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High-speed, continuous water quality mapping of Utah Lake, Salt Lake City, UT


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O'Donnell, Katy, Downing, B.D., Shope, C.L., and Baskin, R.L., 2017, High-speed, continuous water quality mapping of Utah Lake, Salt Lake City, UT: U.S. Geological Survey data release,


Real-time, high frequency (1-second sample interval), georeferenced water quality data was collected in Utah Lake, Utah. Utah Lake is located approximately 45 miles south of Salt Lake City, Utah, and approximately 5 miles west of Provo, Utah. Data was collected on 8/10/16 over an approximate 6.5-hour period (8:00 – 14:30 h PST) while underway. Sample water was continuously pumped through a pickup tube mounted at the stern of the vessel. Sample was pre-filtered using a 178 um in-line strainer, passed through a de-bubbler, and diverted through a 0.2 micron filter to various water quality instrumentation. Data was handled by a Campbell Scientific CR-6 data logger and recorded continuously to a Microsoft Excel file. Data was displayed [...]


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Data_dictionary_Utah_Lake.csv 2.36 KB
High_Frequency_Mapping_Data_Corrections.csv 821 Bytes
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Utah_Lake_Mapping_Data.xlsx 4.47 MB


The data was collected as a proof of concept for the Utah Water Science Center. Data was used to demonstrate the feasibility of quickly mapping and characterizing harmful algal blooms (HABs) in Utah Lake.



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DOI doi:10.5066/F7W37TSM

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