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Mean water temperature at sentinel cages in Rock Creek

Abstract: Summary of mean daily water temperatures (Fahrenheit) during the 10-day period when sentinel rainbow trout were in cages in the Rock Creek (MT) drainage. Data from each year are summarized on a single worksheet (1998-2003).

Purpose: These data were collected in order to examine the potential relationship between yearly changes in water temperature and whirling disease severity. They will be used in conjunction with other habitat assessment, stream flow, habitat restoration, T. tubifex, and sentinel cage data to study transmission dynamics of whirling disease.

Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 46.68   S: 46.05   E: -113.41   W: -113.77

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1998-06-01
Stop Date: 2003-06-01
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Province or State: MT
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Country: USA
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2007-03-13
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-04-26