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: 2000

Nitrate concentrations in ground water in the Henrys Fork Basin, eastern Idaho

In 1998 and 1999, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) completed comprehensive studies of nitrate concentrations in ground water in the Henrys Fork Basin in eastern Idaho (fig. 1A). These studies were done in cooperation with the following agencies or groups: Idaho Division of Environmental Quality (DEQ), District 7 Health Department, Idaho...

Parliman, D.J.
Nitrate concentrations in ground water in the Henrys Fork Basin, eastern Idaho; 2000; FS; 029-00; Parliman, D. J.

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Transport of suspended and bedload sediment at eight stations in the Coeur d'Alene River basin, Idaho

The Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Study conducted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency within the Spokane River Basin of northern Idaho and eastern Washington included extensive data-collection activities to determine the nature and extent of trace-element contamination within the basin. As part of the investigation, the U.S....

Clark, Greg M.; Woods, Paul F.
Transport of suspended and bedload sediment at eight stations in the Coeur d'Alene River basin, Idaho; 2000; OFR; 2000-472; Clark, Greg M.; Woods, Paul F.

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Concentrations of selected trace elements in fish tissue and streambed sediment in the Clark Fork-Pend Oreille and Spokane River basins, Washington, Idaho, and Montana, 1998

Fish tissue and bed sediment samples were collected from 16 stream sites in the Northern Rockies Intermontane Basins study area in 1998 as part of the U.S. Geological Survey National Water-Quality Assessment Program. Bed sediment samples were analyzed for 45 trace elements, and fish livers and sportfish fillets were analyzed for 22 elements to...

Maret, Terry R.; Skinner, K.D.
Concentrations of selected trace elements in fish tissue and streambed sediment in the Clark Fork-Pend Oreille and Spokane River basins, Washington, Idaho, and Montana, 1998; 2000; WRI; 2000-4159; Maret, Terry R.; Skinner, K. D.

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Probability of detecting atrazine/desethyl-atrazine and elevated concentrations of nitrate plus nitrate as nitrogen in ground water in the Idaho part of the western Snake River Plain

As ground water continues to provide an ever-growing proportion of Idaho?s drinking water, concerns about the quality of that resource are increasing. Pesticides (most commonly, atrazine/desethyl-atrazine, hereafter referred to as atrazine) and nitrite plus nitrate as nitrogen (hereafter referred to as nitrate) have been detected in many aquifers...

Donato, Mary M.
Probability of detecting atrazine/desethyl-atrazine and elevated concentrations of nitrate plus nitrate as nitrogen in ground water in the Idaho part of the western Snake River Plain; 2000; WRI; 2000-4163; Donato, Mary M.

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Global ice-core research: Understanding and applying environmental records of the past

One way to study Earth’s past environmental conditions is to look at ice cores recovered from glaciers. Every year a layer of snow accumulates on glaciers, like a page in a history book, and eventually turns to ice. Like reading the pages of a history book, analyzing the layers in a glacial ice core for specific chemical and physical components is...

Cecil, L. DeWayne; Green, Jaromy R.; Naftz, David L.
Global ice-core research: Understanding and applying environmental records of the past; 2000; FS; 003-00; Cecil, L. DeWayne; Green, Jaromy R.; Naftz, David L.

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Year Published: 1999

Improvements to the DRASTIC ground-water vulnerability mapping method

Ground-water vulnerability maps are designed to show areas of greatest potential for ground-water contamination on the basis of hydrogeologic and anthropogenic (human) factors. The maps are developed by using computer mapping hardware and software called a geographic information system (GIS) to combine data layers such as land use, soils, and...

Rupert, Michael G.
Improvements to the DRASTIC ground-water vulnerability mapping method; 1999; FS; 066-99; Rupert, Michael G.

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Biological assessment of the lower Boise River, October 1995 through January 1998, Ada and Canyon Counties, Idaho

The lower Boise River, between Lucky Peak Dam and the mouth of the river near Parma, Idaho, is adversely affected by various land- and water-use activities. To assess the biotic integrity of the river and the effects of environmental perturbations on aquatic community structure, and to provide a baseline from which to identify future changes in...

Mullins, William H.
Biological assessment of the lower Boise River, October 1995 through January 1998, Ada and Canyon Counties, Idaho; 1999; WRI; 99-4178; Mullins, William H.

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Streamflow gains and losses in the lower Boise River basin, Idaho, 1996-97

Information on streamflow gains and losses in the lower Boise River Basin is needed by the Idaho Department of Water Resources to determine recharge to and discharge from the ground- water system. A method was developed to select canal and creek reaches such that a minimum of two reaches were measured in each of 12 different areas that share...

Berenbrock, Charles
Streamflow gains and losses in the lower Boise River basin, Idaho, 1996-97; 1999; WRI; 99-4105; Berenbrock, Charles

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Methods to determine pumped irrigation-water withdrawals from the Snake River between Upper Salmon Falls and Swan Falls Dams, Idaho, using electrical power data, 1990-95

Pumped withdrawals compose most of the irrigation-water diversions from the Snake River between Upper Salmon Falls and Swan Falls Dams in southwestern Idaho. Pumps at 32 sites along the reach lift water as high as 745 feet to irrigate croplands on plateaus north and south of the river. The number of pump sites at which withdrawals are being...

Maupin, Molly A.
Methods to determine pumped irrigation-water withdrawals from the Snake River between Upper Salmon Falls and Swan Falls Dams, Idaho, using electrical power data, 1990-95; 1999; WRI; 99-4175; Maupin, Molly A.

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Biotic integrity of the Boise River upstream and downstream from two municipal wastewater treatment facilities, Boise, Idaho, 1995-96

Aquatic biological communities were used to assess the biotic integrity of the Boise River upstream and downstream from the Lander Street and West Boise municipal wastewater treatment facilities (WTFs) in Boise, Idaho. Samples of epilithic periphyton, benthic macroinvertebrates, and fish were collected in late February and early March 1995, in...

Mullins, William H.
Biotic integrity of the Boise River upstream and downstream from two municipal wastewater treatment facilities, Boise, Idaho, 1995-96; 1999; WRI; 98-4123; Mullins, William H.

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Summary of information on synthetic organic compounds and trace elements in tissue of aquatic biota, Clark Fork-Pend Oreille and Spokane River basins, Montana, Idaho, and Washington, 1974-96

As part of the Northern Rockies Intermontane Basins study of the National Water-Quality Assessment Program, data collected between 1974 and 1996 were compiled to describe contaminants in tissue of riverine species. Tissue-contaminant data from 11 monitoring programs and studies representing 28 sites in the study area were summarized. Tissue-...

Maret, Terry R.; Dutton, DeAnn M.
Summary of information on synthetic organic compounds and trace elements in tissue of aquatic biota, Clark Fork-Pend Oreille and Spokane River basins, Montana, Idaho, and Washington, 1974-96; 1999; WRI; 98-4254; Maret, Terry R.; Dutton, DeAnn M.

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Stream channel cross sections for a reach of the Boise River in Ada County, Idaho

The Federal Emergency Management Agency produces maps of areas that are likely to be inundated during major floods, usually the 100-year, or 1-percent probability, flood. The maps, called Flood Insurance Rate Maps, are used to determine flood insurance rates for homes, businesses, or other structures located in flood-prone areas. State and local...

Hortness, Jon E.; Werner, Douglas C.
Stream channel cross sections for a reach of the Boise River in Ada County, Idaho; 1999; OFR; 99-211; Hortness, Jon E.; Werner, Douglas C.