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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Evaluation of seepage and discharge uncertainty in the middle Snake River, southwestern Idaho

The U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the State of Idaho, Idaho Power Company, and the Idaho Department of Water Resources, evaluated seasonal seepage gains and losses in selected reaches of the middle Snake River, Idaho, during November 2012 and July 2013, and uncertainty in measured and computed discharge at four Idaho Power Company...

Wood, Molly S.; Williams, Marshall L.; Evetts, David M.; Vidmar, Peter J.
Evaluation of seepage and discharge uncertainty in the middle Snake River, southwestern Idaho; 2014; SIR; 2014-5091; Wood, Molly S.; Williams, Marshall L.; Evetts, David M.; Vidmar, Peter J.

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

Mercury (Hg) analyses were conducted on samples of sport fish and water collected from six sampling sites in the Boise and Snake Rivers, and Brownlee Reservoir to meet National Pollution Discharge and Elimination System (NPDES) permit requirements for the City of Boise, Idaho. A water sample was collected from each site during October and November...

MacCoy, Dorene E.
Mercury concentrations in water, and mercury and selenium concentrations in fish from Brownlee Reservoir and selected sites in Boise and Snake Rivers, Idaho and Oregon, 2013; 2014; OFR; 2014-1099; MacCoy, Dorene E.

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Evaluation of quality-control data collected by the U.S. Geological Survey for routine water-quality activities at the Idaho National Laboratory and vicinity, southeastern Idaho, 2002-08

Quality-control (QC) samples were collected from 2002 through 2008 by the U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Energy, to ensure data robustness by documenting the variability and bias of water-quality data collected at surface-water and groundwater sites at and near the Idaho National Laboratory. QC samples consisted...

Rattray, Gordon W.
Evaluation of quality-control data collected by the U.S. Geological Survey for routine water-quality activities at the Idaho National Laboratory and vicinity, southeastern Idaho, 2002-08; 2014; SIR; 2014-5027; Rattray, Gordon W.

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Groundwater level and nitrate concentration trends on Mountain Home Air Force Base, southwestern Idaho

Mountain Home Air Force Base in southwestern Idaho draws most of its drinking water from the regional aquifer. The base is located within the State of Idaho's Mountain Home Groundwater Management Area and is adjacent to the State's Cinder Cone Butte Critical Groundwater Area. Both areas were established by the Idaho Department of Water Resources...

Williams, Marshall L.
Groundwater level and nitrate concentration trends on Mountain Home Air Force Base, southwestern Idaho; 2014; OFR; 2014-1022; Williams, Marshall L.

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Geochemistry of groundwater in the Beaver and Camas Creek drainage basins, eastern Idaho

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Energy, is studying the fate and transport of waste solutes in the eastern Snake River Plain (ESRP) aquifer at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) in eastern Idaho. This effort requires an understanding of the natural and anthropogenic geochemistry of groundwater at the...

Rattray, Gordon W.; Ginsbach, Michael L.
Geochemistry of groundwater in the Beaver and Camas Creek drainage basins, eastern Idaho; 2014; SIR; 2013-5226; Rattray, Gordon W.; Ginsbach, Michael L.

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Evaluation of a combined macrophyte–epiphyte bioassay for assessing nutrient enrichment in the Portneuf River, Idaho, USA

We describe and evaluate a laboratory bioassay that uses Lemna minor L. and attached epiphytes to characterize the status of ambient and nutrient-enriched water from the Portneuf River, Idaho. Specifically, we measured morphological (number of fronds, longest surface axis, and root length) and population-level (number of plants and dry mass)...

Ray, Andrew M.; Mebane, Christopher A.; Raben, Flint; Irvine, Kathryn M.; Marcarelli, Amy M.
Evaluation of a combined macrophyte–epiphyte bioassay for assessing nutrient enrichment in the Portneuf River, Idaho, USA; 2014; Article; Journal; Environmental Monitoring and Assessment; Ray, Andrew M.; Mebane, Christopher A.; Raben, Flint; Irvine, Kathryn M.; Marcarelli, Amy M.

