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The inldata package is a practical resource that consolidates datasets for the groundwater and surface-water monitoring networks of the U.S. Geological Survey - Idaho National Laboratory (USGS-INL). Managed by the USGS-INL Project Office in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Energy, it provides data from the Idaho National Laboratory and surrounding areas. This data is crucial in understanding the effects of waste disposal on the eastern Snake River Plain aquifer in southeastern Idaho and assessing the long-term availability of water.

The package compiles historical water-quality samples from 1949 to 2024, groundwater-level measurements from 1922 to 2024, and surface-water measurements from 1959 to 2024. Geospatial data, which outlines the areas of sample collection or observation, is also part of the package.

By integrating this data into a single R package, the process of data handling is simplified for researchers. It also offers a standard format for data distribution along with its documentation. The geospatial datasets are provided in a common projection and datum, and the geohydrologic data is structured to facilitate analysis. Overall, the inldata package serves as a convenient tool for those studying the impact of waste disposal on water quality and availability.


To install the current release of the package from CRAN, you can use the following command in R:


To install the package along with its dependencies, which are required to run examples in the package help documentation, build package datasets, and create a USGS data release, run:

install.packages("inldata", dependencies = TRUE)

To install the development version of the package, you need to clone the repository and build from source, or run the following commands:

if (!requireNamespace("remotes")) install.packages("remotes")
  auth_token = Sys.getenv("GITLAB_PAT"),
  host = "",
  dependencies = TRUE,
  build_vignettes = TRUE


Detailed descriptions of the datasets, along with practical examples illustrating their application, are readily accessible in the help pages of the package. To access this documentation, simply run the following command:

help(package = "inldata")


Point of Contact

Jason C. Fisher (

Suggested Citations

To cite inldata in publications, please use:

Fisher, J.C., Trcka, A.R., Treinen, K.C., 2024, inldata—Collection of datasets for the U.S. Geological Survey - Idaho National Laboratory groundwater and surface-water monitoring networks, v1.1: U.S. Geological Survey software release, R package,

Fisher, J.C., Trcka, A.R., Treinen, K.C., 2024, Datasets for the U.S. Geological Survey - Idaho National Laboratory groundwater and surface-water monitoring networks, v1.1: U.S. Geological Survey data release,


We value your contributions and suggestions on how to make these materials more useful to the community. Please feel free to share your thoughts by commenting on the issue tracker or opening a merge request to contribute.

Code of Conduct

All contributions to- and interactions surrounding- this project will abide by the USGS Code of Scientific Conduct.


This software is preliminary or provisional and is subject to revision. It is being provided to meet the need for timely best science. The software has not received final approval by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). No warranty, expressed or implied, is made by the USGS or the U.S. Government as to the functionality of the software and related material nor shall the fact of release constitute any such warranty. The software is provided on the condition that neither the USGS nor the U.S. Government shall be held liable for any damages resulting from the authorized or unauthorized use of the software.

Any use of trade, product, or firm names is for descriptive purposes only and does not imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.


Unless otherwise noted, this project is in the public domain in the United States because it contains materials that originally came from the United States Geological Survey, an agency of the United States Department of Interior. For more information, see the official USGS copyright policy at copyrights-and-credits.

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The Idaho National Laboratory Project Office of the USGS supports the development and maintenance of inldata. Resources are available primarily for maintenance and responding to user questions, and the development team determines the priorities for the development of new features.

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Publication type Formal R language package
DOI 10.5066/P9IAKQOR
Year published 2024
Version 1.1.1
IPDS IP-159621