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: 1997

Water resources of Bannock Creek basin, southeastern Idaho

The potential for development of water resources in the Bannock Creek Basin is limited by water supply. Bannock Creek Basin covers 475 square miles in southeastern Idaho. Shoshone-Bannock tribal lands on the Fort Hall Indian Reservation occupy the northern part of the basin; the remainder of the basin is privately owned. Only a small amount of...

Spinazola, Joseph M.; Higgs, B.D.
Water resources of Bannock Creek basin, southeastern Idaho; 1997; WRI; 97-4231; Spinazola, Joseph M.; Higgs, B. D.

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Nitrate (NO2+NO3-N) in ground water of the Upper Snake River basin, Idaho and western Wyoming, 1991-95

Factors related to contamination of ground water by dissolved nitrite plus nitrate as nitrogen (NO2+NO3-N) in parts of the upper Snake River Basin were evaluated at regional and local scales. Regional-scale relations between NO2+NO3-N concentrations and depth to first-encountered ground water, land use, precipitation, and soils were evaluated...

Rupert, Michael G.
Nitrate (NO2+NO3-N) in ground water of the Upper Snake River basin, Idaho and western Wyoming, 1991-95; 1997; WRI; 97-4174; Rupert, Michael G.

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Eutrophication potential of Payette Lake, Idaho

Payette Lake was studied during water years 1995-96 to determine the 20.5-square-kilometer lake's assimilative capacity for nutrients and, thus, its eutrophication potential. The study included quantification of hydrologic and nutrient budgets, characterization of water quality in the limnetic and littoral zones, development of an empirical...

Woods, Paul F.
Eutrophication potential of Payette Lake, Idaho; 1997; WRI; 97-4145; Woods, Paul F.

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Trace-element concentrations and transport in the Coeur d'Alene river, Idaho, water years 1993-94

for almost a century, the U.S. Geological Survey has collected hydrologic data at a network of stream-gaging stations throughout the Coeur d'Alene Lake and River drainage basin. Since 1990, extensive water-quality data have been collected for a comprehensive study of potential eutrophication of Coeur d'Alene Lake and for assessment of the...

Beckwith, Michael A.; Woods, Paul F.; Berenbrock, Charles
Trace-element concentrations and transport in the Coeur d'Alene river, Idaho, water years 1993-94; 1997; OFR; 97-398; Beckwith, Michael A.; Woods, Paul F.; Berenbrock, Charles

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Assessment of nutrients, suspended sediment, and pesticides in surface water of the upper Snake River basin, Idaho and western Wyoming, water years 1991-95

A water-quality investigation of the upper Snake River Basin began in 1991 as part of the U.S. Geological Survey's National Water- Quality Assessment Program. As part of the investigation, intensive monitoring was conducted during water years 1993 through 1995 to assess surface-water quality in the basin. Sampling and analysis focused on...

Clark, Gregory M.
Assessment of nutrients, suspended sediment, and pesticides in surface water of the upper Snake River basin, Idaho and western Wyoming, water years 1991-95; 1997; WRI; 97-4020; Clark, Gregory M.

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Activities of the National Water-Quality Assessment Program in the upper Snake River Basin, Idaho and western Wyoming, 1991-2001

In 1991, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) began a full-scale National Water-Quality Assessment (NAWQA) Program. The long-term goals of the NAWQA Program are to describe the status and trends in the water quality of a large part of the Nation's rivers and aquifers and to improve understanding of the primary natural and human factors that affect...

Low, Walton H.
Activities of the National Water-Quality Assessment Program in the upper Snake River Basin, Idaho and western Wyoming, 1991-2001; 1997; FS; 198-96; Low, Walton H.

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Year Published: 1996

Selected well and ground-water chemistry data for the Boise River Valley, southwestern Idaho, 1990-95

Water samples were collected from 903 wells in the Boise River Valley, Idaho, from January 1990 through December 1995. Selected well information and analyses of 1,357 water samples are presented. Analyses include physical properties ad concentrations of nutrients, bacteria, major ions, selected trace elements, radon-222, volatile organic compounds...

Parliman, D.J.; Boyle, Linda; Nicholls, Sabrina
Selected well and ground-water chemistry data for the Boise River Valley, southwestern Idaho, 1990-95; 1996; OFR; 96-246; Parliman, D. J.; Boyle, Linda; Nicholls, Sabrina

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Major sources of nitrogen input and loss in the upper Snake River basin, Idaho and western Wyoming, 1990

Total nitrogen input and loss from cattle manure, fertilizer, legume crops, precipitation, and domestic septic systems in the upper Snake River Basin, Idaho and western Wyoming, were estimated by county for water year 1990. The purpose of these estimations was to rank input of nitrogen by source, determine the amount of total nitrogen...

Rupert, Michael
Major sources of nitrogen input and loss in the upper Snake River basin, Idaho and western Wyoming, 1990; 1996; WRI; 96-4008; Rupert, Michael

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Quality-assurance plan for water-resources activities of the U.S. Geological Survey in Idaho

To ensure continued confidence in its products, the Water Resources Division of the U.S. Geological Survey implemented a policy that all its scientific work be performed in accordance with a centrally managed quality-assurance program. This report establishes and documents a formal policy for current (1995) quality assurance within the Idaho...

Packard, F.A.
Quality-assurance plan for water-resources activities of the U.S. Geological Survey in Idaho; 1996; OFR; 95-755; Packard, F. A.

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Selected geohydrologic data from a regional aquifer-system analysis of the Northern Rocky Mountains intermontane basins in Idaho

The U.S. Geological Survey began a regional aquifer-system analysis of the Northern Rocky Mountains of northern and central Idaho and western Montana in 1990. The analysis helped establish a regional framework of information for aquifers in about 70 ntermontane basins in an area of 80,000 square miles. In many areas, ground water is the only...

Stone, M.A.; Parliman, D.J.; Schaefer, J.L.
Selected geohydrologic data from a regional aquifer-system analysis of the Northern Rocky Mountains intermontane basins in Idaho; 1996; OFR; 96-207; Stone, M. A.; Parliman, D. J.; Schaefer, J. L.

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Summary of the Snake River plain Regional Aquifer-System Analysis in Idaho and eastern Oregon

Regional aquifers underlying the 15,600-square-mile Snake River Plain in southern Idaho and eastern Oregon was studied as part of the U.S. Geological Survey's Regional Aquifer-System Analysis program. The largest and most productive aquifers in the Snake River Plain are composed of Quaternary basalt of the Snake River Group, which underlies most...

Lindholm, G.F.
Summary of the Snake River plain Regional Aquifer-System Analysis in Idaho and eastern Oregon; 1996; PP; 1408-A; Lindholm, G. F.

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Statistical summaries of streamflow data for selected gaging stations in Idaho and adjacent states through September 1990, Volume 1: Gaging stations with 10 or more years of record

This volume presents statistical summaries of streamflow data for 257 gaging stations with 10 or more years of continuous record through September 1990. The gaging stations are located in Idaho and adjacent States. Volume 2 presents statistical summaries of streamflow data for 76 gaging stations with 5 to 9 years of continuous record, or with...

Kjelstrom, L.C.; Stone, M.A.J.; Harenberg, W.A.
Statistical summaries of streamflow data for selected gaging stations in Idaho and adjacent states through September 1990, Volume 1: Gaging stations with 10 or more years of record; 1996; WRI; 94-4069; Kjelstrom, L. C.; Stone, M. A. J.; Harenberg, W. A.