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Chester County, PA - Groundwater Depth - USGS (1951-2015)

USGS Chester County Groundwater Monitoring Network

Variables:  Groundwater depth

Date Range:  (1951-2015. mostly monthly, a few measurements were weekly)

Dataset Creators/Authors:  US Geological Survey

Contact:  Kirk White, kewhite@usgs.gov

Field Area:   Christina River Basin

Description
Keywords & XML
Citation
  • Description

    The U.S. Geological Survey maintains a network of observation wells to measure changes in water level in Chester County in cooperation with the Chester County Water Resources Authority. The water level in these wells is measured monthly. The data are used for drought prediction and management, monitoring the water table in different aquifers and different parts of Chester County, and monitoring and assessing the effects of urbanization on the water table.
  • Keywords

    Christina River basin, Pennsylvania, hydrology

    XML Metadata

    criticalzone.org/national/data/xml-metadata-test/2516/

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

  • Citation for This Dataset

    The following is an example of how to cite this website in a publication. U.S. Geological Survey, 2001, National Water Information System data available on the World Wide Web (Water Data for the Nation), accessed [June 10, 2001], at URL [http://waterdata.usgs.gov/pa/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

    US Geological Survey (2015). "CZO Dataset: Chester County, PA - Groundwater Depth (1951-2015) - USGS." Retrieved 19 Feb 2019, from http://criticalzone.org/national/data/dataset/2516/

Data

CH 2, Honey Brook, Chester County, PA - Groundwater Depth 1951-current

(=rdb)   Data Level 0

CH 10, West Marlborough, Chester County, PA - Groundwater Depth 1951-current

(=rdb)   Data Level 0

CH 12, West Bradford, Chester County, PA - Groundwater Depth 1951-current

(=rdb)   Data Level 0

CH 38, New Garden, Chester County, PA - Groundwater Depth 1974-current

(=rdb)   Data Level 0

CH 89, East Whiteland, Chester County, PA - Groundwater Depth 1986-current

(=rdb)   Data Level 0

CH 210, Tredyffrin, Chester County, PA - Groundwater Depth 1978-current

(=rdb)   Data Level 0

CH 254, East Nottingham, Chester County, PA - Groundwater Depth 1987-current

(=rdb)   Data Level 0

CH 1201, West Sadsbury, Chester County, PA - Groundwater Depth 1973-current

(=rdb)   Data Level 0

CH 1247, West Vincent, Chester County, PA - Groundwater Depth 1973-current

(=rdb)   Data Level 0

CH 1387, Thornbury, Chester County, PA - Groundwater Depth 1974-current

(=rdb)   Data Level 0

CH 1571, East Vincent, Chester County, PA - Groundwater Depth 1974-current

(=rdb)   Data Level 0

CH 1921, New Garden, Chester County, PA - Groundwater Depth 1974-current

(=rdb)   Data Level 0

CH 2273, West Brandywine, Chester County, PA - Groundwater Depth 1975-current

(=rdb)   Data Level 0

CH 2313, East Whiteland, Chester County, PA - Groundwater Depth 1967-current

(=rdb)   Data Level 0

CH 2328, East Nantmeal, Chester County, PA - Groundwater Depth 1975-current

(=rdb)   Data Level 0

CH 2457, East Goshen, Chester County, PA - Groundwater Depth 1982-current

(=rdb)   Data Level 0

CH 2561,Charlestown, Chester County, PA - Groundwater Depth 1983-current

(=rdb)   Data Level 0

CH 2584, East Marlborough, Chester County, PA - Groundwater Depth 1983-current

(=rdb)   Data Level 0

CH 2663, New Garden, Chester County, PA - Groundwater Depth 1984-current

(=rdb)   Data Level 0

CH 3289, Tredyffrin, Chester County, PA - Groundwater Depth 1988-current

(=rdb)   Data Level 0

CH 5422, Londonderry, Chester County, PA - Groundwater Depth 2000-current

(=rdb)   Data Level 0

CH 6513, North Coventry, Chester County, PA - Groundwater Depth 2002-current

(=rdb)   Data Level 0

CH 6516, Pennsbury, Chester County, PA - Groundwater Depth 2001-current

(=rdb)   Data Level 0

CH 6517, West Caln, Chester County, PA - Groundwater Depth 2001-current

(=rdb)   Data Level 0

CH 6518, Lower Oxford, Chester County, PA - Groundwater Depth 2001-current

(=rdb)   Data Level 0

CH 7007, Wallace, Chester County, PA - Groundwater Depth 2005-current

(=rdb)   Data Level 0

CH 7269, Newlin, Chester County, PA - Groundwater Depth 2008-current

(=rdb)   Data Level 0

Data Use Policy
Data Sharing Policy
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