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Water Data

Listed below are some places on the web where you can find out about data related to water quality and quantity in Arkansas.
Resources: Mapping Tools
Resources: Tabular Data
Climate and Weather Data
Additional Resources

 

Resources: Mapping Tools

  • Groundwater Watch, Arkansas“The Active Groundwater Level Network contains water levels and well information from more than 20,000 wells that have been measured by the USGS or USGS cooperators at least once within the past 13 months. This network includes all of these wells, regardless of measurement frequency, aquifer monitored, or the monitoring objective.
  • National Water Information System: Mapper – A mapping tool that allows you to view surface water, groundwater, spring, atmospheric, and other monitoring sites. The data is clickable when zoomed to level 11 or greater.
  • WaterWatch: Flow – U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) site that “displays maps, graphs, and tables describing real-time, recent, and past streamflow conditions for the United States. The real-time information generally is updated on an hourly basis.”
  • WaterQualityWatch – USGS site that displays real-time water quality parameters for the nation or on a state level, including temperature, specific conductance, pH, dissolved oxygen, turbidity, nitrate, and discharge.

 

USGS WaterWatch, Duration Hydrograph

 

Resources: Tabular Data

  • USGS Water Quality Data – Choose between real-time or daily data, then select Arkansas (as “station name” in real-time, or the “site location” check box in daily) and check the parameters you would like to view (in daily data only).
  • USGS Real-time Streamflow Data – A table of the USGS Gage Stations in Arkansas and the current streamflow levels.

 

Climate and Weather Data

  • ASPB Weather Network – Operated by the Arkansas State Plant Board, the ASPB Weather Network displays real-time weather data at stations across the state, including temperature, wind speed and direction, precipitation, solar radiation, and more.

 

Additional Resources

  • ADEQ Surface Water Quality Monitoring Data Search Page – Searchable database to view water quality data from over 160 stations across the state over the past 22 years. If you don’t know which stations to look for, you can search to view all stations within a county.
  • ADEQ Water Quality Standards Review – “The federal government requires that each state review its Standards every three years to study how water is used and to consider whether limits on pollutants should be tightened. Water Quality Standards are essentially numerical limits on pollutants which affect how we use water. The Standards include limitations on minerals, bacteria, clarity, temperature, oiliness, acidity or alkalinity, oxygen, nutrients and toxic substances.”

 

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