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Water Publications & Resources


Aquatic Vegetation Management and Control > PDF
Provides information on how to control algae and vascular plant weeds in recreational waters, drinking water reservoirs, agricultural reservoirs and water distribution channels, ornamental ponds, coas . . . . . more details
 

Bio-swales for Natural Stormwater Treatment > Video
Stormwater runoff carries lots of pollution from roads, parking lots, and other impervious surfaces in urbanized areas. Bioinfiltration swales offer a natural stormwater treatment solution in many are . . . . . more details
 

Center Pivot Irrigation for Corn: Water Management and System Design Considerations in Southern Idaho > PDF
This bulletin describes the water requirements of the corn crop and explains how to manage a center pivot irrigation system to deliver enough water to the crop at the right times. It focuses on three . . . . . more details
 

Design and Construction of Earthen Embankments for Animal Liquid-Waste Containment > PDF
Properly designed earthen embankment facilities for animal liquid-waste containment will have adequate storage capacity and be constructed to ensure minimal seepage from the sides and bottom of the la . . . . . more details
 

Economic Causes of Nonpoint Pollution in the Boise River > PDF
Non-point pollution creates a perplexing problem since it is difficult to relate it to specific causes. Exactly who is responsible for non-point pollution and to what degree are largely unanswered que . . . . . more details
 

Erosion Control Progress in the HUA > PDF
The Idaho Snake-Payette Rivers Hydrologic Unit Area (HUA) Water Quality Project was one of 74 projects funded nationally by the U.S. Department of Agriculture designed to protect and improve water qua . . . . . more details
 

Estimating Water Requirements of Hard Red Spring Wheat for Final Irrigations > PDF
This publication teaches how to use the soil "feel and appearance method" and information on crop stage and soil type to determine whether and how much to irrigate. 8 pp. Authors: Roger Ashley, Larry . . . . . more details
 

Forest Water Quality
A companion to the book Idaho Forestry Best Management Practices Field Guide, the video contains two parts. Part 1 describes how water moves through the forest, how our forest activities can . . . . . more details
 

Grass Seeding Forest Roads, Skid Trails, and Landings in the Inland Northwest > PDF
Sediments are one of the main nonpoint sources of pollution for lakes, rivers, and streams in the Inland Northwest. This 8-page publication (including cover) shares strategies for protecting waters by . . . . . more details
 

Groundwater and Wellhead Protection in the HUA > PDF
The Idaho Snake-Payette Rivers Hydrologic Unit Area (HUA) Water Quality Project was one of 74 projects funded nationally by the U.S. Department of Agriculture designed to protect and improve water qua . . . . . more details
 

Highway Districts Protecting Clean Water > Video
Stormwater runoff carries lots of pollution from roads, including tire wear dust, drips of oil and other fluids, and plastic trash that’s tossed aside. But Idaho's Kootenai County regional highway dis . . . . . more details
 

IDAH2O Master Water Stewards Handbook > PDF
The official handbook for University of Idaho Extension's Master Water Stewards trained to conduct water quality monitoring in Idaho lakes and streams. The handbook explains the program and provides s . . . . . more details
 

Idaho's Nitrate Areas of Concern > PDF
Idaho's major agencies that deal with water have identified 25 geographic areas within the state that have elevated concentrations of nitrates in aquifers (groundwater). This publication offers an ove . . . . . more details
 

Introduction to Clean Water Video Series > Video
Want to learn about how you can protect clean water in our lakes, streams and aquifers? This University of Idaho Extension video introduces ways to protect clean water and includes information on ripa . . . . . more details
 

Iron in Drinking Water > PDF
Iron in drinking water, though harmless, can result in poor tasting unattractive water that stains both plumbing fixtures and clothing. PNW 589 discusses four types of iron in water and seven options . . . . . more details
 

Irrigation Management in the HUA > PDF
The Idaho Snake-Payette Rivers Hydrologic Unit Area (HUA) Water Quality Project was one of 74 projects funded nationally by the U.S. Department of Agriculture designed to protect and improve water qua . . . . . more details
 

Irrigation Scheduling Using Water-Use Tables > PDF
Poor irrigation management can reduce crop yields, degrade crop quality, foster disease, and increase pumping costs. This publication has information on using water-use tables to irrigate crops proper . . . . . more details
 

Irrigation Systems for Idaho Agriculture > PDF
Discusses and compares agricultural irrigation systems: surface systems, sprinkler systems, and micro-irrigation and drip irrigation systems. 8 pp. Author: Howard Neibling . . . . . more details
 

