Red River Basin MN Turbidity TMDL Water Quality Monitoring Sites

This page last updated: 08/10/2005
Metadata created using Minnesota Geographic Metadata Guidelines


Metadata Summary

Originator Red River Watershed Management Board
Abstract Red River Watershed Management Board (RRWMB) Red River Turbidity TMDL surface water quality monitoring station locations, including stream and ditch sites. This data set was created as part of the RRWMB's Red River Turbidity TMDL Project. Under this program there are 18 monitoring stations that are sampled bi-monthly during ice off conditions. Water quality variables collected include: Temperature, pH, Turbidity, Conductivity, Dissolved Oxygen, Total Suspended Solids, and Stage. The data set contains locational data and limited attributes for all Turbidity TMDL stream chemistry stations. Water quality information collected from these stations is reported to the EPA's national STORET water quality database through the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.
Browse Graphic none available
Time Period of Content Date 2005
Currentness Reference This dataset was last updated 8/10/2005. New stations may be added to the system periodically. Shapefiles will be updated as needed.
Access Constraints None
Use Constraints Given the positional accuracy of this data set, it is recommended for reference use only.
Distributor Organization Red River Watershed Management Board
Ordering Instructions Request shapefile from following email: dannihalvorson@wiktel.com
Online Linkage none available

Full Metadata

Red River Basin MN Turbidity TMDL Water Quality Monitoring Sites

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1. Identification Information
2. Data Quality Information
3. Spatial Data Organization Information
4. Spatial Reference Information
5. Entity and Attribute Information
6. Distribution Information
7. Metadata Reference Information

 
Section 1 Identification Information   Top of page
Originator Red River Watershed Management Board
Title Red River Basin MN Turbidity TMDL Water Quality Monitoring Sites
Abstract Red River Watershed Management Board (RRWMB) Red River Turbidity TMDL surface water quality monitoring station locations, including stream and ditch sites. This data set was created as part of the RRWMB's Red River Turbidity TMDL Project. Under this program there are 18 monitoring stations that are sampled bi-monthly during ice off conditions. Water quality variables collected include: Temperature, pH, Turbidity, Conductivity, Dissolved Oxygen, Total Suspended Solids, and Stage. The data set contains locational data and limited attributes for all Turbidity TMDL stream chemistry stations. Water quality information collected from these stations is reported to the EPA's national STORET water quality database through the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.
Purpose This data set was created to allow for access to Red River Turbidity TMDL water quality data by agencies and the public.
Time Period of Content Date 2005
Currentness Reference This dataset was last updated 8/10/2005. New stations may be added to the system periodically. Shapefiles will be updated as needed.
Progress Complete
Maintenance and Update Frequency As needed
Spatial Extent of Data Data covers the Minnesota portion of the Red River of the North Basin.
Bounding Coordinates -97.250952
-94.00000
49.202166
45.00000
Place Keywords Minnesota, Red River of the North Basin.
Theme Keywords Surface water, hydrology, rivers, streams, ditches, water quality, water chemistry, monitoring, turbidity, TMDL.
Theme Keyword Thesaurus
Access Constraints None
Use Constraints Given the positional accuracy of this data set, it is recommended for reference use only.
Contact Person Information Danni Halvorson, Monitoring Specialist
Red River Watershed Management Board
23493 155th Ave NW
Viking, Minnesota 56760
Phone: 218-280-0515
FAX: 218-523-6171
E-mail: dannihalvorson@wiktel.com
Browse Graphic none available
Browse Graphic File Description
Associated Data Sets The Red River Watershed Management Board reports all surface water monitoring data that is collects to the EPA's STORET database. STORET is the source of all stream station and ditch station data. For more information about STORET, see http://www.epa.gov/STORET/

