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Water withdrawn for irrigation in 1980 on the Snake River Plain, Idaho and eastern Oregon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Water withdrawn for irrigation in 1980 on the Snake River Plain, Idaho and eastern Oregon; 1987; HA; 690; Bigelow, B. B.; Goodell, S. A.; Newton, G. D.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

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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.