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Water Quality Samples for Montana

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Questions or concerns about USGS data and data products in Montana and Wyoming can be directed to the Wyoming-Montana Water Science Center Data Management Section.

UPDATED July 25, 2022: The following stations are part of a short-term project and are scheduled to be discontinued on September 30, 2022 if alternative funding can not be secured.
  • 06192900 Dugout Creek near mouth, near Willsall, MT
  • 12355342 Hallowat Creek above Kletomus Creek, near Olney, MT
  • 12355347 Big Creek below Lookout Creek, near Apgar, MT

Please contact the Wyoming-Montana Science Center for more information.

To view additional data-quality attributes, output the results using these options: one result per row, expanded attributes.
Additional precautions are here.


USGS 12323230 Blacktail C at Harrison Avenue at Butte MT

Silver Bow County, Montana
Hydrologic Unit Code 17010201
Latitude  45°59'07", Longitude 112°30'26" NAD27
Drainage area 81.9  square miles
Gage datum 5,455 feet above NGVD29
Output formats
Parameter Group Period of Record table
Inventory of available water-quality data for printing
Inventory of water-quality data with retrieval
Tab-separated data, one result per row
Tab-separated data one sample per row with remark codes combined with values
Tab-separated data one sample per row with tab-delimiter for remark codes
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Sample
Datetime
Time
datum
 
Time
datum
reliability
code
 
Sample
Medium
Code
 
Agency
Collecting
Sample,
Code
 




Stream
width,
feet
(00004)



Temper-
ature,
water,
deg C
(00010)



Temper-
ature,
air,
deg C
(00020)


Instan-
taneous
dis-
charge,
ft3/s
(00061)

Number
of
sam-
pling
points,
count
(00063)




Gage
height,
feet
(00065)
Specif-
ic
conduc-
tance,
wat unf
uS/cm @
25 degC
(00095)
Hydro-
gen
ion,
water,
unfltrd
calcd,
mg/L
(00191)

pH,
water,
unfltrd
field,
std
units
(00400)

pH,
water,
unfltrd
lab,
std
units
(00403)
Nitrate
+
nitrite
water,
fltrd,
mg/L
as N
(00631)


Hard-
ness,
water,
mg/L as
CaCO3
(00900)



Calcium
water,
fltrd,
mg/L
(00915)


Magnes-
ium,
water,
fltrd,
mg/L
(00925)



Arsenic
water,
fltrd,
ug/L
(01000)



Arsenic
water,
unfltrd
ug/L
(01002)



Cadmium
water,
fltrd,
ug/L
(01025)



Cadmium
water,
unfltrd
ug/L
(01027)



Copper,
water,
fltrd,
ug/L
(01040)

Copper,
water,
unfltrd
recover
-able,
ug/L
(01042)

Iron,
water,
unfltrd
recover
-able,
ug/L
(01045)



Iron,
water,
fltrd,
ug/L
(01046)



Lead,
water,
fltrd,
ug/L
(01049)

Lead,
water,
unfltrd
recover
-able,
ug/L
(01051)
Manga-
nese,
water,
unfltrd
recover
-able,
ug/L
(01055)


Manga-
nese,
water,
fltrd,
ug/L
(01056)



Zinc,
water,
fltrd,
ug/L
(01090)

Zinc,
water,
unfltrd
recover
-able,
ug/L
(01092)


Gage
height
above
datum
meters
(30207)


Dis-
charge,
instan-
taneous
m3/s
(30209)



Transit
rate,
sampler
ft/s
(50015)



Site
visit
purpose
code
(50280)
Turbdty
white
light,
det ang
90+/-30
corrctd
NTRU
(63676)
Suspnd.
sedimnt
sieve
diametr
percent
<0.0625
mm
(70331)




Sample
purpose
code
(71999)


Sampler
nozzle
mater-
ial,
code
(72219)


Sampler
nozzle
di-
ameter,
code
(72220)
Sus-
pended
sedi-
ment
concen-
tration
mg/L
(80154)
Sus-
pended
sedi-
ment
dis-
charge,
ton/d
(80155)
Vel-
city
at
point
in
stream,
ft/s
(81904)



Sam-
pling
method,
code
(82398)




Sampler
type,
code
(84164)

Sample
split-
ter
type,
field,
code
(84171)

Bottle
or bag
sampler
mater-
ial,
code
(84182)
Specif.
conduc-
tance,
wat unf
lab,
uS/cm @
25 degC
(90095)


