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Image: Installing Rapid Deployment Streamgages on the Boise River
May 4, 2012

Installing Rapid Deployment Streamgages on the Boise River

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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Image: Kootenai River Habitat Restoration
November 29, 2011

Kootenai River Habitat Restoration

Constructed channel features and changes in the Phase 1A side channel restoration area of the Kootenai River near Bonners Ferry, Idaho. The Kootenai Tribe of Idaho is managing a large-scale, ecosystem-based river habitat restoration effort that will be implemented over a period of 10 to 15 years across a 55-mile reach of the Kootenai River in northern Idaho. The USGS is

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Image: Blackfoot River, Southeastern Idaho
October 11, 2011

Blackfoot River, Southeastern Idaho

Sceintists from the U.S. Geological Survey and the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality combined and analyzed data from two separate water-quality monitoring efforts in the upper Blackfoot River of southeastern Idaho. The river receives runoff from 12 phosphate mining opoerations, and waste rock material from mining is highly enriched in naturally occuring selenium.

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Image: Bedload Sediment Sampling, Kootenai River
June 8, 2010

Bedload Sediment Sampling, Kootenai River

USGS hydrologic technicians Ryan Smith and Rhonda Weakland collect a bedload sediment sample from the Kootenai River

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Image: Bedload Sampling, Kootenai River, Idaho
June 8, 2010

Bedload Sampling, Kootenai River, Idaho

USGS hydrologic technicians retrieve a bedload sample from the Kootenai River near Bonners Ferry, Idaho. The USGS compared the results of bedload and suspended sediment sampling with data collected from acoustic devices submerged in the river. The results were published in USGS Scientific Investigations Report 2015-5169.

Aerial view of red dye in the Kootenai River
September 30, 2008

Dye tracer study on the Kootenai River

Aerial view of a USGS dye tracer study done on the Kootenai River in Idaho.

Panorama of Hailey, Idaho
August 22, 2008

Panorama of Hailey, Idaho

Panoramic photograph of Hailey, Idaho, looking southeast from Carbonate Mountain. 

Image: Acoustic Doppler Velocity Meter
May 6, 2008

Acoustic Doppler Velocity Meter

An acoustic Doppler velocity meter mounted on a track for instream deployment. The USGS deployed devices similar to this on at three monitoring sites on northern Idaho's Kootenai River to estimate sediment concentrations in the spawning habitat of the endangered Kootenai River white sturgeon. Sediment monitoring is important to the ongoing habitat restoration efforts of

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Researcher collects particle size analysis samples
March 6, 2008

Researcher collects particle size analysis samples

Gary Barton (USGS) collects particle size analysis samples of the surface riverbed material of the Kootenai River about three miles upstream from Bonners Ferry, ID.

Particle size analysis of the surface riverbed material
December 31, 2004

Particle size analysis of the surface riverbed material

Gary Barton (USGS) and Jeff Laufle (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers) carried out a particle size analysis of the surface riverbed material on the right bank (facing downstream) of the Snake River about three miles below Ice Harbor Dam near Burbank, WA.

Image: Snake River at King Hill, ID

Snake River at King Hill, ID

Earlier this year, Congress provided $6 million in additional funding for the USGS National Streamflow Information Program (NSIP). This streamgage is one of 10 in Idaho now funded by NSIP.

Image: Core Samples

Core Samples

The INL Project Office staff uses specialized equipment to prepare, analyze, and store over 90,000 feet of core samples from the eastern Snake River Plain.