Lower Portneuf Watershed Analysis. The Lower Portneuf watershed analysis area includes the Trail Creek, Pocatello Creek, Upper Rapid Creek, Lower Rapid Creek, Gipson Jack Creek, Indian Creek, and Mink Creek sixth-level hydrologic unit codes (HUCs). The document provides an understanding of the ecological interactions and complexities associated with the management of this very popular watershed. (United States Forest Service, 2010).
Upper Portneuf Watershed Analysis - The Forest is currently working on the Upper Portneuf watershed analysis. The area includes the east side of the Portneuf Range. (United States Forest Service, 2013).
Meehan, C.W., 2005. Geochemistry of the Southern Pocatello Aquifer and its Implications for Aquifer Recharge and Contamination Potential; Idaho State University M.S. thesis, 202 pp.
Meehan, C. and Welhan, J.A. 1994. Impact of leachable sulfate on the quality of groundwater in the Pocatello aquifer; Proc. 30th Symp. Engineering Geology and Geotechnical Engineering, Boise, ID; pp.19-35.
Nitrate Priority Area monitoring by USGS, City of Pocatello, City of Chubbuck, Department of Agriculture, Idaho Water Resources, and Department of Environmental Quality for the Mink Creek, Black Cliffs, and North Pocatello Nitrate Priority Areas.
Posters, Papers And Presentations
The below publications have all either used the PWP
monitoring data or were influenced by the program in terms of question
development, study design, interpretation of results, etc. Ground water
research and publications can be found separately at: http://www.bannockcounty.us/groundwater/?page_id=414
Baldwin, J., B. Wicherski, C. Cody, and R. Taylor. 2004. Evaluation of water quality
impacts associated with FMC and Simplot phosphate ore processing facilities,
Pocatello, Idaho. Idaho Department of Environmental Quality. Boise, Idaho. 101
Barton, G. J. 2004. Surface and Groundwater Relations on the Portneuf River and
Temporal Changes in Groundwater Levels in the Portneuf Valley, Caribou and
Bannock Counties, Idaho 2001-2002. U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Report
2004-5170. 50 pp.
Bechtold, H. A., A.M. Marcarelli, C.V. Baxter, R.S. Inouye. 2012. Effects of N, P, and organic carbon on stream biofilm nutrient limitation and uptake in a semi-arid watershed. Limnology and Oceanography 57:1544-1554.
Brock, J. T. and A. M. Ray. 2004. Quality Assurance Project Plan for the Lower Portneuf
River Monitoring Project. Submitted to U. S. Environmental Protection Agency
Region 10 Watershed Restoration Unit, Seattle, Washington. Approved 23 July
Capurso, J. (unpublished report). Caribou-Targhee National Forest 2001 Westside Ranger
District Fish Distribution Surveys from USDA Forest Service Files.
Correll, D. 1998. The role of phosphorus in the eutrophication of receiving waters: a review. Journal of Environmental Quality 27:261-266.
Earl, S. E., H. M. Valett, and J. R. Webster. 2006. Nitrogen saturation in stream
ecosystems. Ecology 87:3140-3151.
Fore, L. and W. Bollman. 2000. Stream habitat index in Idaho stream ecological
assessment framework: an integrated approach, C. Grafe, editor. Idaho
Department of Environmental Quality. Boise, Idaho. 107 pp.
Fore, L. S. and C. Grafe. 2002a. Using diatoms to assess the biological condition of large
rivers in Idaho (USA). Freshwater Biology 47:2015-2037.
Fore, L. S. and C. S. Grafe. 2002b. River diatom index in Idaho river ecological
assessment framework: an integrated approach, C. Grafe, editor. Idaho
Department of Environmental Quality. Boise, Idaho. 232 pp.
Grafe, C. S.(editor). 2002. Idaho River Ecological Assessment Framework: an Integrated
Approach. Idaho Department of Environmental Quality; Boise, Idaho. 304 pp.
Grafe, C. S., C. A. Mebane, M. J. McIntyre, D. A. Essig, D. H. Brandt, and D. T. Mosier.
2002. The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality Water Body Assessment
Guidance, Second Edition-Final. Idaho Department of Environmental Quality;
Boise, Idaho. 232 pp.
Hopkins, J. M. 2007. Spatial and temporal evaluation of macroinvertebrate communities
in the Portneuf River, Idaho & an inquiry-based field and laboratory exercise on
in-stream leaf litter decay. Doctor of Arts Dissertation, Idaho State University,
Hopkins JH, Marcarelli AM, and Bechtold HA. 2011. Ecosystem structure and function are complementary measures of water quality in a polluted, spring-influenced river. Water, Air and Soil Pollution 214: 409-421.
Idaho Department of Environmental Quality, 2010, Portneuf River TMDL Revision and Addendum, Pocatello, Idaho, Approved February 2010.
Idaho Department of Environmental Quality. 2007. Upper Portneuf River Fish Tissue and
Water Column Mercury Sampling Results 2007. Pocatello, Idaho. 9 pp.
Idaho Department of Environmental Quality. 2001. Portneuf River TMDL Water Body
Assessment and Total Maximum Daily Load. Pocatello, Idaho. 249 pp. Approved
Jessup, B. and J. Gerritsen. 2000. Development of a multimetric index for biological
assessment of Idaho streams using benthic macroinvertebrates. Prepared for the
Idaho Department of Environmental Quality. Tetra Tech, Inc. Owings Mills,
Maryland. 43 pp.
Kosterman, M. A., D. Sharp, and R. Remington. 2008. Idaho Assessment of Ecological
Condition: A Part of the EMAP Western Pilot Project. Idaho Department of
Environmental Quality. Boise, Idaho. 168 pp.
