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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)

Calcium
water
unfltrd
recover
-able,
mg/L
(00916)


Magnes-
ium,
water,
fltrd,
mg/L
(00925)
Magnes-
ium,
water,
unfltrd
recover
-able,
mg/L
(00927)



Sulfate
water,
fltrd,
mg/L
(00945)



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)


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)
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)
Julian
date,
in-
bottle
diges-
tion,
ddd
(99870)
2019-10-07 09:20
MDT
K
WS
USGS-WRD
13.0 8.0 2.0 16 11 2.85 245 0.00004 7.4 8.1 0.57 95.0 26.5 28.1 7.03 7.38 28.8 2.6 3.2 < 0.030 0.03 3.5 5.4 489 196 0.098 0.40 47.0 32.9 2.1 3 0.87 0.45 0.6 1001 E 3.3 94 3 5 3 0.13 0.09 10 3044 200 2 249 0.0052 0.0003 40295 30715 30656 30724 20356 20316 20350 10062  
2020-03-24 09:25
MDT
K
WS
USGS-WRD
14.0 1.4 -1.0 9.6 14   284 0.00002 7.6 8.0 0.80 109 30.8 32.1 7.74 8.20 25.1 2.4 3.2 0.040 0.03 1.8 2.8 602 261 0.118 0.41 78.8 58.7 < 2.0 3   0.27 0.1 1001 E 2.5 91 2 5 4 0.10 1.40 10 3044 10 2 283 0.0086 0.0008 40299 30715 30713 30724 20356   20350 10062  
2020-04-13 09:15
MDT
K
WS
USGS-WRD
13.0 1.1 -5.0 14 13 2.64 263 0.00003 7.6 8.0 0.66 101 28.6 28.6 7.10 7.16 22.8 3.4 4.1 0.036 0.04 3.8 4.0 946 455   0.85 68.4 47.1 < 2.0 3 0.80 0.40 0.4 1001 E 4.6 90 3 5 7 0.26 0.80 10 3044 10 2 263 0.0166 0.0017 40299 30763 30713 30724 20356   20350 10062  
2020-05-05 08:45
MDT
K
WS
USGS-WRD
12.0 5.1 5.0 16 10 2.82 234 0.00005 7.3 8.1 0.45 87.6 25.2 26.4 6.01 6.25 19.4 3.5 4.2 < 0.030 0.04 2.8 5.4 812 336 0.185 0.69 57.2 36.8 < 2.0 3 0.86 0.44 0.1 1001 E 3.6 89 3 5 7 0.29 1.05 10 3044 200 2 235 0.0129 0.0014 40311 30763 30811 30724 20419   20350 10062  
2020-05-18 08:55
MDT
K
WS
USGS-WRD
16.0 9.1 12.5 17 14 2.77 236 0.00003 7.5 8.1 0.46 93.3 27.1 26.9 6.26 6.35 20.4 3.2 4.1 < 0.030 0.03 3.1 5.2 679 300 0.163 0.63 51.8 34.0 < 2.0 3 0.84 0.48 0.3 1001 E 3.9 90 3 5 5 0.23 1.02 10 3044 10 2 239 0.0132 0.0013 40311 30763 30811 30724 20419   20350 10063 20201000
2020-06-01 09:05
MDT
K
WS
USGS-WRD
14.0 10.7 15.0 8.4 12 2.48 264 0.00002 7.6 8.1 0.75 104 30.2 30.2 6.94 7.06 22.4 3.5 4.7 0.034 0.04 3.9 7.6 626 222 0.143 0.54 58.7 41.6 < 2.0 2 0.76 0.24 0.2 1001 E 3.1 96 3 5 3 0.07 0.62 10 3044 10 2 268 0.0085 0.0003 40311 30763 30811 30831 20419   20350 10063 20201000

Water Quality Remark Code Description
< Less than
E Estimated