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The dataset contains estimates for total phosphorus flux from wastewater treatment plants that discharge to surface water within the Red River of the North Basin in the United States and subbasins. Shapefiles defining the subbasins are available as part of the same data release in which these data are published. Estimates of wastewater treatment plant total phosphorus flux (or load) were calculated by Tammy Ivanhnenko for the years 1978, 1980, 1982, 1984, 1986, 1988, 1990, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, and 2012. Flux estimates were based on the average discharge from the wastewater treatment plants and treatment level, both reported as part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Watershed Needs Survey,...
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Samples were collected from Willow Creek Lake approximately monthly during May through September by the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality as a part of the Ambient Lake Monitoring Program since at least 1989. Lake samples were analyzed for several constituents, including nutrients and chlorophyll. Though several different station identification numbers have been used over the course of monitoring, the general location of sampling corresponds to the deep site referenced in Rus and others (2018).
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In cooperation with Dallas Water Utilities (DWU), the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) measures nutrient and major-ion concentrations in selected reservoirs in north Texas. This data release documents water-quality data obtained from Ray Hubbard Lake, Grapevine Lake, Ray Roberts Lake, and Lake Lewisville during water years 2016-19. In addition to nutrient and major-ion concentrations, water-quality field properties and other selected constituents measured in the water-quality samples collected from these reservoirs are documented. The study began in water year 2016 (WY16) with monthly sampling of Ray Hubbard Lake. A water year is defined as the 12-month period from October 1 through September 30 and is designated...
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Algal growth potential tests using the green algae Raphidocelis subcapitata (=Pseudokirchneriella subcapitata = Selenastrum capricornutum) were performed on ambient waters collected from 6 Idaho streams from September 7 to 21, 2007. Tests were conducted by a contract laboratory, GEI/Chadwick Ecological Division, Littleton, Colorado.
The datasets provided here are the input data used to run the Seasonal Kendall Trend (SKT) tests and Weighted Regressions on Time, Discharge, and Season (WRTDS) models. SKT tests use "annualSamplingFreqs_allSites.csv" and "wqData_screenedSitesAll.csv" which includes, for all site-parameter combinations, information on annual sampling frequencies and the screened water-quality data, respectively. The WRTDS models use "DRB.wqdata.20200521.csv", "DRB.flow.20200610.zip", and "DRB.info.20200521.csv" for calibration which includes, for all site-parameter combinations, the water-quality data, streamflow data (as separate .csv files for each site), model specifications and site information, respectively. The multisource...
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This U.S. Geological Survey data release presents tabular data on nitrogen concentrations and loads for multiple nitrogen species, and river discharge data used in the analysis of data collected from October 1994 to September 2016. Data on flow and nitrogen concentrations were analyzed using the USGS EGRET R package, and the method of WRTDS (Weighted Regression on Time Discharge and Season). Data and outputs summarized are for water-quality data collected from 18 water-quality monitoring stations in the Long Island Sound watershed. Specific data in tabular format for this release include: calculated annual nitrogen concentration and loads, calculated annual flow-normalized nitrogen concentrations and loads by water...
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This child page contains 34 csv files, site_qw_nuts, which contain observations of nitrate plus nitrite as nitrogen (npnN), total nitrogen (TN), total phosphorus (TP) for each site . Each file includes date of observation, measured value of water-quality constituent, remark code for the measured value, and site name. Availability of observations of water-quality constituents depended upon collecting agency and varied by site and constituent. Not all sites had observations for all constituents. The format of the csv file (date format and column headings) is designed to meet the specific requirements of file format for R-QWTREND. If csv files are opened directly in excel, the format of the data can change. To ensure...
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Data release contains total suspended solids, total phosphorus, nitrate plus nitrite, and total Kjeldahl nitrogen concentration data for the White River at Muncie, near Nora, and near Centerton, Indiana, 1991-2017, and R source code used for model development.
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The dataset documents the spatial and temporal variability of nutrients and related water quality parameters at high spatial resolution in the North Delta and Central Delta, in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta of California, USA. The dataset includes nitrate, ammonium, phosphate, dissolved organic carbon, temperature, conductivity, dissolved oxygen, and chlorophyll as well as information about phytoplankton community composition. Data-collection cruises were conducted under three different environmental/flow conditions in June, July, and August of 2020. The data release consists of a xml document, text, csv, and shapefiles documents. Descriptions for each document and file are listed below. NOTE: Files marked...
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Chemistry data were collected or compiled from stream water, lake water, and groundwater. Stream water samples were collected more frequently to capture the range of streamflow conditions. Discretely collected samples were analyzed for nitrogen content (total Kjeldahl nitrogen and nitrate plus nitrite nitrogen) and phosphorus (total phosphorus and phosphate as phosphorus). A subset of samples were analyzed for nitrogen and oxygen isotopes associated with nitrate and phosphate, respectively, to identify nutrient sources in Willow Creek Lake.
