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The following publications were issued by the Idaho Department of Water Resources and the Idaho Water Resource Board.

DateTitleTopic
August 2021Dye Tracing at the Shoshone Recharge SiteOpen-File Report
October 2019Groundwater Study of Uranium in the Treasure Valley Aquifer System, Final ReportGroundwater Quality
November 2018Geothermal Resources in the Castle Mountain Creek, Idaho Area

Open-File Report
July 2018Groundwater Study of Uranium in the Treasure Valley Aquifer System, 2017-2018 ReportGroundwater Quality
January 8, 2018Camas Creek Seepage Survey, Fall 2017Open-File Report
November 2017Trail Creek Seepage SurveyOpen-File Report
July 2017Warm Springs Creek Seepage SurveyOpen-File Report
April 2017A Groundwater-Flow Model for the Treasure Valley and Surrounding Area, Southwestern IdahoGroundwater Resources
August 8, 2016Treasure Valley DCMI Water-Demand Projections (2015-2065)Open-File Report
September 20152015 Update Water-Level Data for Wells in the Malad BasinHydrology
October 2, 2014Fluorescent Dye Tracer Tests from the Victor Well southeast of the Malad Gorge State ParkOpen-File Report
February 18, 2014Fluorescent Dye Tracer Tests Near Clear Lakes from the 'Ashmead' WellOpen-File Report
December 2013WIB#50 (Part 8): Trend Analyses for Idaho's Nitrate Priority Areas, 2002-2011Water Information Bulletin
October 2013East Ada County Comprehensive Hydrologic InvestigationHydrology
2013 - 2014ESPAM 2.1 Final ReportAquifer Management
July 2, 2012Summary of Groundwater Level Data and Trends in the Lindsay Creek Groundwater Management Area and the Tammany Creek AreaOpen-File Report
April 2012Fluorescent Dye Tracer Tests and Hydrogeology near Malad Gorge State ParkOpen-File Report
2012 - 2013ESPAM 2.1 ScenariosAquifer Management
March 2011Estimating Tributary Basin Underflow to the Eastern Snake Plain AquiferGroundwater Resources
February 1, 2011Fluorescent Dye Tracer Tests and Hydrogeology near the Malad Gorge State Park (Hopper Well Test)Open-File Report
May 19, 2010Fluorescent Dye Tracer Tests at the Malad Gorge State ParkOpen-File Report
November 6, 2009Addendum to Fluorescent Dye Tracer Tests at the Malad Gorge State ParkOpen-File Report
September 30, 2009Malad Gorge Tracer TestsOpen-File Report
September 30, 2009Malad Gorge Tracer Tests AppendicesOpen-File Report
June 2009Monitoring of Egin, Idaho Recharge Experiment, Fall 2008Open-File Report
April 2009The Potential for Recharge at Jensen GroveOpen-File Report
March 11, 2009Fluorescent Dye Tracer Test at the W-canal Aquifer Recharge SiteOpen-File Report
March 4, 2009Hydrogeologic Conditions at Rangen SpringOpen-File Report
September 2008Hydrogeology of the Thousand Springs to Malad Reach of the Enhanced Snake Plain Aquifer ModelOpen-File Report
September 2008WIB#50 (Part 7): Trend Analyses for Idaho's Nitrate Priority Areas, 1994-2007Water Information Bulletin
June 2008Analysis of the 2007 Post Season Recharge Using North Side CanalOpen-File Report
March 2008Hydrogeologic Analysis of the near Blackfoot to Neeley Reach of the Snake RiverOpen-File Report
January 2008Hydrogeologic Analysis of the A&B Irrigation District AreaOpen-File Report
April 2006Statewide Ambient Groundwater Quality Monitoring Program: Summary of year 2004 Detections of ConcernGroundwater Quality
April 2005Phase II Evaluation of Managed Recharge on the Eastern Snake River Plain Development of Recharge FacilitiesManaged Recharge
January 2005Statewide Ambient Groundwater Quality Monitoring Program: Nitrate Overview, 1990-2003Groundwater Quality
September 2004Statewide Ambient Groundwater Quality Monitoring Program: Arsenic Speciation Results, 2002-2003Groundwater Quality
August 2004Statewide Ambient Groundwater Quality Monitoring Program: Summary of year 2003 Detections of ConcernGroundwater Quality
April 2004Nitrate Results for Ada and Canyon CountiesGroundwater Quality
2004 - 2008Spokane Valley - Rathdrum Prairie Hydrologic Project - Publications & DataHydrology
2004Statewide Network Data Analysis and Kriging Project, Final Report
(Contact us to obtain a CD with the complete study results.)
