Parks in this Network
Freshwater Water Quality Monitoring
Parks monitored: Glacier Bay, Klondike Gold Rush, Sitka
Hourly measurements of water parameters are recorded during ice-free periods in selected park rivers. Parameters include temperature, pH, conductance, and dissolved oxygen. Any glacially-affected rivers also have turbidity measured. All original data, reports, and related materials are available for download here. Monitoring coverage began in spring 2010.
SEAN designed its long-term freshwater water quality monitoring program to fulfill these objectives:
- Track the status and trends of each core water quality parameter.
- Describe the timing and magnitude of seasonal and annual variation of each core water quality parameter.
- Evaluate whether state and/or federal water quality standards are met or exceeded.
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Deliverables Produced for this Vital Sign
The following information products are maintained by this monitoring program. Full details are available in chapter 4 of the monitoring protocols.
|FQ_A||Protocol document defining the freshwater water quality monitoring program (under the Program tab).|
|FQ_B||Data availability matrix documenting times and locations of observations.|
|FQ_C||Site visit worksheets documenting field actions taken such as calibration activities.|
|FQ_D||Maintenance service record details for sondes.|
|FQ_E||Sonde raw data output in proprietary YSI RC-6000 "DAT" form.|
|FQ_F||Database containing cumulative final certified data.|
|FQ_G||Annual report summarizing operations and data (under the Reports & Analyses tab).|
|FQ_H||Five-year analysis reviewing trends and regional comparisons in the collected parameters (under the Reports & Analyses tab).|
|FQ_I||Storet repository submission as provided to EPA through NPS Water Resouces Division.|
|FQ_J||The cumulative season's collection of sonde output in ASCII CSV format with duplicate readings removed, data adjustments applied, and quality flags assigned (accessed by querying FQ_F).|