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: 1988

Water-quality data for the Boise River, Boise to Star, Idaho, January to March 1988

Physical and chemical data were collected at six sites and biological data were collected at five sites on the Boise River between Veterans Memorial Parkway in Boise and Star, Idaho, from January to March 1988. Data were collected to determine the effect of sewage effluent from two Boise wastewater treatment facilities on the water and biological...

Frenzel, S.A.; Hansen, T.F.
Water-quality data for the Boise River, Boise to Star, Idaho, January to March 1988; 1988; OFR; 88-474; Frenzel, S. A.; Hansen, T. F.

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Year Published: 1987

Hydrogeology and water quality of areas with persistent ground- water contamination near Blackfoot, Bingham County, Idaho

The Groveland-Collins area near Blackfoot, Idaho, has a history of either periodic or persistent localized groundwater contamination. Water users in the area report offensive smell, metallic taste, rust deposits, and bacteria in water supplies. During 1984 and 1985, data were collected to define regional and local geologic, hydrologic, and...

Parliman, D.J.
Hydrogeology and water quality of areas with persistent ground- water contamination near Blackfoot, Bingham County, Idaho; 1987; WRI; 87-4150; Parliman, D. J.

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Year Published: 1987

Selected water-quality data for the Burley irrigation district, south-central Idaho, March-April, 1987

This map report presents selected March-April 1987, water quality data, principally dissolved nitrite plus nitrate as nitrogen, and depth-to-water measurements for 118 wells in the Burley Irrigation District, south-central Idaho. Nitrogen concentrations ranged from 0.37 to 30 mg/L; the median concentration was 8.0 mg/L. Nitrogen concentrations in...

Young, H.W.; Parliman, D.J.; Jones, M.L.
Selected water-quality data for the Burley irrigation district, south-central Idaho, March-April, 1987; 1987; OFR; 87-240; Young, H. W.; Parliman, D. J.; Jones, M. L.

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Year Published: 1987

Water withdrawn for irrigation in 1980 on the Snake River Plain, Idaho and eastern Oregon

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Bigelow, B.B.; Goodell, S.A.; Newton, G.D.
Water withdrawn for irrigation in 1980 on the Snake River Plain, Idaho and eastern Oregon; 1987; HA; 690; Bigelow, B. B.; Goodell, S. A.; Newton, G. D.

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Year Published: 1986

Compilation of well and ground-water quality data, Groveland-Collins and surrounding areas near Blackfoot, Bingham County, Idaho

Well-construction, geologic, and water level data from 1978 to 1985 were compiled for 163 sites near Blackfoot, Idaho. Groundwater quality data were compiled for 51 sites for the period 1961-83 and for 54 sites for the period 1984-85. Data were collected in support of the hydrologic and water quality components of the U.S. Geological Survey 's...

Parliman, D.J.
Compilation of well and ground-water quality data, Groveland-Collins and surrounding areas near Blackfoot, Bingham County, Idaho; 1986; OFR; 86-127; Parliman, D. J.

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Year Published: 1986

Irrigated acreage and other land uses on the Snake River Plain, Idaho and eastern Oregon

Prompted by the need for a current, accurate, and repeatable delineation of irrigated acreage on the Snake River Plain, the U.S. Geological Survey entered into a cooperative agreement with the Idaho Department of Water Resources Image Analysis Facility and the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation to delineate 1980 land use form Landsat data. Irrigated...

Lindholm, Gerald F.; Goodell, S.A.
Irrigated acreage and other land uses on the Snake River Plain, Idaho and eastern Oregon; 1986; HA; 691; Lindholm, Gerald F.; Goodell, S. A.

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Year Published: 1986

Quality of ground water in the Payette River basin, Idaho

As part of a study to obtain groundwater quality data in areas of Idaho were land- and water-resource development is expected to increase, water quality, geologic, and hydrologic data were collected for 74 wells in the Payette River basin, west-central Idaho, from July to October 1982. Historical (pre-1982) data from 13 wells were compiled with...

Parliman, D.J.
Quality of ground water in the Payette River basin, Idaho; 1986; WRI; 86-4013; Parliman, D. J.

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Year Published: 1986

An overview of environmental surveillance of waste management activities at the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory

The Idaho National Engineering Laboratory (INEL), in southeastern Idaho, is a principal center for nuclear energy development for the Department of Energy (DOE) and the U.S. Nuclear Navy. Fifty-two reactors have been built at the INEL, with 15 still operable. Extensive environmental surveillance is conducted at the INEL by DOE's Radiological...

Smith, T.H.; Chew, E.W.; Hedahl, T.G.; Mann, L.J.; Pointer, T.F.; Wiersma, G.B.
An overview of environmental surveillance of waste management activities at the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory; 1986; Conference publication; Conference publication; Proceedings for 1986 Waste Management Symposium; Smith, T.H.; Chew, E.W.; Hedahl, T.G.; Mann, L.J.; Pointer, T.F.; Wiersma, G.B.

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Year Published: 1985

Geochemistry and hydrology of thermal springs in the Idaho Batholith and adjacent areas, central Idaho

The occurrence of nature of thermal springs in the Idaho batholith and adjacent areas suggest a relation between structural controls and deeply circulating hot-water systems. Springs issuing from granitic rocks are associated mostly with major regional fault structures. Springs issuing from other rocks probably are related to local faulting....

Young, H.W.
Geochemistry and hydrology of thermal springs in the Idaho Batholith and adjacent areas, central Idaho; 1985; WRI; 85-4172; Young, H. W.

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Year Published: 1985

Results of geohydrologic test drilling in the eastern Snake River Plain, Gooding County, Idaho

A 1,123-foot test hole was core drilled near Wendell, Idaho, during 1981-82 as part of the Snake River Plain regional aquifer study. An upper basalt unit, an intermediate unconsolidated sedimentary rock unit, and a lower basalt unit were penetrated by the test hole. Drilling verified that the upper several hundred feet of high-resistivity material...

Whitehead, R.L.; Lindholm, G.F.
Results of geohydrologic test drilling in the eastern Snake River Plain, Gooding County, Idaho; 1985; WRI; 84-4294; Whitehead, R. L.; Lindholm, G. F.

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Year Published: 1984

Evaluation of hydrologic processes affecting soil movement in the Hagerman fauna area, Hagerman, Idaho

The Hagerman fauna area on the western slope of the Snake River canyon in south-central Idaho is one of the most important locations of upper Pliocene fossils in the world. The fossil beds are distributed vertically through a 500-foot stratigraphic section of the Glenns Ferry Formation. Accelerated soil movement caused by surface-water runoff from...

Young, H.W.
Evaluation of hydrologic processes affecting soil movement in the Hagerman fauna area, Hagerman, Idaho; 1984; WRI; 84-4137; Young, H. W.

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Year Published: 1984

Ground-water-level trends in Idaho, 1971-82

Water-level trends, net water-level changes, and major causes governing these water-level fluctuations are presented for 366 wells in the Idaho statewide observation-well network. Water-level trends were determined for 293 wells. Downward trends in 176 of these wells ranged from less than 1 foot per year to a maximum of 7 feet per year; upward...

Young, H.W.; Norvitch, R.F.
Ground-water-level trends in Idaho, 1971-82; 1984; WRI; 83-4245; Young, H. W.; Norvitch, R. F.