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Fact Sheet 2015–3041

Real-Time, Continuous Water-Quality Monitoring in Indiana and Kentucky

By Megan E. Shoda, Timothy R. Lathrop, and Martin R. Risch

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Water-quality “super” gages (also known as “sentry” gages) provide real-time, continuous measurements of the physical and chemical characteristics of stream water at or near selected U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) streamgages in Indiana and Kentucky. A super gage includes streamflow and water-quality instrumentation and representative stream sample collection for laboratory analysis. USGS scientists can use statistical surrogate models to relate instrument values to analyzed chemical concentrations at a super gage. Real-time, continuous and laboratory-analyzed concentration and load data are publicly accessible on USGS Web pages.

First posted June 5, 2015

For additional information, contact:
Director, Indiana Water Science Center
U.S. Geological Survey
5957 Lakeside Blvd.
Indianapolis, IN 46278
http://in.water.usgs.gov/
http://ky.water.usgs.gov/

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Suggested citation:

Shoda, M.E., Lathrop, T.R., and Risch, M.R., 2015, Real-time, continuous water-quality monitoring in Indiana and Kentucky: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2015–3041, 4 p., https://dx.doi.org/10.3133/fs20153041.

ISSN 2327-6916 (print)

ISSN 2327-6932 (online)




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