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Supporting data for analysis of general water-quality conditions, long-term trends, and network analysis at selected sites within the Missouri Ambient Water-Quality Monitoring Network, water years 1993–2017

November 29, 2021

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), in cooperation with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources (MDNR), collects data pertaining to the surface-water resources of Missouri. These data are collected as part of the Missouri Ambient Water-Quality Monitoring Network (AWQMN) and are stored and maintained by the USGS National Water Information System (NWIS) database. These data constitute a valuable source of reliable, impartial, and timely information for developing an improved understanding of the water resources of the State. Water-quality data collected between 1993 and 2017 were analyzed for long term trends and the network was investigated to identify data gaps or redundant data to assist MDNR on how to optimize the network in the future. Selected tables and graphics are included in this data release.

This is a companion data release product to the Scientific Investigations Report:

Richards, J.M., and Barr, M.N., 2021, General water-quality conditions, long-term trends, and network analysis at selected sites within the Ambient Water-Quality Monitoring Network in Missouri, water years 1993–2017: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2021–5079, 75 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20215079.

The following selected tables are included in this data release in a compressed (.zip) format:

AWQMN_EGRET_data.xlsx -- Data retrieved from the USGS National Water Information System database that was quality assured and conditioned for network analysis of the Missouri Ambient Water-Quality Monitoring Network
AWQMN_R-QWTREND_data.xlsx -- Data retrieved from the USGS National Water Information System database that was quality assured and conditioned for analysis of flow-weighted trends for selected sites in the Missouri Ambient Water-Quality Monitoring Network
AWQMN_R-QWTREND_outliers.xlsx -- Data flagged as outliers during analysis of flow-weighted trends for selected sites in the Missouri Ambient Water-Quality Monitoring Network
AWQMN_R-QWTREND_outliers_quarterly.xlsx -- Data flagged as outliers during analysis of flow-weighted trends using a simulated quarterly sampling frequency dataset for selected sites in the Missouri Ambient Water-Quality Monitoring Network
AWQMN_descriptive_statistics_WY1993-2017.xlsx -- Descriptive statistics for selected water-quality parameters at selected sites in the Missouri Ambient Water-Quality Monitoring Network

The following selected graphics are included in this data release in .pdf format. Also included in this data release are web pages accessible for people with disabilities provided in compressed .zip format. The web pages present the same information as the .pdf files:

Annual and seasonal discharge trends.pdf -- Graphics of discharge trends produced from the EGRET software for selected sites in the Missouri Ambient Water-Quality Monitoring Network. Graphics provided to support the interpretations in the Scientific Investigations Report.

Annual_and_seasonal_discharge_trends_htm.zip -- Compressed web page presenting graphics of discharge trends produced from the EGRET software for selected sites in the Missouri Ambient Water-Quality Monitoring Network. Graphics provided to support the interpretations in the Scientific Investigations Report.

Graphics of simulated quarterly sampling frequency trends.pdf -- Graphics of results of simulated quarterly sampling frequency trends produced by the R-QWTREND software at selected sites in the Missouri Ambient Water-Quality Monitoring Network. Graphics provided to support the interpretations in the Scientific Investigations Report.

Graphics_of_simulated_quarterly_sampling_frequency_trends_htm.zip -- Compressed web page presenting graphics of results of simulated quarterly sampling frequency trends produced by the R-QWTREND software at selected sites in the Missouri Ambient Water-Quality Monitoring Network. Graphics provided to support the interpretations in the Scientific Investigations Report.

Graphics of median parameter values.pdf -- Graphics of median values for selected parameters at selected sites in the Missouri Ambient Water-Quality Monitoring Network. Graphics provided to support the interpretations in the Scientific Investigations Report.

Graphics_of_median_parameter_values_htm.zip -- Compressed web page presenting graphics of median values for selected parameters at selected sites in the Missouri Ambient Water-Quality Monitoring Network. Graphics provided to support the interpretations in the Scientific Investigations Report.

Parameter value versus time.pdf -- Scatter plots of the value of selected parameters versus time at selected sites in the Missouri Ambient Water-Quality Monitoring Network. Graphics provided to support the interpretations in the Scientific Investigations Report.

Parameter_value_versus_time_htm.zip -- Compressed web page presenting scatter plots of the value of selected parameters versus time at selected sites in the Missouri Ambient Water-Quality Monitoring Network. Graphics provided to support the interpretations in the Scientific Investigations Report.

Parameter value versus discharge.pdf -- Scatter plots of the value of selected parameters versus discharge at selected sites in the Missouri Ambient Water-Quality Monitoring Network. Graphics provided to support the interpretations in the Scientific Investigations Report.

Parameter_value_versus_discharge_htm.zip -- Compressed web page presenting scatter plots of the value of selected parameters versus discharge at selected sites in the Missouri Ambient Water-Quality Monitoring Network. Graphics provided to support the interpretations in the Scientific Investigations Report.

Boxplot of parameter value distribution by season.pdf -- Seasonal boxplots of selected parameters from selected sites in the Missouri Ambient Water-Quality Monitoring Network. Seasons defined as Winter (December, January, and February), Spring (March, April, and May), Summer (June, July, and August), and Fall (September, October, and November). Graphics provided to support the interpretations in the Scientific Investigations Report.

Boxplot_of_parameter_value_distribution_by_season_htm.zip -- Compressed web page presenting seasonal boxplots of selected parameters from selected sites in the Missouri Ambient Water-Quality Monitoring Network. Seasons defined as Winter (December, January, and February), Spring (March, April, and May), Summer (June, July, and August), and Fall (September, October, and November). Graphics provided to support the interpretations in the Scientific Investigations Report.

Boxplot of sampled discharge compared with mean daily discharge.pdf -- Boxplots of the distribution of discharge collected at the time of sampling of selected parameters compared with the period of record discharge distribution from selected sites in the Missouri Ambient Water-Quality Monitoring Network. Graphics provided to support the interpretations in the Scientific Investigations Report.

Boxplot_of_sampled_discharge_compared_with_mean_daily_discharge_htm.zip -- Compressed web page presenting boxplots of the distribution of discharge collected at the time of sampling of selected parameters compared with the period of record discharge distribution from selected sites in the Missouri Ambient Water-Quality Monitoring Network. Graphics provided to support the interpretations in the Scientific Investigations Report.

Boxplot of parameter value distribution by month.pdf -- Monthly boxplots of selected parameters from selected sites in the Missouri Ambient Water-Quality Monitoring Network. Graphics provided to support the interpretations in the Scientific Investigations Report.

Boxplot_of_parameter_value_distribution_by_month_htm.zip -- Compressed web page presenting monthly boxplots of selected parameters from selected sites in the Missouri Ambient Water-Quality Monitoring Network. Graphics provided to support the interpretations in the Scientific Investigations Report.