This dataset contains quality-assurance and quality-control data (QA/QC) not publicly available in the online National Water Information System (NWIS) for the Pennsylvania Groundwater Monitoring Network collected by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in Pennsylvania, 2015-2019. The quality-control data (such as blanks and replicates) were collected at a subset of sites to ensure that the data meets specific data-quality objectives of this program. Also included in this data release are the supplemental tables for the accompanying USGS publication “Characterization of Ambient Groundwater Quality within a State-wide, Fixed Station Monitoring Network in Pennsylvania, 2015-2019.” The supplemental tables consist of: 1) a correlation matrix using results from principal components analysis (PCA) and 2) individual contributions of each sample to the PCA results are also included.
|Title||Data for Characterization of Ambient Groundwater Quality within a State-wide, Fixed Station Monitoring Network in Pennsylvania, 2015-2019|
|Authors||Matthew D Conlon|
|Product Type||Data Release|
|Record Source||USGS Digital Object Identifier Catalog|
|USGS Organization||Pennsylvania Water Science Center|
Characterization of ambient groundwater quality within a statewide, fixed-station monitoring network in Pennsylvania, 2015–19
Characterization of ambient groundwater quality within a statewide, fixed-station monitoring network in Pennsylvania, 2015–19Pennsylvania leads the Nation in the number of individuals that use groundwater for private domestic water supply; more than 3 million rural and suburban Pennsylvania residents rely on private domestic supplies for drinking water. These supplies are not regulated nor routinely monitored; thus relevant groundwater-quality information is not widely available. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), in coAuthorsMatthew D. Conlon, Joseph W. Duris