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: 2014

Stream seepage and groundwater levels, Wood River Valley, south-central Idaho, 2012-13

Stream discharge and water levels in wells were measured at multiple sites in the Wood River Valley, south-central Idaho, in August 2012, October 2012, and March 2013, as a component of data collection for a groundwater-flow model of the Wood River Valley aquifer system. This model is a cooperative and collaborative effort between the U.S....

Bartolino, James R.
Stream seepage and groundwater levels, Wood River Valley, south-central Idaho, 2012-13; 2014; SIR; 2014-5151; Bartolino, James R.

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Streamflow statistics for development of water rights claims for the Jarbidge Wild and Scenic River, Owyhee Canyonlands Wilderness, Idaho, 2013-14: a supplement to Scientific Investigations Report 2013-5212

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), in cooperation with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), 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 statistics were used by the BLM to...

Wood, Molly S.
Streamflow statistics for development of water rights claims for the Jarbidge Wild and Scenic River, Owyhee Canyonlands Wilderness, Idaho, 2013-14: a supplement to Scientific Investigations Report 2013-5212; 2014; SIR; 2014-5143; Wood, Molly S.

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Water-quality and biological conditions in selected tributaries of the Lower Boise River, southwestern Idaho, water years 2009-12

Water-quality conditions were studied in selected tributaries of the lower Boise River during water years 2009–12, including Fivemile and Tenmile Creeks in 2009, Indian Creek in 2010, and Mason Creek in 2011 and 2012. Biological samples, including periphyton biomass and chlorophyll-a, benthic macroinvertebrates, and fish were collected in Mason...

Etheridge, Alexandra B.; MacCoy, Dorene E.; Weakland, Rhonda J.
Water-quality and biological conditions in selected tributaries of the Lower Boise River, southwestern Idaho, water years 2009-12; 2014; SIR; 2014-5132; Etheridge, Alexandra B.; MacCoy, Dorene E.; Weakland, Rhonda J.

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Field methods and quality-assurance plan for water-quality activities and water-level measurements, U.S. Geological Survey, Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho

Water-quality activities and water-level measurements by the personnel of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Idaho National Laboratory (INL) Project Office coincide with the USGS mission of appraising the quantity and quality of the Nation’s water resources. The activities are carried out in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)...

Bartholomay, Roy C.; Maimer, Neil V.; Wehnke, Amy J.
Field methods and quality-assurance plan for water-quality activities and water-level measurements, U.S. Geological Survey, Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho; 2014; OFR; 2014-1146; Bartholomay, Roy C.; Maimer, Neil V.; Wehnke, Amy J.

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Completion summary for boreholes USGS 140 and USGS 141 near the Advanced Test Reactor Complex, Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho

In 2013, the U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Energy, drilled and constructed boreholes USGS 140 and USGS 141 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 USGS 140 initially was cored...

Twining, Brian V.; Bartholomay, Roy C.; Hodges, Mary K.V.
Completion summary for boreholes USGS 140 and USGS 141 near the Advanced Test Reactor Complex, Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho; 2014; SIR; 2014-5098; Twining, Brian V.; Bartholomay, Roy C.; Hodges, Mary K. V.

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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.