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Data from quality-control equipment blanks, field blanks, and field replicates for baseline water quality of an area undergoing shale-gas development in the Muskingum River watershed, Ohio, 2015-16

Dates

Publication Date
Start Date
2015-02-05
End Date
2016-05-25

Citation

Covert, S.A., Jagucki, M.L., and Huitger, C.A., 2018, Data from quality-control equipment blanks, field blanks, and field replicates for baseline water quality of an area undergoing shale-gas development in the Muskingum River watershed, Ohio, 2015-16: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7GF0SRT.

Summary

In 2015-16, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), in cooperation with the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District, conducted a study to assess baseline (2015-16) surface-water quality in six lake basins within the Muskingum River watershed that are in the early years of shale-gas development. Six samples were collected at each of 30 sites to characterize surface-water chemistry over a range of hydrologic conditions. Quality-control (QC) samples collected before and during sampling included blanks and replicates. Blank samples were used to check for contamination during sample collection, processing, equipment cleaning, and/or analysis. Replicate samples were used to determine the reproducibility/variability in the collection and analysis [...]

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NonVocEquipmentBlankSamples.txt 2.76 KB
NonVocFieldBlankSamples.txt 5.46 KB
NonVocFieldReplicateSamples.txt 5.5 KB
VocEquipmentBlankSamples.txt 1.76 KB
VocFieldBlankSamples.txt 4.42 KB
VocFieldReplicateSamples.txt 4.47 KB
mwcd-qw-qc-metadata.xml
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Purpose

These quality-control data were collected in order to understand the variability of analytical results reported by the NWQL for surface water water-quality samples.

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