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For about 10 years, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has monitored water quality and streamflow in three agricultural drainage ditches in an effort to evaluate the influence of best management practices on water quality. These ditches are small tributaries to oxbow lakes located in the Mississippi Alluvial Plain of northwestern Mississippi--two sites (LWSR and LWT2) drain to Lake Washington and one site (BLT1) drains to Bee Lake. Streamflow was intermittent at these sites and the ditches were dry much of the year. When streamflow was present, flows were measured on 15-minute intervals and water-quality samples were collected over the course of the flow event using an automated sampler. These datasets were aggregated...
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The data included here were gathered to determine the effects of cattle grazing on wetland water quality in the Klamath National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon. Surface water samples from sites representing a range of grazing histories were collected between June and October in 2017 and 2018. Samples were analyzed for nutrients (ammonia, nitrate plus nitrite, nitrite, and orthophosphate), total coliforms, E. coli, enterococci, and estrogenicity by U.S. Geological Survey laboratories. Basic water quality parameters such as temperature, pH, turbidity and specific conductance were also collected in the field during each site visit. Quality assurance samples (blanks and replicates) as well as method information is also included...
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This data set consists of chemical and stable isotope data obtained through the analysis of discrete water samples collected from 14 fixed sampling locations in the northern Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta at roughly monthly intervals between April 2011 and November 2012.
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This metadata record documents 8 comma delimitated files that support the USGS Scientific Investigations Report 2018-5020 on field studies in the Bucks Branch watershed and the Andover Branch watershed. Data were collected from two fields at two locations and include: groundwater, soil water, soils and plant tissue chemistry. Data also include sulfur hexafluoride and dissolved gas concentrations used in age dating of groundwater.
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A comprehensive study to evaluate water-quality trends in the international Red River of the North basin and to assess water-quality conditions for Red River of the North crossing the international boundary near Emerson, Manitoba was completed by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in cooperation with the International Joint Commission, North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality (NDDEQ) and Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA), and in collaboration with Manitoba Sustainable Development (MSD) and Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC). In this dataset a zipped folder is provided which contains all files necessary to run models and produce results published in U.S. Geological Scientific Investigations...
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This data release contains two tabular data sets of water-quality data collected on the East Fork Carson River. EFCR_CQW.xlsx is a Microsoft Excel workbook containing continuous water-quality data collected by the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection (NDEP) at a site on the East Fork Carson River over two time periods in 2010 and 2012. Data were collected at U.S. Geological Survey site number 385755119473704, East Fork Carson River near Muller Lane downstream transect, also referred to as "SDT" in the larger work. Stream temperature, pH, dissolved oxygen, and specific conductance were measured at 5 to 10 minute intervals from August 3-September 29, 2010 and from July 20-August 17, 2012. EFCR_StreamProfiles.xlsx...
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These metadata sets present the comprehensive geochemical composition of solid and water samples from the site of a 11.4ML (million liters) wastewater spill discovered in January, 2015. Analyses of a pipeline sample (analyses of select analytes), supplied by the North Dakota Department of Health are also included. The spill was near Blacktail Creek, north of Williston, ND. The leak was from a pipeline located approximately 70m from Blacktail Creek. The creek flows 17km before entering the Little Muddy River, a tributary to the Missouri River. The study included samples collected in waters upstream and downstream from Blacktail Creek in February and June 2015, June 2016, and June 2017. These data sets include field...
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This data release contains the calibration data set and R code used to create regression models for estimating daily loads of suspended sediment, total nitrogen, and total phosphorus at the Iroquois River near Foresman, Indiana streamgage (05524500). The USGS R software package, rloadest, was used to develop the regression models and estimate loads. The models were developed using discrete water-quality data and concurrent daily streamflow data measured/determined at the streamgage for the period April 2015 through July 2018. Also included in this data release is the input data set of daily streamflow data and the daily load output data sets that were produced by the regression models. Summary information for the...
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Five discrete groundwater seepage measurements were collected to make a direct measurement of the flux of water across the sediment-water interface. Change in volume/time is the volumetric rate of flow. The volumetric rate of flow was used to calculate flux velocity (distance/time), by dividing the specific area of the seepage meter (2.70-square-feet). The change in volume over the time the seepage test was conducted is the volumetric flow rate of ground water seepage. Flux velocity could be multiplied by the study area to acquire a shallow groundwater flux.
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We used in situ nutrient diffusing artificial substrates (NDS) to test for nutrient limitation of benthic algae. Concentrated nutrients are enclosed in vials with diffusive fritted glass tops, which allow nutrients contained in an agar gel to slowly leach through the substrates. Periphyton accumulates on diffusive surfaces when NDS are deployed in natural waters, and differences in accumulation rates between nutrient treatments and controls are interpreted as evidence of periphyton nutrient limitation. The NDS data are original, whereas the associated ambient data have been previously released in Brightbill and Frankfurter (2010) and Mebane and others (2014), and are repeated here for convenience References Brightbill,...


