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New Federal Funding Strengthens Idaho Streamgaging Network

Earlier this year, Congress provided $6 million in additional funding for the USGS National Streamflow Information Program.

We are applying Idaho’s share of that new funding, $141,000, to 10 streamgages throughout the state. These 10 streamgages, and the hundreds like them, benefit Idaho communities in a variety of ways. Read more >

Streamgage location on the Salmon River.
Salmon River near Middle Fork Lodge. One of ten USGS gage sites in Idaho to receive federal funding, photo USGS.

New Scientific Study

Estimating Seepage Rates of Streams, Ponds, and Lakes at the Camas National Wildlife Refuge

Deer in wetland at Camas National Wildlife Refuge. Click to go to study Web site.
Learn more about our Camas National Wildlife Refuge seepage assessment.
Deer in wetland at Camas National Wildlife Refuge. Photo by Bill Schiess, used by permission.

Current Streamflow Conditions

Today's streamflow conditions. Click to see more real-time data.

Latest Publications

Measurement of Unsaturated Hydraulic Properties and Evaluation of Property-Transfer Models for Deep Sedimentary Interbeds, Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho

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In this report, scientits from the USGS National Research Program analyzed borehole core samples from the future site of the proposed Remote Handled Low-Level Waste (RHLLW) facility at the Idaho National Laboratory. The research was focused on improivng understanding of sedimentary material and its potential for transmitting water—and any possible contaminants—to the eastern Snake River Plain aquifer underlying the site.

Selenium in the Upper Blackfoot River Watershed, Southeastern Idaho, 2001–12

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USGS and Idaho Department of Environmental Quality scientists combined and analyzed data sets from two separate water-quality monitoring efforts in the upper Blackfoot River basin in southeastern Idaho. Naturally occuring selenium washed into the river from phosphate mines has raised concerns about possible impacts to fish and other aquatic life forms in the basin, as well as grazing livestock.