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Beaver Creek Burn Area Gets Precipitation Monitoring Network

The 2013 Beaver Creek wildfire burned more than 114,000 acres near the Blaine County communities of Sun Valley, Ketchum, and Hailey. Post-fire assessments revealed that the burn area will be susceptible to flash flooding and debris flows for the next five years.

Partnering with Blaine County, we installed a precipitation gage network to increase the amount of local weather information available in the areas with the highest risk. The National Weather Service will use USGS data, as necessary, to issue flood alerts.

Precipitation measurements are disseminated to the public at least hourly. You can get this information from our interactive map or from our National Water Information System site list.

Newly installed precipitation gage.
Newly installed precipitation gage, photo USGS

New Scientific Study

Aquatic Biology and Habitat Assessment, Wood River Valley

Beaver dam on Trail Creek. Click to go to study Web site.
Learn more about our Wood River Valley aquatic biology and habitat assessment.
Beaver dam on Trail Creek near Ketchum, ID. Photo by USGS.

Current Streamflow Conditions

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

Latest Publications

Streamflow Statistics for Development of Water Rights Claims for the Jarbidge Wild and Scenic River

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In this report, USGS hydraulic engineer Molly Wood discusses streamflow statistics that were developed to preserve the unique characteristics of the Jarbidge Wild and Scenic River which is part of the Owyhee Canyonlands Wilderness.

Water-Quality and Biological Conditions in Selected Tributaries of the Lower Boise River...2009–12

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In her latest report, USGS hydrologist Alexandra Etheridge describes how land-use changes in the lower Boise River watershed can affect water quality in several tributaries to the lower Boise River.