map background search result map search result map Wastewater Treatment Plant Total Phosphorus Flux Load Estimates Red River of the North Basin Groundwater Seepage Measurements in Northeast Section of Bear Lake, Muskegon County, Michigan, October 2015 Chemistry analysis results for groundwater, soil-pore water, soil and plant material collected from two agricultural sites in the Nanticoke and Chester River watersheds on the Delmarva Peninsula from 2013 to 2016 Supplemental Data for Groundwater Contributions to Excessive Algal Growth in the East Fork Carson River, Carson Valley, West-Central Nevada, 2010 and 2012 Hydrologic event-based water-quality and streamflow data for three oxbow tributaries in northwestern Mississippi, 2007-2016 Monitoring Data for Willow Creek Lake, Nebraska, 2012–14—Lake Chemistry Monitoring Data for Willow Creek Lake, Nebraska, 2012–14—Sampling Data 1. Green algae growth stimulation testing 3. Algal accrual on nutrient diffusing substrates (NDS) Suspended sediment, total nitrogen, and total phosphorus loads for Iroquois River near Foresman, Indiana, April 2015 to July 2018 Nutrients and Major-Ions Measured in Water-Quality Samples Collected from Four North Texas Reservoirs (ver. 2.0, September 2020) Nitrogen concentrations and loads and seasonal nitrogen loads in selected Long Island Sound tributaries, water years 1995-2016 Total suspended solids, total phosphorus, nitrate plus nitrite, and total Kjeldahl nitrogen concentration data for the White River at Muncie, near Nora, and near Centerton, Indiana, 1991-2017 Nutrients, estrogenicity, and fecal indicators in surface water collected from wetlands in the Klamath Marsh National Wildlife Refuge, Oregon, 2017-2018 Water-quality and streamflow data for United States and Canadian sites in the Red River Basin and scripts for trend analysis—Data supporting water-quality trend analysis in the Red River of the North basin, 1970–2017 Water-quality data for nitrate plus nitrite, total nitrogen, and total phosphorus for sites in Red River of the North basin, 1970–2017 Chemical and Stable Isotope Data for Discrete Water Samples Collected in the Northern Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, 2011-2012 Geochemistry Data from Samples Collected in 2015-2017 to study an OG wastewater spill in Blacktail Creek, North Dakota Water-quality trends for rivers and streams in the Delaware River Basin using Weighted Regressions on Time, Discharge, and Season (WRTDS) models, Seasonal Kendall Trend (SKT) tests, and multisource data, Water Year 1978-2018 (input data) Assessing spatial variability of nutrients, phytoplankton and related water-quality constituents in the California Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta at the landscape scale: 2020 High-resolution mapping surveys Supplemental Data for Groundwater Contributions to Excessive Algal Growth in the East Fork Carson River, Carson Valley, West-Central Nevada, 2010 and 2012 Monitoring Data for Willow Creek Lake, Nebraska, 2012–14—Lake Chemistry Groundwater Seepage Measurements in Northeast Section of Bear Lake, Muskegon County, Michigan, October 2015 Geochemistry Data from Samples Collected in 2015-2017 to study an OG wastewater spill in Blacktail Creek, North Dakota Chemical and Stable Isotope Data for Discrete Water Samples Collected in the Northern Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, 2011-2012 Nutrients, estrogenicity, and fecal indicators in surface water collected from wetlands in the Klamath Marsh National Wildlife Refuge, Oregon, 2017-2018 Suspended sediment, total nitrogen, and total phosphorus loads for Iroquois River near Foresman, Indiana, April 2015 to July 2018 Monitoring Data for Willow Creek Lake, Nebraska, 2012–14—Sampling Data Nutrients and Major-Ions Measured in Water-Quality Samples Collected from Four North Texas Reservoirs (ver. 2.0, September 2020) Assessing spatial variability of nutrients, phytoplankton and related water-quality constituents in the California Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta at the landscape scale: 2020 High-resolution mapping surveys Chemistry analysis results for groundwater, soil-pore water, soil and plant material collected from two agricultural sites in the Nanticoke and Chester River watersheds on the Delmarva Peninsula from 2013 to 2016 Nitrogen concentrations and loads and seasonal nitrogen loads in selected Long Island Sound tributaries, water years 1995-2016 3. Algal accrual on nutrient diffusing substrates (NDS) Total suspended solids, total phosphorus, nitrate plus nitrite, and total Kjeldahl nitrogen concentration data for the White River at Muncie, near Nora, and near Centerton, Indiana, 1991-2017 Hydrologic event-based water-quality and streamflow data for three oxbow tributaries in northwestern Mississippi, 2007-2016 1. Green algae growth stimulation testing Water-quality trends for rivers and streams in the Delaware River Basin using Weighted Regressions on Time, Discharge, and Season (WRTDS) models, Seasonal Kendall Trend (SKT) tests, and multisource data, Water Year 1978-2018 (input data) Water-quality and streamflow data for United States and Canadian sites in the Red River Basin and scripts for trend analysis—Data supporting water-quality trend analysis in the Red River of the North basin, 1970–2017 Water-quality data for nitrate plus nitrite, total nitrogen, and total phosphorus for sites in Red River of the North basin, 1970–2017 Wastewater Treatment Plant Total Phosphorus Flux Load Estimates Red River of the North Basin