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Idaho and Landsat

March 8, 2022

Idaho may be popular for potatoes, but the State’s richness also lies in its scenery and natural resources. Its terrain varies from mountains, rivers, and waterfalls to forests, volcanic rock, and hot springs. A growing population gives Idaho even more reason to use the best information available to serve the needs of its residents while wisely managing its environment and natural resources.

Soon after the first Landsat satellite launched, Idaho recognized how useful its data could be. In 1975, the Idaho Department of Water Resources started using data from Landsat 1 and has since used data from every subsequent Landsat satellite.

Here is a closer look at Landsat as a key tool for monitoring water, along with other examples of Landsat’s value to Idaho.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2022
Title Idaho and Landsat
DOI 10.3133/fs20223013
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Fact Sheet
Series Number 2022-3013
Index ID fs20223013
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center