Dataset Listing

Chester County, PA - Stream Water Chemistry, Streamflow / Discharge, Climate, Stage, Stream Water Temperatures - USGS (2007-2015)

USGS Instantaneous Unit Value Data

Variables:  gage height, discharge, precipitation, pH, Specific conductance, Turbidity, Temperature, Oxygen_ dissolved

Date Range:  (2007-2015. 15 minute intervals)

Dataset Creators/Authors:  USGS NWIS

Contact:  Kirk White, kewhite@usgs.gov

Field Area:   Christina River Basin

Description
Keywords & XML
Citation
  • Description

    The U.S. Geological Survey maintains 15 stations to measure the flow of Chester County streams. Streams are a critical component of our environment and economic infrastructure. They are critical to water availability for domestic, agricultural, and industrial use. They are the source of floods, which are among the Nation's most severe natural disasters, both in loss of life and in economic damage. They provide the habitat, spawning grounds, and avenues of movement for fish. Streams are a source of great recreational activity in terms of boating, fishing, and simple enjoyment of visiting and viewing the stream and its environs. Finally, streams are indicators of the condition of the landscape. They integrate effects from their entire watershed.

    Surface-water information collected at these streamflow-measurement stations is used for surveillance, planning, design, flood warning, operation and management of dams, in water-related fields such as water supply, flood control, irrigation, bridge and culvert design, wildlife management, pollution abatement, flood-plain management, and water-resources development.
  • Keywords

    hydrology, stream temperature, stream chemistry, pennsylvania, christina river, white clay creek, brandywine creek, precipitation,

    XML Metadata

    http://criticalzone.org/national/data/xml-metadata-test/2514/

    XML is in ISO-19115 geographic metadata format, compatible with ESRI Geoportal Server.

  • Citation for This Dataset

    U.S. Geological Survey, 2013, National Water Information System data available on the World Wide Web (Water Data for the Nation), accessed [May, 2013], at URL [http://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/]. ***You would need to substitute the applicable items enclosed in brackets (remove the brackets too) for the date you accessed the data and URL you are referring to within Water Data for the Nation.***

    Citation for This Webpage

    USGS NWIS (2015). "CZO Dataset: Chester County, PA - Stream Water Chemistry, Streamflow / Discharge, Climate, Stage, Stream Water Temperatures (2007-2015) - USGS." Retrieved 21 Sep 2017, from http://criticalzone.org/national/data/dataset/2514/

Data

Schuylkill River at Pottstown, PA - Stage, Streamflow/Discharge, Climate

(2000)   Data Level 0

French Creek near Phoenixville, PA - Stage, Streamflow/Discharge, Stream water chemistry

(2157)   Data Level 0

Valley Creek at PA Turnpike Br near Valley Forge - Stage, Streamflow/Discharge, Stream water chemistry, Climate

(3169)   Data Level 0

East Branch White Clay Creek at Avondale, PA - Stage, Streamflow/Discharge, Stream water chemistry

(8120)   Data Level 0

White Clay Creek near Strickersville, PA - Stage, Streamflow/Discharge, Stream water chemistry

(8245)   Data Level 0

Red Clay Creek near Kennett Square, PA - Stage, Streamflow/Discharge

(9820)   Data Level 0

West Branch Brandywine Creek near Honey Brook, PA - Stage, Streamflow/Discharge, Stream water chemistry, Climate

(0300)   Data Level 0

Birch Run near Wagontown, PA - Stage, Streamflow/Discharge, Water Temperature

(0400)   Data Level 0

West Branch Brandywine Creek at Coatesville, PA - Stage, Streamflow/Discharge, Stream Water Temperature

(0500)   Data Level 0

West Branch Brandywine Creek at Modena, PA - Stage, Streamflow/Discharge, Stream Water Temperature, Climate, Stream Water Chemistry

(0617)   Data Level 0

Broad Run at Northbrook, PA - Stage, Streamflow/Discharge, Climate

(0638)   Data Level 0

Marsh Creek near Glenmoore, PA - Stage, Streamflow/Discharge

(0675)   Data Level 0

Marsh Creek near Downingtown, PA - Stage, Streamflow/Discharge

(0685)   Data Level 0

East Branch Brandywine Creek near Downingtown, PA - Stage, Streamflow/Discharge, Stream water chemistry

(0700)   Data Level 0

East Branch Brandywine Creek below Downingtown, PA - Stage, Streamflow/Discharge, Stream Water Temperature, Climate, Stream Water Chemistry

(0870)   Data Level 0

Brandywine Creek at Chadds Ford, PA - Stage, Streamflow/Discharge, Stream Water Temperature, Climate, Stream Water Chemistry

(1000)   Data Level 0

East Branch Big Elk Creek at Forestville, PA - Stage, Streamflow/Discharge, Stream water chemistry

(4850)   Data Level 0

Data Use Policy
Data Sharing Policy
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  • Research Groups/Foci