Groundwater Quality
July 2003WIB#50 (Part 6): Clearwater Plateau Groundwater Quality Report - 1990-2002Water Information Bulletin
June 2002WIB#50 (Part 5): Arsenic Results from the Statewide Program - 1991-2001Water Information Bulletin
October 2001Nitrate Results from the Statewide Program, 1991-2000Groundwater Quality
July 2001Treasure Valley Groundwater Quality ReportGroundwater Quality
July 2000WIB#50 (Part 4): Twin Falls Groundwater Quality Report - 1991-2000Water Information Bulletin
December 1999Groundwater Management Areas in Idaho: Overview as of 1998Open-File Report
April 1999Nitrate In Idaho's GroundwaterGroundwater Quality
1999Feasibility of Large-Scale Managed Recharge of the Eastern Snake Plain Aquifer System, IdahoManaged Recharge
June 1998Production, Temperature, and Water Level Data for the Four Heating Systems in the Boise Front Low Temperature Geothermal Resource Area, 1977-1997Open-File Report
March 1998WIB#50 (Part 3): Groundwater Quality Characterization and Initial Trend Analysis for the Treasure Valley Shallow and Deep Hydrogeologic SubareasWater Information Bulletin
1998Treasure Valley Groundwater Quality ReportGroundwater Quality
January 1997Upper Snake River Basin StudyHydrology
December 1996Idaho Groundwater Quality PlanGroundwater Quality
May 1996Groundwater Analysis of Emmett, IdahoOpen-File Report
1996 - presentGeothermal Energy Publications
- Office of Energy Resources
Geothermal
1996An Assessment of the Capability of Existing Canal Companies to Deliver Artificial Recharge Water to the Snake Plain Aquifer in Southeast IdahoManaged Recharge
December 1995Production History for the State of Idaho Capitol Mall Geothermal System, 1983-1994Open-File Report
April 1995WIB#50 (Part 2): Idaho Statewide Groundwater Quality Monitoring Program - Summary of Results, 1991 through 1993Water Information Bulletin
November 1994WIB#50 (Part 1): Idaho Statewide Groundwater Quality Monitoring Program Network DesignWater Information Bulletin
October 1994Summary of Groundwater Conditions in the Bancroft-Lund Groundwater Management Area, IdahoOpen-File Report
July 1994Summary of Groundwater Conditions in the Oakley Fan AreaOpen-File Report
July 1994Summary of Groundwater Conditions in the Raft River AreaOpen-File Report
April 1994Summary of Groundwater Conditions in the Curlew Valley Critical Groundwater AreaOpen-File Report
April 1994Summary of Groundwater Conditions in the Mountain Home and Cinder Butte AreasOpen-File Report
December 1993Summary of Groundwater Conditions in the Blue Gulch Critical Groundwater Area, IdahoOpen-File Report
May 1993Groundwater Conditions in the Area Northeast of Kuna, West-Central Ada County, IdahoOpen-File Report
February 1992Effects of Groundwater Development in the Wilder Area, Southwest Canyon County, Idaho (Addendum)Open-File Report
1996 - 2004Treasure Valley Hydrologic Project - Reports & DataHydrology
December 1991Groundwater Pumping Impacts on Surface Water Irrigation Diversions from Big Lost RiverGroundwater Quality
November 1991Effects of Groundwater Development in the Wilder Area, Southwest Canyon County, IdahoOpen-File Report
October 1991Effects of Exchange Wells on the Teton River in the Rexburg - Teton Area, Madison and Fremont Counties, IdahoOpen-File Report
June 1991Groundwater Conditions in the Dry Creek Area, Eagle, IdahoOpen-File Report
October 1990WIB#30 (Part 16-2): Geothermal Resource Analysis in Twin Falls County, IdahoWater Information Bulletin
