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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.

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

Measuring Boise River Streamflow with an ADCP

A U.S. Geological Survey hydrologic technician wades into the Boise River with an acoustic Doppler current profiler to measure streamflow in the river at Boise's Veterans Memorial Park, August 21, 2012, as part of a study of phosphorus mass balance.

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.

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

Measuring Boise River Streamflow with an ADCP

U.S. Geological Survey hydrologic technicians prepare to 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.

Image: Multiparameter Display and Data Sheet
August 20, 2012

Multiparameter Display and Data Sheet

USGS scientists used this multiparameter display system attached to a water-quality sonde and the accompanying data sheet as they collected water-quality data from the lower Boise River near Veterans Memorial Parkway in Boise, ID. The data collected are being used to develop models of total phosphorus mass balance for the lower Boise River watershed that are scheduled for

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Image: Water-Quality Study in Historical Idaho Mining District
June 12, 2012

Water-Quality Study in Historical Idaho Mining District

The so-called Glory Hole on the East Fork of the South Fork Salmon River in the historical Stibnite Mining District of central Idaho. A USGS water-quality study found that the Glory Hole acts as a sediment trap, particularly at high streamflow.

Image: Installing Rapid Deployment Streamgage on Boise River near Parma, ID
May 4, 2012

Installing Rapid Deployment Streamgage on Boise River near Parma, ID

Beginning April 26, the Boise River of southwestern Idaho reached flood stage. The USGS responded by installing three rapid deployment streamgages on bridges near Eagle, Star, and Parma, Idaho to provide additional information to emergency response teams. In this photo USGS hydrologic technicians install a rapid deployment streamgage on the U.S. Highway 95 bridge near

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