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

cdactr@uidaho.edu
www.uidaho.edu/cda

IDAH2O, Citizen Volunteers, Master Water Stewards, Water Quality

Special Events

IDAH2O Fall 2014 Snapshot

It's Snapshot time! We will be holding the IDAH2O fall Snapshot on Friday, October 3rd. This is your chance to have a water sample from your monitoring site tested for phosphorus, nitrates, and bacteria for $10. Samples must be collected on October 3rd and returned to the UI Coeur d'Alene Harbor Center, or one of our drop-off sites in Moscow and Sandpoint. Registration due by Friday, September 19.

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)