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The R package inlpubs may be used to search and analyze 366 publications that cover the 74-year history of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Idaho Water Science Center, Idaho National Laboratory Project Office (INLPO). The INLPO publications were authored by 253 researchers trying to better understand the effects of waste disposal on water contained in the eastern Snake River Plain aquifer and the availability of water for long-term consumptive and industrial use. Information contained within these publications is crucial to the management and use of the aquifer by the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) and the State of Idaho. USGS geohydrologic studies and monitoring, which began in 1949, were done in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Energy Idaho Operations Office.

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The current release is available on CRAN, which you can install using the following command:


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

if (!requireNamespace("remotes")) install.packages("remotes")
  repo = "inl/inlpubs",
  auth_token = Sys.getenv("GITLAB_PAT"),
  host = "",
  dependencies = TRUE


Examples are given in the package help pages. To access these documents, run:

help(package = "inlpubs")

Package vignettes may be viwed through your web browser using the command:



Jason C. Fisher (ORCID iD 0000-0001-9032-8912)

Point of Contact

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Suggested Citation

To cite inlpubs in publications, please use:

Fisher, J.C., 2022, inlpubs—Bibliographic information for the U.S. Geological Survey Idaho National Laboratory Project Office: U.S. Geological Survey software release, R package, Reston, Va.,


We welcome your contributions and suggestions for how to make these materials more useful to the community. Please feel free to comment on the issue tracker or open a merge request to contribute.

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This software has been approved for release by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). Although the software has been subjected to rigorous review, the USGS reserves the right to update the software as needed pursuant to further analysis and review. 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. Furthermore, the software is released on condition that neither the USGS nor the U.S. Government shall be held liable for any damages resulting from its authorized or unauthorized use.

Although these data have been processed successfully on a computer system at the USGS, no warranty expressed or implied is made regarding the display or utility of the data for other purposes, nor on all computer systems, nor shall the act of distribution constitute any such warranty. The USGS or the U.S. Government shall not be held liable for improper or incorrect use of the data described and/or contained herein.

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The Idaho National Laboratory Project Office of the USGS supports the development and maintenance of inlpubs. Resources are available primarily for maintenance and responding to user questions. Priorities on the development of new features are determined by the development team.

Additional Publication Details

Additional metadata about this publication, not found in other parts of the page is in this table.

Publication type Formal R language package
DOI 10.5066/P9I3GWWU
Year published 2022
Year of version 2022
Version 1.0.2
IPDS IP-130851