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Jim Ekins,
IDAH2O Coordinator

Email IDAH2O
phone: 208-292-1287

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

Locations

Moscow

info@uidaho.edu
Phone: 208-885-6111
Toll-free: 88-88-UIDAHO
Fax: 208-885-9119
Student Union Building
875 Perimeter Drive MS 4264
Moscow, ID 83844-4264

Boise

Phone: 208-334-2999
Fax: 208-364-4035
322 E. Front Street
Boise, ID 83702

boise@uidaho.edu
www.uidaho.edu/boise

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

Idaho Falls

Phone: 208-282-7900
Fax: 208-282-7929
1776 Science Center Drive, Suite 306
Idaho Falls, ID 83402

ui-if@uidaho.edu
www.uidaho.edu/idahofalls

IDAH2O, Citizen Volunteers, Master Water Stewards, Water Quality

Special Events

IDAH2O Spring 2016 Snapshot

We have yet to schedule the IDAH2O spring 2016 Snapshot, but we will let you know as soon as we do. This will be your chance to have a water sample from your monitoring site tested for phosphorus, nitrates, and bacteria for $40. Samples must be collected on the specific day after 10:00 am and returned to the UI Coeur d'Alene Harbor Center by 4:00, or one of our drop-off sites in Moscow and Sandpoint by 2:00 pm. Pre-sign up is required! Please sign up by emailing to idah2o@uidaho.edu:

  • your interest/availability
  • mailing address
  • number of sites
  • and whether you plan to use the Moscow or Sandpoint drop off site (otherwise we will assume you will bring the sample to the UICdA Harbor Center). 

IDAH2O Fall 2015 Snapshot

The fall 2015 Snapshot was held Friday, October 9th. 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 (TP). The TP detection range is 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. 


9 Oct 2015

Fall 2015 Snapshot Event

Nitrate    (mg/L)

Phosphorus (mg/L)

Site #

Site Description

Testing range  0.23-13.50 mg/L

Testing range  0.004-1.50 mg/L

Coliforms MPN/100mL

E. coli MPN/100mL

121012

Brickel Creek

ND

0.0237

89.2

42.2

121131

Brickel Creek

ND

0.0227

1986.3

118.7

121204

Pack River

ND

0.0131

1299.7

28.2

131201

Cougar Ck. at Priest Lk.

ND

0.0184

28.4

1

131202

Priest Lk.

ND

0.0049

5.2

<1.0

671308

Paradise Creek Berman Park

ND

0.237

>2419.6

260.3

671308D

Paradise Creek Berman Park

ND

0.258

>2419.6

686.7

841521

Middle Potlatch at Joel

0.866

0.76

>2419.6

>2419.6

991129

Moon Creek

ND

0.0095

40.0

6.2

991130

Sacheen Creek

ND

0.0142

22.6

2

991207

Diamond Lake

ND

0.006

158.5

<1.0

000001B

Blank

ND

ND

<1.0

<1.0





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)