BACTERIA_MONITORING_EPA_IN: Bacteria Monitoring Stations and Data Summaries in Indiana, Derived from EPA BASINS 3 (United States Environmental Protection Agency, 1:45,000, Point Shapefile)

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Theme: inlandWaters

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Abstract
BACTERIA_MONITORING_EPA_IN is a point shapefile developed by the USEPA BASINS 3.0 program and
edited by Bernardin, Lochmueller and Associates.  Joinable tables must be utilized to access
readings at specific stations for specific parameters. Tables are 5 year summaries of station
data.  Points represent monitoring stations within Indiana as well as within 0.5 miles of the
state boundary.
US Environmental Protection Agency BASINS metadata reports -

"This data set provides a location map in ARCVIEW Shapefile format of selected water quality
monitoring stations for 10 bacteria-related parameters. The stations and the monitoring data
are extracted from the U.S. EPA Storage and Retrieval of US Waters Parametric Data (STORET)
which is contributed to by a number of organizations including federal, state, interstate
agencies, universities, contractors, individuals and water laboratories. Data updates to STORET
area performed weekly. Each provider of data is responsible for the data it submits to STORET.
The geographic coordinates for monitoring stations were obtained using USGS 1:24,000 - 1:100,000-scale
topographic map (depending on map availability)."

Purpose
To provide general information on water quality at monitoring stations in Indiana.
US Environmental Protection Agency BASINS metadata reports -

"The STORET database serves as a repository of waterway parametric data, including information
on ambient, intensive survey, effluent and biological water quality."

Supplementary Information
Data was obtained from the USEPA BASINS 3.0 Region 5 CD, <http://www.epa.gov/OST/BASINS/>, and was developed by
the USEPA, Office of Water, OST. The development of the source data had no relationship to the Indiana Statewide
GIS Database.

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