Apalachicola-Chatahoochee-Flint River Basin Surface Water Data

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Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: J.W. Garrett, H.A. Perlman, and J.D. Scholz
Publication_Date: 1995
Title: Apalachicola-Chatahoochee-Flint River Basin Surface Water Data
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Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Georgia
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
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Online_Linkage: http://ga.water.usgs.gov/nawqa/data.sw.html
Description:
Abstract:
Surface- and ground-water quality data were collected in the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint (ACF) River basin from August 1992 to September 1995 as part of the USGS National Water Quality Assessment (NAWQA) program described below. The ACF River basin drains about 19,800 square miles in western Georgia, eastern Alabama, and the Florida panhandle into the Apalachicola Bay, which discharges into the Gulf of Mexico. Data collected as part of this study focused on five major land uses: poultry production in the headwaters of the Chattahoochee River, urban and suburban areas of Metropolitan Atlanta and Columbus, silviculture in the piedmont and fall line hills, and row crop agriculture in the upper coastal plain (clastic hydrogeologic setting) and the lower coastal plain (karst hydrogeologic setting). This description is for the surface-water sites which are grouped based on six landuse classifications: poultry, suburban, urban, silviculture, agriculture (clastic geology) and agriculure (karst geology), and by site type: main stem and tributary. The data are grouped into three catogories including water column, bed sediment and tissue, and Biological. The data are further subdivided into sets of related constituents. A complete list of constituent names and MRL's is available. The user can view and retrieve these surface-water data sets: Water Column: Field Measurements, Nutrients, Major Ions, Suspended Sediment, Organic Carbon, Turbidity, Pesticides . Bed-Sediment and Tissue: Semivolitile Organic Compounds in Sediment, Organochlorine Compounds in Sediment, Major and Trace Elements in Sediment, Organochlorine Compounds in Tissue, Trace Elements in Tissue. Biological: Algae, Fish, Invertebrates. Physical, chemical, and biological data were collected at 132 stream sites and at 15 locations within 6 reservoirs. The monitoring network is a nested design with a core of fixed monitoring sites (integrator and indicator sites), a group of land-use comparison sites, and a group of mixed land use sites including large tributaries and main stem rivers that provide spatial distribution. Water samples were collected at frequencies varying from hourly to annually, depending on the intended purpose, and were analyzed for nutrients, carbon, pesticides, major ions, and field parameters. These data and associated locator maps are accessible on the World Wide Web at the ACF NAWQA home page. Data are presented in manageable tables that are grouped based on land use, site type, and project component. The user can view maps and data tables on the computer screen, or downloaded data tables as tab delimited (RDB) files. Data collected as part of the ACF River basin study are presented by project component: surface-water, ground-water, special studies, streamflow, ancillary, and quality assurance data. The water-quality data are presented by major headings, including water-column, bed-sediment and tissue, and biological. The data are further subdivided into data sets consisting of related constituents. Data tables can be viewed on the users computer screen or retrieved to a users computer as a tab delimited Relational Data Base (RDB) file. To reduce the size of the pesticide, volatile organic compound, bed sediment and tissue, and trace element tables, only those compounds found equal to, or above the minimum reporting limit (MRL) for one or more sites within a group, are shown. The remaining compounds were not detected. A complete list of constituent names and MRL's are available. The National Water-Quality Assessment (NAWQA) Program of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is designed to describe the status and trends in the quality of the Nation's ground- and surface-water resources and to provide a sound understanding of the natural and human factors that affect the quality of these resources (Leahy and others, 1990). Because much of the public concern over water quality stems from a desire to protect both human health and aquatic life, the NAWQA Program will, in addition to measuring physical and chemical indicators of water-quality, assess the status of aquatic life through surveys of fish, invertebrates, and benthic algae, and habitat conditions (National Research Council, 1990). As an integrated assessment of water quality incorporating physical, chemical, and biological components, the NAWQA Program is ecological in approach.
