Groundwater potentiometric-surface contours for spring 2022 (April 4 to 8, 2022) and autumn 2022 (October 30 to November 4, 2022) were created for the alluvial aquifer in Big Lost River Valley. The well numbers and station names used to create the potentiometric-surface contours and groundwater-level change maps are provided in this data release. The location, depth to water, and potentiometric-surface altitude for these wells can be accessed on USGS National Water Information System (NWIS) or Idaho Department of Water Resources (IDWR) groundwater portal. The interpreted 20-foot contours of the potentiometric-surface are also provided in this data release. The contours are referenced to the North American Vertical Datum of 1988 (NAVD 88). The potentiometric-surface contours are divided into three water-bearing units - shallow, intermediate, and deep - based on well depth, potentiometric-surface altitude, and hydrogeologic unit. The intermediate and deep units were only identified in the southern portion of the valley near Arco, Idaho. The potentiometric-surface contours ranged from 4,900 to 6,660 feet above NAVD 88. The groundwater-level change at well sites from spring to autumn 2022, spring to autumn 1968, spring 1968 to spring 2022, spring 1991 to spring 2022, and spring 1968 to spring 1991 were calculated and are provided in a shapefile.
|Title||Groundwater potentiometric-surface contours and well numbers used to map groundwater potentiometric-surface altitude in 2022 and groundwater-level changes between 1968, 1991, and 2022 in the alluvial aquifer in the Big Lost River Valley, south-central Ida|
|Authors||Scott D Ducar, Lauren M Zinsser|
|Product Type||Data Release|
|Record Source||USGS Digital Object Identifier Catalog|
|USGS Organization||Idaho Water Science Center|