October 1990WIB#30 (Part 17): Geothermal Resource Analysis in the Big Wood River Valley, Blaine County, IdahoWater Information Bulletin
June 1989Stream Flows in the Snake River Basin - 1989 Conditions of Use and ManagementOpen-File Report
August 1988Review of Factors Affecting Groundwater Levels in the Mountain Home Plateau Area, Elmore and Ada Counties, IdahoOpen-File Report
June 1988Declining Water Levels in the Perched Aquifer System, Southwest Mountain HomeOpen-File Report
December 1987WIB#30 (Part 16-1): Evaluation of the Boise Geothermal SystemWater Information Bulletin
October 1987Groundwater Conditions in the Blanchard-Oldtown AreaOpen-File Report
July 1987WIB#30 (Part 15): Geothermal Resource Analysis in Twin Falls County, IdahoWater Information Bulletin
October 1986Assessment of Hydraulic Backfilling in Metal Mines within the State of IdahoOpen-File Report
April 1985WIB#30 (Part 13): A Preliminary Geologic Reconnaissance of the Geothermal Occurrences of the Wood River Drainage AreaWater Information Bulletin
March 1985Groundwater Model Calibration for the Henry's Fork Recharge AreaGroundwater Resources
December 1984WIB#30 (Part 12): Stable Isotopic Evaluation of Thermal Water Occurrences in the Weiser and Little Salmon River Drainage Basins and Adjacent areas, West-Central Idaho with Attendant Gravity and Magnetic Data on the Weiser AreaWater Information Bulletin
December 1984WIB#30 (Part 14): Geochemical and Isotopic Investigations of Thermal Water Occurrences of the Boise Front Area, Ada County, IdahoWater Information Bulletin
1983Estimating Consumptive Irrigation Requirements for Crops in IdahoIrrigation
December 1982Review of Groundwater Conditions in the Big Lost River ValleyOpen-File Report
December 1982Water Resources of Rockland Basin, Southeastern IdahoOpen-File Report
August 1982Groundwater Investigation of the Mountain Home Plateau, IdahoOpen-File Report
December 1981WIB#30 (Part 11): Geological, Hydrological, Geochemical and Geophysical Investigations of the Nampa-Caldwell and Adjacent Area, Southwestern IdahoWater Information Bulletin
September 1981Investigation of the Groundwater-Flow System in Gem ValleyOpen-File Report
August 1981Groundwater Resources of IdahoGroundwater Resources
December 1980WIB#30 (Part 10): An Evaluation of Thermal Water Occurrences in the Thyee Area, Bannock County, IdahoWater Information Bulletin
September 1980Reasonable Groundwater Pumping Levels Under the Appropriation Doctrine: Law, Policy, and AlternativesGroundwater Pumping
June 1980WIB#30 (Part 9): Potential for Direct Heat Application of Geothermal ResourcesWater Information Bulletin
May 1977WIB#44: Water Resources of the Weiser River Basin, West-Central IdahoWater Information Bulletin
December 1976WIB#43: Groundwater Levels and Descriptions of Observation Wells in Idaho, 1975Water Information Bulletin
November 1976WIB#42: Digital-Model Analysis of the Effects of Water-Use Alternatives on Spring Discharges, Gooding and Jerome Counties, IdahoWater Information Bulletin
September 1976WIB#30 (Part 7): Geochemistry and Geologic Setting of the Thermal Waters of the Camas Prairie Area, Blaine and Camas Counties, IdahoWater Information Bulletin
September 1976WIB#30 (Part 8): Heat Flow of the Snake River Plain Region, Southern IdahoWater Information Bulletin
August 1976WIB#30 (Part 6): Geochemistry and Geologic Setting of the Thermal and Mineral Waters of the Blackfoot Reservoir Area, Caribou County, IdahoWater Information Bulletin