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Ambient changes in tracer concentrations from a multilevel monitoring system in Basalt

Starting in 2008, a 4-year tracer study was conducted to evaluate ambient changes in groundwater concentrations of a 1,3,6-naphthalene trisulfonate tracer that was added to drill water. Samples were collected under open borehole conditions and after installing a multilevel groundwater monitoring system completed with 11 discrete monitoring zones...

Bartholomay, Roy C.; Twining, Brian V.; Rose, Peter E.
Ambient changes in tracer concentrations from a multilevel monitoring system in Basalt; 2014; Article; Journal; Ground Water Monitoring & Remediation; Bartholomay, Roy C.; Twining, Brian V.; Rose, Peter E.

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An update of hydrologic conditions and distribution of selected constituents in water, eastern Snake River Plain aquifer and perched groundwater zones, Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho, emphasis 2009–11

Since 1952, wastewater discharged to infiltration ponds (also called percolation ponds) and disposal wells at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) has affected water quality in the eastern Snake River Plain (ESRP) aquifer and perched groundwater zones underlying the INL. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), in cooperation with the U.S. Department of...

Davis, Linda C.; Bartholomay, Roy C.; Rattray, Gordon W.
An update of hydrologic conditions and distribution of selected constituents in water, eastern Snake River Plain aquifer and perched groundwater zones, Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho, emphasis 2009–11; 2013; SIR; 2013-5214; Davis, Linda C.; Bartholomay, Roy C.; Rattray, Gordon W.

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Water column and bed-sediment core samples collected from Brownlee Reservoir near Oxbow, Oregon, 2012

The U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with Idaho Power Company, collected water-column and bed-sediment core samples from eight sites in Brownlee Reservoir near Oxbow, Oregon, during May 5–7, 2012. Water-column and bed-sediment core samples were collected at each of the eight sites and analyzed for total mercury and methylmercury. Additional...

Fosness, Ryan L.; Naymik, Jesse; Hopkins, Candice B.; DeWild, John F.
Water column and bed-sediment core samples collected from Brownlee Reservoir near Oxbow, Oregon, 2012; 2013; DS; 809; Fosness, Ryan L.;Naymik, Jesse;Hopkins, Candice B.;DeWild, John F.

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Evaluation of total phosphorus mass balance in the lower Boise River and selected tributaries, southwestern Idaho

he U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), in cooperation with Idaho Department of Environmental Quality, developed spreadsheet mass-balance models for total phosphorus using results from three synoptic sampling periods conducted in the lower Boise River watershed during August and October 2012, and March 2013. The modeling reach spanned 46.4 river miles (...

Etheridge, Alexandra B.
Evaluation of total phosphorus mass balance in the lower Boise River and selected tributaries, southwestern Idaho; 2013; SIR; 2013-5220; Etheridge, Alexandra B.

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Streamflow monitoring and statistics for development of water rights claims for Wild and Scenic Rivers, Owyhee Canyonlands Wilderness, Idaho, 2012

The U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), collected streamflow data in 2012 and estimated streamflow statistics for stream segments designated "Wild," "Scenic," or "Recreational" under the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System in the Owyhee Canyonlands Wilderness in southwestern Idaho. The streamflow...

Wood, Molly S.; Fosness, Ryan L.
Streamflow monitoring and statistics for development of water rights claims for Wild and Scenic Rivers, Owyhee Canyonlands Wilderness, Idaho, 2012; 2013; SIR; 2013-5212; Wood, Molly S.; Fosness, Ryan L.

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Iodine-129 in the eastern Snake River Plain aquifer at and near the Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho, 2010-12

From 1953 to 1988, approximately 0.941 curies of iodine-129 (129I) were contained in wastewater generated at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) with almost all of this wastewater discharged at or near the Idaho Nuclear Technology and Engineering Center (INTEC). Most of the wastewater containing 129I was discharged directly into the eastern Snake...

Bartholomay, Roy C.
Iodine-129 in the eastern Snake River Plain aquifer at and near the Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho, 2010-12; 2013; SIR; 2013-5195; Bartholomay, Roy C.