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Coeur d’Alene Basin Environmental Monitoring Program, surface water, northern Idaho—Annual data summary, water year 2017

Open-File Report 2018-1113

Prepared in cooperation with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
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https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20181113

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Abstract

Streams within the Coeur d’Alene River drainage basin in northern Idaho have been extensively affected by historical mining activities and are subject to ongoing remedial actions as part of the Bunker Hill Mining & Metallurgical Complex Superfund Site. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) operates 12 real-time streamgages and collects surface-water-quality samples two to four times annually at 20 sites in the Spokane River and Coeur d’Alene River drainage basins. These data are used by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) to monitor cleanup progress and to support decisions related to implementing remedial actions throughout the basin. USGS data collection highlights from water year 2017 include: • A rain-on-snow event in March 2017 produced high streamflows and flooding in the basin. • The March event mobilized high concentrations of total metals (cadmium, lead, zinc, and others) in the Coeur d’Alene River near Cataldo, at Rose Lake, and near Harrison; these concentrations were among the highest that have been measured at these sites during flood events sampled by the USGS. • Total lead and dissolved zinc and cadmium concentrations decreased in Canyon Creek in 2017 when compared with water years 2007–16; in contrast, concentrations of dissolved zi

Suggested Citation

Zinsser, L.M., 2018, Coeur d’Alene Basin Environmental Monitoring Program, surface water, northern Idaho—Annual data summary, water year 2017: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2018-1113, 15 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20181113.

ISSN: 2331-1258 (online)

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Table of Contents

  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Methods
  • Surface-Water Data, Water Year 2017
  • References Cited

Additional publication details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Coeur d’Alene Basin Environmental Monitoring Program, surface water, northern Idaho—Annual data summary, water year 2017
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
2018-1113
DOI:
10.3133/ofr20181113
Year Published:
2018
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Contributing office(s):
Idaho Water Science Center
Description:
iv, 15 p.
Country:
United States
State:
Idaho
Other Geospatial:
Coeur d’Alene Basin
Online Only (Y/N):
Y