Sediment Monitoring Network - Data Set Parameters, Illinois State Water Survey

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Sediment Monitoring Network - Data Set Parameters


Date: Day sample was collected by observer or technician
Time: Time sample was collected, in 24 hour time
Gage Ht: Gage height, in feet, at the time of sample collection as read from the U.S. Geological Survey or Illinois State Water Survey streamgaging station
Temp (C): Water temperature, in degrees Celsius, at the time of sample collection.
Cs (mg/l): Concentration of the collected suspended sediment sample, in milligrams per liter.
Qw (cfs): Instantaneous water discharge of the stream, in cubic feet per second, at the time of sample collection, taken from the U.S. Geological Survey or Illinois State Water Survey stream discharge rating tables
Qs (t/d): Instantaneous sediment load, in tons per day
Remarks: Values flagged with an asterisk (*) in column indicate questionable data. *Cs indicates a questionable suspended sediment concentration. *Bw indicates backwater conditions at the time of sampling.
- (dash): A dash (-) in place of a data item in a column indicates missing data.

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