Des Moines River at Emmetsburg, IA
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Monitoring location 05476590 is associated with a STREAM in PALO ALTO COUNTY, IOWA. Current conditions of DISCHARGE and GAGE HEIGHT are available. Water data back to 1964 are available online.
Provisional Data Statement
Data are provisional and subject to revision until they have been thoroughly reviewed and received final approval. Current condition data relayed by satellite or other telemetry are automatically screened to not display improbable values until they can be verified. Provisional data may be inaccurate due to instrument malfunctions or physical changes at the measurement site. Subsequent review based on field inspections and measurements may result in significant revisions to the data. Data users are cautioned to consider carefully the provisional nature of the information before using it for decisions that concern personal or public safety or the conduct of business that involves substantial monetary or operational consequences. Information concerning the accuracy and appropriate uses of these data or concerning other hydrologic data may be obtained from the USGS.
|USGS Parameter Group||Data Types||Start Date||End Date|
|Physical||Daily Values, Unit Values, Water-quality||1994-06-09||2020-08-09|
|n/a||USGS Annual Water Data Reports Site||2009-01-01||2019-01-01|
|Metadata Element||Location Metadata||Metadata Code|
The agency that is reporting the data.
|U.S. Geological Survey||USGS|
|Site identification number
Each site in the USGS data base has a unique 8- to 15-digit identification number.
This is the official name of the site in the database. For well information this can be a district-assigned local number.
|Des Moines River at Emmetsburg, IA||n/a|
A list of primary and secondary site types that can be associated with data collection sites. A site type is a generalized location in the hydrologic cycle, or a man-made feature thought to affect the hydrologic conditions measured at a site. All sites are associated with a primary site type, and may additionally be associated with a secondary site type that further describes the location. The exception to this rule is the Facility primary site type, which must always be associated with a secondary site type. The site type code incorporates these hierarchial distinctions.
"A body of running water moving under gravity flow in a defined channel. The channel may be entirely natural, or altered by engineering practices through straightening, dredging, and (or) lining. An entirely artificial channel should be qualified with the ""canal"" or ""ditch"" secondary site type."
Indicates the method used to determine latitude longitude values.
|Interpolated from MAP.||M|
Indicates the accuracy of the latitude longitude values.
|Accurate to + or - 5 sec.||F|
Latitude/longitude (horizontal) coordinate datum.
|North American Datum of 1927||NAD27|
|Decimal Latitude-longitude datum||North American Datum of 1983||NAD83|
The Water Science Centers (WSCs) across the United States use the FIPS state code as the district code. In some case, sites and samples may be managed by a water science center that is adjacent to the state in which the site actually resides.
The name of the state or territory in which the site is located.
The name of the county or county equivalent (parish, borough, etc.) in which the site is located.
|Palo Alto County||147|
|Land net location description||NENWNES23 T096N R33W 5||n/a|
|Name of location map||Graettinger East||n/a|
|Scale of location map||24000||n/a|
|Altitude of Gage/land surface||1196.00||n/a|
|Method altitude determined||Reported method of determination.||R|
Altitude of the site referenced to the specified Vertical Datum.
|National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929||NGVD29|
|Subbasin hydrologic unit
Hydrologic units are geographic areas representing part or all of a surface drainage basin or distinct hydrologic feature and are delineated on the State Hydrologic Unit Maps.
|Upper Des Moines||07100002|
The Basin Code or "drainage basin code" is a two-digit code that further subdivides the 8-digit hydrologic-unit code.
Refers to the geomorphic features in the vicinity of the site.
Smooth land surface adjacent to a river channel that is flooded when the river overflows its banks.
|Flags for instruments at site||YNNNYNNNNNNNNYNNYNNNNNNNNNNNNN||n/a|
|Date of first construction
Date the well was completed
|Date site established or inventoried||19940802||n/a|
The area enclosed by a topographic divide from which direct surface runoff from precipitation normally drains by gravity into the stream above that point.
|Contributing drainage area||n/a|
|Time Zone abbreviation||CST||n/a|
|Site honors Daylight Savings Time
Y for yes or an N for no to indicate whether the site is in an area that switches to Local Standard Time (Daylight Savings Time) for a part of the year.
Data reliability code is mandatory for spring, groundwater, and aggregate groundwater sites.
|Data-other GW files||YNNNNNNN||n/a|
|Local aquifer type
Describes the type of aquifer(s) encountered by a site type of well (groundwater).
The total depth to which the hole is drilled, in feet below land surface datum.
|Source of depth data||n/a|
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