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Selected environmental characteristics of sampled sites, watersheds, and riparian zones for the U.S. Geological Survey Regional Stream Quality Assessment, 2013 to 2017

Dates

Publication Date
Start Date
2013-01-01
End Date
2017-12-31

Citation

Qi, S.L., and Nakagaki, N., 2020, Selected environmental characteristics of sampled sites, watersheds, and riparian zones for the U.S. Geological Survey Regional Stream Quality Assessment, 2013 to 2017: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P962N215.

Summary

In 2013, the Regional Stream Quality Assessment (RSQA) study was started as part of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) National Water-Quality Assessment (NAWQA) project. One of the objectives of the RSQA is to characterize the relationships between water-quality stressors and stream ecology and subsequently determine the relative effects of these stressors on aquatic biota within the streams (Garrett and others, 2017; Journey and others, 2015; Coles and others, 2019; Sheibley and others, 2017; May and others, 2020). The study was implemented in five regions across the United States (U.S.); the Midwest (MSQA) in 2013, the southeast (SESQA) in 2014, the Pacific Northwest (PNSQA) in 2015, the northeast (NESQA) in 2016, and California (CSQA) [...]

Contacts

Point of Contact :
Sharon L Qi
Originator :
Sharon L Qi, Naomi Nakagaki
Metadata Contact :
Sharon L Qi
Publisher :
U.S. Geological Survey
Distributor :
U.S. Geological Survey - ScienceBase
SDC Data Owner :
Colorado Water Science Center
USGS Mission Area :
Water Resources

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RSQA_Characteristics_Citations.xlsx 15.17 KB
RSQA_Characteristics_Data.xlsx 1.12 MB
RSQA_Characterstics_DataDictionary.xlsx 30.31 KB
CSVFiles.zip 282.3 KB

Purpose

This dataset was created to support the RSQA objectives where the physical and anthropogenic characteristics in this dataset assist with the statistical analyses and interpretation of stream water-quality and biota data collected for the RSQA study.

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