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Portneuf River, Idaho by Lava Springs
The beautiful Portneuf River is fed by springs in southern Idaho not far from the City of Pocatello. Here, the river is passing through the town of Lava Hot Springs where it gains considerable warmth from the thermal springs. Further down its course the river is impacted by agriculture and then by discharges in the city of Pocatello before it discharges into the Snake River.
See Hopkins, Marcarelli and Bechtold. 2011. Ecosystem structure and function are complementary .... Water, Air and Soil Pollution 219: 409-421.
Photo: October 2013
Limnology - The study of inland waters