Hudson River (HUD) NERR Water Quality Metadata (April - Dec. 2001) Latest Update: November 8, 2002Entry ID: CDMO_hudwq04-12.01m
Abstract: Water quality monitoring is conducted at 26 National Estuarine Research Reserves (NERR) at four locations within or adjacent to the reserve. The following parameters are collected at least every 30 minutes: water temperature, specific conductivity, salinity, percent saturation, dissolved oxygen concentration, water depth, pH and turbidity. All water quality data loggers will be deployed from a known depth from the bottom at each site.
Purpose: Research objectives Measurements are taken every 30 minutes over a two to four week period from April 1 through the end of December of each year at three locations within the Tivoli Bays component of the Hudson River NERR. One datalogger monitors tributary water (Saw Kill Creek) entering one bay and two dataloggers monitor the Hudson River water flooding and ebbing to and from both bays (Tivoli ... South Bay and Tivoli North Bay). The objective of this study is to monitor the quality of the surface water entering (via stream flow and tidal exchange) and leaving (via tidal exchange) Tivoli South Bay and Tivoli North Bay. This will help us understand the relative importance on each source of water in Tivoli Bays. The Reserve staff has identified urban and residential land use practices as having a major influence on the water chemistry of the Saw Kill Creek. Since residential coverage continues to increase, we hope that the intensive monitoring of the surface waters in this watershed will identify trends caused by this rapid development.
Associated researchers and projects Hudson River NERR Water Quality Monitoring: Physical and chemical constituents of the tributary waters discharging into HUDNERR marshes and marsh waters during ebb tides are measured monthly and during storm events. Concentrations of nitrate, phosphate, sulphate, dissolved oxygen (DO), and chloride are measured, as well as, seston, alkalinity, pH, temperature, salinity, and conductivity. Saw Kill Water Quality Monitoring: The surface water draining from five subcatchments representing five dominant land use practices within the Saw Kill have been monitored during several storm events. These five land use practices include: row crop agriculture, orchard, residential, solid waste landfill, and forested. All of the above constituents have been monitored during this project. Associated researchers with the work at Tivoli Bays include: scientists from the Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Millbrook, NY; Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, New Haven, CT; and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY. Other remarks/notes Any reference made to depth data being negative and/or zero, it was recorded as a negative in the raw data file and a zero in the edited data file due to the formatting of Excel. The technician edited none of these data points by hand nor did the technician delete any of them.
SPATIAL DATA ORGANIZATION INFORMATION:
Indirect Spatial Reference: Site location and character The Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve (HUDNERR) is a multicomponent site composed of approximately 5,000 acres of tidal wetland, open water, and adjacent upland buffer habitat. The four component sites of the Reserve are located on the Hudson River in New York State by river miles (RM) proceeding north from the southern tip of Manhattan. These include: Stockport Flats (RM 124)(42º 02'30"N 73º 46'00"W), Columbia County; Tivoli Bays (RM 98)(42º 02'15"N 73(55'10"W), Dutchess County; and Iona Island (RM 45)(41º 18'15"N 73(58'45"W) and Piermont Marsh (RM 24)(41º 02'30"N 73º 54'15"W), Rockland County. These four components are located along 100 miles of the Hudson River and are representative of the diverse plant and animal communities that occupy the salinity gradient within the Hudson estuary. Development within the watersheds of Hudson River NERR component sites ranges from predominantly urban/suburban to forested/agricultural. The three YSI 6-series dataloggers are placed at the Tivoli Bays component site. The Saw Kill (SK) (latitude 42? 01' 01.543" N, longitude 73º 54' 53.589" W) drains a 26.6 square mile (6886.5 hectares) is the main tributary flowing into Tivoli South Bay. Some characteristics of the Saw kill include a rocky bottom type, and a watershed that is characterized as a highly mixed land use watershed. Tivoli South Bay (TS) (latitude 42? 01' 37.336" N, longitude 73? 55' 33.445" W) is the receiving body for the Saw Kill. This bay is a tidal freshwater wetland with a tidal range of 3.9 ft. (1.19 m). The bottom type at Tivoli South Bay is soft, silt/clay. The dominant land uses within this watershed include: forested (51.1%), agriculture (25.8%), and urban (16.5%) areas. Tivoli North Bay (TN) (latitude 42? 02' 11.56464" N, longitude 73? 55' 31.16645" W) is a freshwater tidal marsh dominated by Typha angustifolia. The primary watershed to TN is 23 square miles in size and is dominated by agricultural lands. Tivoli North Bay has a tidal range of 3.9 ft (1.19 m) as well. The Stony Creek is the principle tributary flowing into Tivoli North Bay. SK, TS, and TN are all freshwater sites (0.0 ppt salinity) with water depth ranges from 0.0 to 2.0m at TS and TN, while water depth is 1.0 to 2.0m at SK.
Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: William C. Nieder, Erik Bedan
Dataset Title: Hudson River (HUD) NERR Water Quality Metadata (April - Dec. 2001) Latest Update: November 8, 2002
Dataset Release Date: 2006-02-10
Data Presentation Form: Unknown
Other Citation Details: NAOnline Resource: http://cdmo.baruch.sc.edu/
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Start Date: 2001-04-01Stop Date: 2001-12-31
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SURFACE WATER > SURFACE WATER PROCESSES/MEASUREMENTS > WATER DEPTH
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY > CONDUCTIVITY
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY > DISSOLVED GASES > DISSOLVED OXYGEN
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY > PH
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY > TURBIDITY
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY > WATER TEMPERATURE
OCEANS > SALINITY/DENSITY > SALINITY
BIOSPHERE > ECOSYSTEMS > TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS > WETLANDS > ESTUARINE WETLANDS
BIOSPHERE > ECOSYSTEMS > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > WETLANDS > ESTUARINE WETLANDS
Quality See http://cdmo.baruch.sc.edu/data/qaqc.cfm
Access Constraints Data collected in conjunction with the National Estuarine Research Reserve System's (NERRS) System-wide Monitoring Program (SWMP) is considered public information. Please see site for further information: http://cdmo.baruch.sc.edu/aboutdata.htm
DISTRIBUTION LIABILITY: Distribution According to the Ocean and Coastal Resource Management Data Dissemination Policy ... for the NERRS System-wide Monitoring Program, is as follows. NOAA/ERD retains the right to analyze, synthesize and publish summaries of the NERRS System-wide Monitoring Program data. The PI retains the right to be fully credited for having collected and processed the data. Following academic courtesy standards, the PI and NERR site where the data were collected will be contacted and fully acknowledged in any subsequent publications in which any part of the data are used. Manuscripts resulting from the NOAA/OCRM supported research that are produced for publication in open literature, including refereed scientific journals. Will acknowledge that the research was conducted under an award from the Estuarine Reserves Division, Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The data set enclosed within this package/transmission is only as good as the quality assurance and quality control procedures outlined by the enclosed metadata reporting statement. The user bears all responsibility for its subsequent use/misuse in any further analyses or comparisons. The Federal government does not assume liability to the Recipient or third persons, nor will the Federal government reimburse or indemnify the Recipient for its liability due to any losses resulting in any way from the use of this data. NERR water quality data and metadata can be obtained from the Research Coordinator at the individual NERR site (please see Section 1 Principal investigators and contact persons), from the Data Manager at the Centralized Data Management Office (please see personnel directory under the general information link on the CDMO home page) and online at the CDMO home page http://cdmo.baruch.sc.edu . Data are available in text tab- delimited format, Microsoft Excel spreadsheet format and comma-delimited format.
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New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Province or State: NY
Postal Code: 12504
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DIF Creation Date: 2008-08-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-03-01