Idaho Water Science Center

Publications

The following is a list of our publications available from the USGS Publications Warehouse. If you cannot find what you are looking for, please contact our Public Information Officer, Tim Merrick, at trmerrick@usgs.gov or 208-387-1305.

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Year Published: 2003

Two-station comparison of peak flows to improve flood-frequency estimates for seven streamflow-gaging stations in the Salmon and Clearwater River Basins, Central Idaho

Improved flood-frequency estimates for short-term (10 or fewer years of record) streamflow-gaging stations were needed to support instream flow studies by the U.S. Forest Service, which are focused on quantifying water rights necessary to maintain or restore productive fish habitat. Because peak-flow data for short-term gaging stations can be...

Berenbrock, Charles
Two-station comparison of peak flows to improve flood-frequency estimates for seven streamflow-gaging stations in the Salmon and Clearwater River Basins, Central Idaho; 2003; WRI; 2003-4001; Berenbrock, Charles

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Summary of surface-water-quality data collected for the Northern Rockies Intermontane Basins National Water-Quality Assessment Program in the Clark Fork-Pend Oreille and Spokane River basins, Montana, Idaho, and Washington, water years 1999-2001

Water-quality samples were collected at 10 sites in the Clark Fork-Pend Oreille and Spokane River Basins in water years 1999 – 2001 as part of the Northern Rockies Intermontane Basins (NROK) National Water-Quality Assessment (NAWQA) Program. Sampling sites were located in varied environments ranging from small streams and rivers in forested,...

Beckwith, Michael A.
Summary of surface-water-quality data collected for the Northern Rockies Intermontane Basins National Water-Quality Assessment Program in the Clark Fork-Pend Oreille and Spokane River basins, Montana, Idaho, and Washington, water years 1999-2001; 2003; OFR; 2002-472; Beckwith, Michael A.

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Estimating the magnitude of peak flows at selected recurrence intervals for streams in Idaho

Methods for estimating magnitudes of peak flows at various recurrence intervals, needed for highway-structure and water-control design and planning, were developed for gaged and ungaged sites on streams throughout Idaho. Recurrence intervals of 2, 5, 10, 25, 50, 100, 200, and 500 years were selected for analysis of peak flows. For gaged sites in...

Berenbrock, Charles
Estimating the magnitude of peak flows at selected recurrence intervals for streams in Idaho; 2002; WRI; 2002-4170; Berenbrock, Charles

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Selected trace-element and synthetic-organic compound data for streambed sediment from the Clark Fork-Pend Oreille and Spokane River basins, Montana, Idaho, and Washington, 1998

Streambed-sediment samples were collected at 22 sites during the summer of 1998 as part of the U.S. Geological Survey National Water-Quality Assessment Program. Sampling sites in the Clark Fork-Pend Oreille and Spokane River basins represented a wide range of environmental conditions including pristine mountain streams and large rivers affected by...

Beckwith, Michael A.
Selected trace-element and synthetic-organic compound data for streambed sediment from the Clark Fork-Pend Oreille and Spokane River basins, Montana, Idaho, and Washington, 1998; 2002; OFR; 2002-336; Beckwith, Michael A.

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A statistical model for estimating stream temperatures in the Salmon and Clearwater River basins, central Idaho

A water-quality standard for temperature is critical for the protection of threatened and endangered salmonids, which need cold, clean water to sustain life. The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality has established temperature standards to protect salmonids, yet little is known about the normal range of temperatures of most Idaho streams. A...

Donato, Mary M.
A statistical model for estimating stream temperatures in the Salmon and Clearwater River basins, central Idaho; 2002; WRI; 2002-4195; Donato, Mary M.

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Dissolved cadmium, zinc, and lead loads from ground-water seepage into the South Fork Coeur d'Alene River system, northern Idaho, 1999

The valley of the South Fork Coeur d’Alene River and some of its tributaries have been heavily impacted by the dispersion of metal-enriched materials from the Coeur d’Alene mining district since 1884. The valley floor, including the unconsolidated valley-fill/flood-plain aquifers, is a major holding area for mine tailings. The U.S. Geological...

