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: 2017

Bull trout (Salvelinus confluentus) telemetry and associated habitat data collected in a geodatabase from the upper Boise River, southwestern Idaho

Bull trout (Salvelinus confluentus), listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act, are among the more thermally sensitive of coldwater species in North America. The Boise River upstream of Arrowrock Dam in southwestern Idaho (including Arrowrock Reservoir) provides habitat for one of the southernmost populations of bull trout. The...

MacCoy, Dorene E.; Shephard, Zachary M.; Benjamin, Joseph R.; Vidergar, Dmitri T.; Prisciandaro, Anthony F.
MacCoy, D.E., Shephard, Z.M., Benjamin, J.R., Vidergar, D.T., and Prisciandaro, A.F., 2017, Bull trout (Salvelinus confluentus) telemetry and associated habitat data collected in a geodatabase from the upper Boise River, southwestern Idaho: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 1042, 14 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ds1042.

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Primary sources and toxicity of PAHs in Milwaukee-area streambed sediment

High concentrations of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in streams can be a significant stressor to aquatic organisms. To understand the likely sources and toxicity of PAHs in Milwaukee-area streams, streambed sediment samples from 40 sites and parking lot dust samples from 6 sites were analyzed for 38 parent PAHs and 25 alkylated PAHs....

Baldwin, Austin K.; Corsi, Steven R.; Lutz, Michelle A.; Ingersoll, Christopher G.; Dorman, Rebecca A.; Magruder, Christopher; Magruder, Matthew

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Year Published: 2016

Ambient water quality in aquifers used for drinking-water supplies, Gem County, southwestern Idaho, 2015

In recent years, the rapid population growth in Gem County, Idaho, has been similar to other counties in southwestern Idaho, increasing about 54 percent from 1990 to 2015. Because the entire population of the study area depends on groundwater for drinking water supply (either from self-supplied domestic, community, or municipal-supply wells), this...

Bartolino, James R.; Hopkins, Candice B.
Bartolino, J.R., and Hopkins, C.B., 2016, Ambient water quality in aquifers used for drinking-water supplies, Gem County, southwestern Idaho, 2015: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2016–5170, 33 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20165170.

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Year Published: 2016

Borehole deviation and correction factor data for selected wells in the eastern Snake River Plain aquifer at and near the Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Energy, has maintained a water-level monitoring program at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) since 1949. The purpose of the program is to systematically measure and report water-level data to assess the eastern Snake River Plain aquifer and long term changes in...

Twining, Brian V.
Twining, B.V., 2016, Borehole deviation and correction factor data for selected wells in the eastern Snake River Plain aquifer at and near the Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2016–5163 (DOE/ID-22241), 23 p., plus appendixes, https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20165163.

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Year Published: 2016

Characterization of sediment and measurement of groundwater levels and temperatures, Camas National Wildlife Refuge, eastern Idaho

The Camas National Wildlife Refuge (Refuge) in eastern Idaho, established in 1937, contains wetlands, ponds, and wet meadows that are essential resting and feeding habitat for migratory birds and nesting habitat for waterfowl. Initially, natural sources of water supported these habitats. However, during the past few decades, climate change and...

Twining, Brian V.; Rattray, Gordon W.
Twining, B.V., and Rattray, G.W., 2016, Characterization of sediment and measurement of groundwater levels and temperatures, Camas National Wildlife Refuge, eastern Idaho: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 1024, 23 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ds1024.

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Paleomagnetic correlation of basalt flows in selected coreholes near the Advanced Test Reactor Complex, the Idaho Nuclear Technology and Engineering Center, and along the southern boundary, Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho

The U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Energy, used paleomagnetic data from 18 coreholes to construct three cross sections of subsurface basalt flows in the southern part of the Idaho National Laboratory (INL). These cross sections, containing descriptions of the subsurface horizontal and vertical distribution of...

Hodges, Mary K.V.; Champion, Duane E.
Hodges, M.K.V., and Champion, D.E., 2016, Paleomagnetic correlation of basalt flows in selected coreholes near the Advanced Test Reactor Complex, the Idaho Nuclear Technology and Engineering Center, and along the southern boundary, Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2016-5131 (DOE/ID-22240), 65 p., 1 pl., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sir20165131.

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Year Published: 2016

Aquatic biological communities and associated habitats at selected sites in the Big Wood River Watershed, south-central Idaho, 2014

Assessments of streamflow (discharge) parameters, water quality, physical habitat, and biological communities were completed between May and September 2014 as part of a monitoring program in the Big Wood River watershed of south-central Idaho. The sampling was conducted by the U.S. Geological Survey in cooperation with Blaine County, Trout...

MacCoy, Dorene E.; Short, Terry M.
MacCoy, D.E., and Short, T.M., 2016, Aquatic biological communities and associated habitats at selected sites in the Big Wood River watershed, south-central Idaho, 2014: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2016–5128, 37 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sir20165128.

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Year Published: 2016

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

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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.

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Year Published: 2016

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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.