July 1976WIB#30 (Part 4): Isotopic and Geochemical Analysis of Water from the Bruneau-Grandview and Weiser Areas, Southwest IdahoWater Information Bulletin
July 1976WIB#30 (Part 5): Geochemistry and Geologic Setting of the Thermal Waters of the Northern Cache Valley Area, Franklin County, IdahoWater Information Bulletin
May 1976WIB#41: A Reconnaissance of the Water Resources of the Clearwater Plateau, Nez Perce, Lewis and Northern Idaho Counties, IdahoWater Information Bulletin
December 1975WIB#40: Effects of Urbanization on the Water Resources of the Sun Valley- Ketchum Area, Blaine County, IdahoWater Information Bulletin
July 1975WIB#30 (Part 2): An Evaluation of Thermal Water in the Bruneau-Grandview Area, Southwest IdahoWater Information Bulletin
May 1975WIB#30 (Part 3): An Evaluation of Thermal Water in the Weiser Area, IdahoWater Information Bulletin
February 1975St. Anthony Pilot Recharge Project, 1970-1974Managed Recharge
November 1974Analysis of the Impact of Legal Constraints on Groundwater Resource Development in IdahoGroundwater Pumping
October 1974WIB#39: Chemical and Physical Data for Disposal Wells, Eastern Snake River Plain, IdahoWater Information Bulletin
August 1974WIB#38: A Progress Report on Results of Test- Drilling and Ground Water Investigations of the Snake Plain Aquifer, Southeastern Idaho, Part 3Water Information Bulletin
July 1974WIB#37: The Availability of Water in the Little Lost River Basin, IdahoWater Information Bulletin
May 1974WIB#36: Water Resources of the Aberdeen- Springfield Area, Bingham and Power Counties, IdahoWater Information Bulletin
March 1974WIB#35: Groundwater Occurrence and Movement in the Athol Area and the Northern Rathdrum Prairie, Northern IdahoWater Information Bulletin
February 1974WIB#34: An Estimate of Leakage from Blackfoot Reservoir to Bear River Basin, Southeastern IdahoWater Information Bulletin
December 1973WIB#33: A Groundwater Monitoring Network of Kootenai Flats, Northern IdahoWater Information Bulletin
October 1973WIB#32 (Part 1 & 2): A Progress Report on Results of Test-Drilling and Groundwater Investigation of the Snake Plain Aquifer, Southeastern IdahoWater Information Bulletin
June 1973WIB#31: A Reconnaissance of the Water Resources in the Pahsimeroi River Basin, IdahoWater Information Bulletin
May 1973WIB#30 (Part 1): Geochemistry and Geologic Settings of Selected Thermal WatersWater Information Bulletin
March 1972WIB#25: Water Resources of Western Oneida and Southern Power Counties, IdahoWater Information Bulletin
November 1972WIB#28: Water Resources of the Big Wood River-Silver Creek Area, Blaine County, IdahoWater Information Bulletin
September 1972WIB#27: Groundwater Levels in Idaho, 1972Water Information Bulletin
June 1972WIB#26: Some Effects of Land-Use Changes on the Shallow Groundwater System in the Boise-Nampa AreaWater Information Bulletin
September 1971WIB#23: Groundwater Pumpage from the Snake Plain Aquifer, Southeastern IdahoWater Information Bulletin
September 1971WIB#24: Groundwater Levels in Idaho, 1971Water Information Bulletin
July 1971WIB#22: Water Resources of the Twin Falls Tract, Twin Falls County, IdahoWater Information Bulletin
February 1971WIB#21: Reasonable Pumping Lifts for IdahoWater Information Bulletin
November 1970WIB#20: Water Resources of the Blue Gulch Area - Eastern Owyhee and Western Twin Falls Counties, IdahoWater Information Bulletin
August 1970WIB#19: The Raft River Basin, Idaho-Utah as of 1966: A Reappraisal of the Water Resources and Effects of Groundwater DevelopmentWater Information Bulletin
