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CE–QUAL–W2 water-quality model and supporting LOADEST models for Lake St. Croix, Wisconsin and Minnesota, 2013

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Publication Date
Start Date
2013-04-20
End Date
2013-11-15

Citation

Smith, E.A., 2018, CE–QUAL–W2 water-quality model and supporting LOADEST models for Lake St. Croix, Wisconsin and Minnesota, 2013: U.S. Geological Survey data release, http://doi.org/10.5066/F7319V2J.

Summary

A mechanistic, biophysical water-quality model (CE–QUAL–W2) was developed and calibrated for Lake St. Croix, Wisconsin and Minnesota. The Lake St. Croix CE–QUAL–W2 model was simulated and calibrated using data collected from April through November 2013. Loads developed for the model were based on water-quality data collected by various agencies, including the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). The calibrated model was used to evaluate good- and optimal-growth habitat availability for lake sturgeon using coldwater fish oxygen and thermal requirements, as part of the associated report, U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2017-5157 (http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/SIR20175157).

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Point of Contact :
Erik A. Smith
Originator :
Erik A. Smith
Metadata Contact :
Erik A Smith
Publisher :
U.S. Geological Survey
Distributor :
U.S. Geological Survey - ScienceBase
SDC Data Owner :
Upper Midwest Water Science Center
USGS Mission Area :
Water Resources

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ancillary.zip 13.15 MB
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model.zip 77.44 MB
SIR2017-5157Thumbnail.jpg thumbnail 271.09 KB
georef.zip 1.49 KB
modelgeoref.txt 654 Bytes
README.txt 17.24 KB
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Purpose

This model was created to simulate water-quality for Lake St. Croix, the lower 40 kilometers of the St. Croix River, Wisconsin and Minnesota. The development of the model input and output files included in this data release are documented in U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2017-5157 (http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/SIR20175157).
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