Barton, Gary J.
Dissolved cadmium, zinc, and lead loads from ground-water seepage into the South Fork Coeur d'Alene River system, northern Idaho, 1999; 2002; WRI; 2001-4274; Barton, Gary J.

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Analysis of nitrate (NO3-N) concentration trends in 25 ground-water-quality management areas, Idaho, 1961-2001

In Idaho, drinking-water supplies are pumped from relatively shallow ground-water zones where water quality has great potential for degradation by land- and water-use activities. One indicator of water quality, and one of the most widespread contaminants in Idaho ground water related to land and water uses, is dissolved nitrate. In December 2000,...

Parliman, D.J.
Analysis of nitrate (NO3-N) concentration trends in 25 ground-water-quality management areas, Idaho, 1961-2001; 2002; WRI; 2002-4056; Parliman, D. J.

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Three-dimensional measurements of flow in uncased wells completed in basalt, Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, March 2000

Several ground-water monitoring wells on the Mountain Home Air Force Base in southwestern Idaho were constructed in February 2000 to replace existing monitoring wells that became ineffective as a result of declining water levels. Upon completion of the replacement wells, borehole geophysical logs were collected, including natural gamma radiation,...

Newhouse, M.W.; Hanson, R.T.
Three-dimensional measurements of flow in uncased wells completed in basalt, Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, March 2000; 2002; WRI; 2001-4259; Newhouse, M. W.; Hanson, R. T.

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Fish assemblages and environmental variables associated with hard-rock mining in the Coeur d'Alene River basin, Idaho

As part of the U.S. Geological Survey's National Water Quality Assessment Program, fish assemblages, environmental variables, and associated mine densities were evaluated at 18 test and reference sites during the summer of 2000 in the Coeur d'Alene and St. Regis river basins in Idaho and Montana. Multimetric and multivariate analyses were used to...

Maret, Terry R.; MacCoy, Dorene E.
Fish assemblages and environmental variables associated with hard-rock mining in the Coeur d'Alene River basin, Idaho; 2002; Article; Journal; Transactions of the American Fisheries Society; Maret, Terry R.; MacCoy, Dorene E.

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Soil analyses for 1,3-dichloropropene (1,3-DCP), sodium n-methyldithiocarbamate (metam-sodium), and their degradation products near Fort Hall Idaho, September 1999 through March 2000

Between September 1999 and March 2000, soil samples from the Fort Hall, Idaho, area were analyzed for two soil fumigants, 1,3-dichloropropene (1,3-DCP) and sodium n-methyldithiocarbamate (metam-sodium), and their degradation products. Ground water is the only source of drinking water at Fort Hall, and the purpose of the investigation was to...

Parliman, D.J.
Soil analyses for 1,3-dichloropropene (1,3-DCP), sodium n-methyldithiocarbamate (metam-sodium), and their degradation products near Fort Hall Idaho, September 1999 through March 2000; 2001; WRI; 2001-4052; Parliman, D. J.

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Estimating monthly and annual streamflow statistics at ungaged sites in Idaho

Updated monthly and annual streamflow information for the many ungaged streams throughout Idaho is needed to assist planners and managers with issues regarding fish and wildlife, water rights, and other land and water uses. To provide this information, the U.S. Geological Survey used a multiple-regression analysis to develop equations for...

Hortness, Jon E.; Berenbrock, Charles
Estimating monthly and annual streamflow statistics at ungaged sites in Idaho; 2001; WRI; 2001-4093; Hortness, Jon E.; Berenbrock, Charles

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PCBs in tissue of fish from the Spokane River, Washington, 1999

Several studies over the past 6 years have indicated that elevated concentrations of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in the Spokane River, Washington, are a potential hazard to human and aquatic health. To help address these concerns, fish were collected from the Spokane River in 1999 and analyzed for PCBs for a cooperative study by the U.S....

MacCoy, Dorene E.
PCBs in tissue of fish from the Spokane River, Washington, 1999; 2001; FS; 067-01; MacCoy, Dorene E.