 
Section 2 Data Quality Information Top of full metadata Top of page
Attribute Accuracy In general, attributes are believed to be accurate. In most cases, if there is doubt about the accuracy of an attribute, it is left blank.
Logical Consistency
Completeness This data set contains all Red River Watershed Management Board Red River Turbidity TMDL stream chemistry monitoring stations.
Horizontal Positional Accuracy The accuracy of the station locations is fairly consistant. The locations were obtained by gps readings with varying equipment. In general, inspections show that most of the station locations are sufficient to determine where the water course is being monitored, but may be more than 100 yards away from the actual monitoring location.
Vertical Positional Accuracy The gps units used to collect this position information do not provide a very accurate elevation mark and thus the elevation information is not included in this dataset.
Lineage Point locations for monitoring stations were collected using GPS equipment.
Source Scale Denominator 0
 
Section 3 Spatial Data Organization Information Top of full metadata Top of page
Native Data Set Environment ArcView 3.x, Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2, Microsoft Excel.
Geographic Reference for Tabular Data Not applicable
Spatial Object Type Point
Vendor Specific Object Types Point
Tiling Scheme Minnesota portion of the Red River of the North Basin.
 
Section 4 Spatial Reference Information Top of full metadata Top of page
Horizontal Coordinate Scheme UTM
Ellipsoid
Horizontal Datum NAD83
Horizontal Units Meters
Distance Resolution
Altitude Datum Not applicable
UTM Zone Number 15
 
Section 5 Entity and Attribute Information Top of full metadata Top of page
Entity and Attribute Overview Site name, Storet ID, water course, wateshed, location including Lat/Lon.
Entity and Attribute Detailed Citation Entity Name and Definition

PROJECT_NA: Name of STORET established project monitoring stations are associated with.

S_CODE: Unique STORET assigned identifier for each monitoring station.

SAMPLE_SIT: The name of the monitoring station.

ECOREGION: The name of the EPA ecoregion each monitoring station is located in.

LAT_: Latitude of monitoring station.

LON: Longitude of monitoring station

DNR_MAJOR: Number of DNR Major Watershed each monitoring station is located in.

HUC_8: The eight digit Hydrological Unit Code each monitoring station is located in.

RIVER: Name of stream or ditch sampling site is associated with.

TMDL: The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency's assigned TMDL number for each monitoring station.
 
Section 6 Distribution Information Top of full metadata Top of page
Publisher Red River Watershed Management Board
Publication Date Periodically revised
Contact Person Information Danni Halvorson
Monitoring Specialist
Red River Watershed Management Board
23493 155th Ave NW
Viking, Minnesota 56760
Phone: 218-280-0515
FAX: 218-523-6171
E-mail: dannihalvorson@wiktel.com
Distributor's Data Set Identifier RRTurb Sites
Distribution Liability While there are no constraints on the use or distribution of this data set, any third party that alters and then publishes their revised version of the data should modify their metadata to reflect those changes. Maps generated from this dataset are to be used for display or planning purposes only. Data is not survey quality data and therefore should not be relied upon as a basis for legal decisions. Data in this data set is created using the most recent data available to the Red River Watershed Management Board. The Red River Watershed Management Board and employees assume no responsibility or liablity to any person or entity for the use of this information. Any use of this information is made at the risk of the user.
Transfer Format Name Shapefile
Transfer Format Version Number 3.x
Transfer Size .5 MB
Ordering Instructions Request shapefile from following email: dannihalvorson@wiktel.com
Online Linkage none available
 
Section 7 Metadata Reference Information Top of full metadata Top of page
Metadata Date 08/10/2005
Contact Person Information Danni Halvorson, Monitoring Specialist
Red River Watershed Management Board
23493 155th Ave NW
Viking, MN 56760
Phone: 218-280-0515
FAX: 218-523-6171
E-mail: dannihalvorson@wiktel.com
Metadata Standard Name Minnesota Geographic Metadata Guidelines
Metadata Standard Version 1.2
Metadata Standard Online Linkage http://www.gis.state.mn.us/stds/metadata.htm


This page last updated: 08/10/2005