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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
Biological Water-quality 1974-04-02 1981-09-08
Information Water-quality 1974-08-13 2021-02-04
Inorganics, Major, Metals Water-quality 1960-01-25 2020-08-13
Inorganics, Major, Non-metals Water-quality 1958-03-26 2021-02-04
Inorganics, Minor, Non-metals Water-quality 1972-01-04 2020-08-13
Inorganics, Minor, metals Water-quality 1962-09-13 2020-08-13
Microbiological Water-quality 1969-08-14 2021-02-04
Nutrient Water-quality 1960-01-25 2020-11-06
Organics, PCBs Water-quality 1976-05-25 2003-05-16
Organics, other Water-quality 1971-09-29 2021-02-04
Organics, pesticide Water-quality 1976-05-25 2008-02-20
Physical Daily Values, Unit Values, Water-quality 1958-03-26 2021-02-27
Population/Community Water-quality 1974-08-13 1981-09-08
Radiochemistry Water-quality 1980-09-03 1981-08-11
Sediment Water-quality 1968-02-02 2011-10-08
n/a Peak Measurements 1899-01-01 2020-07-30
n/a Site Visits 1960-07-19 2021-02-04
n/a USGS Annual Water Data Reports Site 2006-01-01 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
72
State
72
County
051
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
NGVD29
Subbasin hydrologic unit
21010005
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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