What We Do
As part of its mission, the Idaho Water Resources Research Institute conducts applied water-related research. Two of the outcomes of that research are written reports and published papers. Some of our previous reports and all of our recent scientific publications are archived here.
Recent publications by IWRRI scholars will be posted here. For older reports, see our archive.
Hilliard, B., Reeder, W. J., Skifton, R.S., Budwig, R., Basham†, W., & Tonina, D. 2021. A biologically friendly, low-cost, and scalable method to map permeable media architecture and interstitial flow. Geophysical Research Letters, 48, e2020GL090462. doi.org/10.1029/2020GL090462
Joseph, N., E. Winford, J. Sprinkle, J. Lucas, R. Findley, M. Strickland, N. Vishwanath & A.S. Kolok. 2021. "Relationships among fecal coliforms, the location of cattle in a mixed-land-use rangeland watershed and microbial source tracking markers." Water Research (121): 107110. doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolind.2020.107110
Kolok, A.S. 2021. "Public Health, Wicked Water Problems and Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs." Water Resources IMPACT 23 (1): 13-14.
Topping, M and Kolok, A. 2021. "Assessing the Accuracy of Nitrate Concentration Data for Water Quality Monitoring Using Visual and Cell Phone Quantification Methods." Citizen Science: Theory and Practice, 6(1): 5, pp. 1–9. DOI: doi.org/10.5334/cstp.346
Langman, J., A. Jaabir Duunya, A.W. Child, F.M. Wilhelm & J. G. Moberly. 2020. "Sulfur Species, Bonding Environment, and Metal Mobilization in Mining-Impacted Lake Sediments: Column Experiments Replicating Seasonal." Minerals. 10(10), 849
Langman, J.B., Behrens, D., Moberly, J.G., 2020. Seasonal formation and stability of dissolved metal particles in mining-impacted, lacustrine sediments. Journal of Contaminant Hydrology 232, 103655. doi.org/10.1016/j.jconhyd.2020.103655
Zobott, H., Ralph Budwig, Christopher Caudill, Matthew Keefer & William Basham. 2020. "Development of Pacific lamprey fishways at a hydropower dam." Journal of Ecohydraulics. 18(3): 190-200. doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2400.2010.00773.x
Puri, R., Maas, A. 2020. "Evaluating the sensitivity of residential water demand estimation to model specification and instrument choices." Water Resources Research 56 (1): doi.org/10.1029/2019WR026156
Montory, Mónica, Evelyn Habit, Pilar Fernandez, Joan O. Grimalt, Alan S. Kolok, Ricardo O. Barra, Javier Ferrer, 2020. " Biotransport of persistent organic pollutants in the southern Hemisphere by invasive Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) in the rivers of northern Chilean Patagonia, a UNESCO biosphere reserve." Environment International, Sci Elo. 142: 105803. doi.org/10.1016/j.envint.2020.105803.
Basham, W., R. Budwig & D. Tonina. 2019. "Particle Seeded Grains to Identify Highly Irregular Solid Boundaries and Simplify PIV Measurements." Frontier Earth Science 7 (195). doi.org/10.3389/feart.2019.00195
Kolok, A.S., A. Bean, S.L. Bartelt-Hunt, J.M. Ali. 2019. "Citizen science as a water quality monitoring tool." Water Resources Impac 21 (2): 25-26.
Basham, William, Ralph Budwig, and Daniele Tonina. 2019. Particle seeded grains to identify highly irregular solid boundaries and simplify PIV measurements. Front. Earth Sci. 7:195doi: 10.3389/feart.2019.00195
Langman, J., & J. Moberly. 2018. "Weathering of a mined quartz-carbonate, galena-sphalerite ore and release and transport of nanophase zinc carbonate in circumneutral drainage." Journal of Geochemical Exploration 188: 185–193.
Rubol, S., D. Tonina, L. Vincent, J. A. Sohm, W. Basham, R. Budwig, P. Savalia, E. Kanso, D. G. Capone & K. H. Nealson. 2018. "Seeing through porous media: An experimental study for unveiling interstitial flows." Hydrological Processes 32 (3): 402-407.
Langman, J., K. Torso & J. Moberly. 2018. "Seasonal and Basinal Influences on the Formation and Transport of Dissolved Trace Metal Forms in a Mining-Impacted Riverine Environment." Hydrology 5 (3): 35. doi.org/10.3390/hydrology5030035
Norby, J., D. Strawn & E. Brooks. 2018. "Filter Membrane Effects on Water-Extractable Phosphorus Concentrations from Soil." Journal of Environmental Quality. 47(2): 378-382. doi:10.2134/jeq2017.10.0412. PMID: 29634789
Engels, M., B. Miller, A. Squires, J. S. Jennewein & K. Eitel. 2017. "The Confluence Approach: Developing scientific literacy through project-based learning and place-based education in the context of NGSS." Electronic Journal of Science Education 23 (3): 33-58.
Sowards, A. M. & B. M. Lacabanne,. 2017. "Instituting water research: the Water Resources Research Act (1964) and the Idaho Water Resources Research Institute." Water History volume 9: 295–316.
Buxton, T., J. Bufferington, D. Tonina, A. Fremier & E. M. Yager. 2015. "Modeling the Influence of Salmon Spawning on Hyporheic Exchange of Marine-Derived Nutrients in Gravel Stream Beds." Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 72 (8): 1146-1158.
Buxton, T., J. M. Buffington, E. M. Yager, M. A. Hassan & A. K. Fremier. 2015. "The Relative Stability of Salmon Redds and Unspawned Streambeds." Water Resources 51 (8): 6074-6092.