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: 1982

Compilation of ground-water quality data for selected wells in Elmore, Owyhee, Ada, and Canyon counties, Idaho, 1945 through 1982

Well-inventory and groundwater-quality data for 665 sites with a total of 1,318 chemical analyses were compiled from Elmore, Owyhee, Ada, and Canyon Counties. Data are sorted by water temperature (less than 20 degrees Celsius is considered nonthermal; 20 degrees Celcius or greater is considered thermal) to facilitate their use.

Parliman, D.J.
Compilation of ground-water quality data for selected wells in Elmore, Owyhee, Ada, and Canyon counties, Idaho, 1945 through 1982; 1982; OFR; 83-39; Parliman, D. J.

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Year Published: 1982

Effects of volcanic ash on the benthic environment of a mountain stream, northern Idaho

The May 18, 1980, eruption of Mount St. Helens deposited about 15 millimeters of volcanic ash on the Big Creek basin in northern Idaho. Much of the uncompacted ash remained on hillsides a year after the eruption. Physical and chemical analyses of water samples from Big Creek collected from December 1980 to December 1981 showed no anomalies...

Frenzel, S.A.
Effects of volcanic ash on the benthic environment of a mountain stream, northern Idaho; 1982; WRI; 82-4106; Frenzel, S. A.

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Year Published: 1982

Quality assurance practices for the chemical and biological analyses of water and fluvial sediments

This chapter contains practices used by the U.S. Geological Survey to assure the quality of analytical data for water, fluvial sediment, and aquatic organisms. These practices are directed primarily toward personnel making water quality measurements. Some detail specific quality control techniques, others document quality assurance procedures...

Friedman, Linda C.; Erdmann, David E.
Quality assurance practices for the chemical and biological analyses of water and fluvial sediments; 1982; TWRI; 05-A6; Friedman, Linda C.; Erdmann, David E.

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Year Published: 1981

Geologic factors pertinent to the proposed A. J. Wiley Hydroelectric Project No. 2845, Bliss, Idaho

The A.J. Wiley Hydroelectric Project is a proposal by the Idaho Power Company to develop hydroelectricity near Bliss, Idaho, by building a dam on the Snake River (fig. 1). The proposed dam would impound a narrow reservoir as deep as 85 feet in a free-flowing reach of the river that extends from the upper reach of water impounded by the Bliss Dam...

Malde, Harold E.
Geologic factors pertinent to the proposed A. J. Wiley Hydroelectric Project No. 2845, Bliss, Idaho; 1981; OFR; 81-569; Malde, Harold E.

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Year Published: 1981

Radionuclide concentrations in streams in the upper Blackfoot River basin, southeastern Idaho

Data on radionuclide concentrations in water and sediment material in the phosphate-mining area of the upper Blackfoot River basin were collected from May to October 1979. Maximum measured uranium and radium-226 concentrations dissolved in water were 3.7 micrograms per liter and 1.8 picocuries per liter , respectively. Maximum measured uranium and...

Low, Walton H.
Radionuclide concentrations in streams in the upper Blackfoot River basin, southeastern Idaho; 1981; OFR; 81-142; Low, Walton H.

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Year Published: 1980

Sediment transport in the Snake and Clearwater rivers in the vicinity of Lewiston, Idaho

During the period 1972-79, the bedload in the Clearwater River ranged from about 50,000 tons (45,000 metric tons) per year in 1972 and 1974 to about 1,000 tons (910 metric tons) per year in the drought years of 1973 and 1977. Suspended-sediment load at the same location ranged from about 1,000,000 tons (910,000 metric tons) per year to about 50,...

Jones, Michael L.; Seitz, Harold R.
Sediment transport in the Snake and Clearwater rivers in the vicinity of Lewiston, Idaho; 1980; OFR; 80-690; Jones, Michael L.; Seitz, Harold R.

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Year Published: 1980

Surface-water data for Idaho, 1971-75

Surface-water data collection began in Idaho in 1889 with the establishment of three gaging stations: Snake River at Eagle Rock (now Idaho Falls), Big Wood River near Hailey, and Bear River at Preston. Following passage of the National Reclamation Act of 1902, a notable increase in investigations of water resources began throughout the Western...

Cordes, S.C.
Surface-water data for Idaho, 1971-75; 1980; OFR; 80-2041; Cordes, S. C.

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Year Published: 1980

Winter water; the flooding at Boise, Idaho, January 11-12, 1979

On January 11 and 12, 1979, unseasonally warm temperatures and rain on several inches of snow lying on frozen ground caused widespread flooding in and around Boise, Idaho. Streams north of Boise crested on January 11, flooding neighborhoods in and adjacent to the mountain foothills. On January 12, streams south and west of the city reached their...

Harper, Robert William; Hubbard, E.F.
Winter water; the flooding at Boise, Idaho, January 11-12, 1979; 1980; OFR; 80-201; Harper, Robert William; Hubbard, E. F.

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Year Published: 1979

Chemical analyses of ground water related to geothermal investigations in the Teton River area, eastern Idaho

Water samples from 31 wells and springs in eastern Idaho and western Wyoming were collected to help evaluate the potential geothermal resources in the Teton River area. Water analyses included anions and cations, oxygen-18, deuterium, and several minor elements. Actual temperature of the thermal waters ranged from 23 to 49C. Estimated aquifer...

Crosthwaite, E.G.
Chemical analyses of ground water related to geothermal investigations in the Teton River area, eastern Idaho; 1979; OFR; 79-687; Crosthwaite, E. G.

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Year Published: 1979

Methods for determination of inorganic substances in water and fluvial sediments

Chapter Al of the manual contains methods used by the U.S. Geological Survey to collect, preserve, and analyze water samples for their content of dissolved minerals and gases. Among the topics discussed are selection of sampling sites, frequency of sampling, sampling equipment, sample preservation, laboratory equipment and instrumental techniques...

Skougstad, Marvin W.; Fishman, Marvin J.; Friedman, Linda C.; Erdmann, David E.; Duncan, Saundra S.
Methods for determination of inorganic substances in water and fluvial sediments; 1979; TWRI; 05-A1; Brown, Eugene; Skougstad, Marvin W.; Fishman, M. J.

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Year Published: 1978

Selected hydrologic data, Camas Prairie, south-central Idaho

This report presents data collected during a 1-year study of the water resources of Camas Prairie, Idaho. Included are records of wells, discharge measurements of streams, hydrographs of water levels in wells, water-quality data, and drillers ' logs of wells. The data are conveniently made available to supplement an interpretive report, which will...

Young, H.W.; Backsen, R.L.; Kenyon, K.S.
Selected hydrologic data, Camas Prairie, south-central Idaho; 1978; OFR; 78-500; Young, H. W.; Backsen, R. L.; Kenyon, K. S.

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Year Published: 1977

Methods for collection and analysis of aquatic biological and microbiological samples

Chapter A4 contains methods used by the U.S. Geological Survey to collect, preserve, and analyze waters to determine their biological and microbiological properties. Part 1 discusses biological sampling and sampling statistics. The statistical procedures are accompanied by examples. Part 2 consists of detailed descriptions of more than 45...

Greeson, Phillip E.; Ehlke, T.A.; Irwin, G.A.; Lium, B.W.; Slack, K.V.
Methods for collection and analysis of aquatic biological and microbiological samples; 1977; TWRI; 05-A4; edited by Greeson, Phillip E.; Ehlke, T. A.; Irwin, G. A.; Lium, B. W.; Slack, K. V.