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Watershed Boundaries for the U.S. Geological Survey National Water Quality Network

Dates

Publication Date
Time Period
2012-06-21

Citation

Baker, N.T., 2016, Watershed Boundaries for the U.S. Geological Survey National Water Quality Network: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7SF2TBD.

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 (NWQP). The NWQN represents the consolidation of four historical national networks: the USGS National Water-Quality Assessment (NAWQA) Project, the USGS National Stream Quality Accounting Network (NASQAN), the National Monitoring Network (NMN), and the Hydrologic Benchmark Network (HBN). The NWQN includes 22 large river coastal sites, 41 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 [...]

Contacts

Point of Contact :
Nancy T Baker
Originator :
Nancy T Baker
Metadata Contact :
Nancy T Baker
Publisher :
U.S. Geological Survey
Distributor :
U.S. Geological Survey - ScienceBase
USGS Mission Area :
Water Resources
SDC Data Owner :
Water - Office of Planning and Programming

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Watersheds4NWQN_Oct2016.gdb.zip
“Geodatabase shapefiles”
32.01 MB
Metadata_for_Watersheds4NWQN_Oct2016.xml
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Purpose

The purpose of this dataset is to provide watershed boundaries for rivers and streams monitored by USGS NWQN.

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DOI https://www.sciencebase.gov/vocab/category/item/identifier doi:10.5066/F7SF2TBD

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