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.

Filter Total Items: 354
Year Published: 2016

Volcanic geology, hydrogeology, and geothermal potential of the eastern Snake River Plain

No abstract available.

Michael McCurry; Bartholomay, Roy C.; Hodges, Mary K. V.; Robert Podgorney
McCurry, Michael, Bartholomay, R.C., Hodges, M.K.V., and Podgorney, Robert, 2016, Volcanic geology, hydrogeology, and geothermal potential of the eastern Snake River Plain, in Phillips,W.M., and Moore, D.K., eds. Geology of the eastern Snake River Plain and surrounding highlands, Northwest Geology, The Journal of the Tobacco Root Geological Society 41st Annual Field Conference, v. 45, p. 125-154.

Year Published: 2016

Environmental toxicology without chemistry and publications without discourse: Linked impediments to better science

No abstract available.

Mebane, Christopher A.; Meyer, Joseph S.
Mebane, C.A. and J.S. Meyer. 2016. Environmental Toxicology without Chemistry and Publications without Discourse: Linked Impediments to Better Science. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. 34(6): 1335–1336. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/etc.3418

Year Published: 2016

Mercury cycling in the Hells Canyon Complex of the Snake River, Idaho and Oregon

Introduction The Hells Canyon Complex (HCC) is a hydroelectric project built and operated by the Idaho Power Company (IPC) that consists of three dams on the Snake River along the Oregon and Idaho border (fig. 1). The dams have resulted in the creation of Brownlee, Oxbow, and Hells Canyon Reservoirs, which have a combined...

Clark, Gregory M.; Naymik, Jesse; Krabbenhoft, David P.; Eagles-Smith, Collin A.; Aiken, George R.; Marvin-DiPasquale, Mark C.; Harris, Reed C.; Myers, Ralph
Clark, G.M., Naymik, Jesse, Krabbenhoft, D.P., Eagles-Smith, C.A., Aiken, G.R., Marvin-DiPasquale, M.C., Harris, R.C., and Myers, Ralph, 2016, Mercury cycling in the Hells Canyon Complex of the Snake River, Idaho and Oregon: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2016-3051, 6 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/fs20163051.

Year Published: 2016

Completion summary for boreholes TAN-2271 and TAN‑2272 at Test Area North, Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho

In 2015, the U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Energy, drilled and constructed boreholes TAN-2271 and TAN-2272 for stratigraphic framework analyses and long-term groundwater monitoring of the eastern Snake River Plain aquifer at the Idaho National Laboratory in southeast Idaho. Borehole TAN-2271 initially was cored...

Twining, Brian V.; Bartholomay, Roy C.; Hodges, Mary K.V.
Twining, B.V., Bartholomay, R.C., and Hodges, M.K.V., 2016, Completion summary for boreholes TAN-2271 and TAN‑2272 at Test Area North, Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2016-5088 (DOE/ID-22239), 37 p., plus appendixes, http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sir20165088.

Year Published: 2016

Mercury concentrations in water and mercury and selenium concentrations in fish from Brownlee Reservoir and selected sites in the Boise and Snake Rivers, Idaho and Oregon, 2013–15

Mercury (Hg) analyses were conducted on samples of sport fish and water collected from selected sampling sites in Brownlee Reservoir and the Boise and Snake Rivers to meet National Pollution Discharge and Elimination System (NPDES) permit requirements for the City of Boise, Idaho, between 2013 and 2015. City of Boise personnel collected water...

Williams, Marshall L.; MacCoy, Dorene E.
Williams, M.L., and MacCoy, D.E., 2016, Mercury concentrations in water and mercury and selenium concentrations in fish from Brownlee Reservoir and selected sites in the Boise and Snake Rivers, Idaho and Oregon, 2013–15: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2016–1098, 29 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20161098.

Year Published: 2016

Groundwater-flow model for the Wood River Valley aquifer system, south-central Idaho

A three-dimensional numerical model of groundwater flow was developed for the Wood River Valley (WRV) aquifer system, Idaho, to evaluate groundwater and surface-water availability at the regional scale. This mountain valley is located in Blaine County and has a drainage area of about 2,300 square kilometers (888 square miles). The model described...

Fisher, Jason C.; Bartolino, James R.; Wylie, Allan H.; Sukow, Jennifer; McVay, Michael
Fisher, J.C., Bartolino, J.R., Wylie, A.H., Sukow, Jennifer, and McVay, Michael, 2016, Groundwater-flow model of the Wood River Valley aquifer system, south-central Idaho: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2016–5080, 71 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sir20165080.

