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: 1998

Changes to Idaho's statewide surface-water quality monitoring program since 1995

In 1990, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), in cooperation with the Idaho Division of Environmental Quality (formerly Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, Division of Environmental Quality), implemented a statewide water- quality monitoring program in response to Idaho’s antidegradation policy as required by the Clean Water Act (CWA). The...

O'Dell, Ivalou; Maret, Terry R.; Moore, Susan E.
Changes to Idaho's statewide surface-water quality monitoring program since 1995; 1998; FS; 137-98; O'Dell, Ivalou; Maret, Terry R.; Moore, Susan E.

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Ground-water quality in northern Ada County, lower Boise River basin, Idaho, 1985-96

In October 1992, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), in cooperation with the Idaho Division of Environmental Quality, Boise Regional Office (IDEQ-BRO), began a comprehensive study of ground-water quality in the lower Boise River Basin. The study in northern Ada County has been completed, and this report presents selected results of investigations...

Parliman, D.J.; Spinazola, Joseph M.
Ground-water quality in northern Ada County, lower Boise River basin, Idaho, 1985-96; 1998; FS; 054-98; Parliman, D. J.; Spinazola, Joseph M.

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Surface-water/ground-water relations in the Lemhi River Basin, east-central Idaho

This report summarizes work carried out in cooperation with the Bureau of Reclamation to provide hydrologic information to help Federal, State, and local agencies meet the goals of the Lemhi River Model Watershed Project. The primary goal of the project is to maintain, enhance, and restore anadromous and resident fish habitat in the Lemhi River,...

Donato, Mary M.
Surface-water/ground-water relations in the Lemhi River Basin, east-central Idaho; 1998; WRI; 98-4185; Donato, Mary M.

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Preliminary water-surface elevations and boundary of the 100-year peak flow in the Big Lost River at the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory, Idaho

No abstract available.

Berenbrock, Charles; Kjelstrom, L.C.
Preliminary water-surface elevations and boundary of the 100-year peak flow in the Big Lost River at the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory, Idaho; 1998; WRI; 98-4065; Berenbrock, Charles; Kjelstrom, L. C.

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Water-quality conditions of the lower Boise River, Ada and Canyon Counties, Idaho, May 1994 through February 1997

Agricultural land and water use, wastewater treatment facility discharges, land development, road construction, urban runoff, confined-animal feeding operations, reservoir operations, and river channelization affect the water quality and biotic integrity of the lower Boise River between Lucky Peak Dam and the river's mouth at Parma, Idaho. During...

Mullins, William H.
Water-quality conditions of the lower Boise River, Ada and Canyon Counties, Idaho, May 1994 through February 1997; 1998; WRI; 98-4111; Mullins, William H.

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Organochlorine compounds and trace elements in fish tissue and bed sediments in the lower Snake River basin, Idaho and Oregon

Fish-tissue and bed-sediment samples were collected to determine the occurrence and distribution of organochlorine compounds and trace elements in the lower Snake River Basin. Whole-body composite samples of suckers and carp from seven sites were analyzed for organochlorine compounds; liver samples were analyzed for trace elements. Fillets from...

Clark, Gregory M.; Maret, Terry R.
Organochlorine compounds and trace elements in fish tissue and bed sediments in the lower Snake River basin, Idaho and Oregon; 1998; WRI; 98-4103; Clark, Gregory M.; Maret, Terry R.

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Water quality in the upper Snake River basin, Idaho and Wyoming, 1992-95

This report is intended to summarize major findings that emerged between 1992 and 1995 from the water-quality assessment of the Upper Snake River Basin Study Unit and to relate these findings to water-quality issues of regional and national concern. This information is primarily intended for those who are involved in water-resource management. Yet...

Clark, Gregory M.; Maret, T.R.; Rupert, M.G.; Maupin, M.A.; Low, W.H.; Ott, D.S.
Water quality in the upper Snake River basin, Idaho and Wyoming, 1992-95; 1998; CIR; 1160; Clark, Gregory M.; Maret, T. R.; Rupert, M. G.; Maupin, M. A.; Low, W. H.; Ott, D. S.

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Probability of detecting atrazine/desethyl-atrazine and elevated concentrations of nitrate (NO2+NO3-N) in ground water in the Idaho part of the upper Snake River basin

Draft Federal regulations may require that each State develop a State Pesticide Management Plan for the herbicides atrazine, alachlor, cyanazine, metolachlor, and simazine. This study developed maps that the Idaho State Department of Agriculture might use to predict the probability of detecting atrazine and desethyl-atrazine (a breakdown product...

Rupert, Michael G.
Probability of detecting atrazine/desethyl-atrazine and elevated concentrations of nitrate (NO2+NO3-N) in ground water in the Idaho part of the upper Snake River basin; 1998; WRI; 98-4203; Rupert, Michael G.

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Concepts for monitoring water quality in the Spokane River Basin, northern Idaho and eastern Washington

Numerous environmental studies have been conducted in the Spokane River Basin over the past several decades by government agencies, academic institutions, and environmental engineering firms. Most of these efforts have focused on the environmental effects of more than a century of silver, lead, and zinc mining and oreprocessing activities in the...

Beckwith, M.A.
Concepts for monitoring water quality in the Spokane River Basin, northern Idaho and eastern Washington; 1998; OFR; 98-534; Beckwith, M. A.

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Methods for estimating selected flow-duration and flood-frequency characteristics at ungaged sites in Central Idaho

Methods for estimating daily mean discharges for selected flow durations and flood discharge for selected recurrence intervals at ungaged sites in central Idaho were applied using data collected at streamflow-gaging stations in the area. The areal and seasonal variability of discharge from ungaged drainage basins may be described by estimating...

Kjelstrom, L.C.
Methods for estimating selected flow-duration and flood-frequency characteristics at ungaged sites in Central Idaho; 1998; WRI; 94-4120; Kjelstrom, L. C.

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Year Published: 1997

Agricultural land-use classification using landsat imagery data, and estimates of irrigation water use in Gooding, Jerome, Lincoln, and Minidoka counties, 1992 water year, Upper Snake River basin, Idaho and western Wyoming

As part of the U.S. Geological Survey's National Water-Quality Assessment Program in the upper Snake River Basin study unit, land- and water-use data were used to describe activities that have potential effects on water quality, including biological conditions, in the basin. Land-use maps and estimates of water use by irrigated agriculture...

Maupin, Molly A.
Agricultural land-use classification using landsat imagery data, and estimates of irrigation water use in Gooding, Jerome, Lincoln, and Minidoka counties, 1992 water year, Upper Snake River basin, Idaho and western Wyoming; 1997; WRI; 97-4115; Maupin, Molly A.

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Characteristics of fish assemblages and related environmental variables for streams of the upper Snake River basin, Idaho and western Wyoming, 1993-95

Fish assemblages and environmental variables were evaluated for 30 first- through seventh-order streams in the upper Snake River Basin, Idaho and western Wyoming. Data were collected as part of the National Water-Quality Assessment Program to characterize aquatic biota and associated habitats in surface water. Sampling sites represented...

Maret, Terry R.
Characteristics of fish assemblages and related environmental variables for streams of the upper Snake River basin, Idaho and western Wyoming, 1993-95; 1997; WRI; 97-4087; Maret, Terry R.