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Image: Aftermath of Beaver Creek Wildfire
September 3, 2013

Aftermath of Beaver Creek Wildfire

Turbidity of Big Wood River from Beaver Crk fire runoff near stream gage 13135500 Big Wood River nr Ketchum, ID

Image: Aftermath of Beaver Creek Wildfire
September 3, 2013

Aftermath of Beaver Creek Wildfire

Turbidity of Big Wood River from runoff of Beaver Crk fire near stream gage 13135500 Big Wood River nr Ketchum, ID

Image: Water-Quality Study in Historical Idaho Mining District
June 25, 2013

Water-Quality Study in Historical Idaho Mining District

USGS Hydrologic Technician Keith Hein carries water-quality samples past USGS streamgage 13311250 on the East Fork of the South Fork Salmon River. The samples were collected as part of a USGS water-quality study conducted in the historical Stibnite Mining District of central Idaho.

Image: Streamgage 13317000, Salmon River at White Bird, Idaho
May 10, 2013

Streamgage 13317000, Salmon River at White Bird, Idaho

U.S. Geological Survey hydrographer Doug Ott inspects the gagehouse at streamgage stations 13317000, Salmon River at White Bird, Idaho, May 10, 2013. The flow at the gage was approximately 40,000 cubic feet per second at the time of this photo.

Image: Coeur dAlene Basin Environmental Monitoring Program
April 16, 2013

Coeur dAlene Basin Environmental Monitoring Program

The South Fork Coeur d'Alene River near Kellogg, Idaho has been impacted by historical mining activites. Since 2004, the USGS, in cooperation with the Environmental Protection Agency, has maintained a water-quality monitoring program in the Coeur d'Alene and Spokane River basins of northern Idaho and eastern Washington.

Image: Total Phosphorus Mass Balance Models for the Lower Boise River
March 6, 2013

Total Phosphorus Mass Balance Models for the Lower Boise River

USGS hydrologic technician Alvin Sablan calibrates an acoustic Doppler current profiler before collecting a discharge measurement on the Boise River near Caldwell, Idaho. The discharge measurement and other data were used to develop total phosphorus mass balance models for the lower Boise River. The work was conducted in cooperation with the Idaho Department of

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Image: Treasure Valley Watershed Watch
October 27, 2012

Treasure Valley Watershed Watch

USGS biologist Dorene MacCoy helps citizen volunteers test a water-quality sample as part of the October 27 Watershed Watch citizen science event on the Boise River in Boise, ID.

Image: Treasure Valley Watershed Watch
October 27, 2012

Treasure Valley Watershed Watch

USGS biologist Dorene MacCoy helps citizen volunteers identify macroinvertebrates collected from the Boise River as part of the October 27 Watershed Watch citizen science event in Boise, ID.

Image: Treasure Valley Watershed Watch
October 27, 2012

Treasure Valley Watershed Watch

USGS biologist Dorene MacCoy and a group of citizen volunteers prepare to collect and record water-quality data as part of the October 27 Watershed Watch citizen science event on the Boise River in Boise, ID.

Image: Treasure Valley Watershed Watch
October 27, 2012

Treasure Valley Watershed Watch

USGS biologist Dorene MacCoy and a group of citizen volunteers collect and record water-quality data as part of the October 27 Watershed Watch citizen science event on the Boise River in Boise, ID.

Image: Treasure Valley Watershed Watch
October 27, 2012

Treasure Valley Watershed Watch

USGS biologist Dorene MacCoy helps a citizen volunteer record water-quality data as part of the October 27 Watershed Watch citizen science event on the Boise River in Boise, ID.

Image: Measuring Boise River Streamflow with an ADCP
August 21, 2012

Measuring Boise River Streamflow with an ADCP

U.S. Geological Survey hydrologic technicians use an acoustic Doppler current profiler to measure streamflow on the Boise River in Boise's Veterans Memorial Park as part of a study of phosphorus mass balance.