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Reports

Portneuf River Subbasin Water Quality Monitoring Report May 2000-April 2003  
Portneuf River TMDL Water Body Assessment and Total Maximum Daily Loads, Idaho DEQ March 1999  
February 2001 Addendum: Chapter 4 (Management Actions and Implementation) and Response to EPA Review Comments  (Idaho DEQ)
Portneuf River TMDL Implementation Plan  (Idaho DEQ, 2003)
Portneuf River Subbasin Assessment and Total Maximum Daily Loads (Idaho DEQ, 2010).
Federal Storm Water NPDES Permit for Cities of Pocatello, Chubbuck, Bannock County and Idaho Department of Transportation
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).
Black Cliffs Ground Water Quality Study: Nitrate Impact (Idaho DEQ, 1980, 1990, 2010)
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 pp.
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 2004.
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, 185 pp.
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 April 2001.
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. 42 pp.
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 3:1-30.
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 Sciences 26:55-71.
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 Management 27:627–636.
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 Science 42:32-40.
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.