In June and July of 2020, 45 groundwater wells in McHenry County, Illinois, were sampled for water quality (field properties, major ions, nutrients, and trace metals) and 12 wells were sampled for contaminants of emerging concern (pharmaceuticals, pesticides, and wastewater indicator compounds). Quality-assurance and quality-control samples were collected during the June and July 2020 sampling that included equipment blanks, field blanks, and replicates. The results of these samples were used to understand the sources of bias and variability associated with sample collection, processing, storage, and shipping. This data release contains one comma separated values files containing the results of the quality-control sample collection for general water quality (metals, nutrients, and major ions) and contaminants of emerging concern (wastewater indicator compounds and pharmaceuticals). Water-quality data from the associated groundwater monitoring well data are available at the National Water Information System (NWIS) web database (https://doi.org/10.5066/F7P55KJN). Results and discussion of the water quality and contaminants of emerging concern can also be found in the associated scientific investigation report referenced.
|Title||Quality-Assurance and Quality-Control Data for Discrete Water-Quality Samples Collected in McHenry County, Illinois, 2020|
|Authors||Amy M Gahala, Lance R Gruhn|
|Product Type||Data Release|
|Record Source||USGS Digital Object Identifier Catalog|
|USGS Organization||Central Midwest Water Science Center|