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REFERENCE: J.W. Garrett, H.A. Perlman, and J.D. Scholz. Water-Quality Assessment of the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River basin, Georgia, Florida, and Alabama: Physical, Chemical, and Biological Data, 1992-1995. U.S. Geological Survey.
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Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 19920801
Ending_Date: 19950901
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
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Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -86.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -81.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 35.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 30.0
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Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD SCIENCE PARAMETERS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: PROJECT
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ANCILLARY KEYWORDS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > AGRICULTURE > AGRICULTURAL CHEMICALS > PESTICIDES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SURFACE WATER > AQUIFER RECHARGE > WATER QUALITY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SURFACE WATER > RIVERS/STREAMS > WATER QUALITY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY > ALKALINITY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY > DISSOLVED GASES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY > NUTRIENTS > NITRATE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY > NUTRIENTS > PHOSPHORUS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY > ORGANIC MATTER > VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUND (VOC)
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY > OXYGEN
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY > PH
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY > TRACE METALS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY > WATER TEMPERATURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES > FISH
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES > MACROINVERTEBRATES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > PLANTS > ALGAE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > RIVERS/STREAM HABITAT > BIOLOGICAL DATA
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > MARINE HABITAT
Theme_Keyword: NAWQA > NATIONAL WATER QUALITY ASSESSMENT PROGRAM
Theme_Keyword: Algae
Theme_Keyword: Alkalinity
Theme_Keyword: Carbon
Theme_Keyword: Dissolved Oxygen
Theme_Keyword: Fish
Theme_Keyword: Macroinvertebrate
Theme_Keyword: Major Ions
Theme_Keyword: Metals
Theme_Keyword: Nbii
Theme_Keyword: Nutrients
Theme_Keyword: Organic Compounds
Theme_Keyword: Pesticides
Theme_Keyword: Ph
Theme_Keyword: Specific Conductance
Theme_Keyword: Surface Water
Theme_Keyword: Temperature
Theme_Keyword: Water Quality
Theme_Keyword: FARMING
Theme_Keyword: BIOTA
Theme_Keyword: ENVIRONMENT
Theme_Keyword: GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
Theme_Keyword: INLAND WATERS
Theme_Keyword: OCEANS
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints:
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Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: GARY BUELL
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: ELIZABETH A. FRICK
Contact_Position: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Contact_Position: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: U.S. Geological Survey
Address: National Water Quality Assessment Program
Address: 3039 Amwiler Road
Address: Peachtree business Center, Suite 130
City: Peachtree
State_or_Province: ATLANTA
Postal_Code: 30360-2824
Country: GEORGIA
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: U.S. Geological Survey
Address: National Water Quality Assessment Program
Address: Peachtree Business Center, Suite 130
Address: 3039 Amwiler Road
City: Atlanta
State_or_Province: Georgia
Postal_Code: 30360-2824
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 770-903-9160
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 770-903-9158
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: grbuell@usgs.gov
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: eafrick@usgs.gov
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Data_Quality_Information:
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Distribution_Information:
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Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: DOI/USGS/WRD/NAWQA/ACF > Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint, National Water Quality Assessment Program, Water Resources Discipline, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior
Contact_Person: GARY BUELL
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: U.S. Geological Survey
Address: National Water Quality Assessment Program
Address: 3039 Amwiler Road
Address: Peachtree business Center, Suite 130
City: Peachtree
State_or_Province: ATLANTA
Postal_Code: 30360-2824
Country: GEORGIA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 770-903-9160
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: grbuell@usgs.gov
Resource_Description: usgs_nawqa_acf_surfacewater
Distribution_Liability:
Not Available
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: Not Available
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Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://ga.water.usgs.gov/nawqa/main.description.ht...
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Fees: Not Available
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20000525
Metadata_Review_Date: 20000908
Metadata_Future_Review_Date: 20010525
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: TYLER B. STEVENS
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Address: Global Change Master Directory
City: Greenbelt
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20771
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (301) 614-6898
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 301-614-5268
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Tyler.B.Stevens@nasa.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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