrologic Technician Measuring Streamflow

A U.S. Geological Survey hydroloic technician measures streamflow in the Blackfoot River at the site of USGS streamgaging station 13063000, Blackfoot River above Blackfoot Reservoir near Henry, ID. Streamfow data collected at the streamgage and by manual measurements such as this were included in a selenium study conducted in cooperation with the Idaho Department of

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Image: Monitoring Mercury in Fish Tissue
March 9, 2014

Monitoring Mercury in Fish Tissue

USGS biologist Terry Maret holds a channel catfish samples as part of a mercury monitoring program conducted by the USGS and the City of Boise.

Image: Fish Sampling on the Lower Snake River
October 30, 2013

Fish Sampling on the Lower Snake River

USGS biologist Terry Maret (left) joins a colleague from Idaho Power Company for cooperative fish sampling on the lower Snake River near Murphy, ID. Fish tissue samples were collected from selected fish to analyze for the presence of mercury as part of a monitoring program the USGS is conducting in cooperation with the City of Boise.

Image: Radio-Tagging Bull Trout on the North Fork Boise River
September 18, 2013

Radio-Tagging Bull Trout on the North Fork Boise River

USGS biologist Terry Maret displays a bull trout (Salvelinus confluentus) that was radio-tagged as part of a USGS-Bureau of Reclamation study of bull trout migration in the upper Boise River basin. A weir used to capture fish is visible in the background. Bull trout are listed as a threatened species by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.