Stream Water Chemistry near KBS — Aquatic Studies

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Water chemistry data are collected approximately 4-5 times/year from streams near Kellogg Biological Station. Sampling has usually been done at least one week after rainfalls greater than one inch, or equivalent snowmelt, and thus the data do not represent ephemeral discharge peaks. Discharge is estimated using a Marsh McBirney flow meter at several points across the channel; the USGS continuously monitors discharge (and makes more accurate measurements) at a location on Augusta Creek (station 04105700).

This datatable is part of the Water Chemistry in Streams, Lakes Wetlands and Groundwater near the KBS LTER dataset.

Water chemistry is measured in diverse surface waters and in two water supply wells in the vicinity of the KBS LTER. This dataset includes sites sampled over time (streams, wells, some wetlands) as well as wetland sites sampled once or a few times. A separate dataset includes soil water chemistry sampled from the LTER treatments.


Experiment: Aquatic Studies
Data available from: March 1996 to December 2020
Dataset: KBS047
Datatable ID: KBS047-001.56
Core Areas Inorganic Nutrients
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Last Updated 2023-10-24
Variate Description Units
sample date Sample date
site Sample site
sampling point Sample point
latitude Latitude of the sample point
longitude Longitude of the sample point
Ca-AA Ca measured by Atomic Absorption in mg/L mg/L
Mg-AA Mg measured by Atomic Absorption in mg/L mg/L
Na-AA Na measured by Atomic Absorption in mg/L mg/L
K-AA K measured by Atomic Absorption in mg/L mg/L
NO3-N NO3-N in mg/L mg/L
Alkal Total_Alkalinity in ueq/L µEq/L
Cl Cl in mg/L mg/L
SO4 SO4 in mg/L mg/L
NH4-N NH4-N in ug/L µg/L
PO4-P PO4-P in ug/L µg/L
DOC DOC: Shimadzu NPOC, <2005 Ionics DOC Analyzer in mg/L mg/L
Cnd-L SpecificConductanceLab in uS/cm µS/cm
TDP TDP in ug/L µg/L
TP TotalP in ug/L µg/L
Si Silica-Si in mg/L mg/L
Ca-IC Ca measured by ion chromatography in mg/L mg/L
Mg-IC Mg measured by ion chromatography in mg/L mg/L
Na-IC Na measured by ion chromatography in mg/L mg/L
K-IC K measured by ion chromatography in mg/L mg/L
Cnd-F SpecificConductanceField in uS/cm µS/cm
O2% OxygenSaturation in
O2 OxygenConcentration in mg/L mg/L
Discharge Discharge in L/s
TSS Total Particulate Matter in mg/L mg/L

Data Excerpt

sample_date site sampling_point longitude latitude Ca-AA Mg-AA Na-AA K-AA NO3-N Alkal Cl SO4 NH4-N PO4-P DOC Cnd-L TDP TP Si Ca-IC Mg-IC Na-IC K-IC Cnd-F O2% O2 Discharge TSS
2017-12-15 Smith Creek Baseline Rd. 0.5043346 0.89438975 4.44101 78.07213 20.522062 2.7320719 0.81809795 444.2 82.6 11.62 31.777779 3.6923077
2017-12-15 Prairieville Creek, Prairieville Twp. Hickory Rd 9.64704 2.9220555 30.921618 102.86592 31.65918 5.9229546 1.400149 650.7 74.5 9.39 140.0 75.38461
2017-12-15 Prairieville Creek, Prairieville Twp. M-43 8.348253 4.5903716 24.128927 99.96781 29.694105 9.877796 1.4066807 636.5 90.3 11.98 337.5 2.7692308
2017-12-15 Augusta Creek Mann Rd 1.0297872 2.3108878 13.4515915 72.02809 22.427252 4.923472 1.0925969 448.3 80.3 11.29 266.66666 4.643963
2017-12-15 Yarrow Creek inflow to Hamilton Lake at B Ave; Yarrow Lodge property 0.39744338 2.1182978 9.120027 76.916824 22.118757 5.14359 1.3761145 469.0 64.5 9.1 127.27273 2.7692308
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