Jim Ekins,
IDAH2O Coordinator

Email IDAH2O
phone: 208-292-1287

University of Idaho Extension
Extension Website
phone: 208-446-1680

Locations

Coeur d'Alene

Phone: 208-667-2588
Toll-free: 888-208-2268
Fax: 208-664-1272
1031 N. Academic Way,
Suite 242
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814

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www.uidaho.edu/cda

IDAH2O, Citizen Volunteers, Master Water Stewards, Water Quality

Special Events

IDAH2O Spring 2015 Snapshot

We will be holding the IDAH2O spring Snapshot on Wednesday, May 14, 2015. This will be your chance to have a water sample from your monitoring site tested for phosphorus, nitrates, and bacteria for $30. Samples must be collected on May 14 and returned to the UI Coeur d'Alene Harbor Center, or one of our drop-off sites in Moscow and Sandpoint. Sign up by Wednesday, April 29!



IDAH2O Spring 2015 Snapshot Results

The spring 2015 Snapshot was held Thursday, May 14th. Thank you so much to all of the Master Water Stewards who collected water samples and brought them to the UI Harbor Center, or to the drop off points in Sandpoint and Moscow for analysis. 

Samples were tested for nitrate-N, total phosphorus, total coliform bacteria, and E. coli. The HACH technologies used to test for nutrients had a nitrate detection range of 0.23-13.50 mg/L. IDAH2O teamed up with SVL Laboratories to test for Total Phosphorous to reduce the detection range to 0.004-1.5 mg/L. Bacteria values are expressed as MPN/100 mL or Most Probable Number per 100 mL of sample water. To ensure accuracy and precision in the Snapshot, we followed protocol set forth in our Quality Assurance Project Plan. "ND" = below detection limit. 

 Spring 2015 Snapshot May 14 2015       
         
 Site Number  Site Description Nitrate (mg/l)   Total Phosphorous (mg/l)  Coliform Bacteria
(MPN/100 ml)
E. Coli
(MPN/100 ml) 
   
 121131  Brickel Creek  ND  0.0181  40.2  2.0    
 121012  Brickel Creek  ND  0.0207  52.9  4.1    
 131202  Priest Lake  ND  0.0066  1.0  0.0    
 131201  Cougar Ck. at Priest Lk.  ND  0.0196  142.1  0.0    
 171401  Cougar Ck., Kellogg  ND  0.0364  78.4  3.1    
 171401 D  Cougar Ck., Kellogg Duplicate  ND  0.0361  78.0  1.0    
 991129  Moon Creek  ND  0.0165  240.0  0.0    
 991130  Sacheen Creek  ND  0.0127  24.3  5.1    
 991207  Diamond Lake  ND  0.0077  56.3  6.3    
 671308  Paradise Creek  2.57  0.235  >2419.6  >2419.6    
 000001 B  Blank_DI Water  ND  ND  0.0  0.0    
               


IDAH2O Fall 2014 Snapshot Results


IDAH2O Fall 2014 Snapshot Results The fall 2014 Snapshot was held Friday, October 3rd. Thank you so much to all of the Master Water Stewards who collected water samples and brought them to the UI Harbor Center, or to the drop off points in Sandpoint and Moscow for analysis. 

Samples were tested for nitrate-N, total phosphorus, total coliform bacteria, and E. coli. The HACH technologies used to test for nutrients had a nitrate detection range of 0.23-13.50 mg/L and a phosphorus detection range of 0.05-1.5 mg/L. Bacteria values are expressed as MPN/100 mL or Most Probable Number per 100 mL of sample water. To ensure accuracy and precision in the Snapshot, we followed protocol set forth in our Quality Assurance Project Plan. 

For more information on quality assurance measures taken or for assistance understanding the results, please contact IDAH2O

Site #  Site Description  Nitrate (mg/L)  Phosphorous (Mg/L) Coliform Bacteria (MPN/100mL) E coli 
(MPN/100 mL)
 991129  Moon Creek  0.357  **  103.6  2
 991130  Sacheen Creek  *  0.051  24.6  <1
 121012  Brickel Creek  *  0.078  34.5  9.8
 121131  Brickel Creek  *  **  43.7  6.3
 151132  Bridge Creek  *  0.102  16.6  <1
 151104  Shoshone Creek DUPLICATE  *  **  39.1  4.1
 151104  Shoshone Creek  *  **  35.5  4.1
 171401  Cougar Creek, Kellogg  *  0.442  1119.9  13.4
 171401  Cougar Ck., Kellogg, DUPLICATE  *  0.295  920.8  13.4
 121214  Strong Creek  *  0.086  79.8  8.5
 991207  Diamond Lake  *  0.598  61.3  <1
 841424  Potlatch River above Big Bear Ck.  *  0.079  648.8  55.7
 841423  Potlatch River below Big Bear Ck.  *  0.081  579.4  39.3
 841422  Big Bear Creek  *  0.061  344.8  14.6
 671308  Pollard 1 DUPLICATE  *  0.159  1732.9  21.6
 671308  Pollard 1  *  0.148  2419.6  20.1
   Pollard 2 BD1U  *  0.184  816.4  18.7
   Pollard 3 BD1L  *  0.178  501.2  13.2
   Pollard 4 BD2U  0.225  0.183  290.9  13.4
   Pollard 5 BD2L  0.275  0.646  193.5  16.1
   Pollard 6 BD3U  *  0.335  191.8  11
   Pollard 7 BD3L  *  0.169  204.6  18.5
   Spirit Lake  *  **  195.6  7.5
   Laboratory Blank  *  **  <1  <1
           
           


* Below detectable limit for nitrate-N (0.23 mg/L)
** Below detectable limit for total phosphorus (0.05 mg/L)

IDAH2O Spring Snapshot Results


The spring 2014 Snapshot was held Thursday, June 5th. Thank you so much to all of the Master Water Stewards who collected water samples and brought them to the UI Harbor Center for analysis.

Samples were tested for nitrate-N, total phosphorus, total coliform bacteria, and E. coli. The HACH technologies used to test for nutrients had a nitrate detection range of 0.23-13.50 mg/L and a phosphorus detection range of 0.05-1.5 mg/L. Bacteria values are expressed as MPN/100 mL or Most Probable Number per 100 mL of sample water. To ensure accuracy and precision in the Snapshot, we followed protocol set forth in our Quality Assurance Project Plan.

For more information on quality assurance measures taken or for assistance understanding the results, please contact IDAH2O.


 Site ID #
Waterbody
Nitrate (mg/L)
Phosphorus (mg/L)
Total Coliform (MPN/100mL)
E. coli (MPN/100mL)
121012 Brickel Creek inflow to Spirit Lake
*
**
18.3
 2
121131 Brickel Creek
*
**
38.6
6.3
121204
 Pack River
*
**
90.9
24.6
121218
Westmond Creek
0.431
**
2419.6
344.8
131201
Cougar Creek, tributary to Priest Lake
*
**
36.8
<1
131202
Dock at Priest Lake
*
**
1
<1
191301
Hayden Lake Spillover
*
**
648.8
107.6
991129
Moon Creek, tributary to Sacheen Lake
*
**
156.5
4.1
991130
Dock at Sacheen Lake
*
**
17.5
3
991207
Diamond Lake
*
**
547.5
<1
* Below detectable limit for nitrate-N (0.23 mg/L)
** Below detectable limit for total phosphorus (0.05 mg/L)