Year Published: 2016

Estimating peak-flow frequency statistics for selected gaged and ungaged sites in naturally flowing streams and rivers in Idaho

The U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the Idaho Transportation Department, updated regional regression equations to estimate peak-flow statistics at ungaged sites on Idaho streams using recent streamflow (flow) data and new statistical techniques. Peak-flow statistics with 80-, 67-, 50-, 43-, 20-, 10-, 4-, 2-, 1-, 0.5-, and 0.2-percent...

Wood, Molly S.; Fosness, Ryan L.; Skinner, Kenneth D.; Veilleux, Andrea G.
Wood, M.S., Fosness, R.L., Skinner, K.D., and Veilleux, A.G., 2016, Estimating peak-flow frequency statistics for selected gaged and ungaged sites in naturally flowing streams and rivers in Idaho (ver. 1.1, April 2017): U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2016–5083, 56 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20165083.

Year Published: 2016

Purgeable organic compounds at or near the Idaho Nuclear Technology and Engineering Center, Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho, 2015

During 2015, the U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Energy, collected groundwater samples from 31 wells at or near the Idaho Nuclear Technology and Engineering Center (INTEC) at the Idaho National Laboratory for purgeable organic compounds (POCs). The samples were collected and analyzed for the purpose of evaluating...

Maimer, Neil V.; Bartholomay, Roy C.
Maimer, N.V., and Bartholomay, R.C., 2016, Purgeable organic compounds at or near the Idaho Nuclear Technology and Engineering Center, Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho, 2015: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2016–1083 (DOE/ID 22238), 17 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20161083.

Year Published: 2016

Evaluation of background concentrations of selected chemical and radiochemical constituents in water from the eastern Snake River Plain aquifer at and near the Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho

The U.S. Geological Survey and Idaho Department of Environmental Quality Idaho National Laboratory (INL) Oversight Program in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Energy determined background concentrations of selected chemical and radiochemical constituents in the eastern Snake River Plain aquifer to aid with ongoing cleanup efforts at the INL...

Bartholomay, Roy C.; L. Flint Hall
Bartholomay, R.C., and Hall, L.F., 2016, Evaluation of background concentrations of selected chemical and radiochemical constituents in water from the eastern Snake River Plain aquifer at and near the Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2016–5056, (DOE/ID-22237), 19 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sir20165056.

Year Published: 2015

Evaluation of multiple-frequency, active and passive acoustics as surrogates for bedload transport

The use of multiple-frequency, active acoustics through deployment of acoustic Doppler current profilers (ADCPs) shows potential for estimating bedload in selected grain size categories. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), in cooperation with the University of Montana (UM), evaluated the use of multiple-frequency, active and passive acoustics as...

Wood, Molly S.; Fosness, Ryan L.; Pachman, Gregory; Lorang, Mark; Tonolla, Diego

Year Published: 2015

Sediment transport and evaluation of sediment surrogate ratings in the Kootenai River near Bonners Ferry, Idaho, Water Years 2011–14

The Kootenai River white sturgeon (Acipenser transmontanus) and other native fish species are culturally important to the Kootenai Tribe of Idaho, but their habitat and recruitment have been affected by anthropogenic changes to the river. Although the interconnections among anthropogenic changes and their impacts on fish are complex, the Kootenai...

Wood, Molly S.; Fosness, Ryan L.; Etheridge, Alexandra B.
Wood, M.S., Fosness, R.L., and Etheridge, A.B., 2015, Sediment transport and evaluation of sediment surrogate ratings in the Kootenai River near Bonners Ferry, Idaho, water years 2011–14: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2015–5169, 48 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sir20155169.

Year Published: 2015

Occurrence and transport of selected constituents in streams near the Stibnite mining area, Central Idaho, 2012–14

Mining of stibnite (antimony sulfide), tungsten, gold, silver, and mercury near the town of Stibnite in central Idaho has left a legacy of trace element contamination in local streams. Water-quality and streamflow monitoring data from a network of five streamflow-gaging stations were used to estimate trace-element and suspended-sediment loads and...

Etheridge, Alexandra B.
Etheridge, A.B., 2015, Occurrence and transport of selected constituents in streams near the Stibnite mining area, central Idaho, 2012–14: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2015–5166, 47 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sir20155166.