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Nutrient and pesticide data collected from the USGS National Water Quality Network and previous networks, 1980-2015

Dates

Publication Date
Start Date
1980-10-01
End Date
2015-09-30

Citation

Deacon, J.R., Lee, C.J., Norman, J.E., and Reutter, D.C., 2016, Nutrient and pesticide data collected from the USGS National Water Quality Network and previous networks, 1980-2015: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7BK19GZ.

Summary

The National Water Quality Network (NWQN) for Rivers and Streams includes 113 surface-water river and stream sites monitored by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) National Water Quality Program, National Water-Quality Assessment (NAWQA) Project. The NWQN includes 19 large river coastal sites, 44 large river inland sites, 30 wadeable stream reference sites, 10 wadeable stream urban sites, and 10 wadeable stream agricultural sites. In addition to the 113 NWQN sites, 3 large inland river monitoring sites from the USGS Cooperative Water Program are also included in this annual water-quality reporting Web site to be consistent with previous USGS studies of nutrient transport in the Mississippi-Atchafalaya River Basin. This data release provides [...]

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Contacts

Point of Contact :
Casey Lee
Originator :
Jeffrey R Deacon, Casey Lee, Julia E Norman, David C Reutter
Metadata Contact :
Casey Lee
Publisher :
U.S. Geological Survey
Distributor :
U.S. Geological Survey - ScienceBase
USGS Mission Area :
Water Resources
SDC Data Owner :
Office of Planning and Programming

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Website_pic.JPG
“Tracking Water Quality Page Image”
thumbnail 121.86 KB
aflow.csv
“Annual flow data”
2.26 KB
aloads.csv
“Annual water-quality load data”
590.59 KB
discqw.csv
“Discrete water-quality results”
14.82 KB
dflow.csv
“Daily flow data”
49.18 MB
mflow.csv
“May flow data”
43.02 KB
mloads.csv
“May water-quality load data”
196.56 KB
pestlong.csv
“Pesticide abbreviations, long names, USGS parameter codes, and (CAS) numbers”
37.51 KB
pestsamp.csv
“Discrete pesticide results”
122.23 MB
NWQN_sites.csv
“NWQN site information”
18.17 KB

Purpose

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) National Water-Quality Assessment (NAWQA) Project characterizes the status and trends of water quality and aquatic ecosystems by monitoring ambient water-quality and ecological conditions through the newly established National Water Quality Network (NWQN) for Rivers and Streams. The NWQN is the primary source of data for the systematic annual reporting of ambient conditions nationally. Primary objectives of the NWQN are to: • determine the status and trends of loads and concentrations of contaminants, nutrients, and sediment in the Nation's large rivers, including loads to selected major estuaries; • determine the status and trends of concentrations of contaminants, nutrients, and sediment for selected wadeable streams in selected land-use and environmental settings; and • determine trends in ecological condition in relation to trends in contaminants, nutrients, sediment, and streamflow alteration for selected wadeable streams in selected land-use and environmental settings. In an effort to meet these objectives, the USGS Tracking Water Quality webpage (http://cida.usgs.gov/quality/rivers/home) is being updated with nutrient and pesticide concentration and load data collected from the NWQN. These metadata describe 9 data tables that are part of this data release.
Tracking Water Quality Page Image
Tracking Water Quality Page Image

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