Marcarelli, A. M., H. A. Bechtold, A. T. Rugenski, and R. S. Inouye. 2009. Nutrient
limitation of biofilm biomass and metabolism in the Upper Snake River basin,
southeast Idaho, USA. Hydrobiologia doi:10.1007/s10750-008-9615-6.
Marcarelli, A.M., R.W. Van Kirk and C.V. Baxter. 2010. Predicting effects of hydrologic alteration and climate change on ecosystem metabolism in a western U.S. river. Ecological Applications 20(8):2081–2088.
Mebane, C. A. 2002. Stream fish index. in ). Idaho stream ecological assessment
framework: an integrated approach. Grafe, C. S., editor. Idaho Department of
Environmental Quality. Boise, Idaho. 57 pp.
Mebane, C. A., T. R. Maret, R. M. Hughes. 2003. An Index of Biological Integrity (IBI) for the Pacific Northwest rivers. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 132:239-261.
Mende, J. 1989. Portneuf River Assessment. Job Completion Report for 1986-1988.
Project F-71-R-12, Subproject III, Job No. 4. Idaho Department of Fish and Game
in Cooperation with Idaho State University. Pocatello, Idaho. 60 pp.
Mende, J., C. Rawlins, P. Burnett, and R. Scully. 2000. Regional fisheries management
investigations Southeast Region (Subprojects I-F, II-F, III-F, IV-F). Idaho
Department of Fish and Game Report No. 00-04. Boise, Idaho. 68 pp.
Merrell, J.E. and O.L. Onstott. 1965. Reconnaissance Report of Erosion and Sedimentation in the Portneuf River Basin, Idaho. U.S. Dept. Agric., Soil Conserv. Serv.
Meyer, K. 2000. Assessment of native salmonids above Hells Canyon Dam, Idaho. 1999
Annual Progress Report. Idaho Fish and Game Report No. 00-60. Boise, Idaho.
Meyer, K. A., F. S. Elle, and J. R. Lamansky, Jr. 2007. Assessment of Native Salmonids
above Hells Canyon Dam, Idaho. 2006 Annual Report. Idaho Department of Fish
and Game Report No. 07-50. 32 pp.
Meyer, K. A. and J. R. Lamansky, Jr. 2003. Assessment of Native Salmonids above Hells
Canyon Dam, Idaho. 2002 Annual Report. Idaho Department of Fish and Game
Report No. 03-59. 61 pp.
Meyer, K. A. and J. R. Lamansky, Jr. 2004. Assessment of Native Salmonids above Hells
Canyon Dam, Idaho. 2003 Annual Report. Idaho Department of Fish and Game
Report No. 04-26. 32 pp.
Meyer, K. A., D. J. Schill, F. S. Elle, W. C. Schrader, and J. A. Lamansky, Jr. 2001.
Native species investigations. Idaho Department of Fish and Game Report No.
01-45. 35 pp.
Mineau, M.M., C.V. Baxter, A.M. Marcarelli. 2011. A non-native riparian tree (Elaeagnus angustifolia) changes nutrient dynamics in streams. Ecosystems 14: 353-365.
Minshall, G. W. and D. A. Andrews. 1973. An ecological investigation of the Portneuf
River, Idaho: a semiarid-land stream subjected to pollution. Freshwater Biology
Mohr, R.E. 1968. Survey of the fishes of the Portneuf River and its tributaries. Unpublished M.Sc. Thesis, Idaho State University, Pocatello, ID.
Perry, J. A. and W. H. Clark. 1990. Groundwater classification through spring chemistry:
the lower Portneuf River, Southeastern Idaho, Journal of the Idaho Academy of
Royer, T. V. and C. A. Mebane. 2002. River Macroinvertebrate Index in Idaho River
Ecological Framework: an Integrated Approach C. S. Grafe, editor. Idaho
Department of Environmental Quality; Boise, Idaho.
Royer, T. V., C. T. Robinson, and G. W. Minshall. 2001. Development of a
macroinvertebrate-based index for bioassessment of Idaho rivers. Environmental
Stoddard, J., D. Peck, A. Olsen, D. Larsen, J. Van Sickle, C. Hawkins, R. Hughes, T.
Whittier, G. Lomnicky, A. Herlihy, P. Kaufmann, S. Peterson, P. Ringold, S.
Paulsen, and R. Blair. 2005. Environmental monitoring and assessment program
(EMAP): western streams and rivers statistical summary. Report EPA 620/R-
05/006. U. S. Environmental Protection Agency. Washington, D.C. 1762 pp.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. 1992. Pocatello Flood Control Channel, Portneuf River,
Pocatello, Idaho. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Appraisal Study, Inspection of
Completed Works, Walla, Walla, Washington.
Van Kirk, R. and A. Jenkins. 2005. Hydrologic alteration in the upper Teton watershed
and its implications for cutthroat trout restoration. Project completion report for
Friends of the Teton River, Driggs, ID. Department of Mathematics, Idaho State
University, Pocatello, ID. 72 pp.
Vinson, D. K. and S. R. Rushforth. 1989. Diatom species composition along a thermal
gradient in the Portneuf River, Idaho, USA. Hydrobiologia 185:41-54.
Walker, M.J. Flandro, K., Bechtold, H.A. and C.V. Baxter. 2008. Consequences of Recreational Land-Use for Small Urban Fringe Watersheds: Are We Loving Them to Death?
Wilhelm, C. P. 2006. Assessing phosphorus inputs in the lower Portneuf River through
the measurement of macrophyte biomass. Journal of the Idaho Academy of
Zaroban, D. W., M. P. Mulvey, T.R. Maret, R. M. Hughes, and G. D. Merritt. 1999.
Classification of species attributes for Pacific Northwest Freshwater Fishes.
Northwest Science 73:81-93.