Groundwater in the Big Lost River Basin is vital to irrigated agriculture in the basin and water users are concerned about declining groundwater levels. The U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the Idaho Department of Water Resources, developed a hydrogeologic framework to provide a conceptual understanding of groundwater resources in the Big Lost River Basin. A three-dimensional hydrogeologic framework model of the Big Lost River Basin was generated to represent the subsurface distribution and thickness of four hydrogeologic units. The primary source of data for the hydrogeologic framework model was lithologic and well construction data from a well database (621 wells) compiled for this purpose. This data release includes two related datasets: the well database, distributed as three comma-separated files (CSV), and the hydrogeologic framework model in an ASCII tab-delimited text file (TXT).
|Title||Hydrogeologic Framework of the Big Lost River Basin, South-Central Idaho: Hydrogeologic Framework Model and Well Data|
|Authors||Lauren M Zinsser|
|Product Type||Data Release|
|Record Source||USGS Digital Object Identifier Catalog|
|USGS Organization||Idaho Water Science Center|