Sus-
pended
sedimnt
mass,
grams
(91157)
Suspnd
sedimnt
mass
between
63 um &
4 mm,
grams
(91165)
1 mL
4.5 N
H2SO4
preser-
vative
lot
number
(99156)
2 mL
7.7 N
HNO3
preser-
vative
lot
number
(99159)
100
uS/cm
KCl
conduct
stand-
ard lot
number
(99161)
500
uS/cm
KCl
conduct
stand-
ard lot
number
(99163)
750
uS/cm
KCl
conduct
stand-
ard lot
number
(99164)



pH 10
Buffer
lot
number
(99171)



pH 4
Buffer
lot
number
(99172)



pH 7
Buffer
lot
number
(99173)

0.45 um
capsule
filter
NWIS
lot
number
(99206)
2018-10-15 09:30
MDT
K
WS
USGS-WRD
15.0 2.0 2.0 14 15 2.74 270 0.00002 7.6 8.2 0.67 109 31.1 7.59 2.3 2.8 0.037 0.05 1.8 2.9 529 212 0.166 0.34 47.8 40.9 < 2.0 3 0.84 0.39   1001 E 2.8 86   3 5 4 0.15 0.91 10 3044 200 2 296 0.0043 0.0006   40267 30576 30645 30635 20291 20316 20280 10055
2019-03-25 10:00
MDT
K
WS
USGS-WRD
13.0 2.5 6.0 18 6 2.86 271 0.00005 7.4 8.1 0.65 92.3 25.5 6.94 3.3 4.3 0.034 0.06 4.0 6.2 674 225 0.151 0.66 74.2 47.6 4.4 8 0.87 0.52 0.2 1001 E 3.5 81 40.00 3 5 7 0.35 0.00 10 3044 200 2 271 0.0070 0.0013 40280 40282 30614 30656 30635 20356   20350 10055
2019-04-22 09:00
MDT
K
WS
USGS-WRD
18.0 2.0 12.0 51 9 4.56 219 0.00002 7.6 8.1 0.14 78.5 22.4 5.51 4.6 6.4 0.040 0.06 5.1 7.6 1100 546 0.312 0.97 51.3 31.6 2.6 5 1.39 1.4 0.7 1001 E 4.8 73   3 5 10 1.4 1.40 10 3044 200 2 218 0.0117 0.0032   40282 30614 30656 30635 20356 20316 20350 10055
2019-05-06 09:30
MDT
K
WS
USGS-WRD
17.0 5.0 9.5 27 10 3.37 218 0.00001 8.0 8.1 0.25 86.4 24.7 6.04 3.1 4.5 < 0.030 0.04 3.8 6.2 729 333 0.179 0.58 47.4 36.2 2.0 3 1.03 0.78 0.5 1001 E 4.2 87 40.00 3 5 6 0.44 1.05 10 3044 10 2 222 0.0076 0.0010 40280 40282 30715   30635   20316 20350 10055
2019-05-20 08:40
MDT
K
WS
USGS-WRD
16.0 4.0 2.5 43 14 3.72 214 0.00003 7.5 8.0 0.20 81.3 23.2 5.69 4.0 5.1 0.044 0.04 4.9 7.2 657 314 0.161 0.57 40.4 30.8 2.2 5 1.13 1.2 1.0 1001 E 3.8 75   3 5 10 1.2 1.30 10 3044 200 2 215 0.0130 0.0032   40282 30614 30656 30635 20356 20316 20350 10055
2019-06-03 08:25
MDT
K
WS
USGS-WRD
17.0 11.0 16.0 36 15 3.58 202 0.00003 7.5 7.9 0.22 80.7 23.0 5.64 5.0 6.8 0.035 0.04 5.0 8.0 801 364 0.174 0.66 51.3 37.7 < 2.0 7 1.09 1.0 0.3 1001 E 3.9 69   3 5 9 0.88 1.30 10 3044 200 2 205 0.0110 0.0034   40282 30715 30656 30635 20356 20316 20350 10057
2019-07-15 10:20
MDT
K
WS
USGS-WRD
14.0 12.9 21.0 12 28 2.60 262 0.00002 7.7 8.0 0.72 104 29.3 7.36 4.7 6.8 < 0.030 < 0.03 2.8 4.8 863 335 0.127 0.60 77.9 49.3 < 2.0 4 0.79 0.35 0.2 1001 E 4.5 95   3 5 5 0.17 0.80 10 3044 200 2 266 0.0061 0.0003   40282 30715 30656 30724 20356 20316 20350 10057
2019-08-19 08:50
MDT
K
WS
USGS-WRD
12.0 9.5 14.5 8.3 12 2.38 301 0.00003 7.5 8.0 1.04 120 34.3 8.24 3.1 4.0 < 0.030 < 0.03 1.4 2.7 389 115 0.047 0.29 54.2 42.1 < 2.0 3 0.73 0.24 0.1 1001 E 2.4 69   3 5 12 0.27 0.62 10 3044 200 2 305 0.0125 0.0039   40282 30715 30656 30724 20356 20316 20350 10062

Water Quality Remark Code Description
< Less than
E Estimated