Surface-water data for Idaho, 1971-75

Open-File Report 80-2041
Prepared in cooperation with Idaho Department of Water Resources



Surface-water data collection began in Idaho in 1889 with the establishment of three gaging stations: Snake River at Eagle Rock (now Idaho Falls), Big Wood River near Hailey, and Bear River at Preston. Following passage of the National Reclamation Act of 1902, a notable increase in investigations of water resources began throughout the Western United States. Although Idaho enacted laws in 1903 to activate stream-gaging programs, it was no until 1909 that the State entered into a formal agreement with the U.S. Geological Survey from this work. Since that time, except for a hiatus from 1914-18, the Federal-State cooperative program of water-resources investigations has continued uninterrupted to the present.

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Surface-water data for Idaho, 1971-75
Series title Open-File Report
Series number 80-2041
DOI 10.3133/ofr802041
Year Published 1980
Language English
Publisher U.S.Geological Survey
Contributing office(s) Idaho Water Science Center
Description Report: xi, 775 p.; 1 Plate: 12.83 x 18.80 inches
Time Range Start 1971-01-01
Time Range End 1975-12-31
Country United States
State Idaho
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