June 1970WIB#16: Water Resources in the Portneuf River Basin, IdahoWater Information Bulletin
April 1970Water Resources in the Big Lost River Basin, South Central, IdahoOpen-File Report
February 1970WIB#15: Groundwater Resource of Southern Ada and Western Elmore Counties, IdahoWater Information Bulletin
1970Groundwater Aspects of the Lower Henrys Fork Region, Eastern IdahoOpen-File Report
November 1969WIB#14: Groundwater Resource of Northern Owyhee County, IdahoWater Information Bulletin
October 1969WIB#13: Hydrologic Reconnaissance of Bear River BasinWater Information Bulletin
August 1969WIB#12: Artificial Recharge to Snake Plain AquiferWater Information Bulletin
August 1968WIB#6: Record of North-side Springs and Other Inflow to Snake River between Milner and King Hill, Idaho, 1948- 1967Water Information Bulletin
July 1969WIB#11: Groundwater Levels in IdahoWater Information Bulletin
May 1969WIB#10: Groundwater Development in Idaho, 1968Water Information Bulletin
April 1969WIB#9: Inflow to Snake River between Milner and King Hill, IdahoWater Information Bulletin
February 1969WIB#8: Water Resources of Goose/Rock Creek Area - Idaho, Utah, and NevadaWater Information Bulletin
January 1969WIB#7: Water Level Changes in Mud Lake Area, Idaho, 1958- 1968Water Information Bulletin
July 1968WIB#4: Groundwater Resource of Mountain Home Area, Elmore County, IdahoWater Information Bulletin
July 1968WIB#5: Groundwater Levels in Idaho, 1968Water Information Bulletin
April 1968WIB#3: Groundwater Development in Idaho, 1967Water Information Bulletin
September 1967WIB#2: Groundwater Monitoring Network for Southwestern IdahoWater Information Bulletin
1967Groundwater Aspects of the Lower Henrys Fork Region, IdahoOpen-File Report
December 1966WIB#1: Groundwater Conditions in Idaho, 1966Water Information Bulletin
December 1953Records of Wells, Groundwater Levels, and Groundwater Withdrawals in the Lower Goose Creek Basin, Cassia County, IdahoGroundwater Resources
1938Geology and Groundwater Resources of the Snake River Plain in Southeastern IdahoGroundwater Resources
September 20202020 Update of Ground Water Conditions in the Blue Gulch Critical Ground Water AreaOpen-File Report
September 2019Summary of Ground Water Conditions in the Big Wood River Ground Water Management Area (2019 Update) Open-File Report
June 2017Summary of Groundwater Levels in the Grand View-Bruneau Groundwater Monitoring Network (2017 Update) Open-File Report
January 2016Summary of Groundwater Conditions in the Big Wood River Groundwater AreaOpen-File Report
November 2015Incorporating Recharge Limitations into the Prioritization of Aquifer Recharge Sites Based on Hydrologic Benefits Using ESPAM2.1Open-File Report
January 2015Alternative Well Surface Seal EvaluationOpen-File Report
May 2012Summary of Groundwater Conditions in the Curlew Valley Critical Groundwater Area 2012 UpdateOpen-File Report
January 2012Summary of Groundwater Levels in the Grand View-Bruneau Groundwater Monitoring NetworkOpen-File Report
November 2009Summary of Groundwater Levels in the Curlew Valley Groundwater Monitoring Network Open-File Report
May 1978WIB#46: Water Resources of the Upper Henrys Fork Basin in Eastern IdahoWater Information Bulletin
November 1977WIB#45: Groundwater - Surface Water Relations in Silver Creek Area, Blaine County, IdahoWater Information Bulletin
June 1970Considerations for Water Use And Management in the Big Lost River Basin, Idaho; A Supplemental ReportOpen-File Report
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