Irrigation Uniformity > PDF
Irrigation uniformity, or how evenly an irrigation system distributes water over a field, can have major effects on yield, quality, and gross receipts. This publication describes how to manage differe . . . . . more details
 

Managing Irrigation Water Quality for Crop Production in the Pacific Northwest > PDF
Learn how to use water analyses to choose appropriate water treatment and water management practices in irrigated agriculture. The publication covers kinds of tests, sample collection, interpretation . . . . . more details
 

Nitrate and Groundwater > PDF
The Quality Water for Idaho series discusses ways farmers and homeowners can ensure the present and future safety of ground and surface waters in Idaho. Authors: Robert L. Mahler, B.A. Lolley, Karen A . . . . . more details
 

Nutrient and Pesticide Management in the HUA > PDF
The Idaho Snake-Payette Rivers Hydrologic Unit Area (HUA) Water Quality Project was one of 74 projects funded nationally by the U.S. Department of Agriculture designed to protect and improve water qua . . . . . more details
 

Pesticides in Idaho Groundwater: Monitoring, Protection, and Prevention > PDF
Covers Idaho State Department of Agriculture programs for monitoring groundwater and acting on pesticide detections, provides data on the extent of groundwater contamination in Idaho, and gives ways t . . . . . more details
 

Potato Irrigation Management > PDF
Efficient irrigation management can increase marketable yield while reducing production costs by conserving water, energy, and nitrogen fertilizer and while reducing potential groundwater contaminatio . . . . . more details
 

Protecting Streams and Lakes in Idaho: A Landowner's Guide > PDF
“Riparian” lands along the edges of lakes and rivers are home to many plants that, together, act as a buffer and first line of defense to protect local waterways and lakes. This brochure-style guide d . . . . . more details
 

Public Attitudes about Water Quality in the HUA > PDF
The Idaho Snake-Payette Rivers Hydrologic Unit Area (HUA) Water Quality Project was one of 74 projects funded nationally by the U.S. Department of Agriculture designed to protect and improve water qua . . . . . more details
 

Riparian Vegetated Buffers Protect Land and Streams > Video
The best and cheapest way to protect your land from eroding away and protect clean water and fish habitat is to maintain streamside and lakeshore vegetation. This University of Idaho Extension video e . . . . . more details
 

Scheduling the Final Irrigation for Wheat and Barley > PDF
Optimum irrigation management during grain formation sustains agronomic and economic productivity while reducing the water applied and the risk of water related diseases. The purpose of this bulletin . . . . . more details
 

Spatial Variability Considerations in Interpreting Soil Moisture Measurements for Irrigation > PDF
Detailed examination of the effects varying soil types have on irrigation practices and how to determine the appropriate volume of irrigation for those soil types. 14 pp. Authors: Bradley A. King and . . . . . more details
 

Sugarbeet Irrigation Management Using Watermark Moisture Sensors > PDF
Explains how to install soil moisture sensors and use them to schedule irrigations more efficiently. Growers who have used them have reduced water use and sometimes improved yields. Color photos. 8 pp . . . . . more details
 

Urban Farming For Healthy Water > Video
Community-based agriculture and home rain gardens can help protect water with soil conservation and wise water use. In this University of Idaho Extension video, the Gathering Garden stands as a highli . . . . . more details
 

Urban Forests and Protecting Lakes and Streams > Video
Urban Forests have a large positive impact on stormwater pollution and volume. In this University of Idaho Extension video, we will explore how cities' street trees can absorb pollution and slow down . . . . . more details
 

Urban Greenspaces for Clean Water > Video
Stormwater runoff carries lots of pollution from parking lots and other impervious surfaces in urbanized areas. Greenspaces offer an opportunity to filter and treat stormwater through natural processe . . . . . more details
 

Wastewater Treatment Plants Removing Phosphorous > Video
Small increases in phosphorous, a plant nutrient, can start big changes in aquatic nuisance plant life. This University of Idaho Extension video explains how phosphorous removal by wastewater treatmen . . . . . more details
 

Water and Rural Living: What Idaho Homeowners Need to Know > PDF
For homeowners, home buyers, and Realtors dealing with rural property, this guide explains which government agencies administer which water-related programs and which ones to contact with water-relate . . . . . more details
 

Water Testing > PDF
The Quality Water for Idaho series discusses ways farmers and homeowners can ensure the present and future safety of ground and surface waters in Idaho. Authors: Ernestine Porter and Robert L. Mahler . . . . . more details
 


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