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These links download data from the USGS Water Data Services in the RDB format .

If you are an R user, use the USGS dataRetrieval Package to download, analyze, and plot your data.

USGS Parameter Group Data Types Start Date End Date
Information Water-quality 1955-11-01 2005-09-07
Inorganics, Major, Metals Water-quality 1956-12-17 1994-08-16
Inorganics, Major, Non-metals Water-quality 1956-12-17 2005-09-07
Inorganics, Minor, Non-metals Water-quality 1994-08-15 1994-08-15
Inorganics, Minor, metals Water-quality 1956-12-17 1994-08-16
Nutrient Water-quality 1956-12-17 2005-09-07
Organics, PCBs Water-quality 1994-08-15 1994-08-15
Organics, other Water-quality 1994-08-15 1994-08-15
Organics, pesticide Water-quality 1994-08-15 1994-08-15
Physical Daily Values, Unit Values, Water-quality 1938-11-18 2021-02-25
Radiochemistry Water-quality 1994-08-15 1994-08-15
Sediment Water-quality 1987-10-01 2005-09-07
n/a Peak Measurements 1938-12-06 2020-05-01
n/a Site Visits 1942-03-09 2020-10-07
n/a USGS Annual Water Data Reports Site 2005-01-01 2020-01-01
Classic Water Data for the Nation Inventory

Metadata Element Location Metadata Metadata Code
Agency
USGS
Site identification number
n/a
Site name
n/a
Site type
ST
DMS latitude n/a
DMS longitude n/a
Decimal latitude n/a
Decimal longitude n/a
Latitude-longitude method
M
Latitude-longitude accuracy
S
Latitude-longitude datum
NAD27
Decimal Latitude-longitude datum NAD83
District
25
State
25
County
015
Country n/a
Land net location description n/a
Name of location map n/a
Scale of location map n/a
Altitude of Gage/land surface n/a
Method altitude determined M
Altitude accuracy n/a
Altitude datum
NAVD88
Subbasin hydrologic unit
01080201
Drainage basin
n/a
Topographic setting
C
Flags for instruments at site n/a
Date of first construction
n/a
Date site established or inventoried n/a
Drainage area
n/a
Contributing drainage area n/a
Time Zone abbreviation n/a
Site honors Daylight Savings Time
n/a
Data reliability
n/a
Data-other GW files n/a
National aquifer n/a
Local aquifer n/a
Local aquifer type
n/a
Well depth n/a
Hole depth
n/a
Source of depth data n/a
Project number n/a

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