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USGS Data Series 423

Selected Physical, Chemical, and Biological Data Used to Study Urbanizing Streams in Nine Metropolitan Areas of the United States, 1999–2004

National Water-Quality Assessment Program

By Elise M.P. Giddings, Amanda H. Bell, Karen M. Beaulieu, Thomas F. Cuffney, James F. Coles, Larry R. Brown, Faith A. Fitzpatrick, James Falcone, Lori A. Sprague, Wade L. Bryant, Marie C. Peppler, Cory Stephens, and Gerard McMahon

Purpose and scope

This report describes the overall EUSE objectives, documents data-collection and processing methods used in the study, and provides summary data tables of watershed characteristics; physical and chemical characteristics, including hydrology, temperature, water chemistry, and habitat; and metrics and other measures of community condition for fish, macroinvertebrate, and algal assemblages. The data tables can be downloaded as Microsoft® Excel1 files.

1 The use of firm, trade, and brand names is for identification purposes only and does not constitute endorsement by the U.S. government.

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