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Electrical Conductivity Data for the Snake River, Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton National Park


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McCleskey, R.B., 2016, Electrical Conductivity Data for the Snake River, Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton National Park: U.S. Geological Survey data release,


The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the National Park Service (NPS) have collaborated on monitoring the chloride flux in the major rivers of Yellowstone National Park by periodically sampling the rivers and analyzing chloride concentrations in discrete water samples since the 1970's. However, restrictions of winter travel, great distances between sites, and sampling and analytical costs have limited collection to approximately 28 samples per site annually. Electrical conductivity data can be used as a proxy for chloride concentrations in many of the major rivers of Yellowstone National Park. Electrical conductivity is a measure of the ability of water to pass an electrical current, and it is affected by the presence of inorganic [...]


Originator :
R. Blaine McCleskey
Point of Contact :
R. Blaine McCleskey
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R. Blaine McCleskey
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U.S. Geological Survey
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U.S. Geological Survey - ScienceBase
USGS Mission Area :
Water Resources
SDC Data Owner :
National Research Program

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SnakeRiverChemicalData.csv 27.36 KB
SnakeRiverElectricalConductivity.csv 2.3 MB
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The purpose of this dataset is to provide chemical data and electrical conductivity monitoring data from a site along the Snake River above Jackson Lake near Flagg Ranch, Grand Teton National Park. The site location (Latitude 44°6'0.3", Longitude 110°40'6.6" (NAD83)) is approximately 90 meters downstream from USGS gaging station 13010065. For additional information on the methods used to collect and analyze samples, equipment utilized, and quality-assurance and quality-control procedures see the following publication [].


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doi doi:10.5066/F7BC3WMG

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